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Ten Questions with Kristin Kontrol

 

ZooFest, Tab, Lyle, Janiva & More

 

Zoo Turns 43

 

Playing With Fire Moves to 21st Saloon

 

Ten Questions with Twin Peaks

 

Heavy Hitters

 

Ten Questions with Peter, Bjorn and John

 

Winning American Scores

 

Stravinsky and Prokofiev

 

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<p>  Magic Slim, Dec. 25 at Lincoln's Zoo Bar, with Jeff Boehmer. Photo by Keri Hess.</p> ‘The Blues is All Right’

Lincoln resident, Zoo Bar family member and blues legend Magic Slim was laid to rest in a funeral service Saturday, March 2, at Horizons Community Church in Lincoln. At least four generations of local musicians were influenced by Slim’s adoption of the Zoo Bar as his home away from home since 1975 and his move to Lincoln in 1994.
Two more formal musical memorials are planned.
Lincoln’s Zoo Bar will host a...


Numbness to Clarity

The last time Brendan James recorded an album, the theme was transition right down to the very title of the 2012 release.

Now as James prepares to follow-up Hope in Transition with new material in 2013, the next stage might just be all about rejuvenation and reclamation.

James, a singer/songwriter who centers his adult-alternative pop sound around his piano playing, released two albums on Decca Records. Before...


White Mystery crushes it live

* Chicago's White Mystery are always on and their return to Brother's Lounge, 3812 Farnam St., Saturday, March 2nd was no exception. The stripped down rock of Alex White and her brother Francis ripped. While the band's new album Telepathic shows signs of a new, subtler sound, the Whites kept their finger on their riff-centered mind meld of bluesy garage rock and no frills 70s rock. Meanwhile, the evolution of...


Razor-Sharp Jazz

The jazz trio has long been the minimalistic backbone of this fiercely improvisational art form. Usually consisting of stand-up bass, drums and melodies courtesy of a horn, piano or guitar, these three pieces usually take a balls-to-the-wall approach to reinventing and composing songs. Twin-Cities based The Bad Plus, while certainly a trio, has taken the all-too-familiar three player line-up to a whole other...


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