Found at Sea: How indie band Tennis’ debut was born on waves

While they were learning to survive at sea, the thought of making music — or making an album for that matter — never crossed the minds of Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore, the indie pop duo known as Tennis. The story began when the Denver refugees bought a boat in Tampa Bay and set off into the Atlantic, sailed along the East Coast, then to the Bahamas for the winter, then back up the U.S....

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Let’s Get Lost

It's late in the day; the sun barely blinks over the horizon. The familiar bleached light bounces off the pavement and through the dirty windshield while white stripes flicker below like a busy signal on the highway. The man behind the wheel is lost. That man is Pete Yorn, his trademark Prince Valiant mane tossing in the wind blowing through an open window. He wears the same T-shirt and jeans he...

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OEAA Music Review: Crystal Visions

As the Grammy Awards dispensed their hardware with plenty of over-the-top theatricality on television screens across the country Sunday night, Omaha's crop of musicians celebrated their own successes with a humbler bit of pomp and circumstance. The Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards program brought together local musicians with their artistic compatriots in theater and visual arts for the fifth...

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OEA Awards this Sunday, Sunday Roadhouse at the Side Door

The annual Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards will be presented this Sunday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Harrah’s Convention Center ballroom. The show is scheduled to feature live performances from All Young Girls Are Machine Guns, The Filter Kings, Steve Raybine and slam poet Felicia Webster as well as several theatrical nominees. Remember, all nominations were arrived at through public...

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That heavy lovin’ feeling: Bright Eyes, The People’s Key

Bright Eyes’ new album, The People’s Key, comes out Feb. 15 on Saddle Creek Records. Conor Oberst's publicist tells me the band, which had just started rehearsals, has put all press inquiries on hold for the time being. Maybe when Bright Eyes schedules the inevitable concert in Omaha (perhaps in conjunction with the MAHA Music Festival?) we'll get Conor's perspective on the album. Until then,...

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Large and Live

Colorado-based two-piece Big Gigantic plays a bombastic mixture of jazz rhythms and electronic dance beats. Featuring saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken, Big G’s music was made for dancing and the duo have been ably ripping up clubs from coast to coast. They made a big wave on the festival circuit last summer, including much-talked-about sets at both Rothbury and...

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Remembering Dave
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Totally Crushing on Millions of Boys
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Future Tense: 2012 Music Predictions, Pt. 2
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