‘Idol’ hopeful makes Omaha stop

There are many stops on the road to becoming the next ‘American Idol.' For Caleb Halwey, Omaha is one of them.


Femme Fest calls for festival submissions

Kelly Langin ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR Benson First Friday Femme Fest will hold its second annual event on Sept. 2. Femme Fest is a festival focused...

Wombats rock The Waiting Room lounge

Mina Davis CONTRIBUTOR Four years ago, The Wombats graced Omaha with their presence at the Slowdown to coincide with the release of their latest album, “The...

Explosions in the Sky treats Val Air Ballroom

Post-rock band Explosions in the Sky rocked the Val Air Ballroom in Des Moines Oct. 11. Doors opened at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m.

Explosions in the Sky is an instrumental band originally formed in Texas in 1999. The band features Munaf Rayani on guitar, Mark Smith on guitar, Michael James on guitar/bass and Chris Hrasky on drums.


Radiohead turns in powerful performance with “King of Limbs”

Radiohead has found a unique balance between the bizarre and the entertaining with their last few albums.


Jukebox the Ghost electrifies Waiting Room crowd

By Kelly Langin, Asst. Copy Editor “Tonight, I’m gonna have myself a real good time,” Ben Thornewill crooned as he played the opening chords to Queen’s “Don’t Stop...

Phish hooks fans with special sets, tight performance

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.


Lydia Loveless flawlessly mixes country and punk

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.