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SUMMERTIME BLUES

There’s nothing like the blues. Born out of poverty, “the blues” was literally a way to escape the traps of depression, which many blues musicians referred to as the “blue devils.” 

Local musician Hector Anchondo gravitated towards the blues at a very young age. The future music junkie quickly became fascinated with the guitar and started taking lessons in Salem, Missouri. It wasn’t clear yet that the...


<p>  Bill Kirchen, the Titan of the Telecaster, plays The Waiting Room Saturday, May 13, 7:30 p.m.</p> Hot Rod Lincoln

Guitar great Bill Kirchen of Commander Cody band fame plugs in for a Sunday Roadhouse at The Waiting Room on Saturday, May 12, 7:30 p.m. He’s particularly famous for the guitar work he laid down on the classic Top 10 hit “Hot Rod Lincoln.” See sundayroadhouse.com.

Benefit for Lily
Former Omaha promoter Terry O’Halloran has organized a special Blues Cruise to benefit five-year-old Lily Dotson and her family as...


<p>  Pablo Coming to Omaha!</p> Pablo Francisco in Omaha May 17-20, 2012

Pablo Francisco is making his annual trip to Omaha at The Funny Bone on May 17th and will be here through May 20th. Pablo has been coming to Omaha for a while now and always has a great turnout to his shows. Jeremy Lafrentz from Backstage Entertainment got a chance to speak with Pablo in a phone interview to talk about him preparing to come to town.

Pablo talked about his new Comedy Central special “They Put It...


Industry expert to host music workshops

* Musicpage.com founder David Codr will be hosting three workshops centered on helping bands improve their promotion skills May 14 - 17. Codr gives his Guerrila Promotion seminars across the country, drawing on his experience booking shows, managing bands and running the Musicpage.com website and its predecessor, the Music Phone Book publication. Musicpage.com, which launched a year ago, connects musicians with...


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