Sleep tight, Stay Awake

* Stay Awake will take a final bow this Saturday at The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St., before calling it quits. The local indie rock trio of Steve Micek, Robert Little and Mario Alderfer perfected a brand of icy, jagged rock that drew a line between post-hardcore and post-punk. The taut, bracing onslaught is highlighted by Micek's stream-of-consciousness microphone barks. The break-up comes as...

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Digital Leather announces album release plans

* Digital Leather is finally able to let loose plans for its follow-up to 2009’s Warm Brother. The new record, Infinite Sun, is due out in June or early July on Chicago label, Tic Tac Totally. After Shawn Foree and his bandmates recorded the album, they took to fundraising website kickstarter.com to pay mixing and mastering of the record. Those who donated get one of a limited line of records...

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Peace of Shit releases cassette

* Peace of Shit, a rotating cast of garage punk musicians headed by songwriter Austin Ulmer, celebrated the release of the group’s debut release, a 10-song cassette. The show featured performances by Watching the Train Wreck and one-man-band Mosquito Bandito. Peace of Shit’s set was a romp through fast-paced garage punk, highlighted by a wall of guitars and the rat-a-tat drumming of Brimstone...

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Hoshaw books Barley Street

* Omaha’s public radio station KIOS 91.5 FM has scheduled a sneak peak at Gregg Allman’s latest album, Low Country Blues, Monday, Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. The special program will feature an interview with the rock and blues artist from the Allman Brothers Band, as well as selected cuts from the new T-Bone Burnett, according to KIOS’ Mike Jacobs. Rounder releases the disc the following day. *...

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New Year, New Voice

* First of all, greetings are in order. I’m Chris Aponick and I’m your new Backbeat columnist. Think of me as your guide to what’s newsworthy in Omaha each week. I’ve written for The Reader frequently during the last three years, so I hope my voice is one you’re used to hearing. But here’s the thing, I need to hear your voices, too. A man only has one set of ears and sometimes that...

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It’s True Update, Passing the Backbeat Baton

* This week’s 8 Days section features many of your most exciting options for an in-tune New Year’s Eve celebration set to live music, but here are two quality stragglers: The Firm w/ special guests play Side Door Lounge, 3530 Leavenworth St. The 9 p.m. show will feature classic album covers including T.Rex, Iggy Pop, The Cure, Velvet Underground and Talking Heads, from Bill Eustice, Dereck...

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