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After a pair of shows in the metro this past summer, the Colorado duo will be at the Waiting Room on January 10 in support of their two 2017 releases. I chat with frontwoman Alaina Moore on touring, self-producing for the first time, and Nietzsche more

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*Omaha hip hop duo BOTH are setting up a run of tour dates leading them down to Austin, Tex. for the South By Southwest music festival. The dates will put the band is Tulsa, Okla. March 16 and Denton, Tex. March 17, before a week of shows a... more

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The blues-infused roots rock of Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat is up next week with two local shows. The Texas band brings their undeniably danceable riffs to Lincoln's Zoo Bar Wednesday, Jan. 14, and to The 21st Saloon Thursday, Jan. 15. Bot... more

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* Orenda Fink released a new music video for single "Ace of Cups", in advance of her upcoming album Blue Dream. The album is out Tuesday, August 19 on Saddle Creek Records. The video was directed by Aaron Gum and Icky Blossoms' Nik Fackler ... more

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* Four bands with ties to the northeast Nebraska area are coming together to host a benefit show for the tornado-stricken town of Pilger. Des Moines' Monday Mourners, Clarence Tilton, the Sons of... and the Matt Whipkey Band will all play a... more

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* The Faint have unveiled a video for scorching two-minute track Scapegoat, off their 2014 release Doom Abuse. The clip is directed by Harrison Martin and returns the synth punk band to its basement roots, washing them in strobing red light... more

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* Lincoln's claim as a music city will ring true July 15th as they host three shows that would be marquee indie rock events in any Midwestern city. Within a square mile in the state capital, Vega, the Bourbon Theater and Knickerbocker's wil... more

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* Summer officially starts this week and with it comes a few more local music festivals. Up next is the Omaha Solstice Reggae and World Music Festival at Riverwest Park, 233rd and West Maple Road. The show is Saturday, June 21st and schedul... more

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* This time through Omaha, Robert Pollard and his Guided By Voices cohorts played for the diehard fans. The crowd for the iconic Ohio indie rock band's Tuesday, June 3rd show at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St., was definitely trimme... more

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* The 80/35 Music Festival in Des Moines, Iowa, has rounded out their festival nicely, especially for music fans bearing a sweet tooth. Alternative pop rock band Cake will join Conor Oberst as a headliner for the two-day festival. Cake head... more

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* Hullabaloo Music Festival's 2014 lineup hits a widely diverse array of acts, all tied together by local jam/blues rock kings the Kris Lager Band. The fourth edition of Hullabaloo is scheduled for Thursday, July 24th through Saturday, July... more

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* D-Rock's in Papillion will host an outdoor concert featuring bands comprised of local kids ages 9 and up. The show kicks off at 3 p.m. Friday, May 23rd at Sumtur Amphitheater, 11691 South 108th St. and will feature local bands including J... more

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Sweatshop Gallery will present artwork by Texan Tim Kerr, whose musical fingerprints lie on several strains of punk and garage music. The show will open Friday, May 16, with live music from Killer Blow, Solid Goldberg, Snake Island! and The... more

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* Catch some local music on Nebraska's public television outlet Nebraska Educational Television throughout May. NET will air three installments of "Hear Nebraska - Live at the 1200 Club" with each new episode premiering Sunday evenings. T... more

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My seventh year of South By Southwest coverage is now an Austin-based memory for me, but thankfully I'm filled with a notebook of band reviews and stray observations to sift through. Making sense of SXSW has long become a job for somebo... more

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