Mal Madrigal w/ Our Fox, The Bruces and Before The Toast and Tea

Dec. 26 Mal Madrigal w/ Our Fox, The Bruces and Before The Toast and Tea Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. 8 p.m., $6, theslowdown.com Winter beckons two of Omaha’s sons, Mal Madrigal’s Stephen Bartolomei and Our Fox’s Ryan Fox. Mal Madrigal headlines with an experimental acoustic indie sound that jumps from slow-burning builds, to shuffling, quasi-tropicalia guitar rock. Bartolomei has continued the band in New...

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Little Brazil w/ Conduits, The Filter Kings and All Young Girls are Machine Guns

Dec. 26 Little Brazil w/ Conduits, The Filter Kings and All Young Girls are Machine Guns Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $7, onepercentproductions.com Many who survive Christmas Day will appreciate how amazing this show will be. You’ve got Little Brazil who never fail to throw a hype show with a blend of indie and hard rock. Conduits, Omaha’s goulash of artists reinterpreting the psychedelic shoe-gaze...

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Benefit for Amber Wilkins

Dec. 27 Benefit for Amber Wilkins Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 7 p.m., $10, onepercentproductions.com The story is tragic on so many levels. A dump truck driver runs a red light, slams into an SUV driven by a 25-year-old mother of a 2-year-old. She was just two blocks from work. The November 5 accident left Wilkins so critically injured, it took her four days to open her eyes and give a nurse a thumbs-up. This is...

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Ladyfinger w/ Back When, Answer Team & Lightning Bug

Dec. 27 Ladyfinger w/ Back When, Answer Team & Lightning Bug Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. 9 p.m., $7, theslowdown.com Ladyfinger has been laying low in 2010, after a personnel change and the launch of singer Chris Machmuller’s pop-soul supergroup The So-So Sailors. But Ladyfinger is back, ready to rip through its fierce take on hardcore-colored classic rock. Ladyfinger still flies under the radar in town, despite...

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Celebrate Kwanzaa w/ Omaha Public Library

Dec. 27-30 Celebrate Kwanzaa w/ Omaha Public Library Charles B. Washington Branch, 2868 Ames Ave. Times vary by day, FREE, 444.4849 omahapubliclibrary.org If you’ve never attended a Kwanzaa celebration, sample the Omaha Public Library’s four-day African-American festival. Monday, Omaha blues man Dr. Spit (of Dr. Spit and the Blues Mechanics) presents a blues harmonica workshop for children from 2-4 p.m. Family...

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Mousetrap w/ Mercy Rule, Noah’s Ark Was A Spaceship and The Stay Awake

Dec. 29 Mousetrap w/ Mercy Rule, Noah’s Ark Was A Spaceship and The Stay Awake Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $8, onepercentproductions.com While attending Central High School in the mid ’90s, all the cool kids had Mousetrap 45s, attended their shows or sported a sticker on their notebooks. They were the indie-rock band back then and a part of the very beginning of Omaha’s then-blossoming local music...

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Tips for Sedaris, Ian Fleming airport

* Book tours can be grueling for authors, but they also can be lucrative. And writers can rake in serious cash for speaking engagements. Bestselling author David Sedaris took it a step further on one of his tours by setting a tip jar on his signing table. Though it was free for fans to get their book signed, many tipped. Sedaris wound up collecting over $4,000 in tips, he tells The National Post. “The problem was...

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