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Awarding Omaha’s Best

Call it a big surprise.

The Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards ended its sixth annual awards ceremony Sunday night with an unexpected first, when Galvanized Tron became the first hip-hop or rap artist to be crowned  the Artist of the Year.

The hulking rapper quickly leapt on stage, dispensed a quick, heartfelt thanks and bounded back off stage.

Galvanized Tron performed about 10 minutes before his big win,...


Bloggers to host female musician, artist gathering

* Two local bloggers seeking to shine a light on female artists and musicians in Omaha will host a roundtable discussion and show Wednesday, Feb. 29th at House of Loom, 1012 South 10th St. Sally Deskins of the Les Femmes Folles: Celebrating Women in Art blog and Hilary Stohs-Krause of the X-Rated: Women in Music multimedia blog and Lincoln-based radio show have gathered Mynabirds' frontwoman Laura Burhenn,...


3 Up 3 Down: Leslie Hall

Leslie Hall exudes positivity. The Ames, Iowa-native burst out of the internet with her Garage Band beats and colorful lyrics revolving around gem sweaters, zombies and gold pants. Along with her back up singers, The Ly's, Hall is intent on making sure the audience has a good time. “I do humor and fun. I don’t ask you to have emotional feelings,” she says. On tour in support of her latest release, Destination...


Austin’s Graham Returns

This week’s big show is the return of Jon Dee Graham to the Sunday Roadhouse series this Sunday, Feb. 12, 5 p.m. at The Side Door Lounge. Graham’s music is tough and tender, ferocious and luminous. His songs reflect the day to day struggles of life in all its rawness and richness, with a thread of indomitable hope running through it all.

In Austin, a town noted for its extraordinary musicians, Graham is the only...


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