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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 album, and I was...


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 will offer a pre-sale...


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 contrasts, distortion...


Video: The Black Lips live at The Waiting Room

This past Monday marked my third year in a row attending what seems to have become the annual spring Black Lips show. The self described "flower-punk" band from Atlanta, Ga. did not disappoint. Opening the night was Omaha's own Dave Goldberg, formerly of the Box Elders, who started things off with a synth trip that sounded like ecstasy strung out on lo-fi. His sound almost scares you away but, he manages to lasso...


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