“The Next Day” reminiscent of vintage David Bowie

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.


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.


Lydia Loveless flawlessly mixes country and punk

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.


Nebraskan musicians reflect on local scene at ‘Take Cover’ concert

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.


Tech N9ne debuts All 6’s and 7’s in Omaha

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.


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.


‘Take Cover’ show to pay tribute to local scene, raise funds

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.


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.