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.
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.
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.
On Feb. 1-3, UNO's Department of Music held its fifth annual BOCH Honors festival. This event is a weekend long music extravaganza that brings together four out-of-state guest conductors, 100 music teachers and about 450 hard-working, high school musicians, from Nebraska and western Iowa.
"Just a small town girl, livin' in a lonely world..."
The music of Journey filled the Century Link Center on Friday, March 29. Through the darkness, fans looked at each other in confusion, "I thought this was Kid Rock's concert?"
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.
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.
Summer is a time when most students try their best to relax. Whether they're hanging out by the pool, catching up on the latest book or just hanging out with friends, most students have a soundtrack to accompany their summer. This summer has brought several album releases, some being much better than others.