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*Omaha hip hop duo BOTH are setting up a run of tour dates leading them down to Austin, Tex. for the South By Southwest music festival. The dates will put the band is Tulsa, Okla. March 16 and Denton, Tex. March 17, before a week of shows a... more

Jan 21, 2015 2:27 PM Music

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The blues-infused roots rock of Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat is up next week with two local shows. The Texas band brings their undeniably danceable riffs to Lincoln's Zoo Bar Wednesday, Jan. 14, and to The 21st Saloon Thursday, Jan. 15. Bot... more

Jan 8, 2015 9:28 AM Music

* Orenda Fink released a new music video for single "Ace of Cups", in advance of her upcoming album Blue Dream. The album is out Tuesday, August 19 on Saddle Creek Records. The video was directed by Aaron Gum and Icky Blossoms' Nik Fackler ... more

Aug 11, 2014 3:59 AM Music

* Four bands with ties to the northeast Nebraska area are coming together to host a benefit show for the tornado-stricken town of Pilger. Des Moines' Monday Mourners, Clarence Tilton, the Sons of... and the Matt Whipkey Band will all play a... more

Jul 21, 2014 6:05 PM Music

* The Faint have unveiled a video for scorching two-minute track Scapegoat, off their 2014 release Doom Abuse. The clip is directed by Harrison Martin and returns the synth punk band to its basement roots, washing them in strobing red light... more

Jul 14, 2014 6:10 AM Music

* Lincoln's claim as a music city will ring true July 15th as they host three shows that would be marquee indie rock events in any Midwestern city. Within a square mile in the state capital, Vega, the Bourbon Theater and Knickerbocker's wil... more

Jul 7, 2014 4:39 PM Music

* Summer officially starts this week and with it comes a few more local music festivals. Up next is the Omaha Solstice Reggae and World Music Festival at Riverwest Park, 233rd and West Maple Road. The show is Saturday, June 21st and schedul... more

Jun 16, 2014 5:41 PM Music

* This time through Omaha, Robert Pollard and his Guided By Voices cohorts played for the diehard fans. The crowd for the iconic Ohio indie rock band's Tuesday, June 3rd show at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St., was definitely trimme... more

Jun 9, 2014 4:40 PM Music

* The 80/35 Music Festival in Des Moines, Iowa, has rounded out their festival nicely, especially for music fans bearing a sweet tooth. Alternative pop rock band Cake will join Conor Oberst as a headliner for the two-day festival. Cake head... more

Jun 3, 2014 5:00 PM Music

* Hullabaloo Music Festival's 2014 lineup hits a widely diverse array of acts, all tied together by local jam/blues rock kings the Kris Lager Band. The fourth edition of Hullabaloo is scheduled for Thursday, July 24th through Saturday, July... more

May 26, 2014 4:32 PM Music

* D-Rock's in Papillion will host an outdoor concert featuring bands comprised of local kids ages 9 and up. The show kicks off at 3 p.m. Friday, May 23rd at Sumtur Amphitheater, 11691 South 108th St. and will feature local bands including J... more

May 20, 2014 3:03 PM Music

Sweatshop Gallery will present artwork by Texan Tim Kerr, whose musical fingerprints lie on several strains of punk and garage music. The show will open Friday, May 16, with live music from Killer Blow, Solid Goldberg, Snake Island! and The... more

May 15, 2014 3:06 PM Music

* Catch some local music on Nebraska's public television outlet Nebraska Educational Television throughout May. NET will air three installments of "Hear Nebraska - Live at the 1200 Club" with each new episode premiering Sunday evenings. T... more

May 5, 2014 3:59 PM Music

My seventh year of South By Southwest coverage is now an Austin-based memory for me, but thankfully I'm filled with a notebook of band reviews and stray observations to sift through. Making sense of SXSW has long become a job for somebo... more

Mar 18, 2014 12:03 AM Music

* Registration for the 2014 Omaha Girls Rock camp is now open to girls ages 8 to 18. The camp, which will take place at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St., is also offering two camp sessions. Campers can sign up for camp... more

Mar 4, 2014 12:55 PM Music

The Faint will release Doom Abuse, their sixth studio album, Tuesday, April 8th on SQE Music. The 12-song album is now available for pre-order via iTunes or SQEMusic.com. Those who pre-order the album on iTunes will get a song right awa... more

Feb 26, 2014 1:17 AM Music

Christopher O'Riley will bring his genre-jumping piano style to the 1200 Club at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St., Saturday, March 15th. O'Riley plays both interpretations of works by classic composers like Liszt and B... more

Feb 12, 2014 12:43 AM Music

Luke Polipnick, Dana Murray, and Max Stehr have launched a weekly jazz night occurring Sundays at the Side Door Lounge, 3530 Leavenworth St. The weekly shows are free and will feature two sets of music, including original compositions and... more

Feb 11, 2014 10:15 AM Music

Lincoln hardcore band Bent Life is playing 14 dates in Germany, Austria, Poland, Belgium and the United Kingdom during three weeks of August. The five-piece band's run includes five shows in England and six in Germany. The German dates bo... more

Feb 8, 2014 1:07 PM Music

* Dereck Higgins is now taking pre-orders for his latest vinyl-only album, Flyover. The album features music writter for or inspired by the local independent film, Flyover Country, which Higgins scored. Higgins is pressing 500 copies of t... more

Feb 4, 2014 11:27 AM Music

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