Pick: Said the Whale

August 24
Said The Whale w/ Royal Teeth
The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St.
9:30 p.m., $8.97, onepercentproductions.com

Said the Whale's latest song "I Love You", an effervescently catchy single, is just starting to break Vancouver indie pop-rockers to a larger audience. The songs success even has local station 89.7 FM the River on board, as they are sponsoring this show. Said the Whale has built a steady...

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Pick: Flight Metaphor CD release show

August 23
Flight Metaphor CD Release Show w/ Skypiper
Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
9 p.m., $7 at the door, theslowdown.com

Local melodic alternative pop-rock act Flight Metaphor will unveil their latest tunes at a release show celebrating their new CD EP, Redirection. The four-piece band is anchored by brothers Bill and Mike Harvat, who are joined by Bradley Tyler Moore and Cody Villarreal. The CD is the...

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The Challenging Design of ‘Sirens”

Sirens by Deborah Zoe Laufer at The Omaha Community Playhouse presents two unique challenges for it’s designers. First, it takes place in seven different locations spanning the globe. Secondly, it needs to have Sam’s catchy hit song, the one from 25 years ago that went on to be covered by anyone and everyone. How did Director Amy Lane and her team of designers approach these unusual demands?

Lane on the Set...

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Pick: Functional Ceramics at Anderson O’Brien

On Table: Functional Ceramics

Ends August 25

Anderson O’Brien Fine Art, 1108 Jackson St

Pick: The ceramics on display at Anderson O’Brien can employ the faculties of sight, touch and use. Ceramics give the viewer a concrete way to see that mankind’s greatest creations often appear simple and small. It’s hard to avoid the debate of form over function or function over form when ceramics are in the mix. For...

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Pick: Dwight Yoakam

August 21st
Dwight Yoakam w/ Sturgill Simpson
Sumtur Amphitheater, 11691 South 108th St.
7 p.m., $40 in advance/$45 day-of-show, onepercentproductions.com

Dwight Yoakam has taken up an odd position in country music, having scored several hits but seemingly existing outside of the mainstream Nashville sounds of the last 25 years of country music. By embracing both elements of roots and rock music, Yoakam...

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Pick: Gogol Bordello

August 16
Gogol Bordello
Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
8 p.m., $25, onepercentproductions.com

Gypsy punk act Gogol Bordello are a guaranteed shot of adrenaline on stage, with a ragtag assortment of instruments and anchored by wild-eyed frontman Eugene Hütz. The Manhattan-based band released their latest album, Pura Vida Conspiracy, in July and now are back on the road to kick out the jams. The album adds new...

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Sirens Brings the Call of a New Theatrical Year

With TAG Awards putting last season to a close, the Omaha theatrical community starts work on what looks to be another outstanding year for local theatre. One of the first shows of that year opens this weekend with the Omaha Community Playhouse’s production of Sirens by Deborah Zoe Laufer.

Fans of the 21 & Over programming should find Laufer’s name a familiar one. Her play End Days, about a dysfunctional family...

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