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Local drummer Javier Ochoa remembered

* During the past week, Facebook has been a memorial to Omaha musician Javier Ochoa, who died of a heart attack June 19th. The 43-year-old Ochoa made his mark both as a first-rate rock drummer and as a friend to many here in town. Most recently, Ochoa played in Led Zeppelin tribute act The Song Remains the Same and original band Diana and the Maries. A specific group dedicated to sharing memories of Ochoa has...


In Bloom

The germination of Omaha indie dance-rock band Icky Blossoms dates back to a different sort of flower created by the band's mastermind, Derek Pressnall.

Started in 2007 as a side project to Pressnall's main band, Tilly and the Wall, Flowers Forever was a multi-layered, psych-rock head trip, but by 2010 the band's sound began to change. The band's final evolution came at a frenzied performance at Slowdown Jr. in...


Graham’s Garage Sale

Jon Dee Graham hits Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Thursday, June 28, 6-9 p.m. with his band The Fighting Cocks, Sons of 76 duo opens. Graham is a three-time Austin Music Hall of Fame inductee whose 30-plus year music career includes founding Austin band The True Believers with Alejandro Escovedo. It was Escovedo who pushed Graham to sing the new songs he brought to The True Believers, helping point Graham towards his eventual...


Drakes Hotel unveil new album

* Local dream-pop duo Drakes Hotel just released their new album, Logic Adopts Senses, last week. Drakes Hotel is the husband and wife tandem of producer/guitarist Chris Y. and singer Amy Drake. The album is available digitally on iTunes and Amazon, with physical copies for sale on CDBaby and drakeshotelmusic.com. The band will play a rare local show Tuesday, July 17th at the Barley Street Tavern, 2735 North 62nd...


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