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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Bloggers to host female musician, artist gathering

* Two local bloggers seeking to shine a light on female artists and musicians in Omaha will host a roundtable discussion and show Wednesday, Feb. 29th at House of Loom, 1012 South 10th St. Sally Deskins of the Les Femmes Folles: Celebrating Women in Art blog and Hilary Stohs-Krause of the X-Rated: Women in Music multimedia blog and Lincoln-based radio show have gathered Mynabirds' frontwoman...

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