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The Return of Fizzle Like a Flood

Doug Kabourek didn't look much different than when I first saw him slumped like a homeless college student in the back of Sokol Underground during a Her Space Holiday show, circa 1999.

I had just begun going to rock shows alone -- a big step for me, but one I knew I'd have to take if I wanted to continue seeing the indie bands I loved. I realized after finding Kabourek rolled up like a bum on the floor that...


The (Online) Calendar Hung Itself

Before we get started, full disclosure: I'm on the "board" of hearnebraska.org. Not that it matters -- I'm not involved in the website's day-to-day activities, and have little or no input on things like website content or fundraising events. But I don't want you to think I'm cheerleading when I make this statement: Hearnebraska.org has emerged as the best resource for local rock show schedule information on the...


More Questions (and Answers) with The Faint

This week continues last week's interview with Todd Fink and Jacob Thiele of The Faint, who, along Clark Baechle, also make up Depressed Buttons. DP had its world premier at House of Loom last Friday night.

I figured while I had Fink and Thiele on the line, I should ask a some questions that have been on my mind a lot time:

Why did it take so long -- sometimes between three to four years -- for The Faint to...


He Disappeared: The Rise of Depressed Buttons

It's not possible to talk about the debut of Depressed Buttons at hot new dance club House of Loom on Sept. 9 without first talking about the apparent demise of The Faint.

Three members of The Faint -- frontman Todd Fink, keyboardist Jacob Thiele and drummer Clark Baechle -- make-up Depressed Buttons. So before we talked about the new project, Fink and Thiele set the record straight on The Faint, who haven't...


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