<p>Jeremy Lafrentz from Backstage Entertainment interviews John Cooper from Skillet</p>LAZERfest 2014

Backstage Entertainment’s biggest day of the year comes from LAZER 103.3’s show LAZERfest. The radio station is in Des Moines, IA, and for the past four years Backstage Entertainment has been covering the event with backstage interviews and a look at what goes on backstage at the big radio festival. This year we got a chance to take fans backstage again in a different setting, while doing the...

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<p>  Conchance</p>Annual Music Issue - 2013

The state of the Nebraska music scene is reflected in the adjoining list of the Top 20 bands of 2013 along with the 29 others that comprise “the rest.”

We usually limit “the rest” to just 15 bands, but when it came time to pull the list together this year, we couldn’t stop — or better yet — couldn’t see a reason to. The sheer number of quality new bands has never been higher, but where are...

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MUSIC ISSUE: 2013 Top 20 Bands and The Rest

Desaparecidos

Conor Oberst is back to political vitriol with his punk-minded act Desaparecidos, having taken the act on a few short tours and some festival dates. Meanwhile, new material keeps cropping up as well, in the form of limited edition vinyl singles. While the original incarnation focused on our millennial suburban malaise, Oberst and his cohorts have widened their gaze to America's...

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Keith Urban Lights the Fuse

Keith Urban brought his Light the Fuse tour to CenturyLink Center Omaha Friday night, along with openers Dustin Lynch and Little Big Town, in his opening night of arena touring.

He appeared on stage with a simple wave, playing his banjo with the lights on. After a short instrumental, the band joined him and reared the crowd into a two-hour event of Urban’s best: new singles from his current...

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Live Review: Bloc Party

“We came a long way to entertain you Omaha,” hollered Bloc Party front man Kele Okereke at last night’s show at the Slowdown, and entertain they did. The London band put on a furious, career spanning set that excited from start to finish.

Opening for the band was Bear Mountain, a synth pop group hailing from Vancouver B.C. that mixed chopped vocal samples, heavy tropical drums, and spritely...

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SXSW Evolves

The lesson of South By Southwest is that if an attendee has their heart set on attending one of the marquee intimate shows that the Austin, Tex.-based music event books, then the best bet is to plan ahead and be prepared to wait for the chance at a once-in-a-lifetime musical moment.

Last year's Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band show set the bar for how these events can play out and it...

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