Josh Garrett, Roomful of Blues, Jumpin’ & Swingin’

Last week I got so wrapped up in wistful longing for Austin’s SXSW events that I failed to give a good preview to Josh Garrett & the Bottomline. The band’s horn-driven Louisiana music hits the Zoo Bar Wednesday, March 16, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. So if you have this column in your hands in time on Wednesday, head on out to the Zoo. You won’t be disappointed. Fans of Tommy Castro and Tab Benoit should...

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Wonderland Weds, Austin’s SXSW Approaches

Facebook friends and fans were able to follow the wedding day of Austin’s Carolyn Wonderland long-distance. The locally popular blues and roots artist married A. Whitney Brown of “Saturday Night Live” and more recently “Daily Show” fame on Friday, March 4. The a ceremony was on Doug Sahm Hill in Austin’s Butler Park. They were married by Michael Nesmith of The Monkees fame, who became...

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Big Head Todd and the Nebraska Blues Challenge

A new project that may help bridge the gap between old-school blues and new roots fans is the celebration of Robert Johnson’s music by Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Recording under the name Big Head Blues Club, the band drops 100 Years of Robert Johnson (Ryko/Big Records) March 1. The disc is a collaboration between Big Head Todd, some icons of the blues world and some rising stars. Appearing...

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The Lift: New owners, new name

Ownership of the New Lift Lounge has officially been transferred to John Anderson and Chad Kelderman. The formal announcement came from Terry O’Halloran on Saturday, along with word that the new owners will change the name to The 21st Amendment Saloon. Regulars will remember that O’Halloran originally reopened his old 18th Amendment Saloon at the 96th and L location when he sold the original...

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OEA Awards this Sunday, Sunday Roadhouse at the Side Door

The annual Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards will be presented this Sunday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Harrah’s Convention Center ballroom. The show is scheduled to feature live performances from All Young Girls Are Machine Guns, The Filter Kings, Steve Raybine and slam poet Felicia Webster as well as several theatrical nominees. Remember, all nominations were arrived at through public...

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Sharon Jones, Malford, Davina, and free music equals sales

Playing With Fire concert-promoter Jeff Davis has finalized the line-up for the July 16 free concert. As previously reported here, there will be only one show this year but it is going to be a remarkable night of music focused on some serious soul. Music fans are buzzing about headliners Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings. Jones has been called “the queen of American revivalist soul” with a...

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