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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 […]

Halestorm, In This Moment, New Years Day; August 10th, 2018

Halestorm, In This Moment, New Years Day August 10th, 2018 Stir Concert Cove Council Bluffs, Iowa

It had been almost a year and a half since New Years Day had played the Omaha Metro Area, and even longer since I’d last seen the band live. April of 2014 was the last time I had seen […]

Shiny Penny 07/06/2018

Shiny Penny July 6th, 2018 Courthouse Square Kokomo, Indiana

Shiny Penny made a triumphant return to their hometown as part of the First Friday Kokomo series at the Courthouse Square in downtown Kokomo last week. Despite sweltering heat, fans crowded into a narrow alley just off the square for Shiny Penny’s kick-ass show. The concert, […]

The Used, Red Sun Rising, The Fever 333: May 24th, 2018

The Used, Red Sun Rising, The Fever 333 The Canyon Tour 2018 May 24th, 2018 Sokol Auditorium Omaha, Nebraska

Since my first live show in 1995, and if my setlist.fm tracker is correct, I’ve seen just under 1,200 performances from almost 500 different artists. Shows like tonight, where I’ve never seen any of the bands […]

Asking Alexandria: May 14th, 2018

Bless the Fall, Asking Alexandria, Black Veil Brides The Resurrection Tour May 14th, 2018 Sokol Auditorium Omaha, Nebraska

Touring in support of their self-titled 5th studio album, and the return of vocalist Danny Worsnop, the band would be hitting the road with Bless the Fall and Black Veil Brides. It’s been a few years since […]