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Speed! Nebraska sets date for soapbox derby, concert

* Road rash and rock 'n' roll reunite Saturday, July 21st at Soapbox Riot 400, the fourth annual adult soapbox derby and post-race rock show put on by Speed! Nebraska. The record label hosts both the 12 p.m. race at Seymour Smith Park, 68th and Washington and the 9 p.m. rock show at O'Leaver's Pub, 1322 South Saddle Creek Road. The $5 concert features the Filter Kings, Domestica, the Wagon Blasters, the Really...


Zoo Bar Hosts Legend

If I could point you to just one show this year that I think is a must-see it is Jon Dee Graham & The Fighting Cocks Thursday, June 28, 6-9 p.m. at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar. Sharing the bill is Sons of 76 duo, and Sons leader Joshua Hoyer says of Graham, “He’ll burn it down and then put you in tears to extinguish the fire, then repeat...[Graham] re-affirms your belief in music as a healing process.”

Graham is Austin’s...


Memphis Mainstays

Lucero's latest album goes by the name Women & Work, but this is the band's Memphis record.

The band has called the Mid-South mecca home for all of its life, but singer and Arkansas native Ben Nichols is finally ready to let his longtime residency in Memphis soak through his alternative Americana sound.

"Over the last couple of records, I've kind of re-fallen in love with the amazing art and music that's...


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...


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