Toy Drive, Bonneville, Paladins

The Toy Drive for Pine Ridge hosts one of its main events this Friday, Nov. 21, at Sokol Hall’s ballroom, 6 p.m. Proceeds from the 12th annual event, organized by local musician Larry “Lash” Dunn, provide Christmas gifts for the children of the Pine Ridge Reservation. The area is historically one of the poorest zip codes in the United States. The toys donated by the Omaha community bring hope and...

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McMurtry, Big Sandy & Elmore

Austin singer-songwriter-guitarist James McMurtry is back for a Sunday Roadhouse show at Waiting Room Sunday, Nov. 16, 5 p.m. McMurtry’s storytelling songs are rich with character studies. His snarling vocals and wicked guitar work are backed by an excellent band. In Austin he and Jon Dee Graham hold back-to-back residency sets at Austin’s Continental Club every Wednesday, which might be the best...

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Tommy, Shadowboxers & More

Tommy Castro, two-time winner of the Blues Music Award for B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year, is at The 21st Saloon for a special show sponsored by the Blues Society of Omaha Sunday, Nov. 9, 6-9 p.m. Castro, a favorite with local audiences, recently received a 2014 Blues Blast Music Award for Rock Blues Album Of The Year for The Devil You Know (Alligator). The disc is a high-energy, rocking...

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2 Headed Dogs & Vampyres

Upcoming shows at The 21st Saloon include the funky blues of Biscuit Miller & The Mix Thursday, Oct. 30, 6-9 p.m. High-energy showman Miller is the 2012 Blues Music Award Winner for Bassist of the Year. See biscuitmiller.com. Performing Thursday, Nov. 6, is the Jeff Jensen Band, a 2014 nominee for Blues Blast Magazine’s Sean Costello Rising Star Award. 

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Sean Benjamin’s Passing, Bruce Katz Gig

Lincoln blues musician Sean Benjamin passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 15. His friend, ex-wife and fellow musician Laurie McClain posted the news to Facebook, “Sadly, my dear friend and former husband, Sean Benjamin, passed away suddenly last night of what appears to be natural causes. He was in relatively good health and spirits when I spoke to him a few days ago.” Services are pending. The Zoo...

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Curtis McMurtry, Mike Jacobs & More

Dean Dobmeier’s and Gary Grobeck’s Sunday Roadhouse hosts Curtis McMurtry Sunday, Oct. 19, 5 p.m., at One Percent Production’s new Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Avenue in Benson. Curtis McMurtry is the son of acclaimed Austin singer-songwriter-guitarist James McMurtry and the grandson of popular author Larry McMurtry. This is the youngest McMurtry’s Omaha debut. The Austin Chronicle says of Curtis...

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