Rock and Bucking Roll

Rock and Bucking Roll

Hats Off to the Bull keeps Chevelle in the hard rock rodeo

By Wayne Brekke

 

Among the slew of bands that rocked the early 2000’s, Illinois band Chevelle took its stand with a three-piece configuration that showcased a bare-bones approach to a sound that was being washed thoroughly in the laundry of American pop. With breakthrough songs like “The Red” and “Send the...

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Perfecting the Puzzle

Conduits have grown into Omaha's brightest indie rock beacons thanks to patience.

Right players, right label, right songs. All have come together as the band, headed up by singer Jenna Morrison and guitarists J.J. Idt and Nate Mickish, have given their project time to evolve.

"Everybody just came in and fell in like they were pieces fit for the puzzle," Morrison says.

Now the band, which...

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<p>  Backstage Entertainment interviews MANNA before their show at Stir Live & Loud</p>MANNA at Stir Live & Loud

On Friday, March 9, 2012, the local guys in the band MANNA played at Harrah’s Casino inside Stir Live & Loud. Performing as the openers were 3 Day Meat Sale and The Further. There were quite a few people inside Stir Live & Loud as it showed there were many fans that have been supporting MANNA and were looking forward to the night.

MANNA is just off their latest album release in October of...

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Cursive Goes Schizo with I Am Gemini

Released Feb. 21 on Saddle Creek Records, Cursive's I Am Gemini is more than your typical concept album, it’s a full-blown 2-act play – or more specifically – a 2-act opera, whose plot would have been right at home performed either in ancient Greece or as an episode of The Twilight Zone.

The “official interpretation” via the record label: “I Am Gemini is the surreal and powerful musical tale...

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Sharp Noise

Rock writers are a lazy lot, prone to groupspeak and really only willing to chase a story to places that offer booze, BBQ or both.

That's why we'll tell you that San Diego-bred indie rocker Crocodiles sound like Jesus & Mary Chain, the '80s UK band that helped birth shoegaze.  Or Echo & the Bunnymen, the more ethereal U2 contemporaries who never got their American due.

But there's a lot...

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3 Up 3 Down: Leslie Hall

Leslie Hall exudes positivity. The Ames, Iowa-native burst out of the internet with her Garage Band beats and colorful lyrics revolving around gem sweaters, zombies and gold pants. Along with her back up singers, The Ly's, Hall is intent on making sure the audience has a good time. “I do humor and fun. I don’t ask you to have emotional feelings,” she says. On tour in support of her latest...

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