Sitting down with Andrew McMahon is just like sitting down with an old friend, except that old friend is the lead singer of California-based bands Jack's Mannequin and Something Corporate. By night, McMahon pounds out tunes on the piano, creating symphonies in front of sold out crowds.
Temperatures were soaring into the low 100s, and there were 30,000 hipsters, ravers and other types hanging around within two square miles for four days. Throw in about 100 talented artists with the said 30,000 people tucked away into the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, and you have the Wakarusa music festival, taking place from June 2 through June 5 at Mulberry Mountain outside Ozark, Arkansas.
Owl City's Adam Young is a native and longtime resident of Minnesota. Two years ago, he was loading trucks in a warehouse. Now he makes a living creating music and traveling the world.
For the last 20 years, Pittsburgh-based band Rusted Root have gained a huge following with their mix of all different styles of music.
Sparks flew and the audience cheered as Taylor Swift took the Qwest Center stage on May 28. Kicking off her "Speak Now" tour with two shows in Omaha, Swift opened the concert with the song "Sparks Fly," and true to the song lyrics, the audience was showered with sparklers held by Swift's performers as they floated above the stage.
Dubstep, a new sound taking over the music scene, is known for its intense, low frequencies and strong bass line. Musical artists like Skrillex are using dubstep to create dynamic and inventive mixes and songs.
The music was groovy and the crowd was alive with energy on May 28 at Waiting Room Lounge. Although minors needed permission slips to enter, the show was open to all ages and featured three of Omaha's local bands.
Summer is just around the corner, and you're probably planning on checking out some music festivals. Here's a friendly guide to help make your festival experience fantastic.