Salgado, Scott & Katz

Great news from soul-blues singer Curtis Salgado, he’s just been signed to Alligator Records. The Chicago blues label will release Salgado’s next CD, which will be his eighth solo recording. Salgado has a special fondness for Omaha and Lincoln, since local fans helped him develop a Midwest base as he started touring nationally. Salgado’s many credits include being the inspiration for John...

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Brother, can you spare five minutes?

You see, it's all about time.

It was about three-quarters through Thao and the Get Down Stay Down's set Sunday night at The Waiting Room, only about an hour or so before The Head and the Heart would take the stage, that I began to wonder how a crowd this size -- a sold-out crowd -- had heard of the bands playing on the night's bill.

It isn't as if local radio plays music by bands like The...

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McCarthy Trenching releases new vinyl-only album

* McCarthy Trenching is rolling out Fresh Blood, a limited edition LP, available only on vinyl and as a digital download. Dan McCarthy's mostly-solo project will be available at the Saddle Creek Shop, 721 North 14th St. McCarthy kicked off the release with a Tuesday performance at Saddle Creek's retail storefront. McCarthy will also play an Omaha release show Friday, October 14 at O'Leaver's...

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Banded Together

The version of Cymbals Eat Guitars that created the band's breakthrough 2009 debut album Why There Are Mountains has long since evolved.

Originally the project of singer/guitarist Joe D'Agostino and drummer Matthew Miller, the first line-up was cobbled together via Craigslist want ads.

Eventually, the three members that originally joined Miller and D'Agostino left the band and keyboardist...

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Memories & Music

Omaha's blues community lost one of its finest when Dave Barger passed away early Saturday, Oct. 8, after a debilitating illness. Barger was the Omaha scene's go-to blues guitarist for over 30 years, including popular '80s bands Oasis and Risky Shift. A memorial jam is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 16, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. at the G.I. Forum, 2002 N Street.
Tributes poured in on Facebook. Former Howard...

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Does Size Matter? Lincoln Calling, Pt. 8

We live in a culture where "bigger" is always perceived as being "better." Some might argue that this concept is The American Way.

Well, Jeremy Buckley, the impresario behind the annual Lincoln Calling Music Festival, isn't concerned about getting "bigger." On the surface, one might look at this year's festival -- the 8th Annual, an achievement in and of itself -- and say that it's a step...

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