Lil’ Slim Represents

This is the first year that the Blues Society of Omaha has sponsored a band to participate in the national Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge (IBC). The 28th annual event is Jan 31-Feb. 4 in Memphis, alongside the Blues Foundation’s Keeping the Blues Alive (KBA) Awards. The BSO held a competition in the spring of 2011 to determine the band going to Memphis. The Lil’ Slim Blues...

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Need To Know: Lydia Loveless

 

Who: Bloodshot Records recording artist Lydia Loveless

When & Where: Tuesday, Jan. 17th at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. Tickets are $8 and the show starts at 9 p.m. Gerald Lee Jr. opens.

Why: Only 21 and on her second album, Lydia Loveless is on the rise. Her rough-and-tumble alt.country sound seems already grown-up, but still plenty reckless. She swings classic country with...

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On Their Way

The first time Jared Bakewell asked his friend Nate Gasaway to start a band, Gasaway's answer was a "no."

At the time, Bakewell had just picked up guitar, after years of playing the trumpet and the piano.

The next time Bakewell approached Gasaway about starting a band, he had a newly-bought bass guitar in hand. This time, Gasaway agreed it was time and the Big Deep was off and running.

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Totally Crushing on Millions of Boys

Omaha power-pop punk band Millions of Boys’ new 10-inch record, Competing for Your Love, is a 180-gram slab of vinyl complete with digital download key, and even comes with a photo of Omaha booze palace O’Leaver’s on the cover. What more could you ask for? Well, there’s also the record’s 10 sticky-sweet rock songs that capture all the fun and pain of middle school crushes.

Released by Kansas...

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Saddle Creek signs Icky Blossoms

* Saddle Creek Records is officially in the Icky Blossoms business. The record label have signed the band led by Tilly & The Wall's Derek Pressnall, local filmmaker/musician Nik Fackler and singer/keyboardist Sarah Bohling. The band has played tons of shows locally after playing their first gigs early 2011. Most recently, the band headlined a Dec. 30 show at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. The...

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<p>  Moreland & Arbuckle</p>BSO, PWF News

With the new year come some changes in the blues community. Longtime Blues Society of Omaha president Terry O’Halloran has stepped down. O’Halloran plans a move to Austin, Texas, later this year but will remain active on the BSO board. Bill Martin, who has been serving as the organization’s treasurer, is the new president. Full disclosure: I have also been named to the BSO board. Visit ...

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Remembering Dave
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