Davina Sizzles, 21st Saloon Blues & More

Davina & The Vagabonds from the Minneapolis area hit local stages twice this week. They are one of my favorite new bands on the touring scene. Pronounced Dah-VEE-na, this sassy keyboard player and singer-songwriter is making the jump from Twin Cities mainstay to national touring artist. The band emphasizes piano, vocals and some swingin’ horns. Davina & The Vagabonds are part jazzy swing, part...

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Maha offers festival preview with local band showcases

* Maha Music Festival has unleashed its local band showcase line-up and it should be a great preview of what’s in store for Saturday, August 13. The showcases are curated by three of the local bands that will be playing Maha's local stage. Those three bands were chosen by HearNebraska.org and the festival. The first showcase, hosted by Noah's Ark Was a Spaceship, is Wednesday, June 22,...

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Somasphere added to Maha’s local stage

Somasphere is the latest addition to the Maha Music Festival's line-up. The Lincoln-based electronica band presents its dance-flavored sound with the muscle of a live rock band. The band has cemented its regional appeal with appearances in Colorado, Nebraska and at the Wakarusa Festival in Kansas. Maha has yet to announce a final main stage act. There's also the Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards...

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Summertime Blues Concerts, Festivals & More

Check my blog at HoodooRootsBlues.blogspot.com for some thoughts on the Red Sky Music Festival, July 18-23 in TD Ameritrade Park. See RedSkyFestival.com for event details. Also visit last week’s blog post (Friday, May 20) for a preview of Texas-born blues-rocker Hadden Sayers’ new CD Hard Dollar (Blue Corn Music) due out June 21. It’s Sayers’ best work and you can hear some of the tunes...

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Loom evolves into a new space

* Brent Crampton's five-year-old DJ night loom is about to evolve into something a lot more permanent. House of Loom, 1012 South 10th St., will be a bar, night club, art space and progressive community center, according to a release from Crampton. The venue is scheduled for a summer opening and the space, which formerly housed Bones and the Goofy Foot Lodge, has been extensively gutted since...

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Web Exclusive: CAKE, Anyone?

It’s fairly hard to believe it’s been 15 years since an underdog band from Sacramento did the unthinkable, going way outside the box and turning a head-shaking disco anthem into a head-nodding alternative rock jam. But that’s what CAKE did, because outside the box is what CAKE does. Underdogs no more, next Thursday CAKE will be inside the loveable box you know as Sokol Auditorium to play...

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