2013 Music Festival Guide

On Saturday, a small sliver of hope spread across the United States when Punxsutawney Phil, the nation's groundhog, emerged from his dwelling and didn't see his shadow, predicting that an early spring is upon us.
With the gloomy weather, hopefully, coming to an end, we've got the cure for your cabin fever.  Music festival season is slowly approaching, and with such a wide variety of options, no matter what your taste, there is sure to be a festival for you!
Enjoy the early spring weather with Big Gigantic and Pretty Lights in Colorado, or if you'd like to get farther away, three days of dancing in Miami. Whatever your wish, spring break is knocking on the door, and it's time to start planning. Line-ups for spring and summer music festivals are being announced from now until April, and tickets are going fast! Finding all of the necessary information can be, kind of, tricky, so here's what you need to know about some of the most anticipated festivals of the year.


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.


Mike Posner to take stage at Sokol

Mike Posner and the Brain Trust will take the stage at Sokol Auditorium Oct. 6, promising hip-hop and dance grooves to fill the night.


WINTER MUSIC PREVIEW, See the upcoming concerts and shows coming to Omaha

By Phil Brown, Contributor Pop The New Pornographers, Nov. 11th @ Slowdown   Gungor, Nov 11th @ The Waiting Room    Kate Voegele, Nov 16th @ Slowdown Mansions on the Moon,...

We’re Trying Records’ House Fest II starts today

Danielle Meadows CONTRIBUTOR A house in northwest Omaha is hosting the city’s largest DIY rock music festival this weekend. After last year’s success, Lucy’s Public House (aka...

Portugal. The Man at the Slowdown

Jeff Turner SENIOR STAFF WRITER It was a cold and dreary night at the Slowdown this past Tuesday. The Slowdown is easily one of the best...

Nebraskan musicians reflect on local scene at ‘Take Cover’ concert

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.


Brand New is back with final album “Science Fiction”

Written By Danielle Meadows After eight years of delays and rumors, Long Island rock band Brand New is back with their highly anticipated fifth album, “Science Fiction.” There’s a sense...