Mothers, Eklectica, Thick Paint play O’Leaver’s; Dirty Talker’s Brendan McGinn added to Omaha Film Festival; Multidimensional Cowboy’s meditative instrumental album; Puccini, Mozart compositions featured in Opera Omaha 2016-2017 schedule

Mothers, Eklectica, Thick Paint play O’Leaver’s

News coverage starts with photos from last night’s O’Leaver’s show, featuring a pair of Athens, Ga., natives.

HN multimedia intern Adam LaRose was present for indie-folk band Mothers, currently on tour in support of forthcoming album When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired. Athens transplant Graham Ulicny performed as solo project Thick Paint, and Omaha’s Eklectica rounded out the bill.

See LaRose’s photos below:



Thick Paint

photos by Adam LaRose

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Dirty Talker’s Brendan McGinn added to Omaha Film Festival

Lincoln’s Brendan McGinn (Dirty Talker, Her Flyaway Manner, Sweats) joins the roster of Nebraska musicians with entries to the 2016 Omaha Film Festival. His short A Film About Loss will run Wednesday, March 9 in the Nebraska Documentaries short film block. From the synopsis:

What began as a simple daily video journal turned into a short film about my father’s passing from cancer. Shot and edited on an iPhone, A Film About Loss is an honest and raw look into the death of a father from the eyes of a youngest son.”

The Wednesday block is the festival’s first of three featuring Nebraska-focused short films. Nebraska short-film showcases run Friday, March 11 at 8:15 p.m. and Saturday, March 12 at 7:45 p.m. Click here for the full schedule.

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Multidimensional Cowboy’s meditative instrumental album

Spirituality comes in many forms, whether its practitioner believes in assigning to it a specific being or a general collection of feelings. For a shaman, that spiritual world exists, full of positive and negative influences, the balance of which affects the physical world.

Lincoln multi-instrumentalist Lyndon Peter Lincoln’s new album Reflections attempts to explore the otherworldly. Under the moniker Multidimensional Cowboy, Lincoln recently released “psychedelic country” album Reflections. It’s a meditative folk blend of western folk and eastern influences that utilizes sound loops to entrancing effects. In addition to Lincoln’s banjo, Tibetan singing bowls, gongs and hand drums, Greg Danke pitches in on fiddle and auxiliary percussion. The album was recorded live over the summer in Lincoln’s basement, then edited down to it’s current form.

Multidimensional Cowboy plays Zoo Bar tomorrow with additional solo acts Levi Bradis, Life in Prism and Nomadic Fiesta (RSVP here). Listen to Reflections below:

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Puccini, Mozart compositions featured in Opera Omaha 2016-2017 schedule

Opera Omaha will feature a pair of classic productions in its upcoming season.

The arts organization announced its 2016-2017 schedule, which features Puccini’s La bohéme (Nov 4-6), Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte (Feb. 10 & 12, 2017) and English composer Jonathan Dove’s Flight (April 21 & 23, 2017). For more information about these productions and how to purchase a subscription to the 2016-2017 season, visit Opera Omaha’s website here.

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Concert Round-Up

Tonight, jam rock band Old Shoe plays Reverb Lounge. The Chicago-based fivesome opened for Keller Williams Trio this past November, and are currently touring the Midwest. Omaha world beat band Djem opens the show. RSVP here.


Also tonight, Desmond Jones and Pocket Vinyl come to Milk Run. Desmond Jones is a five-piece funk/fusion band from East Lansing, Mich. Pocket Vinyl is the married duo of Eric Stevenson and Elizabeth Jancewicz. Stevenson plays the piano while Jancewicz paints onstage, the product of which is sold after the show. Sunleaf and Justin Ready & the Echo Prairie round out the bill. RSVP here.

For a fuller listing of shows, head to our statewide calendar at If you do not see your show or one you plan to attend, email us at or add it yourself here. And keep those song submissions, story ideas and news tips coming.