Chris Aponick

Arish Khan and Mark Sultan are masters of low-brow garage rock and own their unique stylistic tics. Khan is a maestro of translating his simple songs into full soul band excursions with his band King Khan and the Shrines, while Sultan is a ... more

Feb 26, 2015 5:38 PM Music

Kevin Barnes, the ringleader of the long-running psych-pop act Of Montreal, is guided by a restlessly creative spirit. It’s been the force that’s kept Of Montreal relevant since its inception in 1996 through this year’s new album Aureate Gl... more

Feb 26, 2015 5:24 PM Music

Kevin Devine may be one of the finest purveyors of a brand of melodic, punchy rock songs that seemingly has spun off by the thousands in the wake of Weezer’s Pinkerton. Kevin Devine has always features his two identities on his records. One... more

Feb 22, 2015 1:00 AM Music

Matt Whipkey is saying goodnight to the girl of his dreams – the one named Penny, who tapped into Omaha’s collective memories of summers’ past. His 2013 double-album Penny Park: Omaha, NE: Summer 1989 played as a nostalgia trip that stretc... more

Jan 28, 2015 6:47 PM Music

*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

Jan 21, 2015 2:27 PM Music

Death Cab For Cutie: Death Cab For Cutie has chosen a few select summer shows to announce their appropriately quiet reawakening. The long-running indie rock band last album was 2011's Codes and Keys, which followed the band's two most succ... more

Aug 13, 2014 11:38 PM Music

* 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

Aug 11, 2014 3:59 AM Music

* 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

Jul 21, 2014 6:05 PM Music

* 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

Jul 14, 2014 6:10 AM Music

* 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

Jul 7, 2014 4:39 PM Music

The first ever Sweatfest, a loud array of local music acts, will take residence in the hothouse garage and the adjacent backyard of the Sweatshop Gallery Saturday, July 5th, starting early at 6 p.m. The art gallery/DIY show spot, 2727 North... more

Jun 30, 2014 3:45 PM Music

* 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

Jun 16, 2014 5:41 PM Music

* 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

Jun 9, 2014 4:40 PM Music

* 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

Jun 3, 2014 5:00 PM Music

* 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

May 26, 2014 4:32 PM Music

* 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

May 20, 2014 3:03 PM Music

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

May 15, 2014 3:06 PM Music

* 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

May 5, 2014 3:59 PM Music

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

Mar 18, 2014 12:03 AM Music

Last night's South By Southwest festivities obviously were overshadowed by what sounds like a fairly terrible scene outside two of SXSW's most popular venues on Red River Street. For those who didn't read yet, a driver eluding a police s... more

Mar 13, 2014 10:15 PM Music