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Brent Crampton on House of Loom | A Conversation

Listen in as House of Loom's Brent Crampton recalls the origins of his venue, the history of Omaha's electronic music and connects with his interviewer: Omaha Performing Arts' Kendra Ingram.

Shipbuilding Co. Makes History on "From Mansions to Dry Lake Beds" | Video Feature

Posted by HN staff on Fri, 09/14/2012 - 12:01pm in from mansions to dry lake beds, music, nebraska, shipbuilding co., universe contest

If any pieces of the past seem suspect on the new album by Shipbuilding Co., that's because they are. Songwriter Michael Partington and two more fifths of the band explain here.

Questioning WHY? on "Mumps, Etc." | Video Feature

Posted by HN staff on Fri, 09/14/2012 - 1:23am in bridget mcquillan, chevy anderson, interview, michael todd, music, nebraska, steven ashford, video, why?, yoni wolf

Watch as WHY? talks their new album "Mumps, Etc." explains why they don't like that it leaked early, and performs "Jonathan's Hope" live on The Waiting Room stage.

"Swagadocious" by Kris Lager Band | Album Review

Posted by Cory Kibler on Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:25pm in blues, funk, Kibler, kris lager band, rock, roots, soul, swagadocious

When you dress funky, you feel funky, and tonight Kris Lager Band invites all to celebrate their new record, "Swagadocious," with a little thrift store funk at The Bourbon Theatre.

HN's New Crop | The Scoop

Posted by Andrew Norman on Thu, 09/13/2012 - 2:00pm in andrew norman, chevy anderson, column, interns, jay nesmith, Kelsey Hutchinson, Lance Heybrock, Natalia Kraviec, The Scoop

Andrew Norman's first internship began in a saggy suit. The HN director recounts that experience, and lets HN's fall interns introduce themselves in this week's column.

Hardcore Showcase Family Feeds Stomachs, Spirits | Concert Review

Posted by HN staff on Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:12am in 13th year, cordial spew, hardcore showcase, jay nesmith, music, nebraska

The third annual Nebraska Hardcore Showcase started with pancakes, aka fuel for the thrashing that would follow. Read HN intern Jay NeSmith's review of the day's decibels here.

"Perfect Vision" by Icky Blossoms | Ingrained Video

Posted by Andrew Roger on Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:20pm in andrew roger, Icky Blossoms, ingrained, saddle creek records, The Waiting Room Lounge, video

"Everyone, take your shirts off: now," demanded Icky Blossoms' singer, Sarah Bohling. We'll see whose shirt remains on after this encore performance video of "Perfect Vision."

Damon Lee on Scoring Music, His UNL Classes | A Conversation

Damon Lee always has something new to teach. The UNL assistant professor of composition and digital arts talks with Jeremy Buckley here about his shapeshifting coursework, his own work and more.

Benson's Fourth BFF | First Friday Photos

Posted by HN staff on Tue, 09/11/2012 - 12:11pm in benson, benson first friday, BFF, mud wrestling, music, nebraska

Somewhere under all that mud, Benson First Friday took place for the fourth month in a row. Come on in for photos, but make sure you're protected from the mud-slinging. We warned you.

Two Songs by Two Bands | Love Drunk Videos

Posted by Django G-S on Mon, 09/10/2012 - 11:29pm in arrah and the ferns, flashbulb fires, love drunk

During a late-April barbecue, the Love Drunk crew convinced Flashbulb Fires and Arrah and the Ferns to collaborate on a couple original songs for a pair of impromptu Love Drunk videos.