Uh Oh releases two new tracks, adds new guitarist; Photo coverage: GoodGospel Vol. 7 at Duffy’s Tavern; Hear Nebraska celebrates Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday

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Uh Oh releases two new tracks, adds new guitarist

Omaha indie rock band Uh Oh says farewell to one guitarist and hello to another, celebrating with a brand new two-song release.

“700 Degrees” and “Desperate” are the final two tracks written with founding and departing guitarist Scott Ausdemore. Stepping in to take his place will be The Way Out/Death Cow vocalist/guitarist Mari Crisler.

Ausdemore’s final act is a fitting one-two punch, “700 Degrees” making use of his breakdown-splitting leads and “Desperate” exploding with dissonance and heavy transitions. Vocalist Joe Champion explores the latter song’s titular emotional state with familiar vigor, agony and pep.

As for Crisler, the move seems logical. Perhaps her most notable project, a currently mid-hiatus The Way Out, sits in the same sonic wheelhouse as Uh Oh. No shows in the works yet, but it’s a matter of time before we get to see them in action.

Listen to new Uh Oh songs below:

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Photo coverage: GoodGospel Vol. 7 at Duffy’s Tavern

HN contributor Alex Durrant went to Duffy’s Tavern Sunday night for the seventh edition of Good Gospel, Lincoln’s local hip-hop showcase founded by Adrian Madlock (emcee Sleep Sinatra) in 2016. The show featured Cameron Golden Lion, Eddie Branch, DrewRill, JayR and producers Phantom Janitor and Kamakauzzy. Check out Durrant’s photos below:

Jay R

DrewRill

Eddie Branch

Cameron Golden Lion

Photos by Alex Durrant

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One week left to apply for HNternships

Just one week remains to apply for Hear Nebraska’s Spring 2018 internships in social media, editorial, multimedia and event production. Join our team and use/grow your skills while helping us promote and cultivate Nebraska’s creative class.

Apply here by Monday, Dec. 4. Direct any questions to andrews@hearnebraska.org.

Below, watch a video made by HN intern alumni Marti Vaughan and Emma Petersen about Flatwater Music Festival in Hastings, Nebraska:

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Shop HN’s Cyber Monday sale

The holiday shopping season is underway, but you don’t have to join the fray to get your hands on some sweet Hear Nebraska merch. This Cyber Monday (TODAY!), shop in our online store and receive 25-percent off all purchases using the code HNMONDAY2017. Grab a new “support local music” t-shirt or Good Living Tour hat for yourself or the Nebraska music fan in your life.

Shop Nebraska here.

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Shop Amazon Smile here.

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Support HN during Giving Tuesday

Finally, “Giving Tuesday” is upon us, and we’re asking you to consider supporting us as we wind toward the end of the year. In 2017, we continued to build upon our growing programming scope while continuing to deliver the same mission-based local music journalism you have come to expect.

Highlights include: 58 statewide concert events — the third-annual Good Living Tour and Lincoln Calling included — drawing more than 26,000 music fans; telling Nebraska music’s story through more than 300 written, video and audio stories and 6,600 photos; investing nearly $48,000 into the local scene by paying bands for performances; and producing 13 educational panels and workshops helping people learn music industry skills to help them improve their communities.

The coming year brings exciting new developments to Hear Nebraska. Help us continue our work with a tax-deductible donation on Giving Tuesday. Donate here.

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Andrew Stellmon is Hear Nebraska’s managing editor. Reach him with news tips and story ideas at news@hearnebraska.org.