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Omaha made No. 2 on the MTV Iggy list.


Omaha is world's No. 2 up-and-coming music city
By Kevin Coffey
WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER


Omaha is one of the world's most up-and-coming cities for music, according to one of MTV's many music websites.

Omaha ranked No. 2 on MTV Iggy's list, alongside such cities as Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Lagos, Nigeria; Santiago, Chile; Athens, Greece; and Barcelona, Spain.

The article cites Omaha's jazz tradition that stretches back to the 1920s, and it goes on to cite the current presence of Saddle Creek Records. The article says the choice of Omaha "seems random" and adds the Omaha sound mixes "the college radio lover's alt rock" with "country twang."

MTV's Iggy site focuses on world music and Omaha is the only U.S. city mentioned in the list.

Read the full list at mtviggy.com.

Contact the writer: Kevin Coffey

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Kevin covers music, whether it's pop, indie or punk, through artist interviews, reviews and trend stories. He also occasionally covers other entertainment, including video games and comic books.

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