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Re-Magnetized: The Return of Magnet Magazine

About three or so years ago, in what was a reflection not only of the dwindling music industry but the downward spiral of the print magazine world, I received what I thought was the final issue of Magnet magazine.

What is Magnet? Magnet was the quarterly bible of the indie music world, a slacker's guidepost to everything cool, a critical lighthouse in a sea of audio mediocrity. Every issue was a snapshot of...


Dead Milkmen’s Joe Jack Talcum to play at Brothers

* The Dead Milkmen's Joe Jack Talcum will play a set at Brothers Lounge, 3812 Farnam St., Thursday, October 21st at 10 p.m. The Philadelphia-based Dead Milkmen made their mark in the late 80s and early 90s, with more than a halff-dozen albums featuring their satirical punk rock sound. Talcum will be joined by Sam Locke-Ward & the Boo Hoos and Well Aimed Arrows.This show is sure to be packed, especially with a $5...


Salgado, Scott & Katz

Great news from soul-blues singer Curtis Salgado, he’s just been signed to Alligator Records. The Chicago blues label will release Salgado’s next CD, which will be his eighth solo recording. Salgado has a special fondness for Omaha and Lincoln, since local fans helped him develop a Midwest base as he started touring nationally. Salgado’s many credits include being the inspiration for John Belushi’s character in...


Brother, can you spare five minutes?

You see, it's all about time.

It was about three-quarters through Thao and the Get Down Stay Down's set Sunday night at The Waiting Room, only about an hour or so before The Head and the Heart would take the stage, that I began to wonder how a crowd this size -- a sold-out crowd -- had heard of the bands playing on the night's bill.

It isn't as if local radio plays music by bands like The Head and the Heart....


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