James Walmsley

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

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

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

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