Tie These Hands at Slowdown | Photo Slideshow

Posted by chloeekberg on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 12:14pm in arts, chloe ekberg, Concerts, Eli Mardock, Nebraska music, omaha, Saltwater Sanctuary, Slowdown, tie these hands

It seemed like the beach, but Wednesday’s show with Saltwater Sanctuary, Eli Mardock and Tie These Hands created only the sense of an ocean at Slowdown. See photos of the waves crashing here.

The Love Language: Reverb, Rebirth and "Ruby Red" | Q&A

The Love Language's Stuart McLamb says the more he gets out of the way of songs, the better they are. Get lost in the washed-out guitars and soaring vocals this Sunday at O'Leaver's, and read on.

"What You Got" by Kris Lager Band | Music Video Story

Kris Lager talks funk philosophy and the concept of image, as well as his band's music video for their song "What You Got."

The Giving Tree Band: Just Like the Name | Q&A

Despite Nebraska's 455 miles of interstate, but thanks to our state's music community, environmentally conscious group The Giving Tree Band returns to Omaha tonight. Read on for more.

Phoenix at the Omaha Music Hall | Photo Slideshow

Phoenix lit up the stage at the Omaha Music Hall on Tuesday, just after the Omaha openers in Icky Blossoms. See photos from the night here.

Yonder Mountain String Band: Growing Up and Dreaming Big | Concert Preview

Posted by HN staff on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 8:21am in concert preview, jeff austin, jesse d. stanek, music, nebraska, omaha, papillion, yonder mountain string band

On Friday, the newgrass of Yonder Mountain String Band makes its requisite stop in Nebraska, the last one before home in Colorado. Read on for the story.

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."

Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band at Slowdown | Two-Night Concert Review

Call them the most overqualified wedding band of all time. Read our review of Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band at Slowdown and find out why.

"New Ocean" by Jake Bellows | On the Record

Even if it seems preoccupied with themes of death and love, Jake Bellows' "New Ocean" feels anything but anxious. Hear our full album review podcast of the sweet, sedated pop record here.

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.