Music Exam

"Used to Believe" by JKutchma | Music Exam

Posted by HN staff on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 8:42am in chords, jkutchma, love drunk, lyrics, music, music exam, nebraska, pastoral, Q&A, tabs, used to believe

When does a song brand itself upon you? When you get a tattoo while singing it, of course. Read the story of "Used to Believe," which JKutchma played at Iron Brush in Lincoln while being inked.

"The Sunset" by The Thermals | Music Exam

The Thermals' Hutch Harris knows Nebraska music, and has for years. His knowledge makes up some of the shadows, the memories, he keeps with them on the song "The Sunset," examined here.

"Stygian Witches" by Baby Tears | Music Exam

Posted by HN staff on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 9:37am in clash of the titans, ethan jones, michael todd, music, music exam, nebraska, todd vonstup

Baby Tears whisper, "Head of the Gorgon, head of the Gorgon," a mythical formula to defeating the Kraken sea monster. Read the rest of the recipe here as we examine "Stygian Witches."

"Yonkers" by Pretty & Nice | Music Exam

Posted by HN staff on Fri, 04/19/2013 - 11:57am in love drunk, michael todd, music, music exam, nebraska, pretty and nice, video, yonkers

How does a piece of one song lead to another? Pretty & Nice's "Yonkers" shows evidence. Our own Love Drunk filmed the Boston band last May, and tonight, they play Omaha's Waiting Room. Read on.

"Symphony No. 3" by Franz Schubert, Performed by the Omaha Symphony | Music Exam

In 1815, when Franz Schubert was writing his third symphony at age 18, Susanna Perry Gilmore’s violin was turning 39. Read on for more backstory in this Q&A with the Omaha Symphony's concertmaster.

"Psychic Pain" by PUJOL | Music Exam

Posted by HN staff on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 9:38am in michael todd, music, music exam, nebraska, O'Leaver's, psychic pain, pujol, saddle creek, united states of being

Daniel Pujol talks about the "manic sort of hyperbolic need to be able to articulate oneself" as he articulates his answers to questions about "Psychic Pain." See his band at O'Leaver's on Friday.

"Body Rhythm" by Touch People | Music Exam

It took a computer crash to turn Darren Keen's newest album for Touch People toward the minimalist electronic project it's becoming. Read about and listen to one song, "Body Rhythm," in-depth to learn why.

"Forever Your Curse" by Logan Vath | Music Exam

Posted by HN staff on Wed, 02/20/2013 - 11:05am in better man or ghost, forever your curse, logan vath, michael todd, music, music exam, nebraska

Managing editor Michael Todd dissects a song his friend Logan Vath wrote two years ago in Biloxi, Miss., a song that speaks to the two-sided nature of a successful relationship.

"The Train, the Drink and the Dawn" by Kill County | Music Exam

Posted by HN staff on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 11:41am in column, josh james, kill county, michael todd, music, music exam, nebraska, ringo, the train the drink and the dawn

Josh James tells the true story of a good friend who passed away and the song that helped him through. This is how "The Train, the Drink and the Dawn" by Kill County was written.

Satchel Grande at The Waiting Room | Concert Exam

Posted by HN staff on Wed, 01/09/2013 - 11:37pm in concert exam, music, music exam, nebraska, satchel grande, the waiting room

From the more than two-year, gentle journey of a pair of sunglasses to the progression of a song brought back from the dead, and another's part three, Satchel Grande examines their last concert.