Guest Columns

Alliance, Nebraska: "Music in the Solitude of the Sandhills" | Guest Column

In this guest column, learn a bit about the bands of Nebraska's panhandle, including The Riverfront Boys, which play The Zoo Bar on Thursday.

Snake Island! Tour Recap | Guest Column

Posted by HN staff on Fri, 09/06/2013 - 5:58pm in Allan Schleich, guest column, Nebraska music, omaha music, snake island

Allen Schleich of Snake Island! looks back upon a summer tour. Read on for more about the Omaha band's 10,000 miles trekked and 27 shows played.

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.

Memories of the Henhouse Prowlers | Guest Column

Posted by HN staff on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 10:16am in bonehart flannigan, guest column, henhouse prowlers, jon dell, lincoln, music, nebraska, the bourbon

Bonehart Flannigan's Jon Dell recounts a few stories he's picked up from the Henhouse Prowlers over the years. The Chicago bluegrass band returns to Lincoln on Thursday for a show at The Bourbon.

Thank You, Friends: My Lifelong Friendship with Big Star | Guest Column

Posted by HN staff on Sun, 06/30/2013 - 4:28pm in big star, guest column, music, nebraska, omaha, Slowdown, val nelson

Val Nelson, Slowdown's house manager, shares stories of her favorite band, Big Star. She writes as "Nothing Can Hurt Me," a feature-length documentary on the band, celebrates its release.

Where I Learned to Love Rock Music | Liner Notes

Posted by HN staff on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 10:42am in Chelsea Schlievert Yates, guest column, liner notes, music, nebraska

HN contributor Chelsea Schlievert Yates introduces her Liner Notes column: "When it came to experiencing music, growing up Nebraskan was much more of a catalyst than a deterrent."

An Appeal to Nebraska in Support of the Art of Radio | Guest Column

Posted by HN staff on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 5:39pm in casey welsch, community radio, guest column, kzum, music, nebraska, radio, soundbackers union

HN contributor Casey Welsch asks for your support of 89.3 KZUM. Lincoln's community radio station is asking for donations this week through Friday. Read on for more about its Soundbackers Union.

Five for Fives: How I Survived My Teenage Years in Northeast Nebraska | Guest Column

Posted by HN staff on Wed, 03/06/2013 - 10:33am in Chelsea Schlievert Yates, five for fives, guest column, music, nebraska, norfolk

Do you remember Five for Fives? Norfolk and the surrounding area would play host to five bands for five dollars, an opportunity to enjoy local music and form a community.

'Oh, Good Song!': Records of My Dad | Guest Column

Chelsea Schlievert Yates, a native of Norfolk, Neb., tells the story of her dad and his old records that spanned generations to bring together a father and daughter.

Hoyer: Why I'm Moving Past Son of 76 | Guest Column

Posted by HN staff on Fri, 10/05/2012 - 9:28am in guest column, josh hoyer, music, nebraska, son of 76

"Over the last seven years, a lot of the songs that once meant the world to me have now become old ideas. They have taken on a life of their own, yes, but I would rather leave those feelings where they were born."