<p>  Mitch Gettmann,Mitch Gettman celebrates album release

* Mitch Gettman now has his first full-length album We Are the Mad Ones out in every way imaginable. The 18-year-old songwriter celebrated the CD release of his album Friday, Dec. 16 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Gettman led his band through a polished, sophisticated romp through Gettman's songs. The set was brisk and direct, with Gettman's voice and guitar on display. Gettman has already...

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Another Great Concert Weekend

There were two great shows in Council Bluffs, IA, the weekend of December 9th and 10th. On Friday, the 9th, Tantric came to Whiskey Roadhouse with Eve to Adam, Man Made Machine, and Underride. All of the bands were excited to play that night inside the Horseshoe Casino and have had a great time on this tour so far.

Then on the 10th, 89.7 The River hosted the Share the Welt Tour at the...

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Hollywood Undead, Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria & More

On Friday, December 2, 2011, there was quite a show at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, IA, as Hollywood Undead came to town. Performing along with them was Jimmy Hooligan aka M.O. Caiaus and Screaming For Silence. They played to a packed MAC arena and you could tell all the fans were there to have a great time. Even the local guys in Screaming For Silence and Jimmy Hooligan brought a...

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Hot Grooves & Bar-B-Q

Minneapolis keyboard man and songwriter Scottie Miller takes the stage this week at The 21st Saloon. Blues Revue magazine raves that Miller “sounds like Dr. John meets The Band at Bruce Springsteen’s house.” KPFT in Houston says “Scottie Miller is a world-class lyricist with working-class sensibilities...This cat’s got the goods.” When he’s not fronting his own band, Miller plays keyboards for...

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Musical Matriculation

Mitch Gettman planted the seeds for his musical life in Omaha, while in front of a video camera, strumming renditions of songs he liked.

Those YouTube videos of a teenaged Gettman playing Radiohead, Jeff Buckley and Elliott Smith covers more than four years ago have quickly spilled over into original songs, Omaha-are club gigs and his first full-length album, We Are The Mad Ones.

"I started...

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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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