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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 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...


MAHA brings Guided By Voices, Matisyahu

* It's year three for the MAHA Festival and its organizers have just put out what may be the most diverse initial lineup of their indie-focused outdoor concert event's history. Matisyahu, Guided By Voices and Cursive will take the event's main stage at downtown Omaha's Lewis and Clark Landing on Saturday, August 13. Guided By Voices is the big coup, as Robert Pollard and the mid-90's line-up of the Ohio lo-fi indie...


<p>In booking local band Cursive — in addition to other coups Guided by Voices and Matisyahu — MAHA lands one of the original crown jewels of the Saddle Creek Records triumvirate.  </p> Guided by Voices, Cursive, Matisyahu to play 2011 Maha Music Festival

The news is in the headline, exactly as it was announced Monday night. To reiterate: This year's MAHA Music Festival, to be held Aug. 13 at Lewis & Clark Landing, will feature among its main stage bands Guided by Voices, Cursive and Matisyahu. Take a moment. Breathe deep. Soak it in. When you consider what the MAHA folks are now up against, not the least of which is MECA's six-day, three-stage,...


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