Just Announced…

Just announced: Mark Mallman, who in October committed to being weird so hard that he wrote and performed live a 78-hour song (not a typo), will come to the Waiting Room, Sunday, Nov. 28. 1% Productions recently announced that and several other new shows; visit onepercentproductions.com to see the full lineup. I’ve been tracking the […]

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Costume Beat

In the ’80s it was in vogue to spray on scads of punky pink hair dye and dress as a generic rock star for Halloween. Although we may have all been internally channeling Jem, the non-specific rocker look stood on its own. But what specific music-makers — besides the “truly outrageous” one — are good […]

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Back Beat

Omaha Performing Arts’ 1200 Club at the Holland Center returns Nov. 3 with singer-songwriter/storyteller Jeff Daniels. In 2007 Daniels was the first performer to grace the stage at the cozy, intimate series, where he played to a sold-out crowd in the Suzanne and Walter Scott Recital Hall. I interviewed Daniels ahead of that performance and […]

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Back Beat

Mad Ave, an all-ages, drug and alcohol free venue opens in Lincoln next week. The club at 2800 N. 48th St. has a capacity of 200 and plans to host “live music of any genre, art showings, book/poetry readings, film premieres/showings, social events, dance parties and any other form of artistic media imaginable,” says Brock […]

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Back Beat

He’s technically going by Black Francis again these days, but you’ve also known him as Frank Black or even Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV. By any name, he’ll always-and-forever be the absolute hottest chubby, bald man you’ve ever seen. He rocked your face off a few weeks back at the Orpheum with a little band […]

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Back Beat

* Not really sure what happened to September, but as I write this I’m being dragged kicking and screaming into October. I do love October, so full of colorful leaves, thick sweaters, pumpkins and warm, spiked beverages — I just don’t appreciate the time warp. Ah well, when in October, I suppose … Dundee’s 1020 […]

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Back Beat

Kids In Concert relays a big “thank you” to the charitable Omahans who donated musical instruments to the Omaha Public Schools’ Musical Instrument Department. OPS will rehab the instruments for deserving students to use. So what did Omaha have to give? The final tally was 96 used musical instruments and additional accessories, including: 18 violins, […]

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