PWF & Zoo 41st Birthday

Playing With Fire presents the second of its two 2014 concerts Thursday, July 3, at Midtown Crossing’s Turner Park. Seating opens at 5. BluesEd youth performance band Mojo Bag plays at 5 p.m. Randy Oxford Band brings their trombone-driven mix of blues and R&B up second. Headliner The Madame Louise Project is fronted by  bandleader Lulu Hughes who has received nominations in Quebec’s equivalent of...

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Jumpin’ Jewel Tones & PWF

Hoodoo favorites Doug Deming, Dennis Gruenling & The Jewel Tones have one metro show Tuesday, July 1, 6-9 p.m. at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar. This band is a don’t-miss, stellar powerhouse of jump, swing and Chicago blues. Doug Deming’s versatile guitar chops were recognized with the 2013 Sean Costello Rising Star Award from Blues Blast Magazine. Dennis Gruenling’s fat-toned harmonica style is rooted in...

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Estrin, Birchwood, Mat D, 44’s

Thursday, June 19, 6-9 p.m. The 21st Saloon has the great Rick Estrin & The Nightcats plus newcomers Selwyn Birchwood Band. Rick Estrin is a harmonica giant, acclaimed songwriter, engaging vocalist and Blues Music Award winner. He now leads the Nightcats that he formerly co-fronted with Little Charlie Baty. The Nightcats backing Estrin are phenomenal guitarist Chris “Kid” Andersen, plus longtime...

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McKenna’s Needs You & More

McKenna’s Blues, Booze & BBQ launches a Wednesday night early concert series beginning Wednesday, June 18. Shows will start at 7 p.m. with a $5 cover. The first scheduled act is Felix y Los Gatos from New Mexico, billed as New Mexico’s best party band. The Albuquerque-based roots band is regularly recognized as an area favorite in newspaper readers’ polls in Albuquerque & Santa Fe. Their Tex-Mex...

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Trout Recovering, More Outdoor Music

Internationally recognized blues guitarist Walter Trout received a life-saving liver transplant at UNMC’s Lied Transplant Center on Memorial Day. Trout’s recovery has been going well. See waltertrout.com for a post-surgery update. Trout’s wife Marie’s updates are posted regularly on her Facebook page and at Trout’s youcaring.com page.

Summer Arts Fest Music
Summer Arts Fest offers great live...

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Rockabilly & Roots Rave

It’s an evening of rave-up rockabilly and roots music Thursday, May 29, 5 p.m. at The 21st Saloon. Headlining is the amazing Nikki Hill. This rockabilly goddess channels iconic sounds inspired by Wanda Jackson and Little Richard into fierce, fresh, sweat-drenched roots-rock. Hill’s husband Matt on guitar is an equal force and together with their band they are a hard-rocking crew.
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