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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Moving On

Although undeniable, the comparison between Bruce Springsteen and The War On Drugs is getting old. Most critics have written about it and it’s pretty much the most obvious observation about the group. What lead singer and founding member Adam Granduciel would rather you focus on is their progression as a band. Formed in Philadelphia in 2005 with fellow artist Kurt Vile, War On Drugs put out their...

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Blues Challenge, Primer, Shadowboxers in Studio

Hector Anchondo Band is the winner of the 2014-15 Nebraska Blues Challenge held Sunday, Sept. 21, at The 21st Saloon. The band will represent the Blues Society of Omaha in the 2015 International Blues Challenge (IBC) Jan. 20-24 in Memphis. The prestigious showcase and competition sponsored by the Blues Foundation gives great exposure to up and coming talent. See blues.org/ibc.

2014 IBC Winner at...

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Roots, Blues & Lake Street Dive

The 21st Saloon hosts one of their popular, multi-band roots shows Thursday, Sept. 18, 5 p.m. at 96th & L. Performers include charismatic Louisiana blues artist Josh Garrett and his band plus Canadian roots and rockabilly act The 24th Street WailersShawn Holt & The Teardrops make a special appearance. The band is fronted by Lincoln’s own Shawn Holt and features Levi William with the late Magic...

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Fall Music Preview:

Susanna Perry Gilmore, Concertmaster

“I am encouraged by the new labor agreement which represents the long term commitment to great music making from both the Omaha Symphony musicians and the management,” said Susanna Perry Gilmore, concertmaster of the Omaha Symphony.

She said a five year agreement is rare in orchestra labor contracts these days and is a positive thing for Omaha.

Gilmore...

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OMAHA SYMPHONY MASTERWORKS CONCERT

FRIDAY, SATURDAY 26, 27

Omaha Symphony Masterworks Series

Susanna Perry Gilmore, violinist

Thomas Wilkins, conductor

Kiewit Hall, Holland Center

1200 Douglas St.

8 p.m. Tickets $19-$80

www.omahasymphony.org

Erich Wolfgang Korngold wrote much gorgeous music, permeating the hearts and souls of audiences who hadn’t come to concerts to hear it. They absorbed these treasures while seated in...

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