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The Reader Names New Music Editor

 

Ten Questions with Kristin Kontrol

 

ZooFest, Tab, Lyle, Janiva & More

 

Zoo Turns 43

 

Playing With Fire Moves to 21st Saloon

 

Ten Questions with Twin Peaks

 

Heavy Hitters

 

Ten Questions with Peter, Bjorn and John

 

Winning American Scores

 

Stravinsky and Prokofiev

 

Live at Maha: Sons of Fathers

Austin's Sons of Fathers were the first taste of non-local music on this year's Maha Festival stage. They brought together a sound that lies smack dab between modern folk-rock stars Mumford & Sons and shaggy Americana rockers the Black Crowes. Stand-up bass met with electric guitars to make brisk-moving, upbeat roots rock. Obviously this is soaked in commercial potential, as long as alternative rock stays fine with...


Live at Maha: HERS w/ Omaha Girls Rock

Before HERS began their set on the local set, one of the bands formed at the Omaha Girls Rock camp played a song. Urban Scrunchies offered up a simple, low-key song played with a confident ease. HERS set followed with a vibe cut from 90s lo-if indie. Slacker rock guitar lines influenced by Pavement and other acts seem to be an influence on this female-fronted act. The band was perfect for the early afternoon....


Live at Maha: Millions of Boys

Millions of Boys unveiled a larger lineup as they kicked off their performance on Maha Music Festival's main stage. The added instrumental heft of an added guitarist and a full time keyboardist provided a layer of lushness to the band's hook-filled indie pop. The standouts are still the songs sung by guitarist Sara Bertuldo, especially when drummer Ryan Haas yelps in on background vocals. The band are smart...


Jump & Twang

Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones with Dennis Gruenling take the Zoo Bar stage Monday, Aug. 19, 6 p.m. This band knocked out Omaha blues fans last summer when they played at the P.S. Collective. Deming has appeared at the Zoo Bar before as part of Kim Wilson’s Blues Revue. Deming's guitar style mixes sparkling precision and passion in the tradition of Duke Robillard, T-Bone Walker and Charlie Christian. He can also...


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