Man or Astro-Man?

Some years ago, a young collective of extraterrestrials arrived on this planet and happened upon a small college town in Alabama. Home to both otherworldly jazz guru Sun Ra and rocket scientist Wernher von Braun, it is clear that Alabama is a direct linkage to outer space. In order to integrate into human society, these […]

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Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers made a needle’s-eye leap onto the national music circuit in 2012, bringing with them a refreshing sound, spirited stage show and wellspring of good vibes, along with a turntable and milk crates stocked with their favorite vintage vinyl for backstage sustenance. Now, the San Francisco-based band and its striking front […]

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REModeled performs ‘Document’

REModeled is a tribute band by and for old-school R.E.M. fans, on a mission to perform every album in chronological order. In 2012 they debuted at The Waiting Room with Chronic Town and Murmur, R.E.M.’s first EP and album released on I.R.S. records.  In the following months REModeled has progressed through the rest of those […]

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Omaha Punk Reunion 2014

The Second Omaha Punk Reunion returns to reunite friends from the 80’s and 90’s underground music scene. This weekend will feature a triple threat mix of music, art and carousing with Omaha’s original Chuck-heeled, low-brow finest. The first Punk Reunion in 2008 was a wildly successful event. Through social media and months of planning, Tim […]

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The Envy Corps

The Envy Corps’ indie quasi-anthems, filled with galvanizing arrangements and elasticized melodies have garnered the Des Moines band the affection of the attentive Midwest and fans internationally. Fans have been anxiously awaiting a follow-up to The Envy Corps’ major label debut, Dwell (2008), and the Kid Gloves EP (2009). Now Luke Pettipoole (vocals, bass), Brandon […]

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Mates of State

Kori Gardner (keyboard/vocals) and Jason Hammel (drums/vocals) were both playing guitar and singing in the Kansas music metropolis of Lawrence before forming the Mates of State in 1997. With their dual vocal harmonies and minimal pop appeal, Omnibus Records released Mates of State’s first EP as a split with Fighter D in 1999. Upon a […]

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Blue Martian Tribe

Blue Martian Tribe (BMT) has a sound and style all of their own. Writing and blending many styles including rock, trance, bluegrass, funk, jazz and dance. BMT has been delivering energetic performances with ever-changing setlists and cover tunes that have kept loyal fans coming back for more. BMT has performed at music festivals such as […]

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Sleeper Agent

In the three whirlwind years since Sleeper Agent released its debut, Celabrasion, its members have played everywhere from the Coachella festival to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. They’ve opened for Weezer, Circa Survive, and fun. And “Get It Daddy,” their dizzying anthem about growing up, has appeared in Taco Bell ad, while their bustling high-five to indefatigability, “Not Never,” […]

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Super Happy Funtime Burlesque

Super Happy Funtime Burlesque is a 12 member touring monstrosity. A live band, a burlesque troupe, a circus act, that is all together too contemporary, too modern, too bawdy, and too controversial to be defined just as “burlesque”. So, calling itself ‘burlesque’ for lack of a better term, SHFB is heading out for their 7th […]

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LIZZO & Marijuana Deathsquads

Born in Detroit in the late 80’s, Lizzo spent much of her formative years in the church, where she was raised on the gospel sounds of The Winans, The Clark Sisters, and Fred Hammond, along with mainstay secular artists such as Stevie Wonder and Elton John. At the age of 10 her family moved to […]

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