Organ Donor Awareness Concert

The situation for those awaiting organ transplants is a difficult one, according to musician and transplant recipient Curtis Salgado.
“If you make the wrong choice, you’re dead,” he said bluntly. Salgado spoke to The Reader by phone from his home in Portland, Ore.

Salgado performs in Omaha Sunday, Aug. 31, at the Tribute to Walter Trout concert event, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the River City Star,...

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Nikki, Polly, Earl & More

Nikki Hill is a roots-rock force of nature. The spirits of Wanda Jackson and Little Richard meet up in Hill’s remarkable vocals. Guitarist Matt Hill's fretboard workouts give their sound extra punch. They hit Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Wednesday, Aug. 20, and rev up The 21st Saloon Thursday, Aug. 21, both shows 6-9 p.m. See nikkihillmusic.com.

Polly O’Keary
Polly O’Keary is best known locally for her...

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Hot, Hot, Hot

Hoodoo favorites Dave Alvin and his big brother Phil, founding members of The Blasters, are on the road with Alvin’s band The Guilty Ones in support of their disc Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy (Yep Roc). The CD pays tribute to one of the Alvin brothers’ earliest influences and shows Broonzy’s songs are still relevant. See davealvin.net.
The...

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Cox CD, Candye & Laura

Omaha's own Matt Cox hits The Waiting Room on Friday, Aug. 8, 9 p.m. for a CD release party for his latest recording, Nishnabotna. The disc features studio recordings of some of the new songs Cox has had in his set list over the past year as well as some newer tracks. Cox is one of the local acts we are fortunate to have on our scene who performs and writes at an outstanding, national level. Cox...

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Star-studded Week

Local audience favorite Curtis Salgado heats up Lincoln’s Zoo Bar next Wednesday, Aug. 6, 6-9 p.m.  Based in Portland, Ore., Salgado is one of the toughest soul-blues singers on the planet. His wide-ranging influences and passion for the music coupled with his great band always deliver remarkable, soulful, hands-down badass shows. Salgado is a twelve-time Blues Music Award (BMA) nominee. He has...

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Wonderland, Hullabaloo, Missouri Jam

Hullabaloo rocks with a great musical lineup including the amazing Carolyn Wonderland plugging in Friday, July 25, 7:25-8:40 p.m. The event is Thursday through Saturday, July 24, 25 and 26 at Sokol Park in Bellevue. Ticket options include a full-weekend music and camping ticket, single-day music and camping or music-only wristbands.
The Hullabaloo Music & Camping Festival is organized by Kris...

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