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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Rad Kadillac Holiday Event w/ Somasphere, Mitch Gettman Band and SFS

Dec. 16 Rad Kadillac Holiday Event w/ Somasphere, Mitch Gettman Band and SFS Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., FREE, radkadillac.com ’Tis the season to be rocking and giving! Rad Kadillac Productions is feeling festive this holiday season and has decided to give the Omaha community the gift of music. This Thursday, at The Waiting Room, the Rad Kad gang will stuffing your stocking with their annual free night...

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Drink ’N Draw

Dec. 16 Drink ’N Draw New BLK Gallery, 1213 Jones St. 8-10p.m., 19+, $5, thenewblk.com If you were expecting this event to be an opportunity to draw a penis on the face of your passed out friend, you’ve been mistaken. The New BLK Gallery presents the adult alternative, Drink ’N Draw, a dynamic and refreshing take on the model art class. Whether you're a cartoonist or painter, artists over the age of...

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Southpaw Bluegrass Band

Dec. 17 Southpaw Bluegrass Band 1020, 5013 Underwood Ave. 9 p.m., FREE, 991.1020 1020omaha.com Omaha’s Nebraska-grass ambassadors Southpaw Bluegrass Band (SpBB) will celebrate eight years of picking first-rate original bluegrass music Friday night. High Lonesome sounds will ring through the Dundee area as the band plays in honor of its eighth anniversary and guitarist/vocalist David Fleming’s 34th birthday. The...

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Clever w/ Straight Outta Junior High & The Jes Winter Band

Dec. 18 Clever w/ Straight Outta Junior High & The Jes Winter Band Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $10, onepercentproductions.com A late-’90s Omaha favorite, Clever rocked places like the Ranch Bowl where the band drew sweaty, moshing crowds full of adulating fans. But quicker than you can say “grasshopper takeover,” the group decided to head for greener pastures down in St. Louis for a gig opening for...

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The Truth About Caril

It was the case that shattered innocence and struck fear into an entire nation, inspired artists like Terrence Malick ... more »


Murder he wrote

South Omaha native son David Krajicek’s crime writing has branded him Mr. Murder, so it’s only apt he looks the heavy ... more »


So Bad, It’s Good

Stop by the PS Collective at 6056 Maple Street this Thursday, August 4th at 7 p.m. for the Omaha Poetry Slam Team ... more »


What’s a Cthulhu?

*Fans of horror, monsters and strange illustrations take note: artist Michael Bukowski is illustrating every monster ... more »