Potash Twins

Called the “Twin Horns of Jazz” by NPR, Potash Twins are not only incredible jazz musicians, but self-proclaimed foodies, as well. Comprised of brothers Adeev and Ezra Potash, the Omaha natives blossomed in 2012 out of a mutual love for Wynton Marsalis (with whom they took several lessons from), coordinated clothing and of course, food. At a mere 20-years-old, the Potash Twins have done more in...

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Tokyo Police Club

Tokyo Police Club has nothing to do with Japan or the police; and it’s not a club, it’s a band. As if the name isn’t misleading enough, the band members are from Canada yet put out their debut album, Elephant Shell, with Omaha’s Saddle Creek Records in 2008. David Monks, Graham Wright, Josh Hook, and Greg Alsop have been playing together since the early 2000s, but have jumped around labels like...

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Gorillas, McPherson, Whitmore

The 21st Saloon celebrates the return of the Gas House Gorillas Thursday, April 10, 6-9 p.m. The Brooklyn-based band calls their entertaining sound and style “punk Americana.” Rockabilly Magazine writes of the group, “This is what a popular culture roadmap might sound like. Find the jump-blues freeway, cut down the swing off-ramp, follow the rock 'n' roll backload and keep that radio at top...

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Catching up with Speedy Ortiz

On Speedy Ortiz’s Real Hair, the band sets a course between the knotty discord of debut album Major Arcana and the pop bonafides of the preceding Sports EP. Recorded and mixed by Paul Q. Kolderie (Pixies Radiohead), the new EP finds them subtly adding new techniques to their songbook. Guitarists Sadie Dupuis and Matt Robidoux bring on additional guitar effects to color the roundabout feel of...

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Joe, Bnois, Carolyn & Hadden

Several Texas blues guitar stars are hitting the area this week, starting with Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King. They and their band are up at The 21st Saloon Thursday, March 20, 6-9 p.m. The two Dallas-based artists have been playing together since 1989. Their fall 2013 release Road Dog’s Life (Delta Groove) is a follow-up to their 2012 move to Delta Groove. With a back-catalog of over 15...

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Backbeat at SXSW 2014

My seventh year of South By Southwest coverage is now an Austin-based memory for me, but thankfully I'm filled with a notebook of band reviews and stray observations to sift through.

Making sense of SXSW has long become a job for somebody else. Grasping at a big picture in between the long lines, the milling crowds of people and the constant low-level thump of hundreds of kick drums on repeat...

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