NET’s Nebraska Stories features Mesonjixx live at Chadron State Park; Photo coverage: Good Gospel Vol 4; HN Radio features CJ Mills, Jack Hotel, Walk By Sea, Head of Femur

NET’s Nebraska Stories features Mesonjixx live at Chadron State Park

During last summer’s Good Living Tour, our crew made a pit stop in beautiful Chadron State Park to film an HN Live video with Mesonjixx. The resulting performance, posted initially via our site, is about to catch a wider audience.

NET will air the Lincoln soul act’s rendition of “Sunshine” Thursday as part of its Nebraska Stories. The 30-minutes video journal series incorporates the live performance video as part of its latest episode highlighting people, places, history and culture that make Nebraska unique.

This is the second video NET has featured as part of the series. Jocelyn’s live performance of “Daisy Skies” was included in an episode which originally aired Thursday, Feb 9.

Nebraska Stories will profile Hear Nebraska the organization to lead its ninth episode, which premieres Thursday, March 23. NET tagged along during the Good Living Tour and interviewed executive director Andrew Norman.

Tonight’s episode airs at 8 p.m. CST, 7 p.m. MST. It will be re-broadcast on NET1 on Monday, Feb 27 at 9 pm CST. Sneak a peek now here.

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Photo coverage: Good Gospel Vol 4

HN contributor Connor Lepert attended Good Gospel’s fourth installment Wednesday night at Duffy’s Tavern. The semi-regular Lincoln hip-hop showcase focused on beatmakers, DJs and producers, featuring the likes of IchibanHashface, Nick von Beats, NonPlus, R_db_ard and the Awkwords. Host and series organizer Sleep Sinatra kicked off the proceedings.

See Lepert’s photos below:


Nick von Beats

NonPlus (w/ Sleep Sinatra, IchibanHashface)


The Awkwords

Photos by Connor Lepert

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HN Radio features CJ Mills, Jack Hotel, Walk By Sea, Head of Femur

We’ve refreshed our HN Radio playlist, brand new at the top of the homepage and streaming below.

This week, we roll with music by CJ Mills and Jack Hotel, both of which took home multiple honors from the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards. Jack Hotel’s track is the live recording of a Matt Cox cover, “Summer Peaches,” from its appearance at Take Cover Lincoln.

In submissions, we’re featuring new music by Omaha pop duo The Sons of Rome (read more below) and Alliance, Neb singer-songwriter Kalin Krohe. Krohe releases his debut EP Bird or Machine this Saturday, to coincide with the Nebraska 150 celebration. He recorded the album at Nashville’s CTM Studios with members of The Outer Vibe.

The playlist also features new tracks by Head of Femur (which releases new album Hear! Hear! Tunemaker next Saturday), Walk By Sea (new album out Friday) and Jacob James Wilton (Watazoa, SC out March 16). Listen to the playlist below.

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Concert Round-Up

Tonight, Omaha pop duo The Sons of Rome celebrates its debut EP at Slowdown, alongside rapper J Crum and Brett Cory. Dylan Lee and Anthony Flakus (also of Skyloft) released Don’t You Mind last week via Bandcamp and Soundcloud. 9 p.m. show, $7, all-ages, RSVP here.

Also tonight, Lookout Lounge hosts Colorado Springs alt-rock band Tigerwine, Minneapolis post-rock band Township and Lincoln acts Salt Creek and House Vacations. Tigerwine spends plenty of time on the road, making Nebraska a common stop. Last year, it cut a live session with Audiotree during which it performed the entirety of its most recent EP (out on Blood and Ink Records). 8 p.m. all-ages show, $7, RSVP here.

Find a fuller listing of tonight’s shows (and prepare for the weekend) via our statewide calendar here. Have an upcoming show, new release or other news to share? Email the details to