Reptar and “Live at O’Leaver’s” on HN Radio; Matt Cox on HNFM tonight; Maha coverage up

Nebraska’s biggest music festival, Maha, took over Stinson Park in Omaha on Saturday. This year, with bill-toppers Death Cab for Cutie, The Head and the Heart and Local Natives, brought in a larger audience than any of the previous five years.

The day went quickly from cloudy and humid to sunny and hot, and stayed that way until the sun finally began to set late in the evening. Highlights include Local Natives’ Taylor Rice crowdsurfing during their closer, M34N STR33T’s parade of protest signs carrying slogans like “Kiss Your Mother” and “Be Nice to Animals.”

You can read about all that and more in our full coverage today, including reviews and photos of each set.

We’ll have more later in the week from the festival, including portraits of each act and a couple videos.

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It’s Monday, so we’re spinning a new crop of tracks on HN Radio today. Reptar shared a recent track, “Daily Season,” with us. We’re also featuring two McCarthy Trenching tracks from the Live at O’Leaver’s series,“Wicker Man,” a new Sleep Sinatra track and a couple Both tracks from their performance on Hear Nebraska FM last week.

We’re also rolling with “Holy, Holy” by Orenda Fink, from Blue Dream. That Saddle Creek album drops tomorrow. Be on the look out for a podcast review tomorrow, too.

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Speaking of Hear Nebraska FM, Matt Cox performs on the air tonight with his band, playing from his just-released album Nishnabotna. Cox has his Lincoln release show at the Zoo Bar on Friday with Jack Hotel, The Bottle Tops and Gerardo Meza.

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Watch a video of Both’s performance Wednesday night at our Live at Turner Park series from Omaha World-Herald. Scky Rei, INFNTLP and a full live band played easygoing hip-hop. Check out the video on the World-Herald website here. The Bottle Tops and Travelling Mercies play Turner park this week. Be on the lookout for a Q&A with both acts.