CJ Mills – Girl On Fire
A little over a year ago, CJ Mills didn’t really know anyone in the Omaha music scene. After hearing her amazing voice and soulful style, local singer/songwriter Rebecca Lowry asked her to take the stage with her at a local venue. Since then, CJ Mills has been busy playing shows all over Omaha and Lincoln. Her spot on vocals, thoughtful lyrics, and solid guitar work led her to record her first EP titled “Quiet.”
What’s so refreshing is the level of talent Mills exudes, paired with her unique style that blends neo-soul, reggae, indie, and pop. It’s a sound that the Omaha music scene has been missing. It’s a sound that no matter what your style of music is, you’ll groove to. It’s a sound that will hush a noisy venue as patrons notice tasteful vocal runs and beats that demand attention.
On the latest episode of the Worlds of Wayne Podcast, Mills talks about how she started her creative musical journey. From switching over a right handed guitar to play leftie, to recording an EP that she still was writing songs for, CJ Mills offers a fun and insightful interview. She also plays a couple tunes live in the studio and her song “Retail Star” is played at the beginning of the episode.
Talking to Mills is a true pleasure. One can’t help but think that there’s just something about her that seems bigger than the scene she just jumped into. Time will tell, but in the meantime, we can enjoy her stunning live performances and await her next record. Listen below or
After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Flight Metaphor is set to release their new self-titled album on November 21st at the Slowdown. After three years, the band has regrouped to present some of their most catchy and interesting songs to date. Chock full of lush guitar work, solid harmonies, and insightful songwriting, Flight Metaphor hits the stage with Rock Paper Dynamite, Through the Stone, and Pelican Rodeo.
Oberst sick – Desa cancels rest of tour
After a brief start to their tour, local rock heroes Desaparecidos are headed back to Omaha after singer Connor Oberst came down ill. Must have been pretty serious too as several concert dates were cancelled including a hometown gig at O’Leaver’s. Maybe the band will have a fully recovered singer by then and still hit the “Club.”
Halloween Weekend shows
Halloween Eve w/Haunted Gauntlet, Dojorok, Kethro, W.E.R.D., Rabbit, and Conny Franko
Friday, October 30th, O’Leaver’s, Showtime 9:30pm,
3D In Your Face – Omaha Roller Girls Halloween Show
Friday, October 30th, The 21st Saloon, $10 cover, Showtime 9:30pm
The ORG is hosting their annual Black and Blue Ball to help raise money for the upcoming season. This event includes live music, costume contest, prizes, drink specials, and lots of candy.
Bennie and the Gents with Carson City Heat
Friday, October 30th, The Waiting Room Lounge, Tickets $8, Showtime 9pm
70’s glitter rock tribute Bennie and the Gents showcases songs from Ziggy Stardust, the Ramones, Iggy Pop, Queen, and more. Carson City Heat opens things up with some funky soul that will kick off your Halloween antics right.
Secret Weapon Presents: Return of the Movies
Saturday, October 31st, The Waiting Room Lounge, Showtime 9pm
Secret Weapon returns for another Halloween extravaganza playing your favorite 80’s movie themes with songs from some totally radical bands.
O’Leavercism with Sucettes, High Up, Dead Flower Preservation Society
Saturday, October 31st, O’Leaver’s, $5, 9:pm
Killer music, costume party, prizes, and an awesome patio. The treat to your trick.