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Jarrett Fontaine

After hinting at it for a while, Straight Outta Junior High’s last show is here. “This one is our actual final show,” says lead singer Nate Olsen over the phone, resolutely. It’s an amicable breakup that Olsen says just felt like the ... more

Dec 4, 2012 12:32 AM Music

Bob Wiltfong might not be a catchy household name, but this news reporter-turned nationally known comedian is everywhere lately. He was billed as “The World’s Greatest Spokesperson in the World” in a series of recent Nationwide Insurance ... more

Aug 28, 2012 2:18 AM Arts

The roaring 1920’s meant a lot of new things in America. It was a coming-of-age era which saw flappers redefining modern womanhood, jazz music flourishing, and the rise of community theatres. That nationwide liberation appeared locally as... more

May 1, 2012 4:05 AM Arts

January 14th Blake Shelton w/ special guests Justin Moore and Dia Frampton Pershing Center, 15th and N St, Lincoln 7:30pm, $52.25, pershingcenter.com You may have seen him on NBC’s “The Voice”, where Blake Shelton’s friendly, m... more

Jan 10, 2012 10:46 AM Art

June 17-18 Midnight Movie: Mulholland Drive Dundee Theatre, 4952 Dodge St. Midnight Friday and Saturday, $6, dundeetheatre.com Mulholland Drive, David Lynch’s trippy 2001 offering, gets its due at Dundee this weekend. It’s a dreamy, Oscar... more

Jun 16, 2011 3:11 AM Art

May 26 Hinder w/ Red, Kopek & Royal Bliss Stir Concert Cove, Harrah’s Casino 7 p.m., $24, 21+, harrahscouncilbluffs.com Stir Cove kicks off its certifiably awesome summer concert series this Thursday, with shows on the horizon that inc... more

May 26, 2011 2:53 AM Art

May 6-7 Eddie Griffin Funny Bone, 17305 Davenport St., Suite 201 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. each night, $30, 21+, funnyboneomaha.com The one and only Undercover Brother, Eddie Griffin, will make a two-night visit to the Funny Bone this weekend. T... more

May 5, 2011 2:01 AM Art

My clothes are soaked with sweat, a frayed yellow wristband is glued to the hairs on my left arm, and my ears are still ringing a little. Job well done, Bowling for Soup! Last Friday’s show was at Sokol Underground, played for a sticky hi... more

May 4, 2011 4:38 AM Music

April 15-16 Midnight Movie: Clerks Dundee Theatre, 4952 Dodge St. Midnight both nights, Tickets $6, dundeetheatre.com The film that introduced the world to director Kevin Smith and convenience store roof hockey gets the Dundee midnight t... more

Apr 14, 2011 2:58 AM Art

April 2 Omaha Rollergirls vs. Brew City Bruisers Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs Doors 6 p.m., Whistle at 7 p.m., $10 ADV, $12 day-of omaharollergirls.org Raw, rough and buff, the Omaha Rollergirls are gearing up for anoth... more

Mar 31, 2011 3:04 AM Art

February 11 and 16 Omaha Vipers Indoor Soccer Feb. 11 vs. Chicago at 7:05 p.m., Feb. 16 vs. Milwaukee at 7:05 p.m. Omaha Civic Auditorium, 1804 Capitol Ave. Tickets $9-$22, omahavipers.com Omaha’s had some cold winter days but they’re bei... more

Feb 10, 2011 5:48 AM Art

Jan. 30 Help and Hope for Haiti Signing The Bookworm, 8702 Pacific St. 1-3 p.m., 392.2877, bookwormomaha.com It has been about a year since the tragic earthquake hit Haiti, and even though the news has wandered onto more recent events, th... more

Jan 27, 2011 3:25 AM Art

Dec. 31 Learning to Floyd w/ Disposable Heroes Stir Live and Loud, Harrah’s Casino 9 p.m., FREE, 21+, harrahscouncilbluffs.com I love Pink Floyd, from the sweeping guitars to the trippy synths echoing under Roger Water’s operatic vocals, s... more

Dec 31, 2010 4:07 AM Art

Dec. 31 All-Ska New Year’s Eve w/ Linoma Mashers and The Bishops Pauli’s, 4016 Leavenworth St. 9 p.m., $10 ADV/$13 DOS, 21+, 345.7959 From its chill roots in 1960s Jamaica to the punk edge of Sublime, ska has come a long way. Pauli’s pres... more

Dec 31, 2010 4:06 AM Art

Jan. 5 Mitch Gettman w/ Landing On The Moon and Lonely Estates Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $7, onepercentproductions.com Mitch Gettman, who is supposedly still in high school, is producing material that usually takes decades to fo... more

Dec 31, 2010 3:50 AM Art

Dec. 16 Rad Kadillac Holiday Event w/ Somasphere, Mitch Gettman Band and SFS Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., FREE, radkadillac.com ’Tis the season to be rocking and giving! Rad Kadillac Productions is feeling festive this holiday seas... more

Dec 16, 2010 5:50 AM Art

Dec. 18 Clever w/ Straight Outta Junior High & The Jes Winter Band Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $10, onepercentproductions.com A late-’90s Omaha favorite, Clever rocked places like the Ranch Bowl where the band drew sweaty, mo... more

Dec 16, 2010 5:46 AM Art

Dec. 20 Hot From Far w/ Artillery Funk, Shoedog, Cymbal Rush and Standbye Sokol Underground, 2234 S. 13th St. 7 p.m., $7, myspace.com/hotfromfar Before you head home for the holidays and battle with your uncle over who gets the last fifth ... more

Dec 16, 2010 5:43 AM Art

Dec. 22 Gunk’s Murray Christmas! w/ Kobrakyle and $pencelove Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $5/FREE for 21+ before 10:30 p.m. waitingroomlounge.com I know you have been itching to dress up as your favorite Bill Murray character, so h... more

Dec 16, 2010 5:40 AM Art

Nov. 24 Every Time I Die w/ Trap Them, Howl, Gaza and Baiowolf Sokol Underground, 2234 S. 13th St. 7:30pm, $15, onepercentproductions.com Buffalo, New York should be known for three things: a crappy football team, zesty wild wings, and Eve... more

Nov 25, 2010 12:46 AM Art

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