Rock and Bucking Roll

Rock and Bucking Roll

Hats Off to the Bull keeps Chevelle in the hard rock rodeo

By Wayne Brekke

 

Among the slew of bands that rocked the early 2000’s, Illinois band Chevelle took its stand with a three-piece configuration that showcased a bare-bones approach to a sound that was being washed thoroughly in the laundry of American pop. With breakthrough songs like “The Red” and “Send the...

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Strong Soul Music

Two chances this coming week to catch powerhouse Janiva Magness: Wednesday night, March 21, 6-9 p.m., at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar and Thursday, March 22, at The 21st Saloon, 5:30-8:30 p.m. She is a singer with relentless heart whose serious vocal abilities are matched by deeply intuitive interpretive skills. Magness is the only female to win the Blues Music Award’s B.B. King Entertainer of the Year...

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Perfecting the Puzzle

Conduits have grown into Omaha's brightest indie rock beacons thanks to patience.

Right players, right label, right songs. All have come together as the band, headed up by singer Jenna Morrison and guitarists J.J. Idt and Nate Mickish, have given their project time to evolve.

"Everybody just came in and fell in like they were pieces fit for the puzzle," Morrison says.

Now the band, which...

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<p>  Backstage Entertainment interviews MANNA before their show at Stir Live & Loud</p>MANNA at Stir Live & Loud

On Friday, March 9, 2012, the local guys in the band MANNA played at Harrah’s Casino inside Stir Live & Loud. Performing as the openers were 3 Day Meat Sale and The Further. There were quite a few people inside Stir Live & Loud as it showed there were many fans that have been supporting MANNA and were looking forward to the night.

MANNA is just off their latest album release in October of...

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Hot Tamale Baby

Tab Benoit mixes sweaty blues with his Cajun and Zydeco folk heritage for a rockin’ sound that is as steamy as the Louisiana swamps and irresistibly danceable. He heats up The 21st Saloon Thursday, March 8, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Benoit is a Grammy nominee and multiple Blues Music Award winner, including the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award. He was also recently recognized with three awards...

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Rainy Road Records announces new releases

* Rainy Road Records is preparing two new cassette-only releases by two of Omaha's dirtiest, most dangerous garage punk acts, Peace of Shit and Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Arabia tape is the first out, with a 15-song salvo that will also serve as the four-year-old band's swan song. The band, which rose out of the smoldering ashes of the Shanks, celebrates the tape release with a blow-out farewell...

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