Cali Swag District hits Nebraska this weekend

Inglewood, California's Cali Swag District will make their way to Lincoln this Saturday, March 5 along with Nelly, 3OH!3, Sick Puppies, Big Reeno and DJ Dextrious on the Blizzard Tour.


UNO’s Chamber Orchestra gives brilliant performance

UNO's Chamber Orchestra may very well be the university's best-kept secret. During its concert on Feb. 22 in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, that secret was revealed to more than 40 members in the audience who witnessed the small ensemble's extraordinary talent.


MavRadio Column: “Showroom of Compassion” takes the Cake

Over the last 17 years, Cake has released music that spans across many genres and captivates large audiences.  The most recent album by the Sacramento-based band, "Showroom of Compassion," does just that.


A night of classical guitar

UNO's classical guitar players held a fundraiser at the Pizza Shoppe on Feb. 20 to raise money to bring world-renowned guitarist Ricardo Izaoloa. The fundraiser was held from 6 to 10 p.m and featured undergraduate students from the classical guitar department: Melissa Dundis, Jacob Duncan, Ben Eisenberger, Zae Larson, Kevin Sullivan, Max Meyer, Andrew Stickman, Carl Miller, Charles Lime, Blair Koehn and Shawn Daley.

Beatlemania visits UNO

Curly head bouncing up and down, giant grin stretched across his face, fingers strumming the air, attentively mimicking his father's movements on stage, Ryan McGuigan's young son sat in the front row at "Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience" in the Strauss Performing Arts Center this past Saturday night. He embodied the soul of this intimate, personable show - family, friends, camaraderie, participation and pure fun.


‘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.


Taylor Momsen can belt it with the best of them

Countless actresses have tried and failed to make it in the music industry, but Taylor Momsen is not one of them. Armed with a raspy, gritty growl, the 17-year-old "Gossip Girl" star fearlessly fronts her hard rock band, The Pretty Reckless. With the release of the band's first full-length album "Light Me Up," Momsen is ready to rock - and she has the pipes to prove it.


Saxophone orgasm

On Feb. 10, Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken, aka Big Gigantic, came to The Waiting Room Lounge to show us what they're capable of. That they did, and then some. Some cats in an electro group called Somasphere, who hail from Lincoln, came along. The show started at 9 p.m. and didn't stop until 2 a.m. - you've got to love it when a band appreciates your presence and gives you your money's worth. For 12 bucks, the price was right.