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.
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.
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.
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.
UNO's Department of Music had a busy year.
"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.
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.
Plain White T's is set to take the stage at Slowdown on Sept. 26 along with The Summer Set, The Downtown Fiction and Allison Park. Fans interested in the concert should expect a night of music from an evolving Plain White T's.