Rock Candy

Maha's lineup. We’ll say it again: Wow.

Describing Maha’s lineup is like the best kind of déjà vu.

Notes: 80/35 Music Festival in Des Moines has killer slate

Maha Music Festival will unveil its 2015 lineup on Sunday. Keep an eye on Omaha.com/rockcandy for the details Sunday night.

80/35 Music Festival to host Weezer, Wilco and more

It may be that 80/35 is the biggest and best music festival in the plains.

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Dead Sara is just so, so good

After Dead Sara walked off the stage, several people walked up to me and said they were blown away.

Desaparecidos back with 'Payola,' first album in 13 years

Conor Oberst and his punk band Desaparecidos have announced a new album, "Payola," to be released June 23 with Epitaph Records, according to Pitchfork.

Here's who has played the annual Memorial Park concert over the years

Back in 1987, The Lettermen (and fireworks, of course) brought 20,000 people to Memorial Park.

13 new songs you should add to your iPod now

Whether you’re tired of the same old stuff on your iPod or interested in something to add to your workout playlist, I have some suggestions.

Omaha musician giving it all away

Matt Whipkey is giving away all of his music.

Tweedy brings rock and quiet to long set at Sokol

Voice. Guitar. Whistling.

The 10 best photos of SXSW

I spent five days watching, listening to and photographing bands.

You Gotta Listen to This: A SXSW playlist

While in Austin for South by Southwest music festival, I heard a lot of good music.

SXSW: The 25 best and worst things from South by Southwest 2015

South by Southwest was, once again, incredible.

Omaha music legend raising money to fix tooth

The beloved Omaha musician lost one of his front teeth.

SXSW Photos: Day three

The second day of South by Southwest was a blast. Check out my photos from the festival.

SXSW: Mac McCaughan delivers solo set with the help of Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield

Mac McCaughan doesn't need a band.

SXSW Photos: Day two

The second day of South by Southwest was a blast. Check out my photos from the festival.

Spoon closes out first day of SXSW

Hype Hotel was packed.

SXSW Photos: Day one

The first day of South by Southwest was a blast. Check out my photos from the festival.

Read W-H writer Kevin Coffey's coverage of South by Southwest music fest from Austin

The annual Texas music festival features thousands of bands, both big-time and up-and-coming. 

SXSW: Jukebox the Ghost should be more popular

 I attempted to catch The Mowgli's and Future Islands at the tiny Clive Bar, but it was an impossible task to gain entry.

SXSW: Best Coast pulls out new tunes for heavy, intimate set

With a new album coming in May, Best Coast has a lot to show.

Bob Seger rocks out for big Lincoln crowd

LINCOLN - No one had quite as much fun as Bob Seger on Sunday.

The Mynabirds announce new album out on Saddle Creek this summer

The Mynabirds are back.

Coffey: What artists, bands I'll be looking for at SXSW

I'll be in Austin, Texas, for the five-day music festival at South by Southwest. While I’m there, I’ll be covering several Nebraska bands such as Twinsmith and Icky Blossoms.

Happy 311 Day

To celebrate 311 Day, we picked five of our favorite 311 stories.



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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