Internship apps by next Friday; Home Grown Film Festival now accepting entries; Thirst Things First covers Depeche Mode

July is almost over, and soon the bells of Mueller Tower and Henningson Memorial Campanile will ring out across campus. It also means that Hear Nebraska is looking for candidates for our Fall 2015 internships.

We aim to bring on at least one multimedia intern in both Omaha and Lincoln and one editorial intern by mid-August. As always, we’re looking for self-starting multimedia and story producers with a passion for arts, culture and community. Your computer will be your workplace, and you will help us cover, promote and document the state’s music culture for 15-20 hours/week.

And, of course, our interns get to undertake cool, self-guided projects:

video by Will Stott

I was lucky enough to serve as editorial intern in the fall of 2014, and if I could say one thing about the experience: You get out of it exactly what you put in. There will be opportunities to produce engaging, original stories and multimedia; to see great shows, both local and national; and through tough edits and and a great work-ethic, to grow as a journalist.

It takes self-motivation, creativity and enthusiasm, but the effort pays off in valuable experience, a dynamic portfolio and heart-warming memories (plus, you get to hang out with me!)

If these qualities and opportunities appeal to you, we’d love to see your application. Apply by Friday, August 7. For more information and to apply, visit our internships page. Please email Hear Nebraska’s associate editor at with any questions.

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One of Lincoln’s biggest DIY film festivals is calling for entries.

The eighth-annual Home Grown Film Festival is now accepting entries to the short-form video showcase. The Bourbon will again host the late-September festival as part of Lincoln Calling.

Each filmmaker is allowed up to three entries at ten minutes each, and all genres are welcome. Submit entries to for free until Sept. 1, after which entries are $5 until Sept. 5 and $10 until Sept. 10, when the event closes.

Check out Home Grown Film Festival Facebook page here for more information.

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Lincoln’s Thirst Things First has added a new cover to its electronic pop punk arsenal.

The pop punk quartet released an 8-bit noise laden version of Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy The Silence.” Those bleeps and bloops keep it from being a complete update, but Thirst Things First’s version is significantly pepped up while maintaining the original strange brooding.

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Catching up on coverage from the weekend, LA electronic rock band Awolnation played Sokol Auditorium Sunday amidst a near-blinding light show. HN contributor Huy Nguyen caught photos of its performance, as well as that of rapper K. Flay.


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K. Flay

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photos by Huy Nguyen

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Early this evening, veteran saxophonist Ed Archibald will perform at the final installment of Tower Jazz. In its inaugural year, the series has run every Tuesday in July, drawing nice crowds for the free shows. RSVP to the 7 p.m. concert here.

Tonight in Omaha, New Jersey indie pop band Young Rising Sons plays The Waiting Room with Hunter Hunted and Cruisr. Young Rising Sons released The High EP in Oct. 2014, with the title track receiving much critical acclaim. The quartet is currently working on their first full-length album, set for release this year. RSVP to the show here.

Elsewhere, Cincinnati punk band Leggy comes to O’Leaver’s, and will play an all-punk billing with Manic Pixie Dream Girls and Omaha’s No Thanks. The Ohio trio released its latest EP, Nice Try, in February of this year. RSVP to the show here.

For a fuller listing of shows — including Ann Arbor, Mich., folk outfit The Appleseed Collective at Vega (RSVP here) — head to our statewide calendar at Please feel free to email us at with news tips, upcoming shows or story ideas.