Aaron Jordan is a University of Nebraska Omaha graduate student by day and a musician by night.
On Feb. 10, Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken, aka Big Gigantic, came to The Waiting Room Lounge to show us what they're capable of. That they did, and then some. Some cats in an electro group called Somasphere, who hail from Lincoln, came along. The show started at 9 p.m. and didn't stop until 2 a.m. - you've got to love it when a band appreciates your presence and gives you your money's worth. For 12 bucks, the price was right.
"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.
From their 1999 debut album, "Under Feet Like Ours," Canadian duo Tegan and Sara have evolved in both sound and songwriting with each consecutive album. Their newest album, "Heartthrob," is no exception. This energized dance party of an album strays from the duo's traditional folk rock sound and easily relates to feelings of desire, love, friendship and youth: the quintessential topics of this and any electro-pop record.