Country music doesn't get better than this.
Hear Nebraska director hopes tour gets audiences excited.
Four-disc box set full of bonus tracks, photos, art and more
A trio of bands brought people back in time again.
Watch the Omaha punk rock band make its late night TV debut.
In the first six months of 2015, I’ve heard kicking rock ’n’ roll, moving folk, nostalgic rock, hard-hitting punk and intense hip-hop.
Omaha is home to indie rock giants and a platinum holiday music icon. It’s also the home of Bill Ring.
Matt Whipkey and his band kicked off the summer series with a rocking set.
Hop Along is one of those bands that debuted to huge buzz.
Thousands rocked out with Cage the Elephant, Bleachers and more on Tuesday.
A little wind, chill and rain could not stop The Decemberists.
A good playlist keeps you motivated during a long workout, and if you run, it can keep you in rhythm.
Tim Kasher and friends will release "Everybody's Coming Down" with Saddle Creek Records later this year.
Heavy metal masters Judas Priest brought "Breakin' the Law" and plenty more if its ear-ringing jams to Stir Cove on Wednesday.
Catch acts big and small (and local!) but skip giant crowds.
Twinsmith sounds like a different band on its second record.
Like an old musician philosopher wizard, Arlo Guthrie told tales of legends, explained how music effects the world and showed us the magic of song.
Record Store Day was the biggest day ever at Homer's Music, which had a line stretching down the block and around the corner before the doors opened. An exclusive 311 release brought out many.
Hundreds of people stood in line outside of Homer's Music in the Old Market. A line stretched down Howard Street and around the corner.
Describing Maha’s lineup is like the best kind of déjà vu.
Maha Music Festival will unveil its 2015 lineup on Sunday. Keep an eye on Omaha.com/rockcandy for the details Sunday night.
It may be that 80/35 is the biggest and best music festival in the plains.
After Dead Sara walked off the stage, several people walked up to me and said they were blown away.
Conor Oberst and his punk band Desaparecidos have announced a new album, "Payola," to be released June 23 with Epitaph Records, according to Pitchfork.
Back in 1987, The Lettermen (and fireworks, of course) brought 20,000 people to Memorial Park.
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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