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Music Year in Review 2014: Survival

The one word that comes to mind when looking back at the past year in music: Survival.  Or, more accurately, the question: How will musicians survive? It finally started to dawn on people about halfway through the year that Spotify is really f***ing things up. I don’t know how independent musicians are going to make […]

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Something Old, Something New

Not many artists have approached the challenges and contradictions of making art quite as astutely as Colin Smith.  There is experimentation with materials and process and he creates his art taking into account space and form.  Through a multilayered application of paint, pigments and resin Smith is able to create a consciousness within his pieces […]

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Trout Recovering, More Outdoor Music

Internationally recognized blues guitarist Walter Trout received a life-saving liver transplant at UNMC’s Lied Transplant Center on Memorial Day. Trout’s recovery has been going well. See waltertrout.com for a post-surgery update. Trout’s wife Marie’s updates are posted regularly on her Facebook page and at Trout’s youcaring.com page. Summer Arts Fest Music Summer Arts Fest offers […]

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Slouchers of the World, Unite!

Before I begin talking about this new, high-tech invention called the Lumo Lift, I must explain my affliction — an affliction that has haunted me most of my adult life, one that I’ve never been able to escape. I’m a chronic sloucher. I don’t know how it happened, I don’t know how I got this […]

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Encore

Brandon Miller of the Kris Lager Band (KLB) does infinitely more than just play bass in the group. As founder of the annual Hullabaloo Music and Camping Festival, he’s in charge of booking the bands, arranging space for camping, creating a tunnel/forest, setting up a Frisbee golf course, and a slew of other summertime activities. […]

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The Return of Little Brazil, V. 2.0

Landon Hedges had been hounding me for weeks. His rock band, Little Brazil, is playing a sort of “relaunch” show this Saturday, July 19, at The Waiting Room, and Landon wanted some ink to get butts in seats. “What am I supposed to write about, Landon? I haven’t even heard this new version of your […]