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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<p>Rebecca Lowry (second from right) with her award at the 2011 Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards. </p>Ukulele Gunner

As Rebecca Lowry became captivated by ukulele performers on YouTube, she decided she just had to get in on the action. The ukulele led to songs and the songs led to All Young Girls Are Machine Guns, Lowry's musical project that is now a four-piece band. The band is just releasing its self-titled album, which is Lowry's second release since she started playing solo shows back in September...

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MAHA fills in two more main stage slots

* Monday night’s Lucinda Williams concert was a luminous slow-burn from the alternative country/Americana trailblazer. Williams was backed by a stripped down trio, which she joined with on guitar during more than half the set. Williams unraveled tales of heartbreak from her early career paired with gracefully wise odes to late-life love that’s marked her past two releases, in front of a...

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The Silver Lining of Man Man’s Dark Cloud

If you look closely during Sunday night's Man Man show at Slowdown, you might be able to glimpse the monster sitting on the edge of the stage. It's an insidious little guy who spends most of its time living inside Man Man frontman Ryan Kattner's head. But when Kattner's on stage with his comrades in arms, the monster is forced to make a brief exit, a momentary expulsion that frees the man also...

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