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Not Fade Away:

 

Sevendust and Staind at Stir Cove

 

True Colors

 

Shatter-Proof

 

Summer Music Preview

 

Taking Back Sunday and The Used at Sokol Auditorium

 

Big Scary’s Big Ideas

 

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and T. Mills in Omaha

 

The Roadshow at Omaha Civic Auditorium

 

Hell Pop Tour at Sokol Auditorium

 

Drawing a Bigger Landscape

Judge the Cold War Kids by their covers.

The California band aims to let the covers illustrate just what sounds lie lurking within, singer Nathan Willett says.

Each album's distinct differences are highlighted by the artwork, done by the band's own bassist Matt Maust. Their 2006 debut Robbers & Cowards featured lively pictures of friends and carried an upbeat vibe.

The follow-up Loyalty to Loyalty skewed...


The Best Road Warriors

Ten years ago I sat in my basement with a good friend who also happens to be a songwriter, puzzling over a double disc record Southern Rock Opera released by the then unheard-of Drive by Truckers. While the scorching guitars owed a debt to the classic Southern Rock tradition, there was something more to these songs, something tangible and real and gritty. The Truckers have released six solid studio albums in the...


Banded Together

The version of Cymbals Eat Guitars that created the band's breakthrough 2009 debut album Why There Are Mountains has long since evolved.

Originally the project of singer/guitarist Joe D'Agostino and drummer Matthew Miller, the first line-up was cobbled together via Craigslist want ads.

Eventually, the three members that originally joined Miller and D'Agostino left the band and keyboardist Brian Hamilton and...


Rapid Risers

Josiah Johnson is still stoked on the response his band, the Head & the Heart, got at their Omaha show in June.

The Seattle-based band was in the middle of a run of dates opening for Iron & Wine. The crowd at the Slowdown, 729 North 14th St., seemed to keep cheering and cheering after Johnson and his band mates finished the final song of their set.

“It was mind-blowing,” he says. “There was an energy that...


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