Music Brings Hope

Despite the holidays heading our way, there are still lots of live music events. Many of them let you give back to your community during this holiday season. Slowdown hosts Omaha Rocks: a Benefit for the Homeless, Thursday, Nov. 18, featuring Platte River Rain, The Bishops, The Jacuzzi Brothers and The Todd Campbell Project. Your $10 donation at the door helps buy household goods for recently...

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Sharing In The Groove

Mike Gordon? Yeah, you know him as the bass master for jam legends Phish. But Gordon has made a name for himself outside the Vermont-based quartet with a host of collaborations (notably with Leo Kottke, Mickey Hart, The Benevento-Russo Duo), an award winning filmmaking career (his film Rising Low won Best Documentary at the 2002 Newport International Film Festival) and as an author. On the heels...

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Shakin’ Bacon

Popular roots-swing-Tex-Mex bandleader Billy Bacon reunites with his Lincoln band, dubbed the Porkestra, this weekend. This is the very entertaining local configuration of Lincoln’s Tijuana Gigolos plus Dave Boye on bari sax. The ensemble gives Bacon a sizzling band with a horn section. Bacon now calls Austin home and performs infrequently due to severe arthritis issues. When he first...

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Searching for Answers

Yesterday I conducted an interview with a nationally known musician where I mentioned that I bought his most recent CD. He laughed and said, “You bought it?” I asked what was so funny, and he said, “Oh nothing, just the idea that someone actually purchased music.” And I thought to myself: This is where we are. The idea of buying music has finally evolved into a joke that makes even the...

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Rock ‘n’ Rollergirls ...

* There’s little else that’s more rock ‘n’ roll than the Omaha Rollergirls, who literally bring the roll along with their rockin’ athleticism and aesthetic. Join them for Carnival Night Saturday, Nov. 13, at Stroker’s Bar & Grill, 7812 F St. The fun begins at 8:30 p.m. when you can challenge members of ORG at beer pong, shot checkers, 7-11 doubles and bottle toss. Bring...

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Heaven Sent

America in 2004 needed a great bar band, so Craig Finn and company started America’s best new bar band, man. Since then, The Hold Steady has catapulted into the national presence behind singer Craig Finn’s tales of late nights, early mornings and the complications that can arise between the two, all of which is packed with Finn’s lyrical specificity concerning characters, places and...

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