Steven Ashford picks his binding moments of music, video and concert of 2011 in HN's final year-end list.
Casey Welsch begrudgingly shares his favorite things in music from the national and local stages in 2011.
Yes, we're out of order. But festivals get sloppy. Here are Shannon Claire's photos from Thursday of Lincoln Calling.
See HN photographer Shannon Claire's photos from Wednesday of Lincoln Calling, including The So-So Sailors, Larry and His Flask, Cornerstone Dub, Fierce Bad Rabbit, McCarthy Trenching, Tie These Hands, The Killigans and more.
Stay hydrated, folks. This year's Lincoln Calling Festival features 104 bands and 16 DJs in 35 shows and 10 venues through Saturday. Here's your schedule.
Maha 2011 was an absolute blast. The weather was perfect, the bands brought their all and the crowds just wanted to have fun. So did HN's interns, who collaborated for this review.
J Mascis and The Reverend Horton Heat join Maha main stage acts. Plus, Noah's Ark, The Machete Archive and The So-So Sailors.
Bright Eyes plays to 20,000 and a super moon, and Deer Tick channels Nirvana on SXSW's final night. Plus, Rural Alberta Advantage, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Drag the River.
Video interviews: David Dondero talks Mousetrap and his Nebraska connection; Midwest Dilemma's Justin Lamoureux on representing the state in Austin, and his SPEED! Nebraska hat. And Screeching Weasel starts a fight.