Stage Dive

Wrapping up the music year in review, here is my list of the best shows of the 100 or so I attended in 2010. Yeah, I know there are a few missing (Where’s the Pixies? Where’s Justin Bieber? ), but I can’t attend all of them. Help fill in the blanks by listing your favorites […]

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2010 The Year in Music

The local 2010 year in music will be remembered locally for festivals, reunions and departures. Here are a few highlights: – After a rocky launch in ’09, the MAHA Music Festival proved that Omaha can produce a true indie music festival. The one-day concert, held on Lewis & Clark Landing, attracted first-tier bands like Spoon, […]

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What Are You Doing?

Well, we’re in that never-never land between Christmas and New Year’s. I hope you’ve had peace, comfort and joy in the truest senses in your holiday season. If it was a struggle, remember time keeps passing and things do change. Here’s wishing us all peace, joy, health, prosperity, good fortune and great music in 2011. […]

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From Russia With Rock

Mousetrap frontman Patrick Buchanan thought he was getting the opportunity of a lifetime. Little did he know that the next six months would forever change his perspective on life in these United States. But before we get to that, I urge you to get online right now and buy your ticket(s) to the Mousetrap reunion […]

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Together Again

When Jason Kulbel and Robb Nansel opened Slowdown in the summer of 2007, it was inevitable that there would be a Slowdown Virginia reunion on the stage of the club named for the legendary band. But when that reunion would happen would come down to timing. “We had the idea in our heads around the […]

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Evolutions

Checking out the Funk Trek CD release party at The Waiting Room Friday, Dec. 10, yielded two great sets. Opening the show was Weir, Fairchild & Miller, or the Kris Lager Band without Kris Lager. Jeremiah Weir, John Fairchild and Brandon Miller rocked through some R&B inflected tunes that were musical shout-outs to The Meters […]

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Reindeer Games

Some people put on a Bing Crosby album and drink a little eggnog to get into the spirit this time of year. The Omaha Symphony chooses an all-out, full-frontal, everything-Christmas blitz. Christmas with the Symphony includes an audience sing-along, Broadway style singing and dancing, chamber music, local TV personality Dave Webber, live reindeer outside the […]

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