Rock Candy

Rock Candy: Find out what happened to popular Omaha band Blue Moon Ghetto, now back together

Blue Moon Ghetto’s “Shine All the Time” was a local anthem, and it became one of the most popular songs from an Omaha rock band.

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Jake Owen keeps Pinnacle Bank Arena swaying with fun island-style country

On the biggest night of his “Days of Gold” tour, Owen played to a crowd that nearly filled the 9,000-capacity Lincoln arena.

Photo Gallery: Skrillex in the Streets block party

Last night, Skrillex shook the windows in downtown Lincoln.

Gear Up: Sennheiser's Momentum headphones feel great, sound great

Sennheiser's Momentum headphones are the most comfortable things I've ever put on my head.

Rock Candy: The Rural Alberta Advantage bring great sound to Omaha

The Rural Alberta Advantage is really exciting live.

Rock Candy: The Killigans covered 1909 fight song ‘The Cornhusker’

The lesser-known fight song dates back more than a century ago, and it’s getting new life with a recently released and quite excellent version by The Killigans.

Review

With peace and love, Ringo's All-Starrs hammer out the hits

Just under 4,500 people joined Ringo in singing "With a Little Help From My Friends" and "Yellow Submarine."

Lincoln Calling: More than 60 bands plus DJs and comedians are scheduled

The 11th annual Lincoln music festival kicks off Tuesday at nine venues in the capital city. 

Review: Phantogram's slow buildup with crowd pays off with big finish

When the electropop duo marched onto the stage, the audience showed it was ready with a roar of cheers. But it appeared that the band needed some time to fully embrace the performance.

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Lorde at Stir Cove

On Saturday, Lorde packed in a crowd at Stir Cove in Council Bluffs.

Review: Sebadoh

Despite hiccups, rockers break in new Benson bar and venue

Cocktails in the front. Rock ’n’ roll in the back.

Rock Candy: The best tapes to pick up on Cassette Store Day

Like the annual Record Store Day, Cassette Store Day is the time to get exclusive cassette tapes at your favorite independent record store.

New Benson music venue opens this weekend

Reverb Lounge is a new music venue in Benson, and it opens with a show Sunday from lo-fi rock pioneers Sebadoh.

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Talking Willie Nelson, bad interviews, big concerts on Q98.5

This morning, I visited the studios of Pat & JT in the Morning on Omaha's Q98.5.

Rock Candy: Music, with or without paying for it

Amid announcements for iPhones and Apple Watches, Apple also welcomed their old friends, U2.

Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards announces music nominees

The Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards have announced their nominees for music, and there are a ton of nominees for the 17 categories.

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The Offspring play 'Smash' and other punk faves

COUNCIL BLUFFS — The rain started, the music revved up and the crowdsurfers floated.

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A city saved by indie rock? A Washington Post article about Slowdown is a little off

Indie rock has saved us! At least, that’s what the Washington Post says.

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Watch Conor Oberst's 'Common Knowledge'

Today, Conor Oberst released the video for "Common Knowledge" from his solo album, "Upside Down Mountain."

Review

The Afghan Whigs smash through Omaha show

No one does it quite like The Afghan Whigs.

Rock Candy: Podcasts for music lovers
When you’re not listening to tunes, check out these shows.

Rock Candy: VMAs, I’m done with you

MTV’s show is less about awards, more a salute to stars.

Rock Candy: Here’s to a great Maha

Maha Music Festival keeps getting better and better.

Maha: Death Cab for Cutie caps off an excellent festival

After a day of good to great performances, Maha Music Festival was brought to a close with a hammering performance from Death Cab for Cutie.

Maha: The Head and The Heart's voices soar over the festival

Watching The Head and The Heart tonight, I can't help but remember seeing them a few years ago at a sold out show here a few years back. 



About Rock Candy

A blog about music in all its forms, Rock Candy is the work of Kevin Coffey, the music critic and reporter for the Omaha World-Herald.

Send ideas, comments, questions, mp3s, press kits, photos, tour schedules, CDs, press releases or some snacks (I enjoy cookies) to one of these addresses:

• kevin.coffey@owh.com
• 1314 Douglas Street Suite 700
Omaha, NE 68105-1811

Kevin can be reached by phone at 402-444-1557.

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