The Last City I Loved: Omaha, Nebraska | The Rumpus

Posted by HN staff on Tue, 08/06/2013 - 2:52pm in gene kwak, music, nebraska, omaha, the rumpus

Gene Kwak writes about his love for Omaha: "The city is big enough to support and sustain local arts and music, while still being small enough that everyone knows everyone else’s name."

Czech Festival in Wilber, Nebraska | Photo Review

What is the Wilber Czech Festival? A quartet of Hear Nebraskans drove to Wilber, Nebraska, this Sunday to find out.

The Faint at The Bourbon | Photo Essay

Posted by Shannon Claire on Mon, 08/05/2013 - 8:03am in 50/50/1, digital leather, music, nebraska, photo essay, photos, shannon claire, the bourbon, the faint, touch people

The Faint took part in the first-ever Bud Light Music First 50/50/1 at The Bourbon last Thursday night. HN contributor Shannon Claire was there to capture them in between the beams of light.

Valentine, Nebraska's Otto Rosfeld: "Rusty Bits and Pieces" | Fly Over Me

Posted by HN staff on Sat, 08/03/2013 - 9:57pm in fly over me, music, nebraska, nick teets, otto rosfeld, valentine

"So we sit down on his back patio, Otto on a rusty tractor seat, and we drink a cold beer from a frosty mug. I listen as each song starts with a story, which he slowly blends into a melody."

Play foam_FORM's Mobitar | Interactive Feature

Want to play the motherboard-run instrument Lincoln's Conner Goertzen invented? We made an interactive feature to do just that.

Omaha Girls Rock 2013 | Photo Essay

Posted by HN staff on Sat, 08/03/2013 - 8:23am in aaron, alex matzke, hers, melissa amstutz, music, nebraska, ogr, omaha, omaha girls rock, photo essay, photos

See photos from the 2013 Omaha Girls Rock Camp, which took place July 29 through August 2 and culminated with a concert at Slowdown on Saturday.

A Farewell to Ideal Cleaners | Guest Column

Posted by HN staff on Sat, 08/03/2013 - 7:14am in guest column, Halfwit, hear lincoln, ideal cleaners, lincoln, mark bestul, music, nebraska, the zoo bar

HN contributor Mark Bestul shares his thoughts on the end of a longtime Lincoln band, whose band members have moved on to new groups.

Underwater Dream Machine Releases "Can You See Behind The Moon?" | Concert Preview

Posted by cwilwerding on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 2:25pm in album preview, album release, Cara Wilwerding, concert preview, lincoln, music, nebraska, Underwater Dream Machine

Bret Vovk, founder of the Underwater Dream Machine, celebrates the release of his third album, "Can You See The Moon?"

Track 3: "Like a Virgin" by Madonna | Liner Notes

What was Madonna's influence on the youngsters of Norfolk, Nebraska, in the 1980s? Read on as Hear Nebraska contributor Chelsea Schlievert Yates continues her Liner Notes column.

"Bedroom Door" by Burning Down The Villager | Song Premiere

Hear the premiere of "Bedroom Door" by Burning Down The Villager, off their forthcoming album, "In Time."