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Whipkey Underwater


Seeking the Magic ~  Fostering the Scene


It’s A Wrap


Home Boys


Not Fade Away:


Sevendust and Staind at Stir Cove


True Colors




Summer Music Preview


Taking Back Sunday and The Used at Sokol Auditorium


It’s A Wrap

If the Omaha-based group The 9s sounds like a new band to you, it’s not. The 9s have been playing around the Omaha area since 1998. Originally a six-piece, the current incarnation is comprised of guitarist/vocalist Jason Birnstihl, bassist Craig Balderston, drummer Dan Maca, and keyboardist Mitch Towne, they took an extended hiatus from 2002 to 2008, but have been playing steadily ever since. With four full-length...

Home Boys

Doug “SA” Martinez of Omaha’s 311 answers the phone from his home in Ojai, California, while attending to one of his young daughters. Throughout the conversation, he routinely stops mid-sentence and calls to his daughter, “Hold on Nova, Daddy’s on a phone call,” and spells out any bad words. It’s a blatant reminder of how much time has passed since 311’s first opening gig for Fugazi in 1990.

So much has changed...

Not Fade Away:

“When the Buddy Holly show happened, I went from complete obscurity in this cover band, playing for 20 people to playing sold out shows for two months. I wanted to see how long we could keep it going. 12 years later, we are a national act,” said singer and performer Billy McGuigan of his Buddy Holly show, Rave On.

These days, McGuigan and his band have three shows they tour with:  Rave On, Yesterday and Today...

<p>Jeremy Lafrentz interviews Clint Lowery and Lajon Witherspoon from Sevendust</p> Sevendust and Staind at Stir Cove

On a very wet Sunday night, Staind and Sevendust performed at Stir Cove in Council Bluffs, IA. Earlier in the day before the down pouring rain, lightning, and thunder. Backstage Entertainment had the opportunity to interview Lajon and Clint from Sevendust. This was Backstage Entertainment’s third interview with the band and each time we see them they always confirm their status as one of the nicest bands in the...

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