Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

courtesy facebook.com/brandonmillerkc

Please be aware that everything may be subject to change. Venues may have their own rules for attendees, on top of any CDC guidelines and directed health measures (DHM) in place. If you aren’t ready to head back out for live shows, remember you can help support small venues and bands who have gone without […]

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Live Music Returns

Please be aware that venues may have their own rules for attendees, on top of any CDC guidelines and directed health measures (DHM) in place. If you aren’t ready to head back out for live shows, remember you can help support small venues and bands who have gone without work for months by buying their […]

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Hoodoo Update

Héctor Anchondo by Blake Harris

WRITER’S UPDATE 3/17/2020: As everyone is aware, the impact of Covid-19 is changing hourly. The result is venues are closing, including Lincoln’s historic venue, The Zoo Bar, artists are cancelling or being forced to cancel tours, and artists, venues and those employed there (and in all our small businesses) are potentially going without their usual […]

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Omaha Artist Goes Global

Héctor Anchondo by Blake Harris

WRITER’S UPDATE 3/17/2020: As everyone is aware, the impact of Covid-19 is changing hourly. The result is venues are closing, including Lincoln’s historic venue, The Zoo Bar, artists are cancelling or being forced to cancel tours, and artists, venues and those employed there (and in all our small businesses) are potentially going without their usual […]

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Blues Heats Up

Jeff Jensen and Brandon Santini, leaders of Tennessee Redemption. Courtesy Endless Blues Records

It may still be winter, but plans are already underway for this summer’s blues-roots festivals. Playing with Fire founder and organizer Jeff Davis shared plans for the 2020 Playing with Fire concerts, announcing a new venue for this summer’s shows. In an email to The Reader, Davis said the concerts will be held at the […]

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What’s the Buzz

Rick Holmstrom, Mavis Staples

Looking back at 2019, here, in no particular order, are some shows that brought me joy. Jon Dee Graham & The Fighting Cocks played at B Side of Benson Theatre in July with Bonnie Whitmore opening and holding down the bass in the band. Graham’s rock ‘n’ roll reflections on the happy moments and challenges […]

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Blue Christmas

December is a big month for most of us, on the run and juggling lots of events and work or school obligations. Every year, the Toy Drive for Pine Ridge and other local events focused on giving rather than getting, put the season in perspective. Since 2003, organizer and longtime local musician Lash LaRue (aka […]

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Musical Moves

Big news for fans of the weekly early Thursday shows hosted by the Blues Society of Omaha (BSO). The series was held at Chrome Lounge for the last several years, but the venue abruptly closed after Saturday, Oct. 12, making the announcement on Facebook. They reopened Saturday, Oct. 19, for a final rock show. Meanwhile, […]

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