Pay one monthly fee and go to as many local concerts as you’d like. A creation of Startup Weekend Nebraska, the service is barely off the ground, but its creator hopes it will be a big deal.
Cold months are conducive to huddling in bars, getting over breakups and forging new friendships over late night mixed drink philosophy.
Conor Oberst appears on the latest episode of "WTF," a podcast by comedian Marc Maron.
Sleater-Kinney’s fantasy about wanting to be punk rock icons — “I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone” — has come true.
Nearly 8,000 roaring, dancing and singing fans greeted Barry Manilow one last time Wednesday. It was an epic send-off full nearly three dozen hit songs, swaying fans waving green glowsticks and the slow dances of lots of loving couples.
Sam Smith and Beck were big winners during last night's Grammy Awards, but they weren't the only thing going on at The Grammys.
Join The World-Herald's music critic to talk about the Grammy Awards ceremony.
Wanna chat? World-Herald music writer Kevin Coffey will be chatting with readers through the Grammys, which begin tonight at 7 p.m. on CBS. Head to Rock Candy, Kevin's blog, to join the fun.
I guess I was expecting more.
The duo of arenas' presence has meant 43 big-time concerts in the past 15 months.
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.
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:
• 1314 Douglas Street Suite 700
Omaha, NE 68105-1811
Kevin can be reached by phone at 402-444-1557.