Spotlight On Music

Music took centerstage at this year's Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards show, culminating in costume-clad performance by indie-dance act Icky Blossoms.

That performance brought OEAA attendees out of their seats and to the front of the stage at the downtown Hilton Omaha ballroom, 1001 Cass St. The two-song set of "Sex to the Devil" and "Heat Lightning" closed out the eighth year for the...

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The Reader Next 15

Pay attention to these names. These are the band's that the Reader's music writing team think have the best chance of making some noise in 2013.

Hector Anchondo
Universe Contest
Travelling Mercies
Lil’ Slim Blues Band
Levi William
Domestica
Eli Mardock
Darren Keen 
Snake Island
InDreama
UUVVWWZ
Yuppies
Solid Goldberg
Dim Light
Peace of Shit

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The Reader Next 15

Pay attention to these names. These are the band's that the Reader's music writing team think have the best chance of making some noise in 2013.

Hector Anchondo
Universe Contest
Travelling Mercies
Lil’ Slim Blues Band
Levi William
Domestica
Eli Mardock
Darren Keen 
Snake Island
InDreama
UUVVWWZ
Yuppies
Solid Goldberg
Dim Light
Peace of Shit

entered on 12/06/12 at 07:51 PM | read more »


The Reader Top 20

Every year, the Reader's music team sends in their picks for Omaha's leading bands. Then we meet, discuss and select the 20 bands that made the biggest impact in the past year. It's not exactly scientific, but in the end, we at the Reader feel that the band's listed below represent a good cross-section of what's happening in eastern Nebraska's clubs, bars and music venues. Meet the Reader's Top...

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From Boss To Barroom

This time, there was no unexpected discovery. No band that cropped up out of nowhere to knock me back and demand my attention.

That may just be thanks to the accessibility of music these days. Any band I might want to know about, I can check out in a digital instant.

So with a schedule filled with bands that I had already heard of to check out, there was just no time to stumble upon a great...

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Representing Down South

Nebraska's musical contingency at SXSW took on forms from traditional polka to electronic music-backed performance art. Here's what our eyes and ears took in:

Harouki Zombi:

Featuring Orenda Fink (Azure Ray, Art In Manila, O+S) and Nina Barnes (Of Montreal), this dance/performance art project aims and fires at all senses, with spinning dance beats providing the soundtrack to a cast of...

entered on 03/20/12 at 04:09 PM | read more »


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