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Backbeat - Rock, Women, and Reverb…Oh My!

 

Weekend Music, Blues Challenge Announced & More

 

Backbeat - Surf Music, Aliens, Weapons, and Walkenhorst

 

Live Music Review Spotlight:

 

Live Review: Maha Music Festival 2015

 

MAHA Preview

 

Turn It Up

 

Hoodoo Writer’s Update

 

The Forty Fours Shows Cancelled

 

Blues, Roots, Rockabilly & Swing

 

News: Gus & Call, MAHA, Capgun Coup, Cursive & The Replacements

Before we start plowing through the year-end minutia that will be inundating us for the next month and a half, here are some "newsy" items that have been dying to get squeezed into the column before they fall between the cracks.

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Gus & Call (former members of Bear Country) announcing that they will have a residency at Slowdown throughout the month of December was, by itself, a big deal. Add to that the...


Dead German births new album

* Dead German had been the secret basement project of several Omaha garage punk kids, but now Dead Beat Records is pulling the project straight up from the bowels on the earth. The quartet of Parker Steele, Watching the Train Wreck's Kevin Cline, Ben Allen and Peace of Shit's Austin Ulmer worked on songs in Cline and Allen's midtown basement, in between gigs with their other bands. The result of those sessions is...


Against The Current

                  In the seemingly never-ending mission to group bands into a myriad of categories, Split Lip Rayfield has been allotted the “thrash-grass” label, which can be described as aggressive acoustic music with elements of punk and bluegrass. They’ve influenced a slew of other like-minded artists, but are careful not to take sole credit.
                 “I’ve never gotten any financial reward for coming...


Live, Touring and Local

Damon Fowler makes his 21st Saloon debut on Thursday, Nov. 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Living Blues magazine calls Fowler “a roots guitar guru in the making.” The Chicago Sun-Times writes “Make way for the next big-time guitar slinger.”
Critics compare his guitar riffs to Johnny Winter and Jeff Beck with slide playing influenced by Duane Allman. Fowler also has lap-steel and dobro playing in his arsenal. The Tampa, Fla.,...


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