Conor Oberst's punk band, Desaparecidos, has signed to the premier punk label, Epitaph Records.
There’s nothing like keeping up the heat with a good record and a warmth-giving beverage.
Lincoln Exposed has announced its lineup.
Ranking the biggest artists since the 1950s wasn’t too difficult.
I like talking about music, and if you’re reading this, I bet that you do, too.
COUNCIL BLUFFS — Punk isn’t dead, but it is getting older.
Surf music feels almost out of place in Nebraska. But The Sub-Vectors can bring the beach to this very sandless and cold place.
We took a lot of concert photos in 2014. I shot more than 20 shows (and two festivals) and World-Herald staff photographers did even more.
As in the beginning of every year, I offer you some potential musical resolutions to make 2015 a much more rocking year.
The best songs of 2014 were streamed on my Spotify countless times. The albums they came on practically lived in my CD player.
Around here, there is a concert every single night of the entire year. It’s impossible for someone to see them all, and it’s also impossible to see every good show. But I saw a lot, and these are the best among the many I attended.
Good music is what we listen to on the radio or while we’re jogging on a nice day.
TKO's first three releases — two albums and a mixtape — came out in a little more than a year, and he has built his lighting-fast raps into a prolific output of more than 50 songs.
On Friday, the Grammy Awards dragged their nomination announcements out over half a day. Maybe they needed to drum up excitement somehow because it was a such a dull list.
Record Store Day's Black Friday seemed to be a success once again.
Record collectors and music fans love this time of year.
Next week, Cursive will reissue it's breakthrough album, "The Ugly Organ." In February and March, it will tour the country with a cello player to revisit that material. And yesterday, Cursive frotnman Tim Kasher took to Reddit to answer questions from fans.
When 311 is away, its members get to play.
More shows should be like that one.
The country music superstar's new album is his first in 13 years.
You could feel it in your feet and in your gut as the Iowa-bred rock band chugged through its 90-minute set Thursday at the CenturyLink Center Omaha.
Taylor Swift wants better record sales. That seems to be the main motivator behind Swift and her record label, Big Machine, removing the country-turned-pop singer’s songs from Spotify.
Phillie band Hop Along will release its next album with Omaha's Saddle Creek Records.
Orenda Fink found herself in “a crazy deep depression.”
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.
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.
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