Holt Wins, Karp-Foley, Big Jam

Lincoln musicians Shawn Holt and Levi William were honored in Memphis Thursday, May 8, when Shawn Holt & The Teardrops took home the Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Debut. Shawn Holt heads the band he took over from his father, Magic Slim, with Slim’s rhythm section Christopher Biedron (bass) and Brian “BJ” Jones (drums). (Correction and apologies for last week when I had the incorrect name...

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Blues Music Awards Get Local

The Blues Foundation’s 35th annual Blues Music Awards happen in Memphis this Thursday, May 8. A number of national artists who appear regularly at local venues are up for awards. Lincoln’s own Shawn Holt and Levi William are nominated in the Best New Artist Debut category for Shawn Holt & The Teardrops’ debut release Daddy Told Me (Blind Pig). Shawn Holt is the son of the late Magic Slim, a...

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Hear Nebraska takes over public television

* Catch some local music on Nebraska's public television outlet Nebraska Educational Television throughout May. NET will air three installments of "Hear Nebraska - Live at the 1200 Club" with each new episode premiering Sunday evenings. The first half-hour episode featuring a full-length set by Americana indie folk act Kill County aired Sunday, May 4th. Indie rock husband-wife duo Big Harp will...

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Taking Back Sunday and The Used at Sokol Auditorium

On Wednesday, April 2nd the much anticipated show with Taking Back Sunday and The Used came to Sokol Auditorium in Omaha, NE. Many fans remember that the show was supposed to take place a few months back but had to be rescheduled. I think I speak for many of the fans when I say it was worth the wait! Along with Taking Back Sunday and The Used, Tonight Alive and Sleepwave opened the show for the...

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Rockin’ Blues & Roots

Texas blues-rockers Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat hit The 21st Saloon Thursday, April 24, 6-9 p.m. Suhler is an accomplished guitarist and bandleader who showcases the depth of his musical talents in his latest CD Panther Burn (Underworld Records), released in February. There is plenty of rockin’ guitar, but just like with his live shows, guitar solos are only part of the mix. Panther Burn embraces...

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Big Scary’s Big Ideas

Tom Iansek and Jo Syme emerged on Australia’s music scene as Big Scary in 2006 with a recognizable chemistry, genre-defying spirit, and a less-is-more approach to songwriting. Their chemistry is undeniable and a force to be reckoned with. They have a unique approach of less is more but it will leave not only your ears but your heart satisifed. With both talents combined Tom’s angelic vocals and...

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