MAHA sets 2012 date

* MAHA Music Festival liked their 2011 move to Aksarben Village so much that they have already confirmed that the 2012 edition of the indie music-focused festival will return to the midtown development, once again centered at Stinson Park, South 67th Street and West Center Road. This year's event is scheduled for Saturday, August 11th, though no acts have been set yet. Last year's edition moved...

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Tight Knit

Manchester Orchestra kept the process all in the family on their third studio album, Simple Math.

Keyboardist Chris Freeman says the Atlanta band produced the record, released in May 2011, with longtime band collaborator Dan Hannon. Hannon has been a part of every album the band has made, Freeman says.

“He's been like one of our family members,” Freeman says.

Hannon pretty much...

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Third Quarter Album Reviews Roundup

Just like when Christmas decorations begin popping up at your local grocery store, critics know they're on the home stretch when record labels begin sending out reminders of releases to consider in their year-end "best of" lists. Ah, but it's still only the November. We've two months left for records to hit the shelves (digital or otherwise). That said, I think we've probably already heard the...

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Flying

If you missed the Sunday night, Oct. 30, screening of Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah, you missed something extraordinary. Presented as part of Dean Dobmeier’s and Gary Grobeck’s ongoing, moveable Sunday Roadhouse concert series, this exclusive screening was at The Waiting Room. The duo has brought a number of amazing Americana artists to Omaha, including the debuts of artists like Hacienda...

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Baby on Board: Maria Taylor’s Family Plan

Singer/songwriter Maria Taylor is having a baby.

She dropped that bomb during an interview last week with the Arizona State University student newspaper, The State Press. And although the Saddle Creek Records chanteuse, who is also half of the duo of Azure Ray, is on a tour with a new solo album, I couldn't think of a more important topic of discussion.

"Well, I can tell you that I met my...

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Digital Leather mails out new album

* I will be checking my mailbox obsessively for the next week or so. Digital Leather's Infinite Sun test pressings are reportedly on the way to all the people that donated money to the band via Kickstarter.com earlier this year.  A limited-time only download code was sent to donors a few months ago. Regular edition copies of the album will also be available from Volar Records.

* Alternative...

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