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.


Father John Misty highlights percussion in “Fear Fun”

"Look out Hollywood, here I come," J. Tillman sings on "Fun Times In Babylon," the opening track to "Fear Fun," Tillman's debut under the moniker Father John Misty.
 


Wilco adds two near-Omaha dates

Area Wilco fans who have been longing for the band to return to the Big O since their 2007 romp at the Orpheum Theater can rest a bit more easily.

On Sept. 2, the Chicago-based rock combo announced a nine-date mini tour of the Midwest and Texas area at the end of the year. Although Omaha wasn't included – again – the band will be performing two shows that are both within three hours of the metro area.


Faculty musicians perform

On Jan. 22, UNO held a concert featuring a faculty trio named I, the Siren. The ensemble consists of Shelby VanNordstrand (vocals), Darci Gamerl (oboe) and Stacie Haneline (piano). The trio had an amazing chemistry and played the music to its fullest.
 


Plain White T’s to play Slowdown

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.


UNO, Doane College impress with joint concert

From fast-paced army songs to elegant tunes prefacing a woman's marriage to a mystic Knight of the Holy Grail, the wind ensemble concert on Sunday put on by Doane College and the University of Nebraska Omaha had an eclectic selection of music.


St. Louis’ top brass blows Strauss away

On Nov. 12, campus was as desolate as any other quiet Saturday evening, but at the heart of it, in the Strauss Performing Arts building, five men, each old enough to be my grandfather, brought a ruckus livelier than any peak hour here in Maverickland.


Daryl Stuermer teams up with the Omaha Symphony

The lofty auditorium of the Holland Performing Arts Center stirred with folks excited to take a trip down memory lane on Jan. 12.  The audience was excited to take a trip through their glory days, back to the 80's as world-class guitarist Daryl Stuermer prepared to take the stage for the second consecutive night.
    The crowd gathered to listen to the stylings of the former guitarist for Phil Collins, best known for his 1979 chart topper "In the air tonight" and his Disney movie classic "You'll be in my heart."  Stuermer's musical career has been an evolution of life-changing and career-catapulting experiences, all of which led him to where he is today.