On Saturday, 19 musical acts gave 19 gifts back to their state's music community in the form of some faithful and wonderfully alien spins on Nebraska songs. See photos from Take Cover, Vol. 3 here.
Jon Augustine's full-bearded, disembodied head is stuck to his bandmate's amp case. Listen as he explains why he's there alongside other stickers.
Local H stands as one of the few '90s rock bands that hasn't died or wished they had. We talk with singer/guitarist Scott Lucas about their latest release, "Hallelujah! I'm a Bum!"
Like a seasick Beach Boys, WHY? charts an uncertain course in "Kevin's Cancer," off the band's forthcoming LP and recalled here via video and audio from their Waiting Room concert.
Yoni Wolf admits, "I'm not OK, boys," and keys and mallets swirl over a herky-jerky rhythm section, lurching and skipping about like a music box forced to play reggae. It's worth a listen and a look.
Eric Nyffeler can mark exactly when he knew what he wanted to do. He tells McCarthy Trenching's Dan McCarthy the story here, along with more on his Doe Eyed design studio.
Dan McCarthy came to know ragtime, as many do, through The Sting. Now, some years later, he's preparing a record of ragtime tunes for October.
Eric Nyffeler and his bands Masses and Bus Gas are "antagonistic weirdos," he says. Be careful, though. You might just like their sound at this weekend's Maha/HN showcases.
See what some of Nebraska concert flyer designers thought was their best work in 2011.
This week, we feature the broken, exploding, decapitated, blood-spurting, award-winning work of the creator of Doe-Eyed.