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Slow Stoics Profile

The Slow Stoics define their genre as “Celestial Crunk.” To understand what that means requires listening to their music. With clear psychedelic and progressive rock influences, upon careful examination, what “Celestial Crunk” is becomes clear. It’s the genre of choice for the Slow Stoics.  Thommy and Danny Berger-Deroos, coupled with a close friend, Adam Eschliman, […]

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Secondhand Serenade at Barnato

December 17 Secondhand Serenade with The Dangerous Summer and SayWeCanFly 8 p.m. | $35 Barnato Secondhand Serenade, led by singer-songwriter John Vesely, had a strong 2007, fusing acoustic power-pop, piano balladry and the prevailing emo-laden musical trends of the time. Since then, the band has released four albums under the alliterative moniker. Vesely’s stripped-down set […]

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An Anniversary and a Hands-On Experience

Javi’s One Year Anniversary Javi’s Tacos is celebrating their one year anniversary this Wednesday, and you’re invited! Stop by tomorrow at 17676 Welch (180th and Q) or 2559 S 171ct (Lakeside) for buy one get one burritos and half price margaritas. The establishment couldn’t go all out for a grand opening last year, but is […]

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Switching Things Up (Again)

Yokocho Behind IkaSan Ramen in the Old Market you’ll find Omaha’s newest speakeasy. Yokocho is open Wednesday through Friday from 5pm to 2am, and features cocktails, sake, and Japanese whiskeys. The name Yokocho is Japanese for ‘alleyway’ and serves as a clue to the location of this hideaway lounge. Follow on Instagram for pictures, updates, […]

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A String of Stinging Closures

Culprit Cafe Beignet and Lox fans were met with chained doors at Culprit Cafe this week, and the realization that the coffee and sweets shop had suddenly and permanently closed all three locations.1603 Farnam3201 Farnam1911 S 67th (Inner Rail)Owner Luke Mabie has made no public comment on the closure, and both the owner’s the establishment’s […]

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The Shakeup

Tired Texan A kitchen fire has put Tired Texan to bed for the next few weeks, but the owners aren’t taking the hit lying down. Chef, Grill-master, and co-owner turned temporary fire fighter Chip Holland managed to extinguish the fire, which gripped his kitchen shortly after he left for the evening last Tuesday, has the […]

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Alternative Medicine – Nature’s Way

Magazines found in supermarket check-out lines love to run stories about alternative medicine — herbs, acupuncture, ayurveda; usually with subheadings like, “What works and what doesn’t.” Wouldn’t it be funny for a change to see a headline like “Conventional Medicine – What works; what doesn’t”? You won’t see that story though. It wouldn’t consistently sell […]

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Stars Turn it Up

Some big shows highlight the month of April, starting with the Monday, April 11, 6-9 p.m., show from Tommy Castro & The Painkillers at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar. Castro is celebrating a milestone as a blues bandleader with a 30th anniversary tour. Castro’s latest CD is “A Bluesman Came to Town,” on Alligator, and he was […]