Photo coverage of Terrace Martin at Hi-Fi House; More from Day For Night; Benson First Friday opens food drive; Idlefox EP release show tonight

Photo coverage: Terrace Martin at Hi-Fi House

Grammy-nominated jazz artist Terrace Martin came home to his native Omaha this past Saturday for a two set concert event at Hi-Fi House. He was joined by his father, accomplished drummer Curly Martin, keyboard player Mitch Towne (CJ Mills), Dominique Sanders and Cynthia Taylor.

First time HN photo contributor Daniel Thompson III was at the show, Martin’s first since the announcement that his 2016 record Velvet Portraits, recorded at Make Believe Studios, had been nominated for Best Jazz Album. View his shots below:


Photos by Daniel Thompson III

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Photo Coverage: Day For Night, Part Two

As we noted yesterday, HN contributor Chris Dinan has been down in Houston for electronic arts/music festival Day For Night. His and contributor Chris Massara’s coverage rounds out below with photos of Odezsa, Lower Dens, Aphex Twin, Travis Scott, Little Dragon, RZA and more.

photo by Chris Massara

Lower Dens | photo by Chris Massara

Aphex Twin | photo by Chris Massara

photo by Chris Massara

photo by Chris Massara

Odesza | photo by Chris Massara

Limb | photo by Chris Massara

Ariel Pink | photo by Chris Dinan

Lightning Bolt | photo by Chris Dinan

S U R V I V E | photo by Chris Dinan

Arca | photo by Chris Dinan

Travis Scott | photos by Chris Dinan

Little Dragon | photo by Chris Dinan

Rza | photo by Chris Dinan

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NEO art gallery announces Planned Parenthood benefit show

Given the recent sociopolitical climate, it has been encouraging to see more and more philanthropic and cause-based concert pop up throughout the music scene.

NEO art gallery has announced a benefit concert for January 7, this one donating profits from the door to Planned Parenthood of the Heartland. Bien Fang, Downtrod, Dilute and Suzi Q will perform in the Milk Run-adjacent gallery space at 9 p.m. that evening.

There has been no shortage of charitable and community-minded events at Milk Run. Most recently, the River City Toy Drive amassed a sizeable haul of toys and $300, according to a post in the Facebook event, all of which was donated to Omaha Open Door Mission,

Entry to the all-ages benefit show is by $5-10 suggested donation. RSVP here.

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Benson First Friday opens month-long food drive

The folks at Benson First Friday are looking to raise 1500 pounds of food by January 6, and they need help.

The arts organization has opened a month-long food drive at various Benson neighborhood locations to benefit Food Bank for the Heartland. Participating businesses accepting non-perishable food items include The Sydney, Star Deli, Beercade and Ted and Wally’s.

In exchange for donations, customers can access various specials: The Sydney is offering $1-off draws and wells; Beercade will grant $1 off drinks per two items; and Ted and Wally’s is giving free hot chocolate for donations.

The Sydney will host an end-of-drive celebration on January 6. RSVP here for more info and updates.

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Concert Round-Up

Tonight, Omaha indie rock band Idlefox releases a new EP, Keeper, at a show at Reverb Lounge. Keeper is the six-month follow up to its July full-length album V, which makes for a quiet but busy year for the trio. Hear new single “Happy Inside” below. House Vacations, GhostCat and Leaving Vaudeville round out the bill. 8 p.m., $7, all-ages, RSVP here.

View a fuller listing of shows for tonight and beyond at our statewide calendar here. If you do not see your show or one you plan to attend, email us at or add it yourself via the contribute feature here.

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