Pink Noise, Vol. 6 | X-Rated

by Hilary Stohs-Krause

PINK NOISE: A signal or process with a frequency spectrum in-between white noise and red noise. In pink noise, each octave carries an equal amount of noise power.

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* signifies from out of town; bold signfies the band has at least one female member

Sunday, Feb. 26

Occupy Lincoln benefit w/ Shipbuilding Co, Black Cohosh and Bol'd Crow at the Zoo Bar, 136 N. 14th St. in Lincoln.

Black Cohosh is a brand-new Lincoln trio playing "black western" or "country death metal." Intriguing, isn't it? Bol'd Crow is also fairly new, but already building a solid reputation for their often-riotous Appalachian folk.

Bol'd Crow:

Wednesday, Feb. 29

Women in Performance Roundtable discussion and show, featuring Laura Burhenn (of the Mynabirds) and Howard at House of Loom, 1012 S. 10th St. in Omaha, 5 p.m.

It's the third edition of the Lady Songwriter Roundtable, except this time around, we're also featuring female performance artists. X-Rated is co-hosting the event with Les Femmes Folles; admission is free, and the first 20 people who arrive will receive a $5 drink ticket compliments of House of Loom's Not-for-Profit Happy Hour Program.

  • 5 to 6 p.m. social hour
  • 6 to 7 p.m. panel/discussion
  • 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. theatre reading
  • 9 to 10 p.m. musical performances

Laura Burhenn:



Here are some shows in the next few months that you'll want to get on your calendar early:

April 15 – *The Stereofidelics w/ Tsumi and the Running Mates at Duffy's Tavern



Classes: Classes is a Lincoln duo featuring Jordan Ellis and Daniel Dorner. Ellis said they like how the name has multiple meanings – taking classes, social classes, etc. I haven't heard any of their music yet, but everything Ellis has been involved with has been pretty solid (the Betties, Ryan Head & the Barroom Orchestra), and Dorner's name has been everywhere lately. Here's their description from their Facebook page: "Formed in the winter of 2012, Classes consists of haunting melodies and abstract lyrics exploring themes of life, loss, and love expressed with otherworldly imagery."

Honeybee & Hers: Listen to a new demo track from this Omaha band:

"'Wild One' is a demo of a song we’re working on for our next album! Cody calls it the chore song. I’m really excited about this next album. Half we already recorded at ARC this past fall. We have been rehearsing the rest of the songs/reworking them as a full band and are hopefully going to be recording those in the spring!"


The Mynabirds: Listen to (and download) a new demo track from the Omaha-connected group:


Hilary Stohs-Krause has fallen behind on podcasts but hopes to have Meaner Pencil and Caroline Smith & the Good Night Sleeps online soon. She gets her local music fix through HN and as a cocktail waitress at Duffy's Tavern. For more on Nebraska ladies making music, tune into the "X-Rated: Women in Music" radio show every Thursday from 1:05 to 3 p.m. CST at 89.3 FM KZUM in Lincoln or streaming live at Find it on Facebook at