UNO professor named Nebraska Music Teacher of the Year

Music theory professor Ken Bales is currently over 6,000 miles away on a trip to China with the UNO Jazz Ensemble. On the trip, Bales is discussing and discovering with students the concepts of art and music.

Though he's visiting a country with a very different culture, Bales is content. After all, there he can find music and his students, the two most meaningful things in his life.


New local compilation first in series, to benefit non-profit

Always finding new ways to celebrate and promote the people and organizations involved in our state's music scene, the folks at Hear Nebraska are once again doing something cool to raise funds for their non-profit group.


Erica Nightengale’s Argentina Flute Project

Will Patterson A&E EDITOR Erica Nightengale, a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, has put together information from her time in Argentina...

Ed Sheeran’s U.S. debut a welcome British invasion

 

Guitar in hand, Ed Sheeran has crossed the pond with a splash. The British singer-songwriter's first major label endeavor, "+," debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Folk albums chart. "+" isn't specifically folk, rock, pop or acoustic. Sheeran's chameleon writing and performance style varies so greatly that it's hard not to be impressed. 

UNO professor pursues career despite negative stereotypes

Despite being initially discouraged from the music industry, a UNO instructor followed his dream of being a musician because he could not see himself doing anything else.


Wombats rock The Waiting Room lounge

Mina Davis CONTRIBUTOR Four years ago, The Wombats graced Omaha with their presence at the Slowdown to coincide with the release of their latest album, “The...

Muse’s ‘2nd Law’ a shining example of the musical eclectic

On September 28, 2012, English alternative rock band Muse released their album 2nd Law. With the rising popularity of the band's new single, "Madness," and their recent performances on shows like Saturday Night Live, Muse is quickly taking over the American music scene.
The sixth studio album release from the trio was to be "something radically different" from their previous albums, according to bassist Christopher Wolstenholme in an interview with UK magazine Karrang!
With the varying blend of genres, radically different it is.
 


Rusted Root releases much anticipated album after 9 year hiatus

For the last 20 years, Pittsburgh-based band Rusted Root have gained a huge following with their mix of all different styles of music.