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Muddy & The Wolf

Big blues names hit the Holland Performing Arts Center next Wednesday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m., to turn the place into a rockin’ juke joint in honor of two extremely influential bluesmen: Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. The tribute, touring as Blues at the Crossroads 2, is anchored by The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Fronted by founding member Kim Wilson on vocals and harmonica, The Fabulous Thunderbirds’ current lineup is...

Dollar Bill to host three J Dilla events

* Local DJ Dollar Bill Burton will once again host a trio of events celebrating the life and work of pioneering producer and hip-hop artist J Dilla. Dilla, born James Dewitt Yancey, died Feb. 10, 2006, just three days after his 32nd birthday. Dad's Beer 'n' Donuts on Tuesday, February 5th at Duffy's Tavern, 1412 O St. in Lincoln, will feature Dollar Bill and DJ Stryke will provide a comprehensive overview of...

Jaill Break

The last time Jaill played in Omaha, they were headed back east on a tour that introduced the band to its future record label -- Sub Pop Records.

The Milwaukee psych-pop/garage rock act shared the stage with Brimstone Howl on that 2009 at the tail end of a tour that had seven guys crammed into one van, Jaill singer/guitarist Vinnie Kircher says.

"We did some long hauls for some very small shows," he says.


Beyond Beginning

UUVVWWZ's confident, intentional musical moves take firm hold on the trusted language, their just-released sophomore album.

The chance to make a second album gave the band the chance to be self reflective and move forward from there, singer Teal Gardner says.

"As the project progressed, we learned more about what we wanted to hear," she says.

Gardner says the first album is a document of UUVVWWZ learning...

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