Dreaming In Color

             When singer-songwriter Orenda Fink sings, it’s easy to get lost in the emotion she is so vibrantly feeling. In a way, it transports you to that same place she must have been when constructing the song. As an Omaha-transplant, Alabama native, former half of Azure Ray, and current wife of The Faint’s Todd Fink, her immersion in the craft is undeniable. She lives and breathes music one...

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Sean Benjamin’s Passing, Bruce Katz Gig

Lincoln blues musician Sean Benjamin passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 15. His friend, ex-wife and fellow musician Laurie McClain posted the news to Facebook, “Sadly, my dear friend and former husband, Sean Benjamin, passed away suddenly last night of what appears to be natural causes. He was in relatively good health and spirits when I spoke to him a few days ago.” Services are pending. The Zoo...

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Curtis McMurtry, Mike Jacobs & More

Dean Dobmeier’s and Gary Grobeck’s Sunday Roadhouse hosts Curtis McMurtry Sunday, Oct. 19, 5 p.m., at One Percent Production’s new Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Avenue in Benson. Curtis McMurtry is the son of acclaimed Austin singer-songwriter-guitarist James McMurtry and the grandson of popular author Larry McMurtry. This is the youngest McMurtry’s Omaha debut. The Austin Chronicle says of Curtis...

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Get Out, Support Live Music

As mentioned in last week’s column, attendance has been off at local blues shows. To keep the scene alive and thriving takes commitment on the part of the fans as well as the venues. Get out and see some live music. 
The Zoo Bar made a Facebook plea about two weeks ago asking fans to increase support of their touring shows. Likewise, The 21st Saloon does not seem to be seeing autumn audience...

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Lorde makes big impression with first concert in area

Lorde made a lasting impression with her 2013 debut album Pure Heroine and its lead single the inescapable and exceptionally good “Royals”. The 17 year old singer has a hypnotic voice with catchy and addictive lyrics and on Saturday Sep 27 Lorde brought her talents to the Stir Concert Cove in Council Bluffs. Playing to a sold out audience of 4, 200 people the singer was captivating.

After the...

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Zoo Bar Calls for Support & More

Lincoln’s Zoo Bar keeps the blues alive in the metro with multiple national blues acts playing there each week. Co-owner Pete Watters recently made a Facebook plea, noting, “We have been trying to provide world class music at The Zoo Bar, but it can not happen without your support.” The up and down attendance at summer shows has resulted in some “tough times,” Watters posted. “We would greatly...

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