Before & After

A semester at Creighton University told the Meat Puppets' Curt Kirkwood all he needed to know about his future in academics.

The 17-year-old Kirkwood attended the Jesuit university in the fall of 1976, but he returned to Arizona shortly after.

It got cold, so I left,” Kirkwood told the Reader during a Monday afternoon phone interview.

I wasn't that into college.”

Kirkwood's parents are originally...

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Updates, Zoo Bar Turns 38, Suhler, Lager, Cox’s New CD

Playing With Fire has announced a new second location site due to continued Missouri flooding. There is only one PWF concert this year on Saturday, July 16. The event is now scheduled for Stinson Park in Aksarben Village, 67th & Center. The lineup is exciting with headliners Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings bringing their retro-fueled funk and R&B to town. Also performing is acclaimed Austin...

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Envy Corps added to Maha lineup

The Maha Music Festival has added the Envy Corps to its lineup. The atmospheric danceable indie-pop band is from Ames, Ia. Maha takes place Saturday, August 13, with Guided By Voices and Matisyahu headlining. Maha is still working on details for a new site, after flood waters chased the event from the downtown riverfront area. The only remaining spot left on the Maha roster is for the winner of...

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A Shanks Eulogy

Pretty much from the start, I was disqualified from ever interviewing the Shanks for The Reader.

When the Shanks released their first single, 2007's Cut Me, Boom Chick Records asked me to write up a little blurb to be sent out with the record. Thankfully, the internet has saved that short paragraph. Here it is courtesy of ptrashrecords.com:

"Remember all that supposedly angry punk music you...

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Darker Days: The Return of The Shanks

Here's one way to sum up the rise and fall of The Shanks, Omaha's original shock-rock punk band:

Throughout our interview a couple weeks ago on the screened-in porch of guitarist Todd VonStup's midtown house, band members got up and relieved themselves into spent beer cans and liquor bottles that lined the window ledge.

Moments after relieving himself, drummer/vocalist Jeff Ankenbauer walked back...

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Feel the Burn

The concept album, when done well (The Who’s “Tommy,” for example), can raise a band’s artistry to a new level, attracting new listeners and garnering the respect of critics. When done poorly (KISS’ “The Elder”), it can serve as a permanent source of embarrassment for not only the band, but fans as well.

After two well-received albums, Age of Winters and Gods of the Earth, Austin’s The Sword...

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Totally Crushing on Millions of Boys
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Future Tense: 2012 Music Predictions, Pt. 2
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