* CD and vinyl copies of the Envy Corps' It Culls You was released on October 3rd on the band's own label, Tempo Club. The Des Moines band, which played this year's MAHA Festival, will celebrate the release in Omaha Saturday, December 17th with a show at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. The band released a Love Drunk video for "Ms. Hospital Corners" in conjunction with the album's physical release.
* Love Drunk Studio also directed a video for violinist Kaitlyn Maria Filippini, who performs as Mia Maria. Filippini performed a medley of Lady Gaga songs, after Gaga personally asked Filippini to put together an audition video for her. The video can be found on lovedrunkstudio.com.
* The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra will join singer/songwriter Kelley Hunt for a concert at the Cornhusker Marriott, 333 South 13th St. in Lincoln, Tuesday, October 11th at 7:30 p.m. The big band arrangements will tackle jazz standards as well as some of Hunt's own compositions. Tickets are $25 for adults and half-price for students.
* Mat Kearney played a concise, fun set at the Sokol Auditorium, 2234 South 13th St., Sunday night. The major label singer-songwriter proved his catalog already runs deeper than hits like "Closer to Love" and "Undeniable". New single "Hey Mama" stood out with its sea of handclaps and a memorable memory. Kearney works best when he lets his anthems carry a rock arrangement, but there's also strength in his songs that ride on programmed beats. too.
* The Omaha Area Youth Orchestras will present an all-orchestra concert Sunday, October 23rd at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St., at 6:30 p.m. It will be the first concert featuring new associate conductor Brandon Brown.
* The recently-announced Smashing Pumpkins show Tuesday, October 11th at the Slowdown, 729 North 14th St., sold out in a matter of minutes when tickets went on sale Saturday morning. Plenty of the show's $50 tickets have popped up on third-party ticket websites like Stubhub, with asking prices starting at $100 and climbing from there. So just how much is a show featuring Billy Corgan and a host of people who weren't even within spitting distances of the band's classic work worth?