Satchel Grande Kicks off the Holidays

December 26, 2018 · Posted In: Events, Music, Web Exclusive

Omaha’s favorite funk band Satchel Grande helped kick off the holiday festivities Saturday, Dec. 22, with a show at Slowdown in NoDo. The opening act was “Nebraska thunderfunk” band A Ferocious Jungle Cat. They went […]

Nebraska Medical Orchestra

December 20, 2018 · Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine, People

On a cold night in November, musicians in a new orchestra gather in a classroom at the Strauss Performing Arts Center. They are rehearsing the recognizable march from The Nutcracker. Only, in the song’s first […]

Brenton Gomez

December 19, 2018 · Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine, People

Local rapper Brenton Gomez—aka Conny Franko, Conchance, The Wooz, Daddy Woozbuckz, Conny Chrondracula, Chronny, or Econnyome depending on time, place, and project—is a wiry and reflective man of letters with deep roots in South O. […]

The King of Christmas Music

October 24, 2018 · Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine

Despite Best Buy no longer selling CDs, and big-box stores like Target reducing their music inventory to a few small rows of releases, Chip Davis remains married to the physical product.  His Omaha recording-rehearsal studio is […]

Mesonjixx

October 15, 2018 · Posted In: Encounter, Music

Mesonjixx’s music has influences of R&B, jazz, and soul, with a whole lot of heart mixed in. Growing up, she says she drew a lot of inspiration from listening to different artists her parents played […]

From the Heart

September 30, 2018 · Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine, People

Cristina Bertuldo caught herself singing—and lowered her voice to a slight hum.  “Sometimes, I’m very selfish with my gift,” she explains. “So many of my friends ask why I don’t sing as often.” She’s a […]

Gary Numan Plays the Slowdown Days After Fatal Tour Bus Accident

September 28, 2018 · Posted In: Music, Web Exclusive

“Here in my car, I feel safest of all. I can lock all my doors, it’s the only way to live.” Gary Numan’s 1979 hit song “Cars” has been a fan-favorite for decades, but the […]

Beck Gives Omaha Love in Lincoln

September 20, 2018 · Posted In: Music, Web Exclusive

The musician Beck gave a plug to Omaha during his concert at Lincoln’s Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater. “I feel so comfortable here,” he said. “It must be a Nebraska/Omaha thing.” Beck is on tour for his […]

Story Telling with Evan Bartels

September 17, 2018 · Posted In: Encounter, Music

There’s a quote featured on Evan Bartels’ website that resonates loudly with the Nebraska-bred musician: “Evan Bartels doesn’t sound like any singer I’ve ever heard. Ever. His voice sounds old and young at the same […]

The Intersection of Africa with Latin Music

September 10, 2018 · Posted In: Encounter, Music

In a previous issue, I explored how the African-American tradition deserves credit for inventing all major forms of music created in America, such as hip-hop, disco, funk, soul, jazz, rhythm and blues, blues, house, techno, […]