UNO professor destined to be drummer

Not many people can say they are working their dream job, but Thomas Roland can do that every day.


City and Colour set to play at the Slowdown

Canadian acoustic  folk singer Dallas Green, also known as City and Colour, is set to play the Slowdown Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. Advanced tickets are $22 and day-of-show tickets are $25.


Aesop Rock returns to the Waiting Room

"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.


Omaha’s creative culture expands as Esoteric Velvet grows

Esoteric Velvet, an Omaha based design consultant company run by Meghann Schense and Sarah Stormberg, is no doubt "special and rare." The definition of esoteric is "limited to a small circle," or of "special, rare or unusual interest," according to merriam-webster.com.  However, Esoteric Velvet is far from "limited to a small circle."


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.


Canvas and Cabernet opens in Aksarben

Walking into Canvas and Cabernet, a new addition to the Aksarben area, you might not be sure what you're getting yourself into.
On one side, the walls are covered in seemingly elementary paintings. The walls on the opposite side are lined with artistic masterpieces.  There is a stage and about 20 painting stations.  Keep walking and there are shelves with eclectic items for sale. Keep walking farther, and you'll run into the bar.
At this point, you aren't really sure if you're in a bar, gallery, gift shop or classroom.
The truth is that Canvas and Cabernet is all of these things.  It is an exciting new venue that offers instructed painting "classes" to groups. But, this isn't your average painting class.


Playhouse’s “Stupid F*ing Bird” is a sad f*ing comedy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LId9UkUmQQ By Adam Abou-Nasr CONTRIBUTOR Days after World Mental Health Day, the comedy “Stupid F*king Bird” opened at the Omaha Community Playhouse. Almost ironically, all seven characters...

The Omaha Jitterbugs bring back swing dance

Will Patterson ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR The Omaha Jitterbugs is a non-profit organization that is bringing back swing dancing. Through classes, workshops and a weekly dance...