Bien Fang goes Rock-A-Bye?

September 19, 2017 · Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine

Rachel Tomlinson Dick’s pregnant belly moves her Fender Jazzmaster guitar sidesaddle. Head-banging, her short brown hair slaps the mom-to-be’s face while fingers fly over guitar strings at an April 28 show. Her co-writing and vocal […]

Have Marcey

September 14, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music

When North Omaha native Marcey Yates talks about music, his face lights up and it’s as if everything makes sense in his world. From conversations swirling around hip-hop to his wild tales of past encounters […]

With A Beard and a Smile

August 23, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Music

Walking into Lookout Lounge is a different experience than entering other music venues around Omaha. Admittedly, it feels a little strange driving into a business plaza just south of 72nd and Dodge streets for a […]

Louder Together

August 17, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music

Lauren Martin was a small-town farm girl from McCook, Nebraska. She loved country music and never expected she would one day lead Maha—Nebraska’s pre-eminent annual music festival. On Aug. 19, Martin oversees one of Maha’s boldest […]

Punk You

August 15, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Music, Nightlife

You can call Brothers Lounge a “punk bar” and not get too much grief from so-called “punk purists.” However, calling Brothers a “punk bar” is like calling The Clash a “punk band.” Technically, it may […]

Lunch With Buffett

August 13, 2017 · Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine

With food-inspired songs such as “Charleston’s,” “Medium Rare,” and the album’s title track, the duo displays a penchant for sweet-sounding beats and aspirations to dine with Omaha’s most affluent resident, Warren Buffett. They speculate that […]

Paul McCartney Live in Omaha

July 24, 2017 · Posted In: Entertainment, Music, Web Exclusive

Beatlemania is alive and well in Omaha. Former Beatle Paul McCartney proved as much on Sunday night. His iconic songs brought the CenturyLink Center’s sold-out crowd to their feet. Longtime fans (myself included) came to […]

Digital Daredevils

June 15, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music

The masterminds behind Omaha band Glow in the Dark—Lawrence Deal and Aaron Gum—have always had an affinity towards musical instruments and toys. Since they were young, Deal and Gum surrounded themselves with a variety of […]

Heartthrobs Rekindle Teenage Frenzy from Early ’90s

June 12, 2017 · Posted In: Entertainment, Music, Web Exclusive

I wanted to gawk at the spectacle of aging Gen Xers gone crazy for forgotten idols. Or so I told myself. Secretly, part of me also wanted to see if the boy band singers elicited […]

Required Listening

June 11, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Music

For years, Chelsea Balzer and Matt Walker ran in the same circles, but somehow didn’t cross paths until Balzer joined the art performance group aetherplough in 2010 and was suddenly thrust into a musical relationship […]


 
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