"GENERALS" by The Mynabirds | Album Review | X-Rated

Posted by Hilary Stohs-Krause on Thu, 06/14/2012 - 12:09am in album review, cd review, feminism, hilary stohs-krause, indie, music, mynabirds, nebraska, omaha, pop, saddle creek, soul, the mynabirds, women, x-rated, xrated

The new album from Omaha group The Mynabirds is a feminist pop gem, but what are we fighting for?

Enter the "Nerdy Rap" Wu-Tang | Afterthafire

Posted by arise afterthafire on Wed, 02/15/2012 - 3:00pm in afterthafire radio, hip-hop, Horris Records, indie, Interviews, lincoln nation, MC Lars, Philosophical

Lars speaks. Discover this man's vision for an international media empire.

"First By Water Then By Fire" by Orion Walsh | EP Review

Posted by HN staff on Wed, 02/08/2012 - 11:30am in album review, ep review, folk, indie, michael todd, nebraska, orion walsh, plan c records, the hunter records

Orion Walsh has a few opinions. Opinions about the end of the world, the Bible, war, oil. He's made an EP to communicate them.

Archeology, Smith's Cloud at Duffy's Tavern | Photo Essay

Posted by southoflincoln on Fri, 10/14/2011 - 10:01am in archeology, duffy's tavern, folk, indie, max holmquist, photo essay, photos, smith's cloud

On Sunday, Duffy’s played host to a small crowd focused intently on the sounds of Portland band Archeology and local folk favorite Smith’s Cloud.

Why it Sounds Good | Hilt Audio

Posted by RyanThomas on Tue, 08/02/2011 - 10:46am in column, Experience, hilt audio, Home Studio, indie, Listening, Major Label, recording, ryan thomas

HN's newest columnist asks: Does recording music train our ears, or does it ruin a lifetime of elitist conditioning? Also, how to make sure you don't have an ugly sonic baby.

Spinning Back Around | Echoes

A rich find of old local records at a radio station yields an ear-opening listening experience from forgotten gems.

Once A Pawn | X-Rated Podcast

Posted by Hilary Stohs-Krause on Tue, 07/19/2011 - 10:44am in audio, community radio, hilary stohs-krause, indie, kzum, lgbtqa, lincoln, nebraska, once a pawn, podcast, pop, punk, queer, star city pride, x-rated, xrated

"Being an out, queer woman, we're not the highest on the totem pole ... a lot of my life is controlled by male religious politics that don't really care to include me in things."

Honey & Darling | X-Rated Podcast

"I could never find the right 'darling,' and then I found Matt. ... And then we were like, 'We need drums.' So we found Robert at Ted and Wally's (ice cream shop). Ice cream brought us together."

"Another Afterlife" by It's True | CD Review

Posted by Cory Kibler on Wed, 03/30/2011 - 12:34pm in another afterlife, cd review, folk, hawkins, indie, It's True, nebraska, omaha, review, rock, transubstantiation

There's nothing more aggravating for a music critic than a local record totally living up to its own zany hype.