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The Answer Team impresses at release show

* The Answer Team packed in a pretty full crowd to the Slowdown, 729 North 14th St., Friday night to celebrate the release of their new album O Sad and Future Human. Openers New Lungs and Back When impressed with their sets. New Lungs, fronted by Little Brazil bassist Danny Maxwell, played a taut, indie-hardcore mash-up that held a brief punch-in-the-mouth quality. Back When has again evolved from the last time I...


Heavenly Confluence

The seeds for collaboration between Man Man’s Ryan Kattner and Islands’ Nick Thorburn were planted in 2006.

They just took five years to sprout into Mister Heavenly, a trio rounded out by drummer Joe Plummer of Modest Mouse.

Kattner, who performs as Honus Honus, says he wanted to see how his voice, a low, rough and husky carnival barker’s call, would pair with the higher-register voice of Thorburn.

“I always...


And Then There Was One: Homer’s to Close Its Orchard Plaza Location

It all comes down to one question: Why should people buy recorded music at Homer's Records or any other independent record store rather than order it online?

"In 2011, it's a 50-50 split between digital and physical," said Homer's General Manager Mike Fratt, referring to a music market split between digital music files and CDs and vinyl. "If people choose to buy a full album, almost 75 percent of the time they...


Zoo Bar Family Celebration

Earlier this summer former Zoo Bar owner Larry Boehmer found out he has stage four inoperable lung cancer. Boehmer has been enjoying retirement in Eureka Springs, Ark., for over 11 years. Lincoln's Zoo Bar is now co-owned by older son Jeff Boehmer and longtime bar manager Pete Watters.

Larry Boehmer is a hero and a friend. All the years he booked the Zoo Bar, even before I really knew him, the music he brought...


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