Joan Baez released three gold records amidst the acid era of rock and roll without ever dropping the performance-enhancing drug herself; American Apparel is closing its doors for good and so officially ends the hipster counterculture. more

Feb 9, 2017 3:00 PM Backbeat


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Consumerism, violence, Walmart stampedes, cold stuffing, gray skies, parking lot tents, crowded multiplexes and leftover pumpkin pie; Black Friday is as American as apple pie and Black Monday and Black Tuesday. more

Nov 7, 2016 12:25 PM Backbeat

By remixing Cursive's 2006 Happy Hollow LP into an IPA, the brewers at Zipline Brewing Co. have validated a sentiment that singer-songwriter Tim Kasher first voiced some 13 years ago. Art, as it turns out, is hard. more

Sep 16, 2016 12:00 AM Backbeat

The Trinidad and Tobago native had been an irregular burst of eccentricity on Omaha's public-access channel throughout the late '90s and aughts before amassing tens of thousands of views on YouTube. more

Sep 13, 2016 12:46 PM Backbeat

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