Where To Now?

As 2010 starts to wind down a new crop of bands begins to rise up to carry on Omaha’s reputation as one of the country’s best music scenes. There are some of you who, upon reading the above statement, quietly, cynically, laughed and thought (with a wry smile in your subconscious minds), ” Best music […]

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Dave Barger Benefit

Friends of guitarist Dave Barger will host a benefit this Sunday, Oct. 17, at New Lift Lounge to help the veteran Omaha musician. Among the popular musicians returning to assist Barger are California guitarist John Lawton, New Orleans sax man Joe Cabral Jr. and Boston bassist Ken Fallon. Barger has been the “go to” blues […]

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Rock of Ages

I’ve never bought the idea that age has anything to do with enjoying rock music, and I still don’t, but the question did come up last weekend. I waded into the crowd of suburban youth Friday night at The Waiting Room too late to see either of the opening bands, thanks to the Yankees. I […]

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Prophetic Rock

Chuck Prophet plays Sunday Roadhouse series, Thursday night at Waiting Room At 18 Chuck Prophet left his native Whittier, Calif. for San Francisco, where he almost immediately became a major part of cow-punk legends Green On Red. Prophet spent eight years with the band and in the process of touring and recording developed more than […]

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Lively Lisbon

Walkmen’s latest crackles with revived spark, thanks to new approach New York’s Walkmen are, according to the summation of guitarist Paul Maroon, much like a cranky old family grown accustomed to each other. The New York indie band isn’t going to change lineups or do any drastic changes. It’s the same five guys from the […]

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Memphis Road Warriors

Lucero spreads gospel of the modern bar band Discovering a band several albums into its career gives you layers to peel back. That’s how it’s been for me with Lucero, after 2009’s excellent 1372 Overton Park. Since then, it’s been a trek into the songwriting of Ben Nichols and the seven other releases he’s issued […]

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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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Country Funk

Dave Gonzalez’s current “country funk” project The Stone River Boys, returns to the Zoo Bar for a two-night stand, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 7-8, after 9 p.m. The Stone River Boys are fronted by guitarist Gonzalez, formerly of the Hacienda Brothers and The Paladins, and Austin’s Mike Barfield, formerly of The Hollisters. October 3rd marked […]

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These Un-cynical Days

More with Guster’s Ryan Miller that didn’t fit into the feature story on page 32 — which you should read before you read this. We’ll wait for you …  You’re back? Good. I should point out I have some familiarity with Miller and Guster. I interviewed him in December 1999 in the band’s tour bus […]

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Sound Found

Local band Rock Paper Dynamite soldifies identity on new EP Rock Paper Dynamite has found a sound to call its own. Since forming in 2007, the band has been busy playing shows and figuring out just what works for them as a unit. Now Rock Paper Dynamite would like people to consider its new six-song […]

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