Punk You

August 2, 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 […]

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 […]

Lunch With Buffett

June 21, 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 […]

Louder Together

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 […]

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 […]

Pitch Poet

June 8, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Music

She sets up on a bustling Old Market corner. The footpaths jostle with tourists and locals doing their weekend shopping, dining, and sightseeing. Jocelyn Muhammad pulls the acoustic guitar slung over her back then slowly […]

Mr. & Mrs. Fink

June 1, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Music

The evolution of CLOSENESS was quite literally a matter of the heart—not in a cheesy, romantic musing type of way, but the actual blood-pumping, life-sustaining muscular organ. Husband-wife duo Orenda Fink (Azure Ray) and Todd […]

Horse Play

May 1, 2017 · Posted In: Entertainment, Music, Omaha Magazine

It’s unusual for a band to provide its live audiences with a complimentary Filipino buffet during a show, but on a Sunday in late February at O’Leaver’s Bar, Omaha natives See Through Dresses enlisted the […]


 
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