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The last time I saw Dawes, they had partnered with Conor Oberst to play an entire opening set and then do a second as his backing band.

And when I talked to Taylor Goldsmith later, he said that's just the way they like it.

"The more time we get to be on stage, in the whole experience we can get with each other, the more connected we can feel," Goldsmith said. "I feel like we’re walking off by the time we’re into our stride."

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Leading up to halftime, we all wondered the same thing.

"What is she gonna do?"

For the week preceding last night's Super Bowl, rumors swirled around what Lady Gaga's performance would involve. Would it be political? Would it be plain? Would she do something completely, well, gaga?

It turns out, she did a little of all of the above.

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The latest contributor to the Our First 100 Days project is singer-songwriter Toro Y Moi, and his song is titled "Omaha."

Our First 100 Days is aimed at supporting causes organizers feel are threatened by the Trump Administration. It began on Inauguration Day and will continue through April.

Toro Y Moi's "Omaha" is a lush tune that only mentions our fair city in the first line.

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The numbers are in, and many of our local venues were among the tops in the world last year.

Pollstar released its 2016 lists of the top music and entertainment venues in the world, and Slowdown, Stir Cove, the Orpheum Theater, CenturyLink Center and Pinnacle Bank Arena all made it.

Also of note: Of the top 50 worldwide tours, 16 came to Omaha, Lincoln or Council Bluffs.

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Musicians are protesting Donald Trump, and a few local acts are joining the chorus.

Matt Whipkey released a lyric video for his new song, "Fred, You're Dead," and Laura Burhenn of The Mynabirds launched a visual art project," I Know Why I Sing," in conjunction with her song, "Good Medicine."

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Oberst's new full-band band record is a companion to his last album, "Ruminations."

The album will feature the 10 songs from "Ruminations" plus seven new songs. Listen to the new, full-band version of "A Little Uncanny" below.

Guest appearances come from the likes of Oberst pals such as Jim James, M. Ward, Nathaniel Walcott, Blake Mills, Maria Taylor, Gillian Welch and others.

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Tim Kasher is set to release his third solo album, "No Resolution."

The Cursive and The Good Life frontman will put out the new record on March 3 with a brand new label.

The new record label, 15 Passenger, is owned and operated by Cursive, which includes Kasher, Matt Maginn and Ted Stevens. 

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Matt Oberst passed away last month. An Omaha native, Oberst was the frontman of indie rock band Sorry About Dresden and the older brother of singer-songwriter Conor Oberst. 

Over the weekend at Los Angeles' Immanuel Presbyterian, the younger Oberst paid tribute to his brother by playing a cover of The Replacements' "Here Comes a Regular."

"I'm gonna sing this Replacements song, and I'd like to dedicate to my brother Matt who taught me how to play it when I was, I don't know, like 11 years old," Oberst said. "I love him. This one's for him."

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