"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.
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.
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.
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.
The Facebook event page for "Take Cover," a Hear Nebraska fundraiser at the Zoo Bar in Lincoln, was bustling with anticipation leading up to the Sept. 16 concert. Those who either missed the sold out event or want to know what the big deal is, the event is to be replicated in Omaha next month.
The American hip-hop duo from Minneapolis known as Atmosphere will take the stage at the Slowdown club on September 27. Slowdown is located downtown and doubles as a bar and music venue, so anyone under 18 years of age must have a notarized parental permission slip to attend the concert.
Late afternoon Saturday, April 7, the UNO Department of Music performed its annual Day of Percussion at the Strauss Performing Arts Hall.
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.