Sleep tight, Stay Awake

* Stay Awake will take a final bow this Saturday at The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St., before calling it quits. The local indie rock trio of Steve Micek, Robert Little and Mario Alderfer perfected a brand of icy, jagged rock that drew a line between post-hardcore and post-punk. The taut, bracing onslaught is highlighted by Micek's stream-of-consciousness microphone barks. The break-up comes as...

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Sharon Jones, Malford, Davina, and free music equals sales

Playing With Fire concert-promoter Jeff Davis has finalized the line-up for the July 16 free concert. As previously reported here, there will be only one show this year but it is going to be a remarkable night of music focused on some serious soul. Music fans are buzzing about headliners Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings. Jones has been called “the queen of American revivalist soul” with a...

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Homegrown Good Life

To understand the vision for HearNebraska.org -- the new online music-directed website that is more than a website -- you must understand its creator, Andy Norman. HearNebraska.org launched Monday morning. I'm not going to go into great detail here about the site because you can discover its multitudes on your own simply by typing the address into your browser. I will tell you that its goal is...

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World of ‘Wonder’

The title came first for the latest Plain White T’s album, The Wonders of the Younger. T’s songwriter and singer Tom Higgenson had just watched Cirque du Soleil’s “O” in Las Vegas when the phrase popped into his head. Higgenson says he didn’t quite know what the term meant, but he knew it was going to be the creative catalyst for the Chicago band’s sixth album. He says the...

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Digital Leather announces album release plans

* Digital Leather is finally able to let loose plans for its follow-up to 2009’s Warm Brother. The new record, Infinite Sun, is due out in June or early July on Chicago label, Tic Tac Totally. After Shawn Foree and his bandmates recorded the album, they took to fundraising website kickstarter.com to pay mixing and mastering of the record. Those who donated get one of a limited line of records...

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PWF Update and Hot Music for Cold Nights

Hoodoo previously announced the Playing With Fire concert series is winding down, with only one concert planned for this summer. The show is set for Saturday, July 16, with a just-secured booking that should be a real crowd pleaser. Soulful Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings are set to headline. They will appeal to blues and soul fans as well as the younger crowd. The nine-piece Brooklyn band is rooted...

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