Good Living Tour comes to close; Both unleashes dynamic new track; Red Cities tonight on HN FM

Good Living Tour comes to close

Twelve Greater Nebraska communities, 12 free-all ages concerts, 47 Nebraska bands/DJs/songwriters/emcees — all in the books.

The 2016 Good Living Tour drew to a close last night in McCook, drawing more than 250 people to Barnett Park for Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal, Matt Cox, local act Homemade Crazy and DJ Nick Fitch.

Full photo and written weekend coverage comes later this afternoon. To tide you over, here are a few choice shots from Sunday evening.

photo by Lindsey Yoneda

Homemade Crazy | photo by Andrew Dickinson

Matt Cox | photo by Lindsey Yoneda

Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal | photo by Andrew Dickinson

A special thanks goes to 2016 Good Living Tour sponsors: Humanities Nebraska, Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Peter Kiewit Foundation, Center for Rural Affairs, Pinnacle Bank, Nebraska Loves Public Schools, Union Pacific Railroad, Viaero Mobile, Huber Chevrolet and Sandhills Energy.

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Both unleashes dynamic new track

Omaha hip-hop duo Both unleashed a new track over the weekend prior to its headlining show at The Waiting Room Saturday. It’s the first look at new music since last year’s breakout Bothsucks EP.

“#FLASHDRIVE” explores similar territory both in terms of its dynamic production and unflinchingly honest lyricism. It showcases the duo’s chemistry in two-tones, its first half exploding with emcee Scky Rei’s sharp self-examination. INFNTLP’s smooth keyboard and straight ahead beat drop out midway through to match Rei’s dreamier headspace.

The new track seems to build toward a larger crop of new music, indicative of Both’s year of upward trending. It played the opening spot at last year’s Maha Music Festival, was featured by Omaha magazine and toured out of state (most notably to SXSW). It’s upcoming dates include Maximum Ames Fest Sept. 16 and Lincoln Calling Oct. 7.

Listen to “#FLASHDRIVE” below:

Tour Dates:

Saturday, Aug 13: Wooly’s, Des Moines, Iowa
Saturday, Aug 20: The BAY, Lincoln
Friday, Sept 16: Maximum Ames Festival, Ames, Iowa
Friday, Oct 7: Lincoln Calling Music Festival
Saturday, Oct 15: Vega, Lincoln

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Red Cities tonight on HN FM

Tonight, Lincoln garage rock band Red Cities joins us in the KZUM studio for a live performance on Hear Nebraska FM. The quartet demoed a new album at Fuse Studios earlier this year, laying the groundwork for a new LP in 2017. They’ll step into the studio for real this coming winter, but not before performing a few new cuts live on the radio and playing a few shows to close the summer.

Tune in to 89.3 FM in Lincoln or stream live at The show starts at 8 p.m. with an all-Nebraska playlist. Red Cities will go on at 9 p.m.

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HN Radio playlist features hip-hop collaborations

It’s Monday, which means add-day for HN Radio. In addition to the new BOTH track, this week’s playlist includes a few collaborations: Lincoln producer Marty McMoon and Lincoln rapper Hakim; Omaha’s Mola-B and Chikadibia; and a protest track by Third Eye Merchants with Stylo Tha Don and Max Fischer.

Also find tracks by The Electroliners, Clarence Tilton, Universe Contest, Miniature Horse and Cat DeLuca. Listen below or at the top of the website.

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