That heavy lovin’ feeling: Bright Eyes, The People’s Key

Bright Eyes’ new album, The People’s Key, comes out Feb. 15 on Saddle Creek Records. Conor Oberst's publicist tells me the band, which had just started rehearsals, has put all press inquiries on hold for the time being. Maybe when Bright Eyes schedules the inevitable concert in Omaha (perhaps in conjunction with the MAHA Music Festival?) we'll get Conor's perspective on the album. Until then,...

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Large and Live

Colorado-based two-piece Big Gigantic plays a bombastic mixture of jazz rhythms and electronic dance beats. Featuring saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken, Big G’s music was made for dancing and the duo have been ably ripping up clubs from coast to coast. They made a big wave on the festival circuit last summer, including much-talked-about sets at both Rothbury and...

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Little Brazil adds new member

* Consider these the first pieces of concrete news regarding the next Little Brazil album. The Omaha indie-rockers trotted out new material during a Friday night gig at The Sydney, 5918 Maple St., as they headlined the HearNebraska.org launch party. The gig was also the first show with Megan Morgan as a full-fledged member. Morgan, who plays in Landing on the Moon with her husband and Little...

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Fabulous Fiddle

David Garrett was born in Germany to an American ballerina mother and a German Lawyer father. By the time of his fourth birthday he had already began exploring the violin and forging a deep connection with an instrument he would come to master (he quips in his press release that he has probably spent more time playing the violin then sleeping). At the ripe age of 13, Garrett signed a record...

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Second Bass

When Interpol makes its triumphant return to Omaha after an eight-year absence, they'll be one man down and two men up. Iconic bass player and fashion plate Carlos Dengler, aka Carlos D, no longer is a member of Interpol, having left just after the recording sessions wrapped up for the band's new, self-titled album. The announcement came as a surprise to long-time Interpol fans who credit...

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River Rising — Omaha’s indie radio show moves to Sunday afternoons

Is having one good radio station in a city the size of Omaha — a city purported to be one of the “best places to live in America” — too much to ask? Apparently, it is. But at least for two-and-a-half hours a week we have New Day Rising on FM radio station KIWR, 89.7 The River. No, NDR is not a new program. It's been around since December 2004. But if you're like me, the last thing...

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