August 13: Bush

August 13


Stir Cove at Harrah's, 1 Harrahs Blvd., Council Bluffs

8 p.m., $30,


Alternative rockers Bush will provide Saturday night's alternative to indie rock, as they take fans back to the dawn of grunge-pop. The English band took up the cause of the burgeoning alternative nation of the early 1990s and injected a sense of melody and pop-craftsmanship. That knack for melody sent their...

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August 12: Brandi Carlile

August 12

Brandi Carlile w/ Ivan & Alyosha

The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.

8 p.m., $26 advance/ $30 day-of-show,


Brandi Carlile's great, mostly-overlooked 2009 album Give Up the Ghost shed most of Carlile's overt adult-pop urges in favor of a rougher, more engaging trek through Americana-dappled singer-songwriter fare. Her previous two records carried similar moments, but...

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Lil Scoutie Sighting: For style-conscious fans heading to MAHA music festival Saturday, August 13th, be sure to stop by Scout: Dry Goods & Trade's mobile shop, affectionately known as Lil Scoutie. The minds behind style site Esoteric Velvet will be on hand to celebrate as part of their 100 days of cultural goodness, while photographing the best in local festival style. Those who stop by and show Lil Scoutie some...

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Booked: Free eBooks, Poetry and Naked People

This October, Lit Undressed will present “Fashion in Literature” in conjunction with this year’s (downtown) Omaha Lit Fest, and they’re looking for written contributions. This year's focus is “Silk & Sawdust,” and centers on the heart and mechanics of literature. Authors will participate in panels, readings and discussions of their methods and processes, and look at the literal tools of production — including...

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August 12: Trenton Doyle Hancock

Sheldon Art Museum, 12th&R Sts., Lincoln, NE
Exhibit continues thru Oct. 23, 2011
Admission free—hours vary daily, 1-402-472-2461

The Sheldon features 18 prints from the Fix portfolio of Houston-based artist Trenton Doyle Hancock as part of the museum’s focus on African American artists. In a style partly influenced by surrealism and abstract expressionism, Hancock populates his imaginary...

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August 12: YAP

Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St., 6:30-11 p.m.
Free for YAP members, $30 for non-members 402-342-000

Joslyn’s Young Arts Patrons (YAP) offers engaging social events for a new generation of viewers who want to connect with the area’s rising “creative class.” YAP members and those wishing to either join this Friday’s sojourn and/or the organization must be between the ages of 25-40. The crawl begins...

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Fash Flood 8/4: Omaha Fashion Week

Paging Project Runway Fans:  Omaha Fashion Week announces the attendance of two special guests at fashion week events this year. Season eight Project Runway finalist and fan favorite Mondo Guerra ( and one of Britain’s top bridal bloggers, the Rock n Roll Bride, otherwise known as Kat Williams ( Stay tuned for further details regarding OFW’s special guests and visit...

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