Pick: Parquet Courts

December 28
Parquet Courts w/ Yuppies, Capgun Coup and Adult Films
Sweatshop Gallery, 2727 North 62nd St.
7 p.m., $5, facebook.com/sweatshopgalleryomaha

Parquet Courts pair rat-a-tat drumming with thin strips of lo-fi guitar to create their own DIY angular basement punk. They sandwich their sound somewhere between the Fall, Wire, Sonic Youth, Television and the Undertones. There's an attention to economic,...

entered on 12/21/12 at 06:23 PM | read more »

Big Stage News in 2012 Hits Later

Both on stage and in the wings, 2012 was well-booked with big news and memorable performances. The best news? One dire prediction that didn’t come true.

I worried that the year’s most ironic moment would come if Chanticleer’s Happy Days musical turned out to be the unhappy end of the Council Bluffs theater’s long history. Fortunately, good citizens, including the Iowa West Foundation, came through for the...

entered on 12/20/12 at 01:49 PM | read more »

Pick: Satchel Grande

December 22
Satchel Grande w/ All Young Girls Are Machine Guns
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
9 p.m., $7, onepercentproductions.com

Sway it and then shake it. That'll be the order for the night when the swinging, jazzy indie-pop of ukulele-toting All Young Girls Are Machine Guns joins up with the all-out sweat-funk dance attack of Satchel Grande. The moustachioed, sunglasses clad Satchel Grande has...

entered on 12/18/12 at 02:34 AM | read more »

Pick: Snake Island

December 23
Snake Island w/ The Conquerors, Capgun Coup and Hawaii the Band
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
9 p.m., $7, onepercentproductions.com

Snake Island hosts Capgun Coup and Kansas City's the Conquerors in a perfect shot of live music before several days of holiday-induced family time. Snake Island continues to evolve their psychedelic blues-punk, adding in mind-expanding noise jams and...

entered on 12/18/12 at 02:33 AM | read more »

Pick: Dads

December 26
Dads w/ Yuppies and Places We Slept
The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
9 p.m., $5, theslowdown.com

Dads play simple-as-shit, noisy pop songs with an overcaffienated exurberance that suddenly is short supply in the years since Times New Viking briefly brought this aesthetic out of the basements of fringe-pop fanatics and to the shores of indie's mainstream hivemind. What makes Dads stand out is their...

entered on 12/18/12 at 02:32 AM | read more »

Pick: The Art of Puebla

Dec. 14, 2012 – June 30, 2013
The Art of Puebla
El Museo Latino/The Latino Museum, 4701 S. 25 St.
Regular hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 am - 5 pm, Tuesday & Thursday 1 pm - 5 pm, Saturday 10 am - 2 pm; Free to Members, Active Military with ID, Children under 5, General Admission $5, College students with ID $4, Students K-12 & Sr. Citizens $3.50 
http://www.elmuseolatino.org/ 402.731.1137

El Museo...

entered on 12/16/12 at 11:33 PM | read more »

Small Town in Small World: Joy and Horror

The joy of the rock musical Beehive and the horror that came to Newtown, Connecticut, left me contemplating our small town in a small world.

Omaha seems a small town when we find The Waiting Room lounge nearly full a few minutes before the 1 p.m. performance of the rock revival, and the management finds us two seats at a tiny table occupied by two women. One asks, “Are you Warren Francke?,” and reveals she’s the...

entered on 12/16/12 at 09:06 PM | read more »

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