The Midwest is the country's core. Let's make its heart beat. Here's HN editor Andrew Norman's plan.
What would you want a journalist to understand, cover and communicate to a national audience about our music scene? (Plus, video interviews galore.)
Bright Eyes plays to 20,000 and a super moon, and Deer Tick channels Nirvana on SXSW's final night. Plus, Rural Alberta Advantage, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Drag the River.
Video interviews: David Dondero talks Mousetrap and his Nebraska connection; Midwest Dilemma's Justin Lamoureux on representing the state in Austin, and his SPEED! Nebraska hat. And Screeching Weasel starts a fight.
Nebraska busks Austin; indie-folk Matrimony from N.C.; Modest Mouse channeled by Galifianakis's doppelgänger and The Strange Boys.
Hometown boys Satchel Grande make us proud, and The Kickback throw 11.
Long before Fred Armisen played President Barack Obama on “Saturday Night Live,” he played drums at Lincoln's Le Cafe Shake.
In heaven, there is no beer — that's why we're drinkin' it in Wilber, Neb.
Here I am, sitting at the end of the bar, working to an original Nebraska soundtrack that changes each week. Feels like home. As a journalist, however, it can present problems.
In my small living room, I'm connected to a dozen dear and new friends by beer bottles and cans lined up on the floor like links in a chain.