HN’s editorial team embarks on Good Living Tour storytelling trip; Photos from Icky Blossoms, Channel Pressure, Chemicals at Reverb Lounge; King Thumper, Super Moon, Super Ghost at Barley Street Tavern; Tokyo Police Club, We Were Promised Jetpacks tonight

HN’s editorial team embarks on Good Living Tour storytelling trip

HN’s editorial team made its way west on I-80 yesterday, arriving in the Nebraska panhandle town of Sidney last night. Today marks the beginning of the team’s two-week Good Living Tour storytelling trip across the state. In the coming days, we’ll interview young professionals and influential music figures and visit storied places in each of the 12 GLT towns, depicting what makes each a great place to live, work and play.

Today finds its video team at The Coffee Corner, interviewing residents from the town of 6700, while its writers visit with music teachers David & Jennifer Mead and Aliens & Strangers Music Store owner Chris Dyson. We’re excited to tell these and other stories throughout our trip.

As with each town’s stories, they’ll publish on the dates of the actual concerts. Find that schedule here, and see the map of our trip below. Follow along via Twitter and Instagram (@hearnebraska) and our newly-minted Snapchat account.

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Icky Blossoms, Channel Pressure, Chemicals at Reverb Lounge

We start our weekend photo coverage in Omaha, where HN contributor James Dean caught Omaha indie rock band Icky Blossoms’ return to the live stage after a few months’ break. Electronic improv duo Channel Pressure (The Faint’s Todd Fink and Reptar’s Graham Ulicny) and Dereck Higgins’ new experimental jazz/funk fusion project Chemicals rounded out the bill.

Icky Blossoms premiered a brand new 3D virtual reality video last week via AV Club, exploring a listener’s bedroom headspace through “Phantasmagoria” (off its sophomore LP Mask). Watch it here. As for Chemicals, though the project is relatively new, hear the first live demos from its recent intimate Hi-Fi House show here.

See Dean’s photos below:

Icky Blossoms

Channel Pressure


Photos by James Dean

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King Thumper, Super Moon, Super Ghost at Barley Street Tavern

HN multimedia intern Lindsey Yoneda went to Barley Street Tavern Friday to catch Lincoln sludge rock band King Thumper, stoner metal band Super Moon and indie rockers Super Ghost. Yoneda and fellow multimedia intern Lauren Farris filmed and interview with King Thumper, which will be up on the site in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, see Yoneda’s photos below:

Super Moon

King Thumper

Super Ghost

Photos by Lindsey Yoneda

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Christopher the Conquered, Rothsteen, Tutti Frutti at O’Leaver’s

That same night, HN contributor James Dean caught the Omaha leg of Des Moines pop singer/songwriter Chris Ford aka Christopher the Conquered’s album release tour, with Rothsteen and Tutti Frutti filling out the bill as support. Ford’s I’m Giving Up On Rock & Roll dropped late last month on Maximum Ames Records and is available here.

See Dean’s photos below:

Christopher the Conquered


Tutti Frutti

Photos by James Dean

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Concert Round-Up

Tonight, Tokyo Police Club plays Slowdown with We Were Promised Jetpacks. HN intern Patrick Nolan made his feature-writing debut Friday, interview frontman Adam Thompson about what it means to make music which resonates with its creators and is distinctly, undeniably of their home country. Read it here. Tokyo Police Club just released a brand new EP, Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness (Part 1) in April. Tickets are $18, show starts at 9 p.m. RSVP here.

Plan your concert-going week with our statewide calendar here. As always, If you do not see your show or one you plan to attend, feel free to leave it in the comments or add it yourself via our “contribute” page here. Have a news tips, story idea or other goings-on? Update us via email at

Andrew Stellmon is Hear Nebraska's managing editor. Reach him with news tips and story ideas at