MY FAVES OF 2016

Last month you were inundated with “Best of 2016” lists; well here’s another. I’m not audacious enough to say the music and shows listed below were the “best”; they were merely my favorites last year. Let’s start with recordings, in no particular order:   Car Seat Headrest, Teens of Denial (Matador) — Thematically […]

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The Numbing Effect

I figured I had a better than 50-50 chance of getting the election right. My reasoning was laid out as succinctly as possible in the column printed here last month— poll numbers, bad press, Trump stepping into one reputation-killing pot-hole after another. Sure that there was no way he could pull up numbers […]

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Maha Moved

Local history will look upon the 2016 Maha Music Festival maybe not as a game changer, but certainly as a course change from the direction the festival was headed after seven years of growing success. It was a course that had to change if Maha wanted to keep it moving forward. After last year’s “sold […]

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Ah, Maha!

Ah, Maha! That’s my “slogan suggestion” for the 8th annual Maha Music Festival, being held at Aksarben Village Aug. 20, which features headliner Passion Pit, along with electronic popster Grimes, hip-hop phenom Vince Staples, returning Nebraskan Matthew Sweet and my favorite act of the line-up, Car Seat Headrest, a band that’s about to explode beyond […]

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