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Headed Underground: 2013 Music Predictions

Here it is, the most well-read, if not the most controversial, article of the year -- a clairvoyant peek into untapped regions of time to ponder what will happen musicwise in the Year of Our Lord 2013.

But before we get to that, let’s see how well I did with last year’s predictions:

2012 Prediction: Vinyl record sales will peak in 2012 and then begin to flatten out as the novelty wears thin.


Just A Girl

Before No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani started whining about being “just a girl,” another blonde-haired, blue-eyed 19-year-old was beginning her career as front woman for local ska band, Jimmy Skaffa. Formed in 1992 by ex-members of local ska bands Knuckle Junction and Porkpie Conspiracy, Jimmy Skaffa kept adding members until it consisted of 16 different people on the roster, including singer Robin Goodwin, although she...

Gifts of Music

Playing With Fire promoter Jeff Davis has two more concerts planned to generate funds for his tenth anniversary summer event planned for the weekend of July 13, 2013. Feb. 9 at Slowdown, Davis presents Cassie Taylor & the Soul Cavalry opening for Ben Poole. Davis says, “Poole is from Brighton, England, and is currently the hot ticket in Europe. He won third at the 2012 European Blues Challenge in Berlin. In my...

Omaha Music Rewind

Omaha's music scene continues to thrive, even in a year where the momentum appeared to slow down some compared to a busy 2011. Here's betting that 2013 outpaces the last two years combined.

* The Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority and Live Nation gave up the ghost on booking a successful multi-day music event at the TD Ameritrade Park. The downtown baseball stadium hosted two years of the Red...

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