Tag Archives: Nebraska

Concert Review: Johnny Hickman / Ed Anderson at The Rye Room in Lincoln, NE 3/11/13

Who would’ve thought that snow 640 miles west in Colorado, and 140 miles north, in Nebraska, could effect my concert plans so drastically? The agenda was worked out perfectly, the Grammy nominated Alabama Shakes were in Kansas City on Sunday … Continue reading

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Classic Concert Review: Cracker at Knickerbockers in Lincoln, NE on 11/1/05

It’s natural to feel your favorite band put on one of the best shows you’ve ever seen. For me the Cracker Acoustic Duo show from November 2005 ranks #2 all time on my personal list. (only behind Drive-By Truckers / … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Drive-By Truckers / Lucero in Omaha 9/16/14

A heavyweight bill was a can’t miss. With two of the most consistant bands that you will see take the stage pairing together there was no doubt that the Slowdown in Omaha was the place to be for the Drive-By … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Say Hi / Big Scary at The Slowdown in Omaha, NE 4/18/14

It is difficult for an established artist to surprise their own fanbase at a live show. Seattle’s Say Hi hasn’t toured for about three years and their fans have been eager to see them with a new record and on the … Continue reading

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Concert Review: William Elliott Whitmore at The Waiting Room, Omaha, Nebraska 4/12/14

The reason William Elliott Whitmore’s music is so endearing is because it is so honest and humbled. There are no launched comparisons or metaphors that are too difficult to wade through, just straight up, blue collar life. It is a very … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Universe Contest – We Are The Rattlesnake

Universe Contest’s second full-length album is a morphing collection of songs that refines the sound from their first record. The music is more cohesive as a whole and feels less like individual songs and more like blobs of music. The songs … Continue reading

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Top 5 Albums… Bruce Springsteen

There are gaggles of music websites similar to Vocals On Top on the web each with their own distinct set of articles, tastes and styles. Some are bad, some are lazy, some are far better than this site but it … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Local H in Omaha, NE at The Waiting Room 9/19/12

Concert Review: Local H in Omaha, NE at The Waiting Room 9/19/12 Each band has a unique audience, sure a wide range of people go to their shows but you can easily stereotype an audience. Local H’s audience tend to … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Old 97’s / Those Darlins / Rhett Miller in Omaha, NE 9/11/12

The Old 97’s may be the best live band in the world. Their consistency and enthusiasm is unparalleled among modern bands. Rhett Miller is one of the most charismatic and lively frontmen you will ever see. For their Too Far To Care 15 year … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit at The Zoo Bar in Lincoln, NE 7/8/12

The Zoo Bar is a small venue in downtown Lincoln, NE that has a fairly legendary reputation as a great blues club. There are several bars that cling to this distinction but The Zoo Bar really plays it up with … Continue reading

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