Pick: The Decatures w/ Two Shakes &  Ground Tyrants

Sept. 27
The Decatures w/ Two Shakes
&  Ground Tyrants
Shamrock’s Pub & Grill, 5338 N 103rd St.
9 p.m., $5
http://www.shamrockspubandgrill.com

Say what you want about today’s youth, the boys in The Decatures have all of their bases covered, loaded and ready to knock you out of their park and drive it home. The diaper dandies from Lincoln take their cues from yesteryear’s rock’n’roll forefathers, bridging...

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Pick: The Growlers w/ Cosmonauts, Gap Dream & Pangea

Sept. 26
The Growlers w/ Cosmonauts,
Gap Dream & Pangea
Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.
8 p.m., $13 at the door
http://www.theslowdown.com

Tucked in shirts. Shiny penny loafers. Candle lit dinners. None of these things describe the The Growlers. In fact, the above is pretty much their exact opposite. A better way to have begun this writeup would have been to take that opening line, extruded it through a gangrene...

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Pick: Under Water Dream Machine *Tour Kick-Off Party* w/ CANDY ATTACK & Michael Hulstein

Barley Street Tavern, 2735 N. 62nd St.
8 p.m., $5 at the door,
http://www.barleystreet.com

it’s been said that there is a fine line between genious and insanity. Wait, rewind that. Perhaps I should start with a classic Hunter S. Thompson quote taken out of context. “The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.” I’m pretty...

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Buy Playhouse Tickets Fast As You Can

It’s not like one reviews a new production of Les Miserables by writing on a blank slate. Not when you’ve seen it many times, from the Orpheum in Omaha to the Palace in London.

Instead, it becomes a question of when the goose bumps first rise and when the handkerchief is pulled from a pocket as the tears first fall.

So what happened on preview night at the Omaha Community Playhouse? I’ll spare you the exact...

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Pick: Raw: Natural Born Artists

Raw: Natural Born Artists
Thursday, September 26 from 7 to 11 p.m.
Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S 13th St

Raw: Natural Born Artists presents Translations on September 26 at Sokol Auditorium. As is typical with Raw, 40 artists from all creative disciplines will be represented. Katie Seymour is a featured photographer who says she prefers to make people think with her pictures rather than give everybody a comfortable...

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Pick: Typhoon

September 16
Typhoon w/ Radiation City
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
9 p.m., $10, onepercentproductions.com

Labelmates Typhoon and Radiation City are both promising Pacific Northwest indie pop acts, but the two bands boast distinctive and different approaches. Typhoon is an expansive orchestral pop act, led by emotive singer Kyle Morton. The band tosses in everything from violin and ukulele to...

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Pick: Wayne Hancock

September 17
Wayne Hancock w/ Lloyd McCarter & the Honky-Tonk Revival
Bourbon Theatre, 1415 O St. in Lincoln
9 p.m., $12 in advance/$15 day-of-show, bourbontheatre.com

Wayne Hancock possesses the voice that you'd expect coming out of a classic country radio station on your AM radio dial. He calls his style "juke joint swing" and it embodies a whole range of roots, twang and quintessentially American song...

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