In the history of Nebraska punk and hardcore, try to find a band more odd than Power of the Spoken Word, with its weird blend of doom metal and hardcore punk and liberal doses of "godless pagan."
In the late-'90s, Lincoln had its own angry, audaciously named queercore band. (contains explicit content)
Lightning only struck once for this late-'70s Omaha punk band.
Believe it or not, post-punk once thrived in Nebraska. And among its ranks was an odd, Echo & the Bunnymen-like band fronted by an occasional Digital Sex fill-in.
Today's Echoes explores an oft-forgotten Nebraska garage rock classic by this 1960s Omaha band, featuring grimy guitars, jaunty vocals and a rockin' rhythm section.
Drummer Paul Tisdale talks about his legendary Caulfield Records punk band, including kissing Courtney Love, playing with Fugazi at Omaha's Peony Park and unearthing live footage.
Echoes columnist John Wenz reflects on a month covering Nebraska women's music. And he looks ahead, always with one eye to the past.
As we near the end of Women's History Month, we're doing things a little differently with today's Echoes.
Royal, Neb.-native Jeri Southern's voice was the stuff dreams are made it. (Echoes' Women's History Month series continues)
Here we are. We have officially arrived at my favorite Nebraska band, the first band that made me, a small-town boy from North Platte, realize that there could be bands from Nebraska.