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Maha’s fourth year draws a big crowd

* Maha Music Festival capped off its biggest year yet with a successful day of music Saturday, August 11th at Aksarben Village's Stinson Park, 67th Street and West Center Road. The four-year-old music festival brought more than 4,000 attendees to catch headliners Garbage and the Conor Oberst-fronted Desaparecidos, as well as a host of local and national indie rock acts. Garbage's grunge-lite industrial-sheen...

Rockin’ Guitars

Tinsley Ellis rocks The 21st Saloon Thursday, Aug. 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Ellis is on the road in support of his eleventh CD release, Speak No Evil (Alligator). Rolling Stone magazine calls Ellis’ fretboard work “feral blues guitar” adding “non-stop gigging has sharpened his six-string to a razor’s edge...he achieves pyrotechnics that rival early Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton.”

Zoo Bar
Next Wednesday, Aug. 15, Eric...

Nebraska Rooted

Josh Rouse spent several years up until he was 12 in Paxton, Neb., way out west in Keith County.

Then he left Nebraska to live with his father in Georgia and then 45 minutes outside of Nashville. While he still returns often to visit his mother in Paxton, Nebraska locales have never figured into his tour itineraries.

"I have never played a show in Nebraska," Rouse admits, adding that past attempts to play in...

Full Circle

Maha Music Festival headliner Garbage built their career on a stockpile of smart, alternative rock songs crafted with whipsmart pop sensibilities.

Their self-titled debut in 1995 launched mega-hit "Only Happy When It Rains" and several other successful singles followed. The band is the partnership between Nirvana producer Butch Vig, his compatriots Steve Marker and Duke Erickson with Scottish singer Shirley...

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