<p>Jeremy Lafrentz from Backstage Entertainment interviews John Cooper from Skillet</p>LAZERfest 2014

Backstage Entertainment’s biggest day of the year comes from LAZER 103.3’s show LAZERfest. The radio station is in Des Moines, IA, and for the past four years Backstage Entertainment has been covering the event with backstage interviews and a look at what goes on backstage at the big radio festival. This year we got a chance to take fans backstage again in a different setting, while doing the...

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Getting Sweaty and Radar Alert

Sweatshop Gallery will present artwork by Texan Tim Kerr, whose musical fingerprints lie on several strains of punk and garage music. The show will open Friday, May 16, with live music from Killer Blow, Solid Goldberg, Snake Island! and The Broke Loose. Kerr was a founding member of Austin’s trailblazing 1980s skate punk act the Big Boys, who alongside acts like the Dicks helped pave an iconic...

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Summer Music Preview

Ranked the 64th in the Top 100 Amphitheaters in the world by Pollstar, Stir Cove has been a summer staple in the Omaha area for the past several years. Under the Harrah’s Casino umbrella, the Stir Cove Concert Series has executed some incredible shows, including BB King, Kings of Leon, The Roots, Ice Cube, and Ziggy Marley. Visit http://www.harrahscasinoomaha.com for more information.

The annual...

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Holt Wins, Karp-Foley, Big Jam

Lincoln musicians Shawn Holt and Levi William were honored in Memphis Thursday, May 8, when Shawn Holt & The Teardrops took home the Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Debut. Shawn Holt heads the band he took over from his father, Magic Slim, with Slim’s rhythm section Christopher Biedron (bass) and Brian “BJ” Jones (drums). (Correction and apologies for last week when I had the incorrect name...

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Blues Music Awards Get Local

The Blues Foundation’s 35th annual Blues Music Awards happen in Memphis this Thursday, May 8. A number of national artists who appear regularly at local venues are up for awards. Lincoln’s own Shawn Holt and Levi William are nominated in the Best New Artist Debut category for Shawn Holt & The Teardrops’ debut release Daddy Told Me (Blind Pig). Shawn Holt is the son of the late Magic Slim, a...

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Hear Nebraska takes over public television

* Catch some local music on Nebraska's public television outlet Nebraska Educational Television throughout May. NET will air three installments of "Hear Nebraska - Live at the 1200 Club" with each new episode premiering Sunday evenings. The first half-hour episode featuring a full-length set by Americana indie folk act Kill County aired Sunday, May 4th. Indie rock husband-wife duo Big Harp will...

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