Music Review

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

“She said, I’m in love with someone else she said I fell in love with someone else and I I’m in love with someone and that’s all that I know for sure.” How can such depressing lyrics make you want to jump and dance around? Because it is jus... more

Apr 12, 2016 9:00 AM Music

It was the summer between my junior and senior year of high school. Yes, I am taking it all the way back to 2008. The main group of my friends, my crew, my pack, was preparing to move away to their various choices of colleges. It was the su... more

Apr 7, 2016 9:00 AM Music

I probably should not begin this review by stating I am not a die-hard Taylor Swift fan. But, there it is. I had the opportunity to attend the concert last Friday and no, I was not excited beyond belief that this sold-out concert would be o... more

Oct 15, 2015 9:00 AM Music

In this awkward political season when President Trump (roll that one around in your head for a few moments) is making headlines while stealing music from the likes of R.E.M., Desaparecidos punched back at ol’ Teflon Don by playing some (lik... more

Sep 11, 2015 11:01 PM Music

The last time Twin Shadow came through The Waiting Room (almost three years to the date of yesterday’s show — Sept. 10, 2012), the band performed as a trio in front of around 150, playing their urgent dance songs to a darkened, smoke-filled... more

Sep 9, 2015 11:44 PM Music

Let me get this out of the way first: I love alt-J. The band, also known as ∆ (the symbol for delta and somehow the adopted favorite shape of hipsters everywhere even before the band showed up), is about the best you can find in weird Engli... more

Jul 29, 2015 11:00 PM Music

I make it a point to try to only review things that are my thing, so I never have to add "...if that's your kind of thing" to soften my message.  Motion City Soundtrack and William Beckett at The Waiting Room was exactly my kind of thing. ... more

Jun 26, 2015 11:00 PM Music

Walking into the CenturyLink Center and finding out our seats were much higher and farther to the left of the stage than we had anticipated, had put my friends and me in a meh kind of mood. Not ideal for a concert. The way the stage was set... more

Jun 17, 2015 1:00 AM Music

Emily Kinney is an actress best known for her heartfelt portrayal of "Beth" on the hit series, "The Walking Dead." Shockingly, Beth was killed off the zombie show last season. But, Kinney proved she's full life at her June 3 performance at ... more

Jun 8, 2015 9:39 PM Music

I'm going to start this with a cliche: music is my life. I mean it too. It is and has been for literally since before I was born. My parents toured with the Grateful Dead and I was a product of that groovie atmosphere. I got pulled out of f... more

Jun 8, 2015 2:00 PM Music


Backstage Entertainment

Backstage Entertainment’s biggest day of the year comes from LAZER 103.3’s show LAZERfest. The radio station is in Des Moines, IA, and for the past four years Backstage Entertainment has been covering the event with backstage interviews and... more

May 15, 2014 9:03 PM Music


Dillon Gitano

The state of the Nebraska music scene is reflected in the adjoining list of the Top 20 bands of 2013 along with the 29 others that comprise “the rest.” We usually limit “the rest” to just 15 bands, but when it came time to pull the list... more

Dec 12, 2013 12:03 AM Music

Desaparecidos Conor Oberst is back to political vitriol with his punk-minded act Desaparecidos, having taken the act on a few short tours and some festival dates. Meanwhile, new material keeps cropping up as well, in the form of limited... more

Dec 11, 2013 12:45 AM Music

Keith Urban brought his Light the Fuse tour to CenturyLink Center Omaha Friday night, along with openers Dustin Lynch and Little Big Town, in his opening night of arena touring. He appeared on stage with a simple wave, playing his banjo... more

Oct 20, 2013 3:09 AM Music

“We came a long way to entertain you Omaha,” hollered Bloc Party front man Kele Okereke at last night’s show at the Slowdown, and entertain they did. The London band put on a furious, career spanning set that excited from start to finish.... more

Jun 10, 2013 2:33 AM Music

The lesson of South By Southwest is that if an attendee has their heart set on attending one of the marquee intimate shows that the Austin, Tex.-based music event books, then the best bet is to plan ahead and be prepared to wait for the c... more

Mar 19, 2013 10:28 AM Music

The cool thing abut SXSW is sometimes it helps put two and two together and that's the bit of math that happened Friday at Cheer Up Charlie's, a funky indoor/outdoor club on Austin's hip east side.  After grabbing a cocktail and navigat... more

Mar 16, 2013 9:04 PM Music