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Stravinsky and Prokofiev

 

Ten Questions with Laura Gibson

 

Winter, Katz & More Cool Cats

 

The Gospel of CeeLo Green

 

Ten Questions with NOTHING

 

Center stage: Maurice Ravel and Omaha Symphony musicians

 

Dale Watson

 

Where Are the Hip Hop Fans?

 

Ten Questions with WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS

 

Nebraska Folk & Roots Festival

 

SXSW Day One: Five Dollar Bet

As a kid, I lived by the honor code of the five dollar bet. Once the bet was made, all parties were bound to the principles of President Lincoln. These bets usually governed challenges to eat something gross, but they were also used when parties differed over facts or arguments on whether some future event would actually occur. This brings us to Omaha musician Mike Tulis, who is also my Austin carpool companion...


Gary Flanagan Tribute

Omahan Gary Flanagan was an ardent supporter of local musicians. After his untimely passing of an apparent heart attack in January, his funeral reception was held at Slowdown. A good 20 or so of Omaha’s most notable singer-songwriters were in attendance. They all had the same message, in nearly the same words. “Gary came to all my shows and he always sat in the front row.” “Gary knew the words to all my songs.”...


The Beat Goes On

During a tumultuous weekend in March of 1979 (the same weekend as the Three Mile Island nuclear incident) a little upstart band from the working class neighborhoods of Birmingham, England called The Beat played their first show. Playing an intriguing amalgamation of ska, punk-rock, pop, soul and reggae, The Beat was literally making music like never heard before. Decades later bands like The Mighty Mighty...


Yuppies to release self-titled LP in July

* Yuppies plan to release their self-titled full-length album in July on New York-based label Dull Tools. The label is ran by members of Parquet Courts, who will return to the Omaha area Thursday, June 20th for a show at the Sweatshop Gallery, 2727 North 62nd St. Yuppies plan to support the album release with a massive fall tour kicking off in September.

* Touch People, the current project of Lincoln musician...


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