For some reason, the 45-minute drive between Omaha and Lincoln often feels much, much longer.
Local bands vie for a spot on NPR's "All Songs Considered."
This blog was originally posted Feb. 21, 2015. With all the snow on the way, here it is again.
There’s a new player in town.
The New York booker signed a contract with Slowdown this month.
The thousands — heavily male, dressed in black and often heavily tattooed — heard the first ominous notes of “Black Sabbath” and jumped to their feet to hear the band run through its classics.
If you’re in a bar this week, search the jukebox for Rowdy Cain.
There's a new player in town.
Maha Music Festival will return on Aug 20.
The country star called to talk before his upcoming Omaha tour stop.
It’s been a little more than two years since Pinnacle Bank Arena opened, joining Omaha’s CenturyLink Center as the biggest venues in the area, and I still get the same questions:
We remember David Bowie's best music, movies and moments.
With the biggest song in country, Thomas Rhett talks about playing with Jason Aldean.
First performance in months is with a country cover band.
Live at O'Leaver's has produced three more great sets.
Portland ndie punk band The Thermals are back with another hard-hitting rock album.
These are the best albums from 2015, and they’re full of music that will have you dancing, laughing, moving, thinking, feeling and, in one particular instance, maybe even crying.
Conor Oberst took the stage Sunday for the first time in months to have a little fun with his friends.
Mark down 2015 as one of the best years ever for live music. I don’t remember the last time I saw this many great concerts.
I resolve to be more musical.
For the frenzy of kids jumping around and emptying their lungs for every “Everybody scream!” request, Friday will be unforgettable.
My favorite “Star Wars” music isn’t John Williams’ sweeping orchestral score.
Put simply, it was an excellent show and perhaps the best I saw all year. When he comes back, buy tickets. You won't regret it.
Nathaniel Rateliff is no stranger to Omaha.
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