The Mayor of Everywhere

By now, the sordid rumors that Macaulay Culkin has died have settled like dust to a floor and the internet has moved on to more important things—like Kim Kardashian’s posterior (yawn). Omaha will find out the truth soon enough when Culkin and his band The Pizza Underground make their way onto The Waiting Room stage […]

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Dreaming In Color

             When singer-songwriter Orenda Fink sings, it’s easy to get lost in the emotion she is so vibrantly feeling. In a way, it transports you to that same place she must have been when constructing the song. As an Omaha-transplant, Alabama native, former half of Azure Ray, and current wife of The Faint’s Todd Fink, […]

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Moving On

Although undeniable, the comparison between Bruce Springsteen and The War On Drugs is getting old. Most critics have written about it and it’s pretty much the most obvious observation about the group. What lead singer and founding member Adam Granduciel would rather you focus on is their progression as a band. Formed in Philadelphia in […]

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Cold Streets of Omaha

It all started in Midtown Omaha. Emcee Brent “Conchance” Gomez got some beats from Adam Robert Haug (AKA Haunted Gauntlet) and after recording a few songs together, the duo quickly realized they were on to something. After recruiting Brian “DJ Really Real” Crow, M34N STR33T was born and the trio got to work on its […]

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Encore

Brandon Miller of the Kris Lager Band (KLB) does infinitely more than just play bass in the group. As founder of the annual Hullabaloo Music and Camping Festival, he’s in charge of booking the bands, arranging space for camping, creating a tunnel/forest, setting up a Frisbee golf course, and a slew of other summertime activities. […]

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It’s A Wrap

If the Omaha-based group The 9s sounds like a new band to you, it’s not. The 9s have been playing around the Omaha area since 1998. Originally a six-piece, the current incarnation is comprised of guitarist/vocalist Jason Birnstihl, bassist Craig Balderston, drummer Dan Maca, and keyboardist Mitch Towne, they took an extended hiatus from 2002 […]

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Home Boys

Doug “SA” Martinez of Omaha’s 311 answers the phone from his home in Ojai, California, while attending to one of his young daughters. Throughout the conversation, he routinely stops mid-sentence and calls to his daughter, “Hold on Nova, Daddy’s on a phone call,” and spells out any bad words. It’s a blatant reminder of how […]

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True Colors

Cyndi Lauper’s signature look always involves a different hair color of some sort. These days, it varies from a salmon-like pink to an almost pure white. Although, at the 2014 Grammy Awards, she was sporting a vibrant red look. Nonetheless, she’s unmistakable. The punk-meets-pop princess exploded on to the scene in the early ‘80s and […]

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Summer Music Preview

Ranked the 64th in the Top 100 Amphitheaters in the world by Pollstar, Stir Cove has been a summer staple in the Omaha area for the past several years. Under the Harrah’s Casino umbrella, the Stir Cove Concert Series has executed some incredible shows, including BB King, Kings of Leon, The Roots, Ice Cube, and […]

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