Full Of Giving

This is the final weekend of benefit activities for the seventh annual Lash LaRue Toy Drive for the children of the Pine Ridge Reservation. Last week’s events hit a couple of bumps in the road when the CDs did not arrive in time for the CD release party. Then the Huskers’ loss effectively killed the […]

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Holiday Hope

Lash LaRue’s Toy Drive for the children on the Pine Ridge reservation kicks off in earnest this week. If you’re reading this Wednesday, Dec. 1, head over to The Waiting Room at 7 p.m. for the free CD listening party. Christmas for Pine Ridge: Vol. III Live at The Waiting Room will be spinning on […]

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Season of Giving

If it’s hard sometimes to find reasons for thanks amid the commercial hub-bub, non-stop to-do lists and expectations that dominate our lives, try making some time to just breathe and focus on what you really enjoy. Remember that when you give of your true self, the biggest recipient is often you. Since 2003, Lash LaRue […]

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Music Brings Hope

Despite the holidays heading our way, there are still lots of live music events. Many of them let you give back to your community during this holiday season. Slowdown hosts Omaha Rocks: a Benefit for the Homeless, Thursday, Nov. 18, featuring Platte River Rain, The Bishops, The Jacuzzi Brothers and The Todd Campbell Project. Your […]

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Shakin’ Bacon

Popular roots-swing-Tex-Mex bandleader Billy Bacon reunites with his Lincoln band, dubbed the Porkestra, this weekend. This is the very entertaining local configuration of Lincoln’s Tijuana Gigolos plus Dave Boye on bari sax. The ensemble gives Bacon a sizzling band with a horn section. Bacon now calls Austin home and performs infrequently due to severe arthritis […]

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Funk, Ska & OEAAs

The Louisiana soul, funk, R&B, zydeco and blues of Josh Garrett & The Bottomline shake it up at The New Lift Thursday, Nov. 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m. This is a don’t-miss show. Garrett is from Houma, La., also the birthplace of Tab Benoit, and has spent time honing his bandleader chops in Nashville. The charismatic, high-energy […]

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Funky Bottomline

Louisiana soul and Nashville showmanship mark the excellent performances that Josh Garrett & The Bottomline put on for fans. Garrett hails from Houma, La., also the birthplace of Tab Benoit. Fans of Benoit and Tommy Castro should dig this horn-driven band that mixes funk, blues, R&B and zydeco. Fronting the band, Garrett has the guitar […]

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Dave Barger Benefit

Friends of guitarist Dave Barger will host a benefit this Sunday, Oct. 17, at New Lift Lounge to help the veteran Omaha musician. Among the popular musicians returning to assist Barger are California guitarist John Lawton, New Orleans sax man Joe Cabral Jr. and Boston bassist Ken Fallon. Barger has been the “go to” blues […]

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Country Funk

Dave Gonzalez’s current “country funk” project The Stone River Boys, returns to the Zoo Bar for a two-night stand, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 7-8, after 9 p.m. The Stone River Boys are fronted by guitarist Gonzalez, formerly of the Hacienda Brothers and The Paladins, and Austin’s Mike Barfield, formerly of The Hollisters. October 3rd marked […]

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Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band

Sept. 30 Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band Stir Concert Cove, Harrah’s Casino, 7:30 p.m., $30 ADV/$35 DOS, stircove.com Guitarist Derek Trucks and singer-songwriter Susan Tedeschi were called “the power blues-rock couple of this era,” by The Boston Herald. This husband and wife have racked up serious critical acclaim and fan attention with their respective […]

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