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The Reader Names New Music Editor

 

Ten Questions with Kristin Kontrol

 

ZooFest, Tab, Lyle, Janiva & More

 

Zoo Turns 43

 

Playing With Fire Moves to 21st Saloon

 

Ten Questions with Twin Peaks

 

Heavy Hitters

 

Ten Questions with Peter, Bjorn and John

 

Winning American Scores

 

Stravinsky and Prokofiev

 

Larry Boehmer, 1947-2012

Zoo Bar founder and Midwest roots music icon Larry Boehmer passed away in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Sept. 4. Boehmer, 65, died at a hospital in Berryville, Ark., near his home in Eureka Springs, Ark. He had been suffering from advanced lung cancer, which had been particularly debilitating in the last several months.

Boehmer was the manager of Lincoln’s Zoo Bar in 1973 when he first started booking live...


Tilly and the Wall unveil Defenders video

* Tilly & the Wall debuted the music video for new track "Defenders" on National Public Radio's All Songs Considered blog last week. The song is on the band's new album Heavy Mood, due out October 2nd on Team Love Records. Tilly member Kianna Alarid and director Ben Fee developed the video based on Alarid's idea, featuring Native American imagery, face paint and a host of children.

* OFF!, The Spits and Double...


Jazz Ace

Speaking from the New York studio where she was working with Bobby McFerrin on some overdubs, Esperanza Spalding said she is ready to make what she believes will be her first visit to Omaha. 

“I think so,” she said.  “At least with my own band, for sure.”

The 2011 Grammy winner for Best New Artist is set to perform on Friday, Sept. 28 at the Holland Performing Arts Center as part of Omaha Performing Arts’...


First Things First

Buzz Osborne of the Melvins has likely never met Adam Brodsky. But if all goes as planned, the Melvins, often unfairly pigeonholed as the progenitors of grunge will find themselves shoulder to shoulder with an unassuming folk singer from Philadelphia real soon. More specifically, Osborne and his band the Melvins are out to take Brodsky’s Guinness World Record for playing the fastest tour away from him. This year,...


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