Remember the Big Joe Polka Show?!

March 1, 2018 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Entertainment, Music

The Jimmy B Orchestra, Barefoot Becky & The Ivanhoe Dutchmen, and The Sauerkrauts—these bands witnessed the heyday of polka in Omaha. The musical groups were just some of the acts featured on the Big Joe […]

Mark McGaugh

February 27, 2018 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music

Mark McGaugh describes himself as “that kid everybody always thought was going to be a doctor or a president.” Known as a young child for reading the encyclopedia and watching the History Channel, it’s no […]

Virginia Kathryn

Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music

Whether she’s talking about pedals or people, Virginia Kathryn Gallner’s enthusiasm for music is downright catching.  As she sips her cup of tea, the conversation ranges from the spelling of her middle name (it’s Welsh, […]

Negative Boogie with David Nance

February 23, 2018 · Posted In: Entertainment, Music, Omaha Magazine

“You gotta live your own authentic experience.” Omaha musician David Nance, 29, has identified that as a personal mantra. It certainly seems to be serving him well. His 2017 album Negative Boogie, released by Ba […]

High Fidelity Dreaming

January 19, 2018 · Posted In: Business Profiles, Music, Omaha Magazine

When you talk with Kate Dussault, it’s obvious how important music is to her. “I can’t imagine a life without music,” Dussault says. “It’s where I learned a lot. It’s the focus of so many […]

Sax with Ed Archibald

January 17, 2018 · Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine, People

Fresh out of Technical High School, Ed Archibald and his bandmates had dreams of becoming the next Commodores. Then life happened. Jobs. Marriage. Kids. The dream and Archibald’s saxophone were tucked away. It took a […]

The Boner Killerz

January 15, 2018 · Posted In: Encounter, Music

Make no mistake about it — Eris Koleszar, Cara Heacock, and Anna Schmidt knew what they were doing when they named their band The Boner Killerz. Koleszar, a big fan of musician/comedian Lane Moore, noticed a […]

Triple Threat Plus One

December 28, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music

As I sit on the patio of Roast Coffeehouse in Aksarben Village watching people go by while waiting to meet the Clark triplets, it hits me that even though I’ve seen them play in bars […]

Blood Cow

December 18, 2017 · Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine

Ozzy Osbourne bites heads off bats.The Red Hot Chili Peppers perform in the buff. Bloodcow gets kicked out of small, sleepy towns. Although they’re a local act, this five-member band isn’t afraid to rock out […]

Hey, Mr. DJ

December 7, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music

When United States Army veteran Stephen Bils was deployed to Afghanistan, someone stole his first set of turntables, as well as all the vinyl records he’d collected over the years. The 29-year-old Clearwater, Florida, native […]