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Remembering Dave

It began in November 1992. I was a few years out of college at UNO, already working full time at Union Pacific, but still writing about underground music, something that I’d begun doing as the editor of the college paper and as a freelance writer for The Metropolitan and The Note, a Lawrence, Kansas, regional music paper that had expanded its coverage to Omaha and Lincoln.

One of my first assignments for The...


The Big Deep, Millions of Boys celebrate release shows

* If you have yet to read our cover story this week, go back and check it out. It's a series of submissions from local artists, musicians and friends of Antiquarium Records' founder David Sink, who passed away late last week.  There's more contributions online at thereader.com as well. Anybody with an interest in Omaha's punk or indie music scenes owe it to themselves to read about Sink. There's not much that I...


Lil’ Slim Represents

This is the first year that the Blues Society of Omaha has sponsored a band to participate in the national Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge (IBC). The 28th annual event is Jan 31-Feb. 4 in Memphis, alongside the Blues Foundation’s Keeping the Blues Alive (KBA) Awards. The BSO held a competition in the spring of 2011 to determine the band going to Memphis. The Lil’ Slim Blues Band will represent the...


Need To Know: Lydia Loveless

 

Who: Bloodshot Records recording artist Lydia Loveless

When & Where: Tuesday, Jan. 17th at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. Tickets are $8 and the show starts at 9 p.m. Gerald Lee Jr. opens.

Why: Only 21 and on her second album, Lydia Loveless is on the rise. Her rough-and-tumble alt.country sound seems already grown-up, but still plenty reckless. She swings classic country with outlaw spirit,...


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