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Mixed Bag: The 3Q 2014 Album Reviews Roundup

I’ve been putting this off because there hasn’t been any “home run” albums released in the past few months. Nothing has really spun my head like releases from earlier this year by Sun Kil Moon or Strand of Oaks or Courtney Barnett. Plenty of good music has been released, but I’m finding it harder than […]

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Musical Cornucopia

There are great music options for getting out this holiday weekend. The 21st Saloon hosts Brad Cordle & The Mighty Jailbreakers in a special reunion show Wednesday, Nov. 26, 6-9 p.m. There is no show on Thursday this week since it is Thanksgiving Day. Matt Cox presents his fifth annual Barley Street Tavern Thanksgiving eve […]

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Climb Every Mountain

After a season like this, you have no choice but to look with admiration at the Iowa State sports fan.  Life is, indeed, different for Cyclones. Unlike your typical Nebraska Cornhusker, there is no burning anxiety leading up to and following Saturdays in the fall. Iowa State fans seem satisfied merely fielding a team and […]

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Check Out the Art

Yo, Omaha artists! We really get along well, don’t we? Sure, there’s this and that but on the whole we are a large and supportive group. Take the group show The Science Fair from a few years back as an example. Nearly 100 artists and musicians showed at Urban Storage over the course of two […]

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Predictions 2015: Into the Looking Glass

Consider my predicament. Since inception, Heartland Healing’s been reminding readers of alternatives to Western techno-pharmaceutical medicine. But when the first of each year comes around, staff at The Reader is asked to present predictions for the upcoming year. Therein lies the rub. If my bailiwick is traditional healing arts and sensibilities that have persisted for […]

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I Want a New Drug

This week, I write about…drugs. Yes, drugs. Because to an extent, I’m a virgin to the topic. I’ve never taken drugs. I’ve never even smoked weed before, as odd as that sounds considering I’ve spent a good part of the past 20-odd years writing about rock bands and rock music and rock shows where no […]