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It’s A Wrap

 

Home Boys

 

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

 

Around the Table

There's a short distance between 60s’ psychedelic pop and the acoustic pop that peeked out from first-generation college rockers like R.E.M., the Feelies, the Church and the Go-Betweens.

Both elements were present when I first saw the Fresh & Onlys, as they trekked across  2009's South By Southwest festival; but so was a weirder, darker post-punk throb.

It's this element that plants the San Francisco band's...


Rooftop Ravers

Tiempo Libre Kicks Off Jazz on the Green

Growing up in Cuba, members of the hot Miami-based Latin band, Tiempo Libre, studied classical music at Havana conservatories. Popular music was deemed subversive and thus forbidden. That included their native timba, but most especially American music.

Hungry for what they were denied, the players clambered atop roofs at night with homemade antennas to pick up faint Miami radio...


Rock Steady

Omaha's 10th annual Riverfront Jazz and Blues Festival is one thing the Missouri River flooding isn't stopping. Despite Mother Nature's recent attack on the Midwest, the show, as they say, must go on. The two-day event has been moved to the legendary Orpheum Theater, a more than suitable replacement. Organizer Tim Clark is determined to make this year another success.

“In terms of challenges, as we are all aware, the...


Before & After

A semester at Creighton University told the Meat Puppets' Curt Kirkwood all he needed to know about his future in academics.

The 17-year-old Kirkwood attended the Jesuit university in the fall of 1976, but he returned to Arizona shortly after.

It got cold, so I left,” Kirkwood told the Reader during a Monday afternoon phone interview.

I wasn't that into college.”

Kirkwood's parents are originally from Omaha and many...


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