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All Young Girls Are Machine Guns, Dim Light both prepare new CDs

* All Young Girls Are Machine Guns will unveil their sophomore album, Here's Hopin' Tomorrow Never Comes, Friday, Sept. 28th with a CD release show at the Slowdown, 729 North 14th St. The indie-pop band, led by ukulele-toting singer Rebecca Lowry, combines elements of acoustic pop, 60s girl group bliss and just a little bit of swinging jazz. The band recorded the album in bassist Travis Sing's basement. Sing...

Larry Boehmer, 1947-2012

Zoo Bar founder and Midwest roots music icon Larry Boehmer passed away in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Sept. 4. Boehmer, 65, died at a hospital in Berryville, Ark., near his home in Eureka Springs, Ark. He had been suffering from advanced lung cancer, which had been particularly debilitating in the last several months.

Boehmer was the manager of Lincoln’s Zoo Bar in 1973 when he first started booking live...

Tilly and the Wall unveil Defenders video

* Tilly & the Wall debuted the music video for new track "Defenders" on National Public Radio's All Songs Considered blog last week. The song is on the band's new album Heavy Mood, due out October 2nd on Team Love Records. Tilly member Kianna Alarid and director Ben Fee developed the video based on Alarid's idea, featuring Native American imagery, face paint and a host of children.

* OFF!, The Spits and Double...

Jazz Ace

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’...

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