Potash Twins

Called the “Twin Horns of Jazz” by NPR, Potash Twins are not only incredible jazz musicians, but self-proclaimed foodies, as well. Comprised of brothers Adeev and Ezra Potash, the Omaha natives blossomed in 2012 out of a mutual love for Wynton Marsalis (with whom they took several lessons from), coordinated clothing and of course, food. […]

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Tokyo Police Club

Tokyo Police Club has nothing to do with Japan or the police; and it’s not a club, it’s a band. As if the name isn’t misleading enough, the band members are from Canada yet put out their debut album, Elephant Shell, with Omaha’s Saddle Creek Records in 2008. David Monks, Graham Wright, Josh Hook, and […]

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That 1 Guy March 19

Seeing That 1 Guy is similar to watching a conductor direct an orchestra, except the orchestra is comprised of just one person, you guessed it—That 1 Guy. Born Mike Silverman, the Las Vegas-based multi-instrumentalist has been performing since the 1990s when he developed a career in the progressive jazz scene. A classically trained double bass […]

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Marijuana Deathsquads with LIZZO March 18

Although the name Marijuana Deathsquads evokes a heavy metal or stoner rap-rock band, the Minneapolis-based group actually creates beautifully layered, electronic soundscapes with an unrelenting, infectious energy. Marijuana Deathsquads formed in 2009 out of the ashes of hardcore band, Building Better Bombs. Comprised of lead singer Isaac Gale, Stefon Alexander (better known as P.O.S. of […]

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On Wax

Well known DJ/producer Z Trip sells a T-shirt that reads “I AM A DJ” while Girl Talk’s Greg Gillis offers one that reads, “I AM NOT A DJ.” While it’s true the lines have been blurred since technology made making music a lot easier, there’s still a solid understanding of what a “real” DJ actually […]

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Black on Black

Comedian Lewis Black has made a living off of being extremely angry, irritated and voluble, to say the least. Considering his on-stage persona, it’s incredible how congenial of a man Black actually is. From his work on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” to his stand-up routines like The Rant is Due, Black has perfected […]

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Preach On

  People practically worship Jim Heath. Better know by his stage name, Reverend Horton Heat, the Texas native helped usher in a whole new genre of music in the mid-‘80s, which is often referred to as ‘psychobilly.’ However, upon further exploration, it’s a term Heath isn’t exactly comfortable with, but has grown to accept over […]

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Mannheim Steamroller

Dec. 22 Mannheim Steamroller Orpheum, 409 S. 16th St., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets $64-$111 www.omaha-theater.com Nothing quite says Christmas like the music of Mannheim Steamroller. The brainchild of composers Chip Davis and Jackson Berkey, Mannheim Steamroller has been churning out its version of “18th century rock-n-roll” in true Christmas fashion since 1984. Davis […]

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