Downtown Omaha gears up for Record Store Day

* English indie pop band Scars on 45 will make a special in-store appearance at Homer's Music, 1210 Howard St., Saturday, April 21st at 3 p.m. to help celebrate the fifth annual Record Store Day. The band just released their self-titled debut on Atlantic Records, after building a few years of buzz with songs being placed on television shows, including single "Heart on Fire" which was used on...

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Are You Listening?

Sleigh Bells ring and they ring loudly. The NYC-based power duo comprised of vocalist Alexis Krauss and guitarist/producer Derek E. Miller are seemingly a match made in heaven. Formed in 2008, Sleigh Bells have already managed to catch the attention of M.I.A., perform at the Coachella Festival and have the single, “Kids,” featured on MTV. Their debut record, 2010’s Treats, oozed with...

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Swine Men

Billy Bacon & The Forbidden Pigs, Justin Jones and Jerry “Hot Rod” DeMink, reunite at The Zoo this weekend. Catch the Tex-Mex, rockabilly, swing and roots music of one of the most popular trios to hit the blues touring circuit over the last 20 years. Reunion shows are Thursday, April 12, 6-9 p.m., Friday, April 13, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. with Tijuana Gigolos playing 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, April 14, 6-9...

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Maha Music Festival sets announcement date

* Maha Music Festival organizers have set Sunday, April 22nd for the initial line-up announcement for the 2012 event. Maha is set to return to Stinson Park at Aksarben Village Saturday, August 11 for the day-long indie music focused concert. Additionally, Omaha City Council voted earlier this month to allow the event to extend its hours until midnight.

* House of Loom, 1012 South 10th St.,...

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Neal & Wonderland

The Mental Health Association of Nebraska presents the fourth annual Jammin’ Away the Blues concert at Lincoln’s Bourbon Theatre Saturday, April 7, with headliner Kenny Neal. A member of Louisiana's musically acclaimed Neal family, Neal’s awards are numerous. Recent highlights include induction into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and the 2011 Living Blues magazine Critic’s Poll Award for Best...

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Road Warrior

If life is a highway, Chuck Ragan has been writing its soundtrack. The frontman from the influential punk band, Hot Water Music, has been busy since his band’s supposed breakup, releasing a solo CD, recording Hot Water’s first album in eight years, organizing an americana inspired tour and relentlessly traveling the road.

With a dusty voice and a lifetime’s worth of road stories, Ragan’s...

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