Saddle Creek announces SXSW showcase

* Hip-hop artists and now DJ Buck Bowen will return to Omaha Thursday, March 8th to take place in Midtown Marauders recurring showcase at the House of Loom, 1012 S. 10th St. Deotis Moore, LateNite Crew and Helix Troy are also set to perform. Bowen was a fixture on both Omaha's indie and hip-hop scenes before moving to California a few years ago. Since moving, he has adding DJing to his...

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Cursive Goes Schizo with I Am Gemini

Released Feb. 21 on Saddle Creek Records, Cursive's I Am Gemini is more than your typical concept album, it’s a full-blown 2-act play – or more specifically – a 2-act opera, whose plot would have been right at home performed either in ancient Greece or as an episode of The Twilight Zone.

The “official interpretation” via the record label: “I Am Gemini is the surreal and powerful musical tale...

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<p>  Trampled Under Foot</p>The Beat Goes On

Blues and roots shows coming up include some fan favorites. The early 5:30 p.m. Thursday matinees at The 21st Saloon continue with the high-energy, big and soulful blues of Trampled Under Foot Thursday, Feb. 23. The Kansas City siblings also take the stage at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6-9 p.m.
The coming Thursday shows at The 21st Saloon include boogie-woogie and blues keyboardist...

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Sharp Noise

Rock writers are a lazy lot, prone to groupspeak and really only willing to chase a story to places that offer booze, BBQ or both.

That's why we'll tell you that San Diego-bred indie rocker Crocodiles sound like Jesus & Mary Chain, the '80s UK band that helped birth shoegaze.  Or Echo & the Bunnymen, the more ethereal U2 contemporaries who never got their American due.

But there's a lot...

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Good-Bye TerryO

Terry O’Halloran, longtime Omaha music promoter, bar owner and president of the Blues Society of Omaha for many years, is in the final stages of packing up for a March move to his new home in Austin, Texas. The BSO hosts a farewell party for O’Halloran, Saturday, Feb. 18, 5 p.m. at The 21st Saloon. Come early if you want to give your regards to O’Halloran. The Scott Keeton Band plays...

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Awarding Omaha’s Best

Call it a big surprise.

The Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards ended its sixth annual awards ceremony Sunday night with an unexpected first, when Galvanized Tron became the first hip-hop or rap artist to be crowned  the Artist of the Year.

The hulking rapper quickly leapt on stage, dispensed a quick, heartfelt thanks and bounded back off stage.

Galvanized Tron performed about 10 minutes...

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