Dressing Well with Tom Krell

How to Dress Well is the stage name of songwriter Tom Krell. His music began to explode in 2009 when he moved to Brooklyn, and his songs found their way to the internet. His debult album Love Remains displays the tender and thoughtful moods explored in Krell’s music while introducing R&B-infused beats. You can hear this shine through in the song “Ready for the World.” Besides touring since his 2010 release, Krell has also released the albums Total Loss and the recent What Is This Heart? Many songs off his albums came from times of confusion and turmoil, but Krell’s music definitely shows music is his therapy and the songs somehow don’t...

Latin Royalty Aug18

Latin Royalty

Latin music superstar Prince Royce will bring his unique pop sensibilities to the Stir Concert Cove Aug. 20. He will be one of the first Latin performers to take that Harrah’s stage. Although he’s an international pop sensation, Royce remains humble:  “I still don’t think I...

Cold Streets of Omaha Aug13

Cold Streets of Omaha

It all started in Midtown Omaha. Emcee Brent “Conchance” Gomez got some beats from Adam Robert Haug (AKA Haunted Gauntlet) and after recording a few songs together, the duo quickly realized they were on to something. After recruiting Brian “DJ Really Real” Crow, M34N STR33T was born and the trio got to work on its first album, Mutants of Omaha. “It’s been a hustle while we try to break into local, national and international platforms independently,” Gomez explains. “After having made almost half a record, Adam started playing with names that would fit the group conceptually and aesthetically. He was playing with the word ‘mean’...

Laughing with Lachlan

At an early age, Lachlan Patterson knew that he would have to use his sense of humor to get him through tough situations. At the age of 19 he performed his first show at an amateur night in hishometown of Vancouver, B.C. After several years spent learning the art of standup comedy, Patterson started to find his stride and began touring throughout Canada, landing him at festivals like Montreal’s Just for Laughs, the Halifax Comedy Festival and the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. His television appearances include “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” “Tosh.O.,” the FX comedy “Legit” and VH1’s “Sexiest Artists.”...

New MTV Drama Jul03

New MTV Drama

Home is where the heart isn’t: A teenager prefers her abductor to her real family in Finding Carter   In the opening scene of Finding Carter (Tuesday, 9 p.m., MTV), 16-year-old Carter (Kathryn Prescott) shares a tender moment with her mother over frozen yogurt, then heads off to party with her friends. A bit of low-level recklessness lands them briefly in jail, but the authorities don’t release Carter along with the others. A fingerprint check reveals that she was abducted at age 3, and that the woman she considers her mother is actually her kidnapper. Her parents — a.k.a. strangers — arrive to take her back to a place that feels...

Crazy Like a PHOX

PHOX’s song “Slow Motion” from their self-titled brand new album captures a lot of the sextet’s sound. It’s got a slow, relaxing groove, offset with whistling and a steady drumbeat backing up the vocals of lead singer Monica Martin. PHOX’s sound doesn’t obey any one genre. Their influences include folk, electro, progressive rock, classical, punk and soul. Martin writes the melodies and lyrics while the rest falls into a collaborative project. Martin’s lyrics are definitely based on life experiences, though she somewhat feels guilty for “throwing past relationships and family under the bus.” Her lyrics are therapy to her and they...

Young the Giant at CWS

Catching Up with Sameer Gadhia Young the Giant has been a band since 2004, and this summer they are ready to take on the opening of the College World Series. Crowds can expect an entire array of sounds and emotions. Young the Giant is dubbed as an indie band that released their debut album in 2010, however lead singer Gadhia considers the band as lacking specific genre because it holds back the band’s dynamics. The debut, self-titled album succeeded quite well with singles like “My Body” and “Cough Syrup.” “Cough Syrup” begins with soft guitars then the drums kick in with emotive vocals saying “life’s too short to even care at all.”...

G.U.Y. Photo HIghlights Jun05

G.U.Y. Photo HIghlig...

The annual fashion event fundraiser GlamVIP returned Saturday, May 31, with G.U.Y., a men’s summer fashion show, at the newly remodeled  Tavern in the Old Market (10th and Jackson).  is year’s event featured apparel from McLovin – a store for men – with hair and hair and makeup...

Skillet at Lazertest Jun02

Skillet at Lazertest

Backstage Entertainment’s biggest day of the year comes from LAZER 103.3’s show LAZERfest. The radio station is in Des Moines, IA, and for the past four years Backstage Entertainment has been covering the event with backstage interviews and a look at what goes on backstage at the big radio festival. This year we got a chance to take fans backstage again in a different setting, while doing the interview. With interviews from five different bands and some footage from what it looks like backstage, we gave fans an inside look at the festival. There were many different bands performing that day with two different stages set up. This year one of...

The Boys of Summer

GlamVIP presents its ninth annual fashion event G.U.Y., a summer men’s fashion show featuring men’s apparel from McLovin with hair and makeup by Curb Appeal. This fundraiser for the River City Men’s Chorus will begin at 8 p.m. at The Tavern in the Old Market. Special thanks...

Morgan Kibby Embarks on Solo Journey

White Sea is the solo project of L.A. singer/songwriter Morgan Kibby who is best known for her work as vocalist and keyboardist for French electronic act M83. She began as a solo artist in 2003, and continued to reinvent herself under several band names, most notably The Romanovs, releasing their one and only album And the Moon Was Hungry in 2007. Shortly after Kibby began her collaboration with M83 providing keys, arrangements and several songs to their 2008 album Saturdays = Youth. After a long M83, Kibby returned to her L.A. home and recorded the tracks that would comprise White Sea’s debut EP, 2010′s This Frontier. That...

Out of the Dark

Sean Lennon Reveals The GOASTT BY KYLE EUSTICE If you ever have the chance to meet or interview Sean Lennon, don’t ask him about his father. Lennon has lived behind the shadows of not only his illustrious Beatles father John Lennon, but also his mother, Yoko Ono. The truth is Sean Lennon is undeniably talented in his own right and should have the respect of being inquired about his music, not his famous parents. Sean Lennon put out his first solo record, Into the Sun, in 1998 on the now defunct Beastie Boy-owned label, Grand Royal. He first caught the eye (and ear) of late Beastie, Adam “MCA” Yauch, whom he had known through running in...

Concert Kick Off

Clark & Company kick off Bridge Beats Riverfront Concert Series at 6 p.m. Friday BY JILL BRUCKNER If it were just about the music, Clark & Company, one of the nation’s few triplet bands, would already be an anomaly; but, birthright aside, this trio of Westside High School juniors is...

Folkie William Fitzsimmons roars with new cd

William Fitzsimmons is a self-taught guitarist from Pittsburgh. He grew up in a home brimming with music. His parents who are both blind filled their home with instruments and sounds to educate their son about the power of music. It provided a unique form of communication and its reflected in the deeply heartfelt and emotionally personal music that Fitzsimmons creates. Despite his musical upbringing, Fitzsimmons initially pursued a career in the mental health field. He earned a master’s in counseling and went on to work as a therapist for the severely mentally ill. He began to write and perform songs as a way to explore his personal...

Something for You and Them

1/2 of ALL SALES from the $1 Sale on May 4 will go directly to Omaha Girls Rock! The more you spend the more they get, so spread the word! Never heard of Omaha Girls Rock? Here’s a quick breakdown… Omaha Girls Rock is a day camp for girls ages 8-18. At camp, young girls will experience empowerment through music education. Every day they will receive instruction in their chosen rock instrument (guitar, bass, keyboards or drums); attend two workshops on subjects ranging from self-esteem to songwriting; and have rehearsals guided by a “band manager” in preparation for their final showcase where they will ROCK OUT in front of family...

10th Anniversary Shop’n’Watch

Ten years ago, our world was changed forever, and Aksarben Cinema hasn’t forgotten. A decade ago, everything we knew about social interaction, relationships and linguistics was rendered irrelevant by a singular cultural moment. Yes, folks, Mean Girlsturns 10 this year, and on Wednesday, April 30, Aksarben Cinema is gonna party like Regina George just got hit by that bus. From 5:30 p.m. until the movie starts at 7 p.m., local businesses will have pop-up shops to check out, including Luvbird Boutique, Statement, Simply Pure Salon & Spa, Body Masters, Denim Saloon, White Glove Perfection , Lark Blow Dry Studio and many more (see full...

M34N STR33T

M34N STR33T (pronounced Mean Street) is a Producer/Rapper/DJ tri-force bringing you sample based beats and rhymes from Midtown Omaha, Nebraska. We’ve got Conny Franko AKA Conchance on the mic, Haunted Gauntlet on the visuals/production/live beats, and DJ Really Real on the wheels of steel....

Help the Orphans

Lozz Dozz Founder Raquel Alonso has a deep passion for helping orphans in Zambia and Zimbabwe, and according to UNICEF, they account for approximately 4 million orphans!  That did not sit well with Raquel and she has established an amazing company dedicated to helping them. She created the...

Sleeper Agent Wakes It Up

Sleeper Agent will be playing The Waiting Room April 14 on their first headlining tour. You may remember the garage pop band from their 2011 debut album Celebrasion, which got a lot of attention from the blogosphere straight to the top of national music media. Since then the sextet from Bowling Green, KY, has been touring nonstop with Weezer, Fun., Grouplove, etc., and they are on the verge of making a real name for themselves. Their sophomore album, About Last Night dropped March 25 on RCA Records / Mom + Pop. RollingStone.com premiered “Waves” from the album and NPR picked it for their SXSW mix this year, so they’re in...

Big Scary’s Big Ideas

BY STYLELOUD MUSIC EDITOR NICOLE CHIZEK Tom Iansek and Jo Syme emerged on Australia’s music scene as Big Scary in 2006 with a recognizable chemistry, genre-defying spirit, and a less-is-more approach to songwriting. Their chemistry is undeniable and a force to be reckoned with. They have a unique approach of less is more but it will leave not only your ears but your heart satisifed. With both talents combined Tom’s angelic vocals and Jo’s intricate drumming lays out a beautiful landscape in your mind. After a series of self-released singles Tom found the time to take courses in production and with the newfound knowledge was able...