James Walmsley

House of Loom is setting its faders to done at the end of December and we're all stunned. But before the club owners turn off their strobes and pin spots for good, the trio is primed to burn the House down with a slew of final dance events. more

Mar 7, 2017 2:43 PM Backbeat

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Photo by Debra S. Kaplan

For the past eight years, Wright’s one-man, DIY production company has been known for bringing punk, hardcore, metal, psychedelic, stoner and indie rock shows to the metro area. more

Mar 7, 2017 2:43 PM Music

Our (and your) favorite music of 2016 more

Mar 7, 2017 2:43 PM Music

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

NOFX is performing at Sokol Auditorium Nov. 16 in support of their thirteenth studio album First Ditch Effort, which is a quasi-addendum to their recent memoirs NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories. more

Nov 14, 2016 8:59 AM Music


Shervin Lainez Courtesy of the artist

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


Miguel Cedillo

For nearly five years, Rodger has been an integral mover amongst the music community, brokering a post-postmodernist era between the voices and ears of the town eccentrics and those foraging an overloaded soundscape for the next "it" sound. more

Nov 3, 2016 6:11 PM Music

Oct 6, 2016 12:00 AM 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

When Ivar Murd first encountered one of Neville Lawrence's DIY music videos online, the Estonian documentarian had trouble discerning whether he was watching reality or performance art. After all, Lawrence's Superstar and Star routine could... more

Aug 22, 2016 10:39 PM Music

In arguably its biggest move since relocating to Nebraska’s mainland, the city of Grand Island will be hosting a free Conor Oberst concert Thursday, Aug. 18.  The outdoor performance, which promises to rouse the city's recently emerging do... more

Aug 10, 2016 8:26 PM Music

Matt Cox's newest album begins with the death of his mother and ends with the collapse of all humankind, and somewhere in between is a critique on the excesses of 21st-century America. For all that, The Cost of Everything and the Value of N... more

Aug 2, 2016 8:46 PM Music

It took CeeLo Green almost a decade to achieve global praise as a solo artist, and only a few tweets, a few years later, for his fans to say "f**k you, too!"  Now the floundering hip-hop and soul super star, most famous for his 2010 smash ... more

Jun 14, 2016 7:20 PM Music