JAGAJA

October 15, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Publications

We’re literally like clones,” says Gabriel Burkum, describing what it is like to be in a band with his twin brother, Graham. The 29-year-old, Council Bluffs-born twins are the musical duo behind JAGAJA (pronounced jag-uhh-jaw). […]

Greg Eklund

October 14, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Music, People, Publications

Omaha’s appeal is simple for Eklund: “There’s a lot of artists and musicians, but it’s still affordable.” He says Omaha is like Portland 30 years ago: “It wasn’t a big town, but it was super […]

Doctor Blues

The Faint

October 9, 2016 · Posted In: Entertainment, Music, Omaha Magazine, Publications

Perhaps we’re spoiled in Omaha. While mainstream America suckles on pop-tart music offerings, we’ve grown fat on a steady diet of indie rock. For goodness sake, independent record label Saddle Creek Records is in our […]

Explore! November/December 2016

Girl on Fire

August 13, 2016 · Posted In: Entertainment, Music, Omaha Magazine, Publications

Haunting melodies float on a summer breeze. Anna McClellan is practicing on the grand piano;  her melancholy lyrics and precise keystrokes are muffled by walls of her friend’s house in the Dundee neighborhood. Step inside […]

John Hargiss

August 3, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Publications

Master craftsman and stringed instrument maker John Hargiss learned the luthier skills he plies at his North Omaha shop from his late father, Verl. In the hardscrabble DIY culture coming from their roots in the […]

Black Jonny Quest

August 2, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Publications

Turned off the boob tube an’ let the needle drop, on some fly lo death to Fox News for Megyn Kelly sayin’ Jesus white yo. Now to who do society loathe, our judging niggas by […]

Homer’s Manager Mike Fratt

Posted In: Business, Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Publications

I walked into the oldest business in the Old Market looking for Mike Fratt. My search for the general manager of Homer’s Music was blocked by towering racks of vinyl records and CDs. Then I […]

Colossal Heart & Soul

July 22, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Publications

Josh Hoyer, 39, isn’t afraid to speak candidly. With a heavy touring schedule and family at home in Lincoln, the lead singer and keyboardist for Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal knows full well the sacrifices […]


 
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