Dec. 18 Blink 182 released a new EP titled "Dogs Eating Dogs."
"We're Sold Out. Seriously." The sign on the front door of the Waiting Room on March 6 was very serious for a reason. The approximately 250 capacity, all-ages venue was packed with people from the stage to the bar. The reason the show sold out was clear- San Francisco rapper Aesop Rock was finally in Omaha. Along with rapper Busdriver, Aesop brought Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz, who make up the group Hail Mary Mallon.
The trio known as Lydia Loveless took over the Waiting Room Lounge Tuesday, Jan. 17 to play a unique mix of country and punk. Tickets were $8 and the doors opened at 9 p.m. Gerald Lee Jr. opened the show for Lydia Loveless.
There were nods to the newer and dues paid to the older at the Slowdown on Oct. 20, where local non-profit Hear Nebraska's "Take Cover" fundraiser concert took place. The themed show involved various Nebraskan artists covering the work of music scene peers. While some picks were further reaches than others, the sentiments were all in the right place.
Fortunate to escape the end of summer humidity strike in Omaha, Gateway Photo Editor Joe Shearer and I embarked on a "Fear and Loathing" style road trip to "Colorful Colorado," where we were to document the Sept. 2 performance of cult-status rock phenomenon Phish.
Plain White T's is set to take the stage at Slowdown on Sept. 26 along with The Summer Set, The Downtown Fiction and Allison Park. Fans interested in the concert should expect a night of music from an evolving Plain White T's.
When the black flag is flying, Saddle Creek Shop is open for business.
Bowling for Soup, the Grammy nominated pop rock band from Texas, is hitting the road this week for their Midwest/Northeast U.S. tour in support of their latest album, "Fishin' for Woos." The tour kicked off in Lawrence, Kan., but the band will spend the second night of the tour in Omaha at Sokol Underground.