Rapper Conchance releases Calm Kids LP

* Local rapper Conchance will unveil his first full-length Calm Kids with a release show Saturday, April 7th at House of Loom, 1012 South 10th St. Brenton Walstrom Gomez has performed as Conchance the last few years, garnering Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards for Best Hip Hop Artists in 2010 and 2011. The Conchance record comes out on 12-inch vinyl, which includes a copy of the release on CD...

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<p>  T.J. Miller draws questions from fans from theT.J. Miller Interview with Backstage Entertainment

T.J. Miller is an actor and comedian appearing at The Funny Bone in Omaha, NE, from March 29th – April 1st. T.J. has appeared in well-known movies with actors such as The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard with Jeremy Piven, Unstoppable with Denzel Washington, and Our Idiot Brother with Paul Rudd, just to name a few. In November 2011 T.J. had a stand-up special on Comedy Central called No Real Reason....

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Nebraska Blues Challenge

In February the Lil’ Slim Blues Band competed in the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis. The Lil’ Slim Blues Band made it into the top 44 bands competing in the semi-finals. The Blues Society of Omaha is ramping up to host the second annual Nebraska Blues Challenge (NBC) that will select the band going to the IBCs next winter. Nebraska bands have until April 5 to...

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New Way To Nada

In this installment of Nada Surf, band singer/songwriter Matthew Caws ditches his band's old playbook and draws up a new plan of attack.

It all started as the band recorded a host of covers for their 2010 project, If I Had a Hi-Fi. As the band was working through a version of Bill Fox's "Electrocution", it only clicked when the band just played it through without pondering how the arrangement...

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Dereck Higgins announces vinyl release

* Dereck Higgins has released a vinyl edition of his Dereck 3 EP, which originally came out on CD-R back in 2007. That original run of 200 copies sold out as Higgins trekked across Europe with Son, Ambulance he wrote to The Reader. Then last fall, Higgins posted some videos of songs from the release via his YouTube channel, where Higgins also talks about his own recent record purchases. He...

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Soulful Spring

Spring is here and with it, more new music. Chicago’s Alligator Records label has a couple of particularly fine offerings among its new releases: Janiva Magness’ Stronger for It and Curtis Salgado’s Soul Shot.

Janiva Magness’ CD hits this week and she has gigs at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Wednesday, March 21, 6-9 p.m., and at The 21st Saloon Thursday, March 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Magness’ Stronger for It...

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