The Thin White Duke is back.
After a ten year hiatus, David Bowie, aka Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and Major Tom, has returned with his latest studio album, "The Next Day," and it's as good as any that are, by now, considered his classic albums. Bowie's musical career spans nearly four decades, and for those of us who remember most of it, his latest offering is a welcome offering.
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.
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.
There were nods to the newer and dues paid to the older at the Slowdown on Oct. 20, where local non-profit Hear Nebraska's "Take Cover" fundraiser concert took place. The themed show involved various Nebraskan artists covering the work of music scene peers. While some picks were further reaches than others, the sentiments were all in the right place.
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.
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.
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.
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.