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Crucified Tour: SHIM, Madame Mayhem, The End In Red 03/05/2019

SHIM, Madame Mayhem, The End In Red Crucified Tour March 5th, 2019 Lookout Lounge Omaha, Nebraska

With tonight’s show, we’re just about a month shy of the 12th anniversary of the first time Shimon Moore debut with Sick Puppies in Omaha, Nebraska. When Shim left Sick Puppies in October of 2014, many of us wondered […]

Reneducation Tour: Okilly Dokilly, Playboy Manbaby 02/25/2019

Reneducation Tour Okilly Dokilly, Playboy Manbaby February 25th, 2019 The Lookout Lounge Omaha, Nebraska

It’s taken me a few weeks to finish this review. Honestly, I wasn’t sure how to even approach it.

Madness and Mayhem Tour: Mushroomhead, Hellzapoppin, VentanA 02/19/2019

Madness and Mayhem Tour February 19th, 2019 Mushroomhead, Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow, VentanA The Waiting Room Lounge Omaha, Nebraska

This is what a metal show should be all about. It didn’t matter that there was nearly a foot of snow on the ground, or that it was a Tuesday night. Omaha was ready to rock. I’d […]

OZZFEST 2018 New Year’s Eve Spectacular Recap

It was the place to be, and a helluva way to ring in the New Year–a mind-blowing extravaganza with the titans of heavy music delivering one spectacular set after another, complete with massive eye-popping productions. The first-ever OZZFEST New Year’s Eve celebration (Monday, December 31) at The Forum in Los Angeles was all this and […]

Top 10 Concerts of 2018

2018 was a great year for live music. From intimate shows, to massive arena tours, this past year found me witnessing truly amazing performances. Some of these shows were the first time I’ve seen the bands live. Other were the 12th, 13th, even the 14th time. Regardless, each was a historic performance. I’ve included the […]

Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, Bad Wolves, From Ashes to New: November 21st, 2018

Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, Bad Wolves, From Ashes to New November 21st, 2018 Pinnacle Bank Arena Lincoln, Nebraska

I’ve been going to concerts for a very long time. I’ve seen hundreds of bands, and thousands of live performances. Shows like this though remind me of why I am, like so many others, addicted […]

The Disease Tour: Beartooth, Knocked Loose, Sylar 11/13/18

Beartooth, Knocked Loose, Sylar The Disease Tour November 13th, 2018 Sokol Auditorium Omaha, Nebraska

Mountain Man, The Dead Tongues 11/2/2018

Mountain Man The Dead Tongues Look At Me Don’t Look At Me Tour November 2nd, 2018 The Waiting Room Lounge Omaha, Nebraska

Sometimes, when we least expect it, we stumble upon amazing music. For me, that was the case with tonight’s show. A chilly November night found us at The Waiting Room for a concert […]

Ghost: A Pale Tour Named Death 11/06/2018

Ghost A Pale Tour Names Death November 6th, 2018 Orpheum Theater Omaha, Nebraska

What an absolutely delicious set. Tonight would mark my 5th time seeing Ghost since the band’s Omaha debut during the 2013 Hail to the King tour with Avenged Sevenfold and Deftones. Talking to other fans, I was in the minority though. One […]

Blue October, Kitten: I Hope You’re Happy Tour 10/04/2018

Blue October, Kitten I Hope You’re Happy Tour Omaha, Nebraska Sokol Auditorium October 4th, 2018

It wouldn’t feel like the month of October without a Blue October concert, and it wouldn’t a Blue October concert in Omaha without a sold out crowd. There’s always a heightened level of excitement when the band rolls through Nebraska. […]

The Black Labyrinth Tour 10/19/2018

Jonathan Davis, The Birthday Massacre, Julien-K The Black Labyrinth Tour October 19th, 2018 The Bourbon Lincoln, Nebraska

I know that I’m supposed to be unbiased in my reviews but it’s nearly impossible for me to not show favoritism when some of my favorite bands and artists tour together. Such is the case with the Black […]

Gary Numan, Nightmare Air 09/27/2018

Gary Numan, Nightmare Air The Second Savage North American Tour September 27th, 2018 Slowdown Omaha, Nebraska

The Second Savage North American Tour would be making its way to Omaha, marking Gary Numan’s debut in the Husker State. Los Angeles based trio Nightmare Air would be continuing their trek with for the second leg of Numan’s […]

Bring Your Army Tour 09/17/2018

Orgy, Motograter, Brand of Julez, The Crowned, Mindflight, From the Arc Bring Your Army Tour September 17th, 2018 Bourbon Saloon Omaha, Nebraska

It was a Monday night in Omaha, and to be honest, my mood wasn’t the best. From the looks on people’s faces, no one was in a good mood. That was about to […]

River Summer Concert Series: Stone Sour, From Ashes to New, Shim, Gemini Syndrome, Arson City

River Summer Concert Series Stone Sour, From Ashes to New, Shim, Gemini Syndrome, Arson City August 25th, 2018 Westfair Amphitheatre Council Bluffs, Iowa

If there’s one thing KIWR knows how to do, it’s throw a damn good party. For the radio station’s latest installment of their Summer Concert Series, brought back the bands that their […]

The Smashing Pumpkins, Metric 08/20/2018

The Smashing Pumpkins Metric Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour August 20th, 2018 Century Link Center Omaha, Nebraska

Metric setlist: Love You Back Risk Dressed to Suppress Breathing Underwater Art of Doubt Gold Guns Girls Now or Never Now Dark Saturday Help I’m Alive

Smashing Pumpkins setlist: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Disarm Rocket […]