Pick: Blitzen Trapper

September 12
Blitzen Trapper w/ Oquoa
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
9 p.m., $15, onepercentproductions.com

Blitzen Trapper have wasted no time in releasing records and now are on the verge of unveiling their seventh full-length, simply titled VII. The Portland-based band formed in 2000 and began filtering country rock and acoustic folk through a hyperactive indie rock lens, creating a world where...

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Pick: Wild Belle

September 14
Wild Belle w/ Saint Rich, Satchel Grande
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
9 p.m., $10, onepercentproductions.com

Siblings Elliot and Natalie Bergman joined together to form Wild Belle in 2011, taking along some of the lessons from Nomo, the mostly-instrumental jazz fusion Afrobeat project that Elliot led. Those lessons are applied to a globe-trotting and retro-tinged batch of indie pop...

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Pick: Youth Lagoon

September 10
Youth Lagoon w/ Pure X
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
9 p.m., $12 in advance/$14 day-of-show, onepercentproductions.com

Youth Lagoon's Trevor Powers crafted his first album, The Year Of Hibernation, in near seclusion, using songwriting as a method of filtering through his thoughts and psychological distress. There was no expectation that anybody but a few around his hometown of Boise,...

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Pick: Psychedelic Furs

September 9
Psychedelic Furs w/ The Technicolors, Pharmacy Spirits
The Bourbon Theatre, 1415 O St.
8 p.m., $25 in advance/$30 day-of-show, bourbontheatre.com

The Psychedelic Furs were the sophisticates of the British post-punk scene and would end up being the understated cool kids once post-punk snowballed into the richly-hued new wave era. The Furs' best songs still ring as deeply familiar, even to those who...

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Pick: Jim James

September 10
Jim James w/ Basia Bulat
Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
9 p.m., $27, onepercentproductions.com

Regions of Light and Sound of God is Jim James' first true showcase of solo material, after having released material penned by Woody Guthrie and George Harrison. Of those two tribute subjects, the Beatles' Harrison is the more apparent influence on James' 2013 release. But James' tastes have dabbled all...

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Pick: Jake’s Block Party

September 6
Jake's Block Party
Jake's Cigars & Spirits, 6206 Maple St.
7 p.m., $5, hearnebraska.org

For all of those who decree that summer is over after Labor Day, Jake's Cigars & Spirits annual block party is back to say, "C'mon, let's give this thing at least one more week." So come enjoy an outdoor beer garden and a line-up of excellent local bands during the September edition of Benson First Friday. ...

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When a film becomes a film: The shaping of “Nebraska”

After wrapping Nebraska the end of 2012 Alexander Payne holed up with editor Kevin Tent in L.A. to edit the film starting Jan. 7 and finally put the project to bed in early August. When I caught up with Payne and a small post crew in mid-May at The Lot in Old Hollywood they were days from completing a mix before the film's Cannes Film Festival world premiere.

The seldom glimpsed edit-mix process is where a film...

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