Pro-Magnum unleashes heavy 7-inch; HN Internship applications due today; We Are The Willows, Dan Tedesco tonight

Pro-Magnum unleashes heavy 7-inch

Omaha heavy metal band Pro-Magnum has released a new 7-inch, which dropped digitally last week and is available physically Aug. 18. Recorded last fall with Ben Brodin at ARC studios, the album includes a pair of sharp, skull-crushing tracks in “Black Iron Tongue” and “Desinfactar.”

The album finds vocalist/bassist John Vredenburg screaming as if either on fire himself or trying to conjure it around him. The presence of Alex Kinnerk, his first recorded appearance with the band, is undeniable. He and John Laughlin (Montee Men) together build and resolve tension, pouring on the heavy and spitting weaving, acidic metal riffs. Drummer Pat Oakes (Ladyfinger) holds the turbulence in orbit.

The 7-inch is available via Pro-Magnum’s Bandcamp page. The four-piece plays a release show tomorrow night at O’Leaver’s with Des Moines metal band Druids and Omaha stoner rockers Super Moon (RSVP here).

Listen to both tracks below:

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HN Internship applications due today

Today is the last day to apply for the Fall 2016 Hear Nebraska internship session.

We’re looking for enterprising, self-starting candidates for multimedia, editorial and marketing positions beginning August 29, 2016. 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. Journalism, marketing or English majors are preferred, though others are accepted if they possess the essential skills. Find a list of qualifications and the application here.

Please email Hear Nebraska’s managing editor at with any questions.

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Concert Round-Up

Tonight, Des Moines singer/songwriter Dan Tedesco plays Duffy’s Tavern, 1410 O St, with Jens Lehman & the Time Cops and Scott Severin. As a one-man band, Tedesco released double album DT earlier this year in the midst of a regular nationwide touring schedule. Jens Lehman also released new music this year, his debut EP All That We Could Do. The show is $5, 9 p.m., RSVP here.

There’s a double dip at Zoo Bar tonight, first at 6 p.m. with Memphis blues harmonica player Brandon Santini. Then at 9:30 p.m., Sons of ‘76 — Josh Hoyer’s former outfit — hits the stage with Jake Gardner. RSVP here and here respectively.

And tonight in Omaha, Minneapolis indie rock band We Are The Willows plays Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave, with Omaha (the band) and Topher Booth. In April, We Are The Willows released Picture (Portrait) Part 2, which expands on the theme of the first album based on letters written by frontman Peter Miller’s grandfather to his grandmother while he was stationed in the Southwest Pacific during World War II. The show is $10, RSVP here.

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