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Content Nausea by Parkay Quarts

Following June’s critically acclaimed ‘Sunbathing Animal,’ the Brooklyn-based Parquet Courts surprised fans with their second release of the year, “Content Nausea.” Like last year’s EP ‘Tally All the Things That You Broke,’ the album is credited to the their alternate, phonetic moniker Parkay Quarts. This alternate name implies that listeners will find something a little… Continue reading

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NebrasKon 2014: An Outsider’s Perspective

Let me begin by saying that I would not describe myself as a fan of the phenomenon known as “anime”. Before I went to the ‘Kon, I had no idea what to expect. Of course, I’d seen pictures from various other conventions and had heard a few things from friends who had gone in previous… Continue reading

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Tie Die Your Life: An Interview With Literature

  Literature is a Philadelphia-based jangle-pop outfit consisting of Kevin Attics, Nathaniel Cardaci, Seth Whaland and Chris Schackerman. In 2012, they released their first album “Arab Spring”, and endearingly lo-fi mix of jittery anxiety and sugary pop songcraft.   This year the band returned with their sophomore album “Chorus”, for which they experimented in the… Continue reading

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Performance of Lincoln Calling 2014: Sidewalk Chalk

Lincoln Calling 2014 has come and gone, and what a festival it was. Stellar and unique performances filled every night of the six day music festival, and after the dust has settled from audiences rushing from music venue to music venue, all we have left is to reminisce about how much fun we had and,… Continue reading

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Lincoln Calling Day 3: Universe Contest Photos

Thursday night of Lincoln Calling 2014 saw local favorite Universe Contest take the stage at Duffy's Tavern along with the energetic and manic Gloom Ballon, electro-disco punk talent Hank and Cupcake and Chicago garage rock exports White Mystery. Take a scroll through some of our favorite moments of the night. Gloom Balloon     Hank… Continue reading

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Lincoln Calling Day 1: Homegrown/Found Footage Fest

Homegrown Film Festival Lincoln Calling’s opening event, the Homegrown Film Festival, consists of short films, music videos, and documentaries. This event functions as great exposure for many up and coming Nebraska artists.         The majority of films in the festival were music videos. Many of them were beautifully shot, designed, and directed. “Dirty Clean,” by… Continue reading

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Raw Spaces: An Interview With The Antlers’ Peter Silberman

The Antlers first rose to prominence in 2009, when they received critical acclaim for their masterwork “Hospice”, an emotionally ragged and vulnerable concept album which told the heartbreaking story of a hospice worker falling in love with a terminal patient. Earlier this year, the band released their fifth studio album, “Familiars”. On “Familiars”, Silberman’s voice… Continue reading

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Interview with Andrew Jackson Jihad’s Sean Bonnette

When Andrew Jackson Jihad (formed in 2004 by core members Sean Bonnette and Ben Gallaty) first rose to prominence, they did so on the strength of a very specific style: frenetic acoustic instruments, yelping vocals, and scathing and satirical lyrics. This style was often referred to as "folk-punk" by music critics. Earlier this year, Andrew… Continue reading

Review – Avi Buffalo “At Best Cuckold”

Four years ago Avi Buffalo, a California-based indie pop act spearheaded by singer-songwriter Avi Zahner-Isenberg, released their self-titled debut. It was an instantly appealing release; an album chock full of hummable, catchy hooks and cheeky songwriting. After this release, however, the band went silent until earlier this year. On September 10th, the band released their… Continue reading