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Live Reviews: Omaha Girls Rock and Playing With Fire

I can only imagine what it was like backstage at the Omaha Girls Rock (OGR) showcase moments before the night's first band, The Jellybeans, took the stage. Utter chaos? Faces gripped in panic-fear? Tears? Nervous laughter? 

For most of the 24 girls who took part in the inaugural OGR band camp, it would be their first time on any stage. Many had never held an instrument before signing up. Now here they were,...


Baby Tears named Nebraska’s best new band

* Against the Grain, fresh off a tour supporting legendary hardcore band The Meatmen, will play Tuesday, July 26 at Brothers Lounge, 3812 Farnam St. The Detroit band will be joined by local punk band the F**king Party, who just returned from their own summer tour. The show is $5 and starts at 9:30 p.m.

* Baby Tears have spread their notorious name all the way east to Beantown. Alternative weekly the Boston...


Playing With Fire, Travelling Mercies, Sunday Roadhouse

This week’s big event is the Playing With Fire concert Saturday, July 16. It’s set for Stinson Park at Aksarben Village. Missouri River flood waters washed out the Lewis & Clark Landing and threatened the proposed second site. A lot of people seem uncertain about where Stinson Park is. It is the park on the Center Street side of the old Aksarben property. Stinson Park is located at 67th & Center in what is now...


Chicago’s New Vibe

With nearly enough members to fill a baseball lineup card, Kids These Days should have taken a bit of work to assemble.

Instead, singer/guitarist Liam Cunningham came up with a band in barely a heartbeat.

“The whole band fell together within a weekend,” he says.

The band started with Cunningham and bass player Lane Beckstrom. Beckstrom approached Cunningham about organizing a psychedelic funk band.

As...


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