Sitting down with Andrew McMahon is just like sitting down with an old friend, except that old friend is the lead singer of California-based bands Jack's Mannequin and Something Corporate. By night, McMahon pounds out tunes on the piano, creating symphonies in front of sold out crowds.
The stage at The Waiting Room was set with Christmas lights, lights shaped like owls and painted portraits. Red Wanting Blue took to the festive set Jan. 31.
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.
On Saturday, drills will be swapped with guitars, table saws will be replaced by keyboards and work gloves will be traded in for a microphone and maybe a little whiskey as five area bands engage in a night of tunes to support Habitat for Humanity of Omaha.
A melancholy mixture of heartbreak, realization, and inspiration, this native San Diegan knows where her listeners hearts and souls are.
Smoke and heat loomed over an energetic crowd Friday night at Sokol Underground where Tech N9ne was set to take the stage for the first of his two-day concert series here in Omaha.
UNO's Department of Music had a busy year.