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<p>  The So-So Sailors</p> Big In Omaha

While technology and the music business' economy continue complicating life for those looking to survive in the music industry, there was still plenty of activity in Omaha's music scene. This is what was big in Omaha during 2011.

* Emphatic: The local hard rock heroes became major label modern rockers with the release of their Atlantic Records debut Damage. Label executive Jeff Blue and big-time producer Howard...

Hope Survives

Two years ago for The Reader’s Year in Review wrap-up article, I said that it was the beginning of the end, that there had become a universal recognition that the best days for those who make a living making music were very likely behind them.

That was in the year 2009 B.S. – Before Spotify.

Now it’s 2011 and nothing has changed, not really. Except for one thing: There used to be a glimmer of hope that a...

<p>  Samantha Fish</p> Happy New Year

New Year’s Eve offers plenty of holiday music options. Brad Cordle Band plays a special show at the Bel Air Banquet Room, 12100 West Center Road. Details and advance ticket reservations are available by calling 402-333-5505.
In Lincoln, the Zoo Bar presents a double header with Tijuana Gigolos 5-8 p.m. followed by the outrageous Self Righteous Brothers after 9 p.m.
Kris Lager Band plays Dec. 31 at Playmaker’s in...

<p>  It's True, 4/1/11.</p> Stage Dive: The Best Live Shows of 2011

In years past I made it to at least a hundred shows in a calendar year. This year the number was around 60, but looking over the following list, 2011 was as good as any year that I can remember:

Jan. 18 – Cursive performs Domestica at The Waiting Room – It didn’t matter if frontman Tim Kasher messed up the opening line of “The Casualty” or if he even remembered the words, because the SRO crowd spent the evening...

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