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, […]

Mesonjixx

August 21, 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

August 20, 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 […]

Curly Martin

July 29, 2018 · Posted In: Music, North Omaha, Omaha Magazine

If Curly Martin has something to say, you can best believe you will hear it if you’re within earshot.  “Man, tell me who came up with this idea for a story about the Chitlin’ Circuit, […]

Review: Frank Foster’s Redneck Rock ’N’ Roll

June 18, 2018 · Posted In: Music, Web Exclusive

Frank Foster was a sweet relief on a sweltering summer night. The country musician performed in Omaha on Friday, June 15, at The Waiting Room Lounge (with Bucka Ruse opening the night). Although Foster has […]

Spirit Lives Here

June 12, 2018 · Posted In: Encounter, Music

Daisies may blow with the wind, but that doesn’t mean they are fragile. The young members of Daisy Distraction have seen a lot of dilemmas. Dilemma was, in fact, the name of the band that […]

U2 Experience in Omaha

May 22, 2018 · Posted In: Music, Web Exclusive

U2’s “Experience + Innocence” tour was more than a concert. It was more like a futuristic church sermon with the band’s chart-topping rock hits as the soundtrack. It was an experience.   A 100-foot-long LED […]

The Music Lesson You Never Got in School

May 3, 2018 · Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, Music

Through my time as a DJ for the past 16 years, it’s been my career and passion to study music. And I’ve learned one important fact along the way—the modern legacy of American dance music […]


 
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