David Nance releases live recordings, wraps new album at ARC Studios; Photo coverage: Unmanned, Red Cities, Kill It With Fire at Duffy’s Tavern; HNternship application deadline extended

David Nance releases live recordings, wraps new album at ARC Studios

The Omaha music scene knows David Nance for his lo-fi affinity and jagged, energetic playing. It’s a style that can lead to abundant nightly variance, a fact not lost on its owner, who managed to capture a few of them while on tour this year.

“Sometimes I’ll throw my iPhone up and see what happens … with the songs,” Nance says. “It’s always fun to look back and see if there’s any fun in it.”

Nance has made a handful of those recordings public via a 17-track digital compilation Dragging Across The East. It is the informal follow-up, and perhaps companion piece, to Nance’s June 2016 full-length More Than Enough (Ba Da Bing).

Released yesterday, Dragging assembles live takes from throughout summer touring and from a May 28, 2015 show in Omaha. All but the Aug 16 concert at WNYU were recorded via phone. The album features performances by frequent Nance collaborators in drummer Kevin Donahue, guitarist Mike Marasco, guitarist Tom May, bassist/viola player Megan Siebe and bassist Noah Sterba.

Nance has also just wrapped recording on his next studio full-length, which is expected out next year on Ba Da Bing. May and Donahue return as full-time members while listeners will hear guest performances by Jim Schroeder, Sara Bohling and more.

Recorded mostly live with Ben Brodin at ARC Studios, it will be the follow-up to More Than Enough, which received a notable amount of critical success. The three-day session was also Nance’s first in a professional studio.

Listen to Dragging Across The East below:

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Photo coverage: Unmanned, Red Cities, Kill It With Fire at Duffy’s Tavern

HN intern Lauren Farris was at Duffy’s Tavern last night as Lincoln acts Unmanned and Red Cities were joined for Dad’s $1 Beer Night by Wichita, Kan, rock quartet Kill It With Fire. Red Cities played for the first time in awhile with bassist Eric Aspengren, View her photos below:


Red Cities

Kill It With Fire


Photos by Lauren Farris

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Last chance to apply for HNternships

Time is running out to apply for HNternships. Help us cover Nebraska’s fertile, growing music community.

We are looking for enterprising, self-starting candidates for multimedia, editorial and marketing for positions beginning January 16, 2017. We are offering both paid and unpaid positions this semester, based on available funding.

We have extended the deadline: apply for spring internships no later than Monday, December 19, 2016. Please email Hear Nebraska’s managing editor at andrews@hearnebraska.org with any questions.

Working both remotely and at either of our Omaha or Lincoln offices,  you will help us cover, promote and present the state’s music community for 15-20 hours/week.

For more information on becoming a Hear Nebraska intern, visit our application page.

If you’re interested in the kind of work we’ve been doing, view HN intern Lauren Farris’ video interview with The Faint from earlier this fall:

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Concert Round-Up

Tonight, Andrea von Kampen performs a release show for her latest album, Desdemona, at Vega, 350 Canopy St. Recorded with Lucas Kellison, the five-track EP showcases von Kampen’s angelic voice and character songwriting and sprinkles electric guitar, organ and strings into her songs’ Midwestern folk backdrop. The Lincoln singer/songwriter joined Hear Nebraska FM live in the KZUM studio two weeks ago to play a few tracks from Desdemona; listen to her acoustic session and interview here. Von Kampen will be joined by her brother David, Danny Firestone, Brian McGovern and guest opening act Karen Choi. 8 p.m., all-ages show, $5, RSVP here.

Email all news tips, story ideas and upcoming shows to news@hearnebraska.org. Plan the rest of your week in shows with our statewide calendar here.