The arena was packed to the rafters, and with a standing residency at New York’s cavernous Madison Square Garden and upcoming stadium dates, those gathered were treated to one of the most intimate shows Joel will play for a while.Read more
"They’re over me ... they’re not listening," Oberst said in a recent interview.Read more
What an altogether odd experience. Corey Feldman — yes, that Corey Feldman — appeared for his many fans and more than a few curious onlookers. He wasn't in Omaha to promote a new movie or sign copies of a new memoir but to perform a concert. With music.Read more
The duo dance all over the line between the two genres, sometimes straddling it and other times stepping into twangy country or drifting far off into purely saccharine pop.Read more
Maha Music Festival will return to Stinson Park on Aug. 19. Read more
Last night, Conor Oberst helped celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Waiting Room Lounge by kicking off his spring tour there. Read more
Land of Talk is back, and the Canadian indie rock band is bringing a new record.Read more
Performing with the symphony gave his songs incredible depth, and allowed him to perform songs he wouldn’t normally do.Read more
The NBC singing competition show kicks off its 12th season on Monday, and the Lincoln soul singer has already appeared in promos advertising the show.Read more
Some life advice: Don’t be that person.Read more
This week on The Bottom Line, Mike'l Severe and Kevin Coffey talk about Lady Gaga's Super Bowl performance, her upcoming show, our favorite Valentine's Day songs and lots more.Read more
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."Read more
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.Read more
Twenty One Pilots is there. Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
For more than 90 minutes on Friday at a sold-out Pinnacle Bank Arena, the funk-punk band put on a seminar in energetic performance.Read more
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."Read more
You listen, and you sing. And then you, in turn, connect to the person singing along next to you. Pretty soon, there's 10,000 people stomping their feet and singing “whoa-oh-oh” together.Read more
World-Herald music critic Kevin Coffey talks with The Bottom Line host Mike'l Severe about the Ranch Bowl and some upcoming benefit shows.Read more
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.Read more
Andrew Bird is a talented man. Read more
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.Read more
Welcome to January. Welcome to the slowest time of the year — at least as far as concerts are concerned.Read more
Watch myself and The Bottom Line host Mike'l Severe chat about music — including Eric Church, The Lumineers and other upcoming concerts — on the show. Read more
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."Read more
Some very sad news to report: Matt Oberst passed away suddenly last weekRead more
Backed by six musicians, Patrick Monahan led Train through a bevy of hits Saturday night.Read more
Terrace Martin is coming.Read more
For vinyl lovers, Friday was one of the best days of the year. Read more
While some wait in line at big box stores to get the best deals on laptops and toys, some of us will wait in the frigid cold for hours to get some records. Yes, I said records.Read more
LINCOLN — Henry Rollins had a lot to say. Read more
Rollins is and has been a lot of things: punk rocker, actor, writer, television host, radio personality.Read more