On And Up

When a major label executive with an extensive history in the music business makes several trips from his cushy spot in Los Angeles to a frigid basement in Omaha, there must be something special about the band.  Atlantic Records A&R Jeff Blue saw something in Emphatic, Omaha’s hardest working rock band.

“I flew out to Omaha 8 or 9 times and worked with them in a basement. It was very organic....

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Live Connection

Matisyahu is rolling now, in a musical career that began in 2004.

That's why the rap-reggae-rock triple threat says he doesn't have a set pattern or schedule for how he works as an artist.

So far the 32-year-old artist has released three studio albums, plus multiple live releases and a remix record.

His two biggest studio albums were separated by more than three years. It's been more than...

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Getting Warped

Against Me! has played in just about every sort of venue Omaha offers.

And the Florida indie-punk band is set to add a parking lot to the mix, as they hit the Westfair Amphitheater in Council Bluffs as part of the 2011 Vans Warped Tour.

Bassist Andrew Seward can remember all of his metro tour stops, from a big arena date opening for the Foo Fighters to some of the band's first Omaha shows...

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Chicago’s New Vibe

With nearly enough members to fill a baseball lineup card, Kids These Days should have taken a bit of work to assemble.

Instead, singer/guitarist Liam Cunningham came up with a band in barely a heartbeat.

“The whole band fell together within a weekend,” he says.

The band started with Cunningham and bass player Lane Beckstrom. Beckstrom approached Cunningham about organizing a psychedelic...

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Loosening Up

Eric Johnson is still adjusting the balances in his musical life.

With a lofty reputation for guitar technique, Johnson continually strives to pull out his songwriting skills for fans.

Known as a notorious studio tinkerer, Johnson has tried to find new ways to streamline his studio labor without losing his trademark sound.

And he's focused on finding the right balance of his various...

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The Kid Is Alright

 

According to George Clinton, the chief architect of funk, the definition of funk is "to do the best you can in life and after that, funk it." Considering his reputation, it's ironic that Clinton's first band was a doo-wop-style group modeled after Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers.

“The whole doo-wop thing was to make it to Motown Records," Clinton says. "By the time we got a hit record...

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