Jan. 8 Broken Crown w/ Cold Steel, Coincide and Illuminati Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $7, onepercentproductions.com So much music’s emerged from Omaha that it’s hard to keep up. While The Faint, Cursive and Bright Eyes have garnered a large chunk of the attention, there are other local bands itching to get in the limelight. Broken Crown is one. Comprised of guitarist Nick Aldieri, guitarist Kyle Buffington, bassist Jeff Dennis, vocalist Nathan Foutch and drummer Ryan Matcha, the five-piece rock group has been at it since 2007. Taking most of their inspiration from concept-driven bands like Pink Floyd and Soundgarden, Broken Crown’s stadium-sized sound tends to hock the crowd with their surprisingly well-polished musicianship. Their progressive hard rock catalog has plenty of room in Omaha’s local scene to grow and an ample audience waiting to discover them. 2009’s Element6 EP is an adequate place to start.


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