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Desa2001 Straight Outta Omaha: The Origin of Desaparecidos

Some are calling the return of Desaparecidos — the punk band fronted by Omaha's grand poet lyricist Conor Oberst — a reunion. Maybe it is. But that presumes the band at some point "broke up," which they never really did. 

The band's brief tour with emo act Jimmy Eat World in 2003 was a dropping off point. It was a tour that, according to Desaparecidos guitarist and co-founder Denver Dalley, came out of nowhere.


Johnny-boyd-press6 smaller Croon, Jump & Rock

The coming week brings two Hoodoo favorites to town. Tuesday, Sept. 8, jump-swing crooner Johnny Boyd takes the stage at The Reverb Lounge. Thursday, Sept. 10, the marvelous jump-blues and meaty Chicago blues of Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones featuring Dennis Gruenling is up at The 21st Saloon. The band shares the bill with Zac Harmon band.

Johnny Boyd is the sweet, crooner vocalist who was at the center of 1990s...

10906286 10153058877582384 7962853324049393508 n Backbeat - Oh The Things Musicians Do!  - Podcasting Musicians in Omaha

This week the topic is: Musicians Who Host Podcasts in Omaha

Many of you might know me from my podcast Worlds of Wayne. I'm not the only musician that's in the podcast game. There are several local musicians who have podcasts they produce right here in the Big O and surrounding areas. It’s fitting really, most musicians like the limelight and when not on stage, a podcast lets them get behind the mic and produce a...

Johnny-boyd-press4 Charismatic Cool & Fiery Fun

Charismatic crooner Johnny Boyd brings his stellar players back to The Reverb Lounge Tuesday, Sept. 8, 8 p.m. Boyd's distinctive vocal style swings and soars as he and the band romp through a perfect blend of swing, jazz, torch, jump-blues, pop, country, gospel and vintage rock.

Boyd is well-known to roots music fans for his work as the leader of Indigo Swing, one of the best and most memorable bands that found...

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