Red Light Special: Inside the Sandbox

I could see the blue-and-red strobe lights erratically pulsing in the distance as I drove down Leavenworth Street Saturday night looking for a place to park my POS Geo Tracker where it wouldn’t get gutted. Four, maybe five police cruisers had surrounded a convenience store just down the block past the building that houses The Sandbox. I tried not to look as I slowly glided by the hysteria, but...

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Back When, Baby Tears, Millions of Boys prep new albums

* Local indie act Millions of Boys will unveil their first release, Competing For Your Love, later this month on Kansas City-based Golden Sound Records. Millions of Boys consists of singer Honey & Darling's Sara Bertuldo, drummer Ryan Haas and Alex van Beaumont. The album will come out digitally Dec. 20, with a physical edition on 10-inch vinyl coming out early next year. The band will...

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Move Over Lady

Those who wonder what spawned Omaha indie band So-So Sailors' thoughtful, piano-driven rock need look no further than frontman Chris Machmuller's other band, Ladyfinger.
 
Tucked toward the end of Ladyfinger's last collection of rowdy screamers titled Dusk is a chugging rocker called “Plans” that sports a gorgeous, arcing piano line. The rather wordy song features Machmuller doing something...

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Louisiana Heat

The Blues Society of Omaha presents charismatic bluesman Tab Benoit at Slowdown Tuesday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m. Benoit is a Grammy nominee and winner of Blues Music Awards honors both as the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and as Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year. Benoit’s music is an exciting mix of blues, rock and traditional Cajun music. His latest disc is Medicine (Telarc) featuring...

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Column 353: The 7-Year Itch

With this column, Lazy-i turns 7. Since it began in The Reader Dec. 2, 2004 (with an interview with fresh young singer/songwriter Willy Mason, who had just signed to brand new label Team Love Records) a lot has changed. Some might say things have changed for the better (Never has there been more music available by more bands than right now); many would say they’ve changed for the worse (It’s...

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Davina Dazzles & Lash’s Toy Drive

“A modern day, female version, of Louis Armstrong,” that’s what Elmore magazine calls Davina Sowers of Davina & The Vagabonds. Since the release of their latest disc, Black Cloud, the Minneapolis band has been racking up rave reviews. A track from the new disc was chosen for an NPR Song of the Day feature. Downbeat magazine applauds “They dare to be different.” Blues in Britain magazine says...

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Zoo Bar Calls for Support & More
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Remembering Dave
by Tim McMahan



Totally Crushing on Millions of Boys
by Tim McMahan



Future Tense: 2012 Music Predictions, Pt. 2
by Tim McMahan



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