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Kevindevineblog Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band

Kevin Devine may be one of the finest purveyors of a brand of melodic, punchy rock songs that seemingly has spun off by the thousands in the wake of Weezer’s Pinkerton. Kevin Devine has always features his two identities on his records. One of those identities is an acoustic guitar strumming, heart-on-sleeve sensitive type. The other one vents his spleen over fuzzy, hook-laden rock guitars. Both sides have a way of...


Jacob whitesides Jacob Whitesides with Jacquie Lee

This Tennessee seventeen-year-old singer-songwriter was inspired from a Bluegrass festival, began his guitar and singing lessons and started uploading cover songs to YouTube over three years ago. In 2012 Whitesides auditioned for the television series X-Factor and made the first cut. Whitsides has found a good mix of  his southern rasp and pop. His guitar skills lie somewhere between rhythmic and artful, add on the...


Cold war kids-2 Cold War Kids Shake Up Omaha Music Scene

Presented by 1% Productions Cold War Kids comes to Omaha SLowdown, January 22 at 8:00 pm. For those that don’t know these rock/soul musicians, they began in 2004 in Fullerton, California on the rooftop of a restaurant. They were a band that created their sound without instruments. They perfected this sound and now with the use of instruments, and still with the occasional use of clapping, the Cold War Kids know how...


Dancers on the edge of the fiery furnace

What the Devil? The Omaha Symphony performs “Conga-Line In Hell” ? Huh? The answers to these questions and more lie in wait at the next Symphony Joslyn concert. Re that title, it comes from Uruguayan composer Miguel del Aguila who wrote the piece in 1994 evidently just for kicks. It’s bound to seem grotesque and wild because, given where the dancers are “they have no reason to hold back” says program-book annotator...


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