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Speaking from the New York studio where she was working with Bobby McFerrin on some overdubs, Esperanza Spalding said she is ready to make what she believes will be her first visit to Omaha. 

“I think so,” she said.  “At least with my own band, for sure.”

The 2011 Grammy winner for Best New Artist is set to perform on Friday, Sept. 28 at the Holland Performing Arts Center as part of Omaha Performing Arts’...


First Things First

Buzz Osborne of the Melvins has likely never met Adam Brodsky. But if all goes as planned, the Melvins, often unfairly pigeonholed as the progenitors of grunge will find themselves shoulder to shoulder with an unassuming folk singer from Philadelphia real soon. More specifically, Osborne and his band the Melvins are out to take Brodsky’s Guinness World Record for playing the fastest tour away from him. This year,...


Plenty of Hot Music

Playing With Fire promoter Jeff Davis is trying something new to raise additional funds to continue the summer Playing With Fire concerts. He is hosting indoor events organized to help raise the money needed. His first event, Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m. at Slowdown brings together three extremely popular contemporary blues acts. Curtis Salgado, Tommy Castro and Joe Louis Walker are all scheduled to perform. Salgado...


By the Beat

George Lewis presents a dichotomy of self on Confess, his second album recorded as Twin Shadow.

He's the sensitive synth-pop badass, often times pairing swaggering pop moments with delicate, moody melodies. On "Run My Heart", Lewis declares "I'm not in love", while the rest of the album is dotted with romantic entanglements.

To the lyrical end, Lewis says he sends his words out into the world open to...


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