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.
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.
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 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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.