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Artist interviews, mostly previews of upcoming show

A brief chat with bassist Jakob Tvilling Pless on touring, Beyondless, and the group's distaste for sports. more

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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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Eat

The Omaha trio delivers on the promise of Alligator Years and releases their best album to date. more

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Josh Hoyer

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Josh Hoyer talks about the joyous power of music, being in the national spotlight on "The Voice" and taking his band, Soul Colossal, on their first European tour. more

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Here are some shows that stand out as notable music experiences for 2015, in no particular order. I missed a lot of concerts this year, too, so this is just the view from my corner of the dance floor. Elvis Costello at The Rococo in March p... more

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Before you read the words “The Blues” and turn the page, check out what Scott Kirk wants to tell you. “I have been saying for years now that the music world is starving for a change,” Kirk, owner of The 21st Saloon, says. “This is where I ... more

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 Josh Hoyer's thought-provoking and dance-floor friendly original soul-R&B is laid down by a top-notch band. Their hard-driving, heartfelt sound got the attention of Wilco drummer and celebrated producer Ken Coomer this past summer. Jos... more

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The Old Market is certainly known as Omaha’s happening place. No surprise, then, that it’s a site for something new, entirely fresh: a concert on May 16 at Kaneko of music of today, works in progress, written by people still emerging into t... more

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With blinds drawn and a dark, mostly wood-paneled interior, Burke’s Pub sits nearly empty on Monday night.  It’s a relatively dim dive in the heart of Benson, home to such well-lit and sharply decorated establishments as Lot 2, Krug Park, B... more

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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

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Chip Duden

Anyone in the Omaha/Lincoln music scene who has had the good fortune of befriending B.J. Huchtemann knows just how dedicated she is to Roots music. You can see it at every show she attends. From her own big band roots to a college epiphany ... more

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If the Omaha-based group The 9s sounds like a new band to you, it’s not. The 9s have been playing around the Omaha area since 1998. Originally a six-piece, the current incarnation is comprised of guitarist/vocalist Jason Birnstihl, bassist ... more

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Doug “SA” Martinez of Omaha’s 311 answers the phone from his home in Ojai, California, while attending to one of his young daughters. Throughout the conversation, he routinely stops mid-sentence and calls to his daughter, “Hold on Nova, Dad... more

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“When the Buddy Holly show happened, I went from complete obscurity in this cover band, playing for 20 people to playing sold out shows for two months. I wanted to see how long we could keep it going. 12 years later, we are a national act,”... more

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Backstage Entertainment

On a very wet Sunday night, Staind and Sevendust performed at Stir Cove in Council Bluffs, IA. Earlier in the day before the down pouring rain, lightning, and thunder. Backstage Entertainment had the opportunity to interview Lajon and Clint... more

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Cyndi Lauper’s signature look always involves a different hair color of some sort. These days, it varies from a salmon-like pink to an almost pure white. Although, at the 2014 Grammy Awards, she was sporting a vibrant red look. Nonetheless,... more

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