Omaha Girls Rock is about more than rock and roll

I was drawn to The Slowdown last Sunday night not only because the lineup was stellar (Fortnight, Honeybee and Hers, Conduits and The Good Life), but because I was down with the message behind organization "Omaha Girls Rock." But before we get to that, let's turn to Stefanie Drootin, founder and executive director of OGR. As a member of The Good Life, Drootin is among the best bass players...

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Original Blues Brother Curtis Salgado Coming to Lincoln

One of the biggest shows of the month is Curtis Salgado’s return to play Lincoln’s Bourbon Theatre on Saturday, May 14. Salgado took home the Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year in the 2011 Blues Music Awards. He’s nominated in the same category this year. Winners of the 32nd Annual Blues Music Awards will be announced in a ceremony Thursday, May 5, in Memphis. Salgado is a powerhouse...

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Curse of Being Young

Hunx and His Punx is setting fire to the rock 'n’ roll boys club. The California band, led by Seth Bogart (who performs as Hunx), is the openly-gay spark. He sings directly about gay love, lost and found, with plenty of nods toward seducing the straight and the not-so-sure. Meanwhile, His Punx are Shannon Shaw, Michelle Santamaria, Erin Emslie and Amy Blaustein, and they add slop-pop...

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Concert Review: Bowling For Soup

My clothes are soaked with sweat, a frayed yellow wristband is glued to the hairs on my left arm, and my ears are still ringing a little. Job well done, Bowling for Soup! Last Friday’s show was at Sokol Underground, played for a sticky hive of teens and 20-somethings, with minimal airflow around us to cool our moshing limbs. Omaha was the second stop of BFS’s new tour to promote their 11th...

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Red Sky Festival picks 311 as one headliner

The picture surrounding the line-up of the first annual Red Sky Festival is a little less mixed up, thanks to the announcement of 311 as the event's first headliner. The Omaha-bred band will play the TD Ameritrade Park, 1200 Mike Fahey St., Tuesday, July 19. Sublime with Rome will also play inside the baseball stadium to cap off the inaugural night of the festival. Tickets start at $22. 311.com...

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Freedom Rock

With the rise of instrumental rock bands like Explosions In The Sky, the Scottish-band Mogwai has caught the ears of many listeners and critics who might have previously shied away from the somewhat taboo nature of instrumental rock in the past. Mogwai has made itsa name for itself by creating compositions (that are often loud as hell in the live setting) with atmospheric soundscapes, dynamic...

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