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Awarding Omaha’s Best

Call it a big surprise.

The Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards ended its sixth annual awards ceremony Sunday night with an unexpected first, when Galvanized Tron became the first hip-hop or rap artist to be crowned  the Artist of the Year.

The hulking rapper quickly leapt on stage, dispensed a quick, heartfelt thanks and bounded back off stage.

Galvanized Tron performed about 10 minutes before his big win,...


<p>  The So-So Sailors</p> Big In Omaha

While technology and the music business' economy continue complicating life for those looking to survive in the music industry, there was still plenty of activity in Omaha's music scene. This is what was big in Omaha during 2011.

* Emphatic: The local hard rock heroes became major label modern rockers with the release of their Atlantic Records debut Damage. Label executive Jeff Blue and big-time producer Howard...


Hope Survives

Two years ago for The Reader’s Year in Review wrap-up article, I said that it was the beginning of the end, that there had become a universal recognition that the best days for those who make a living making music were very likely behind them.

That was in the year 2009 B.S. – Before Spotify.

Now it’s 2011 and nothing has changed, not really. Except for one thing: There used to be a glimmer of hope that a...


Video Concert Review: Of Montreal at The Slowdown

One dash of David Bowie, a pinch of The Cure twisted with a peel of vaudeville - shakin', definitely not stirred. I wasn't sure what to expect from the Athens GA. electronica funk glam afrobeat musical stylings of Of Montreal after spending a day in the office youtubing them. Getting my face, ears, body and mind blasted at their show this past Friday at the Slowdown left me impressed. Armed with a basic knowledge...


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