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Does Size Matter? Lincoln Calling, Pt. 8

We live in a culture where "bigger" is always perceived as being "better." Some might argue that this concept is The American Way.

Well, Jeremy Buckley, the impresario behind the annual Lincoln Calling Music Festival, isn't concerned about getting "bigger." On the surface, one might look at this year's festival -- the 8th Annual, an achievement in and of itself -- and say that it's a step backward. There are no...


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...


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