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 Jazzwholes and Friends w/ DJ W.E.R.D.

Dec. 18 The Jazzwholes and Friends w/ DJ W.E.R.D. Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. 8 p.m., $8, theslowdown.com Break-up? What break-up? Forget about that. The Jazzwholes are back for another round of experimental jazz along with special guest DJ W.E.R.D. Although their official demise was back in 2008, the five-piece outfit has been reuniting more often as of late. According to the Jazzwholes’ Facebook page, the boys...

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Night of Music w/ Claran Nagle and Tara Novak

Dec. 20 Night of Music w/ Claran Nagle and Tara Novak Bemis Center, 724 S. 12th St. 7 p.m., $7/$5 members 341.7130, bemiscenter.org Musical collaborations can spring from unexpected sources. Irish tenor Claran Nagle is rooted in the traditions of his native Old Sod. He trained at prestigious schools there, he performed with the National Chamber Choir of Ireland and Opera Ireland and he was Riverdance’s male lead...

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Hot From Far w/ Artillery Funk, Shoedog, Cymbal Rush and Standbye

Dec. 20 Hot From Far w/ Artillery Funk, Shoedog, Cymbal Rush and Standbye Sokol Underground, 2234 S. 13th St. 7 p.m., $7, myspace.com/hotfromfar Before you head home for the holidays and battle with your uncle over who gets the last fifth of eggnog, check out the 5th annual “A Very Hot From Far Christmas Show.” Pop-punk goes Yuletide jam as these party rockers led by front man Joe Champion take over Sokol...

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MAKE Issue 10 Release Party

Dec. 22 MAKE Issue 10 Release Party Jake’s Cigars and Spirits, 6206 Maple St. 7-9 p.m., reading at 7:45 p.m. $5 suggested donation, makemag.com Don’t worry, Omaha can take some credit for MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine, a nonprofit publication featuring fiction, nonfiction, poetry and art telling the story of our times. Five years ago, co-founder and Omaha native Sarah Dodson instigated this impressive...

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Gunk’s Murray Christmas! w/ Kobrakyle and $pencelove

Dec. 22 Gunk’s Murray Christmas! w/ Kobrakyle and $pencelove Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $5/FREE for 21+ before 10:30 p.m. waitingroomlounge.com I know you have been itching to dress up as your favorite Bill Murray character, so here’s your chance! Gunk, besides being that stuff under your fingernails, is also a frequent excuse to get your dance on in Omaha. This year’s Christmas party is a tribute...

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Mannheim Steamroller

Dec. 22-23 Mannheim Steamroller Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. 7:30 p.m., $37-$77, 345.0606 ticketomaha.com Tickets have been on sale since Aug. 19, but at last word a few still remained for both performances. This is the real local act made good, Grammy winner Chip Davis’s Mannheim Steamroller. It was 26 years ago that Davis released Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, launching the group he created, with...

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