Fang Island just released Major, one of the best albums of the year. No joke. These guys somehow mix power pop with progressive rock, and the resulting chaos is quite appealing. Speaking from a tour stop in Kansas City, and in anticipation of tonight's show at Dada, guitarist Chris George talked abo ... More >>
Since playing 35 Denton this year, things have been picking up for Noonday Morningstar. The four-piece has plans to record an album towards the end of this month, so we sat down with the band at their rehearsal space and talked about what got them into music, why some got ink on their bodies and wha ... More >>
Usually with this column, we might interview one or two people from a band. With Darstar, all five members were kind enough to share the first shows they saw and played. And, if you wanted a reminder of how effective Smashing Pumpkins were in their heyday, listen to what Lisa Hardaway has to say.
For over a decade, Dustin Blocker has led some form of Exit 380, one of the most intriguing local bands. When they first started, Exit 380 was more of a conventional alt-rock act, playing songs that mixed a rural influence into a muscular Stone Temple Pilots vibe. But Blocker has always proved a ... More >>
Bright EyesBright Eyes is the biggest band to come out of Omaha ever. Fronted by indie-rock icon Conor Oberst, around whom the entire city's scene more or less revolves, they're one of the most revered acts of the last decade. But that hasn't stopped them from trying their hands at some outside m ... More >>
Poisoning the Medicine Tree (Hand Drawn Records)
Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubWe've been doing a lot of talking about that pesky Black Rebel Motorcycle Club show that was originally scheduled at Lizard Lounge next week and then got postponed. BRMC was on tour with Stone Temple Pilots, and, since Scott Weiland and Co. decided to re-route the thing ... More >>
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