Wayne Brekke

A little twang, a little fuzz, and a whole lot of noise creates a recipe for mass seduction. With 3 bands who’s names could be a Saturday Morning Cartoon lineup, Noah’s Ark was a Spaceship, Mint Wad Willy, and Eric In Outerspace team up and... more

Mar 21, 2016 1:00 AM Music

It’s easy to see why there’s an early start on this show. That’s because there is just too much music to contain in your standard set times. Six bands will be on site at the Lookout, with One-Eyed Doll and co-headliners Eyes Set to Kill lea... more

Mar 16, 2016 1:00 AM Music

Once again, Midwest Elite Concerts presents a Fan Appreciation Night, with tickets and cover charge of only $3. This round features Sioux Falls’ Valleyhill, rising stars who offer a sonic blend of sound that seems to be catching fire across... more

Mar 7, 2016 9:00 AM Music

A showcase of artistic styles, the Waiting Room hosts a night filled with indie soul, homegrown hip-hop, and a touch of the trippy. Fink sisters roll out once again with a moody sound that travels the peaks and valleys of modern music, whil... more

Feb 29, 2016 9:00 AM Music

A couple of albums ago, the intrepid Matt Whipkey released a pink vinyl album dedicated to the memories surrounding Omaha’s Peony Park. It was a passion project that blossomed from a few new song ideas to a full blown tribute to a piece of ... more

Feb 29, 2016 1:00 AM Music

We’re willing to bet there won’t be a more fetching line up in the city this night. Some of Omaha’s finest songbirds will gather in Benson for a night of beautiful harmonies, inspired songwriting, and impeccable musicianship. Sarah Benck re... more

Feb 8, 2016 1:00 AM Music

Looking for something different to get you out of the house, something with music, art, mixtapes, and a purge? Check out this event that puts a twist on the standard show. Not only will you see live performances by AYGAMG, Mesonjixx, and CJ... more

Feb 8, 2016 1:00 AM Music

Feeling the need to get out and about with some proper booty shakin’? The perfect cure to some wintertime blues will be found in the cozy embrace of the Waiting Room. Known for their top-notch performances and large fan base, Satchel Grande... more

Feb 1, 2016 1:00 AM Music

One of the best things about the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards is the way it brings together an eclectic group of musicians for a single night of camaraderie. It’s a time where band members can congregate, catch up with other musician... more

Jan 21, 2016 5:22 PM Music

In this episode I interview Laura Campbell, Noah Diaz, and Ellen Struve, all nominees for the OEAAs. We talk about theater life, writing, performing, and have a little improv fun at the end.  Theater and the OEAAs The Omaha Entertainment ... more

Jan 12, 2016 5:46 AM Music

MarQ Manner and Anxious Larry on the Worlds of Wayne Podcast Radio isn’t dead. It just lives somewhere else. It’s a well-known fact that terrestrial stations offer stale programming from a short list of spoon-fed “hits” with DJs mostly man... more

Dec 11, 2015 8:50 PM Music

Tara Vaughn is not only talented and beautiful, she’s a full-time working musician. Not many locals can say that. One of the most fascinating things about her is that she’s insanely charming, but when you hear her perform, it’s her phenomen... more

Dec 5, 2015 12:23 AM Music

Flight Metaphor New Record Recently Flight Metaphor finished a successful Kickstarter campaign to help fund their latest self-titled record and is set to celebrate it at the Slowdown with Rock Paper Dynamite, Through the Stone, and Pelican... more

Nov 19, 2015 2:23 AM Music

For having been an official band for less than a year, Pleiades & the Bear have done a respectable job of putting their mark on Omaha’s indie/roots/folk/Americana scene. Blending thoughtful lyrics with head turning four-part harmonies, ... more

Nov 13, 2015 12:05 AM Music

From the October print edition of the Reader: As a rock and roll club, the Lookout Lounge is somewhat of an oasis in an area of town that’s virtually a musical desert. Packed with businesses and one of the busiest cross streets in Omaha (7... more

Oct 19, 2015 9:12 PM Music

Sharing Skills – Local Musicians Teach Their Trade It’s a well-known fact that the music scene in Omaha and the surrounding areas is thriving on a national level. Live music fans can catch bands performing almost every day of the week in a... more

Oct 13, 2015 7:16 PM Music

The Harney Street Tavern 1215 Harney St. Omaha NE 68102 – 402-933-5657 Harney Street Tavern on Facebook It’s been quite a few years since the Old Market had a real music scene. With the revitalization of some areas, especially NODO, live... more

Oct 12, 2015 7:44 PM Music

See Through Dresses New split EP and tour – Show at the Waiting Room See Through Dresses are releasing an EP titled “End of Days” and have a show this weekend at the Waiting Room Lounge with Dan Mariska, The Boys Choir, and Bed Rest. The ... more

Oct 6, 2015 11:25 PM Music