Lively Fall Choices

It’s a big night for touring blues Thursday, Sept. 30, when the Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Band takes the stage at the Stir Concert Cove for a 7:30 p.m. show. See 8 Days or for more on this show with two of the genre’s leading artists. You can drop by The Lift for the 5:30 p.m. Brave Combo show Sept. 30 and show your Trucks-Tedeschi ticket for half off the $12 admission....

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Library of Love

Stuart McLamb’s bumpy road with The Love Language The Love Language was created out of chaos. Birthed from the ashes of failed relationships, incarceration and weekday benders, Stuart McLamb assembled his first record under the moniker primarily by himself. The self-titled debut was released by Portland’s independent label Bladen County in 2009. McLamb insists those songs were never...

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Lincoln Calling, Pt. 7

I simply could have listed the bands that are playing at this year’s Lincoln Calling Festival, along with their time slots, and been done with it. What else do you need to get your asses to Lincoln this weekend? Instead, I’m telling you to use that magic box on your desk and go to, a website that lists all the particulars in a well-organized, well-designed online...

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National Backspin

Reader reviews a smattering of new, national releases There are plenty of places to read music reviews, but what’s the fun of reading one where you can’t disagree face-to-face with the guy who wrote them? Well, I work at a downtown record store and don’t mind being told I’m off base. Here are some albums of note from the past few months, including the just-released Neil Young and...

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Burning Flames

Several shows with some of the biggest names in roots and blues music grace local performance spaces this week. Taj Mahal, W.C. Clark, Tab Benoit and Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi are on tap. Legendary Taj Mahal in Lincoln The Bourbon Theatre and the Zoo Bar present a rare Nebraska performance by the great Taj Mahal. For more than 40 years Mahal has celebrated American blues and roots music...

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From The Abyss

Serena-Maneesh uncover layers of sound Norwegian noise-pop band Serena-Maneesh dug deep with its latest album, literally. For Serena-Maneesh 2: Abyss in B Minor, released in March on 4AD Records, mastermind Emil Nikolaisen recorded tracks in a cave located outside Oslo, Norway. “It was an interesting journey, at times rough, at times inspiring,” said Nikolaisen via cell during a sound check...

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Remembering Dave
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Totally Crushing on Millions of Boys
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Future Tense: 2012 Music Predictions, Pt. 2
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