Durham Museum is dedicated to providing guests with a unique experience each time they visit. From their permanent exhibits highlighting the history of Omaha and its surrounding regions, to impressive traveling exhibitions from their national partners such as the Smithsonian Institution, the National Archives, the Library of Congress and the Field Museum, there is truly something for everyone. Every day they strive to meet and exceed visitor's expectations. Whether you're a museum member or "just passing through," your enjoyment is important.
Henry Doorly Zoo works to promote and encourage recreational activities for the public in the context of wild animals and their habitats. They also promote, establish and maintain educational activities and programs to enhance the knowledge of the general public and the Zoological staff in all areas relating to the natural world. The Zoo promotes conservation of rare and endangered species of plants, animals and their natural ecological systems.
Lauritzen Gardens is a living museum of unique four-season plant displays, maintained to the highest standards consistent with environmental stewardship. It provides memorable educational and aesthetic experiences for all. Escape to an urban oasis of beauty and tranquility to experience the glory of the garden. Discover a hidden sanctuary in the heart of the city. Relax while cultivating your mind in this living plant museum, conveniently located in the beautiful riverfront hills.
Since its inception in 1976, Omaha Children's Museum has been a special place where children can challenge themselves, discover how the world works and learn through play. It is Omaha's primary participatory museum and provides a variety of hands-on exhibits, workshops, programs, presentations and special events that put children in touch with their ever-changing world.
The Old Market Omaha is a premier arts and entertainment district featuring fine dining, shopping, corporate meeting facilities, hotel accommodations, upscale night life, and sought-after real estate. Located in downtown Omaha just minutes from Omaha Eppley Airport, the Old Market is close to several nearby attractions including Durham Western Heritage Museum, Omaha Civic Auditorium, Qwest Center Omaha, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo, and more. Head to Omaha's Old Market district, where exceptional gifts and dining are around every corner. From Harney to Jackson streets and 10th to 13th streets, unique shops, boutiques, pubs, more than 30 area restaurants and distinctive entertainment define this historic neighborhood.
The Museum is the authentically restored home of General George Crook. It was constructed in 1879 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The house is an Italianate style, which represented the no-nonsense grandeur of the military frontier. The furnishings are from the 1880 Victorian period. From early November through the end of December, the museum celebrates Nineteenth Century Holidays. The Crook House Guild, with help from area designers and design students, transforms every room in the house into a captivating glimpse of Christmas past.
El Museo Latino opened its doors in the historic Livestock Exchange Building on May 5,1993 as the first Latino Art & History Museum and Cultural Center in the Midwest. In 1997, the museum moved to its present brick and red tile roof building. The original construction of 1887 was a school and was reconstructed in the 1930s. Today, El Museo Latino is one of only eleven Latino museums in the United States.
As Nebraska's largest and most distinguished art museum, Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha has served as the premier center for visual art since opening in 1931. Joslyn's collection features work from antiquity to the present, with an emphasis on 19th- and 20th-century European and American art. Highlights of the permanent collection include works by Lorenzo di Credi, El Greco, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Albert Bierstadt, and Thomas Hart Benton. American masters such as Grant Wood, Jackson Pollock, Dale Chihuly, and George Segal are also represented.
7M Grill is an Eclectic mix of local Omaha art, food, wine, and an Amazing ambiance combined into one unique restaurant. With over 40 years combined experience in the restaurant industry our team of Chef's, Managers, and Owners have come together to create 7M Grill.
A converted boiler room in the Bemis Bag building, built in 1896 -the Boiler Room is an ingredient driven modern American/French restaurant. The menu changes daily to reflect local farm product availability. Now open six days a week for dinner, offering hand crafted cocktails and an extensive domaine driven Old World wine list.
Spezia Restaurant is an upscale-casual restaurant located in Omaha's Midtown area just north of I-80. Featuring Italian, steaks, and seafood in a warm and comfortable environment. Spezia originated in Sioux Falls, South Dakota 13 years ago.
Sullivan's Steakhouse is a vibrant neighborhood American Steakhouse featuring the finest steaks and seafood, hand shaken martinis, and live music. They offer comfortable fine dining in a lively atmosphere. From the moment you step inside the lounge for drinks, appetizers or dinner, you will feel the energy and excitement provided by their professional team members. Sullivan's serves the finest Midwestern hand selected steaks aged a minimum of 28 days, simply seasoned and broiled at 1,200 degrees, fresh seafood, a wide selection of cravable appetizers, soups, salads and side dishes including their signature Horseradish Mashed Potatoes. Their desserts are house-made daily? Key Lime Pie, Bananas Foster Bread Pudding and Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee, just to name a few. Whether it's for business or pleasure, they have become a favorite local steakhouse.
V. Mertz offers its guests a progressive, contemporary American menu rooted in classic French cooking and an award-winning wine list of over 400 selections. The restaurant is located in Omaha's historic and picturesque Old Market Passageway, within walking distance from the Qwest Convention Center, The Holland Performing Arts Center, the Orpheum, and all major downtown hotels. V. Mertz is locally-owned, and prides itself in offering artisan products and cheeses, organically-grown local produce and Wagyu beef, and sustainably-farmed and line-caught seafood. Perfect for business or pleasure, V. Mertz is the premier fine-dining restaurant in Omaha.
Mahogany Prime Omaha offers authentic American cooking including corn-fed prime beef, fresh seafood flown in daily, and "everything made from scratch".
7M Grill is an Eclectic mix of local Omaha art, food, wine, and an Amazing ambiance combined into one unique restaurant. With over 40 years combined experience in the restaurant industry our team of Chef's, Managers, and Owners have come together to create 7M Grill.
Dario's Brasserie is a destination for food lovers in search of casual, elegant dining, located in the heart of Omaha's Dundee neighborhood. Dario's passionate style of cooking incorporates classic French, traditional Belgian and modern techniques including the French method of sous vide. At Dario's Brasserie they believe Belgian beer pairs perfectly with any entree, such as mussels, steak and frites, and sous vide short ribs. With over 80 Belgian beers to choose from, you will find the perfect match. Their wine selection is focused on the regions of France and they offer classic French cocktails. The Brasserie has an inviting European style atmosphere, with a patio and a lovely bar area where you may enjoy a drink or eat dinner. Stop in for lunch, dinner or their superb Sunday brunch. They also offer seasonal Belgian beer pairing dinners throughout the year.
The Grey Plume focuses on seasonality and sustainability. The Grey Plume writes a menu daily, much of which is based on local farmer's supply and preserves the Nebraska produce harvest for the winter months. The Grey Plume works in partnership with The Green Restaurant Association and is the first and only Certified Green Restaurant in the tri-state area. Enjoy the elegant, yet comfortable dining atmosphere for both lunch and dinner.
Dante is Omaha's first certified Neopolitan Pizzeria. Dante's pizzas are prepared in the same way they were a century ago in Italy. The dough is stretched by hand and the pizzas are baked in an 800-degree Mugnaini wood-fired oven. The black blisters on the crust are a signature of Neapolitan pizza. Chef-owner Nick Strawhecker is committed to using produce from the area's many talented farmers. Local ingredients will be heavily featured throughout the spring and summer.
Designed with a 1920's New York Chophouse in mind, 801 Chophouse at the Paxton is the epitome of class. From the USDA Prime Grade beef, to the jet-fresh seafood and world class wine and scotch selection, you will not forget this unique fine dining experience. Private dining rooms for four to forty-two are available seven nights a week to enhance your dining experience.
Nosh Wine Lounge, is the spot downtown for guests who desire a sophisticated relaxing atmosphere while enjoying service and quality that are second to none. A diverse boutique wine list offering over 120 wines as well as premium cocktails, martinis, artisan beers and a collection of single malt scotches that will please any palate.
Culinary delights featuring small plates, gourmet sliders, flatbread pizzas using locally sourced ingredients that can accommodate a casual bite or a full course meal.
The birthplace of nationally known artists such as Conor OBerst, the Faint and Cursive, the indie music scene in Omaha continues to grow with venues like The Waiting Room which is devoted to the growth of innovative music. Unless indicated otherwise, shows at The Waiting Room are all ages.
2007 Esquire Magazine's Club of the Year featuring nationally known Indie Rock bands. When it comes to live music, Omaha knows how to put a different spin on it. The birthplace of nationally known artists such as Conor OBerst, the Faint and Cursive, the indie music scene in Omaha continues to grow with venues like The Slowdown devoted to the growth of innovative music.
People can immediately tell if you're real. They know if your art is genuine, and they'll stick with you if they hear, see, and feel your truth in everything you create. Since forming in 2008, The Word Alive have built that sort of trust with their diehard fan base - the sort of trust that gains you followers not just for a fleeting moment, but for a lifetime. So, it's only fitting that the Phoenix, AZ quintet's third full-length album for Fearless Records bears the title of REAL. Over the course of two full-length albums and two EPs, The Word Alive have risen through the ranks to become modern heavy music elite.
Sir Michael Rocks has always been a little ahead of his time, a little more original than his peers, a little bit more creative. As a teenager, he started making music under the name Mikey Rocks as one half of groundbreaking duo The Cool Kids. Formed over the Internet and powered by a strong grassroots fanbase online, the group helped redefine the image of rap for the Internet era with an effortlessly cool throwback style and an iconic, laid-back fashion sense. Rechristening himself as Sir Michael Rocks in 2011, the restlessly creative artist, now based in Miami after time spent in Chicago and LA, has been pushing the boundaries of rap originality even further in recent years with a string of popular, critically acclaimed mixtapes.
Quoted as "the next big thing" AnchondO is the band that has everybody talking. Known as Midwestern road dogs, AnchondO seems to be on a perpetual tour playing several shows a week every week. AnchondO plays to anyone who appreciates their eclectic blend of latin/reggae/rock and ska. With their skilled musicianship and high-energy live shows AnchondO is standing out and quickly emerging out of the Mid-Western circuit turning heads and gaining legions of fans everywhere they go. With their "do it yourself" attitude, AnchondO is also known as one of the hardest working unsigned bands in the Mid-west with their hard work only being matched by their dedication to their music and fans.
"The 70's Is My Groove" is a tribute to musical genres from the 1970's. R&B, Rock, Disco, Country, Jazz, classical?it will all be there. This 70's inspired evening invites guest to "Funk it out?" in their favorite 70's attire for an evening of pleasure, music, dancing and reminiscing. Kathy Tyree and the "In the Moment Band" along with the best background vocalist in Omaha (LaShanna Adams, DJ Tyree & Tammy Tyree) are sure to excite the audience with their melodious renditions of each song selected.
In Flint, the factories are closed, jobs are scarce and the people are bitter. Whitey sings songs these people can relate to. In much the same way his grandfather and mentor did over 3 decades ago, to a whole generation of southern transplants who came up US-23 to Flint looking for the good life. In the spirit of William Morgan, Waylon, Merle and Paycheck; Whitey's melodies help people forget their problems for a few hours and serve as the guideline for drinking sorrows away.
Born August 6th 1989, Nikko McFadden is of Caucasian and Hispanic Background. Born into a military family He's lived through-out the States and Overseas as a child. A divorce at the age of 8 caused a shift in his upbringing. After his mother took custody, he quickly became familiar with the wrong end of the law. Then being kicked out of his mother's house at the age of 16 led to a full time struggle of trying to get to his next meal and find somewhere to sleep. He went in and out of juvenile halls before he turned 18.
After 13 albums and more than 500,000+ downloads the Randall Zwarte Band annouces national radio junket to celebrate the release of their latest album - Lucky Number 13 Not one to shy away from a challenge, Randall Zwart seems to thrive on pushing the envelope and seeing where it takes him. The recent release of his latest CD, Lucky Number 13, has the fifth child in a family of 13 siblings, counting on having fate on his side this time. Early feedback from commercial radio stations who once greeted him with closed doors is an encouraging move in the right direction. It's a far cry from the early days when Djs more often than not, said they'd be fired if they played indy music such as Zwart's.
Pleiades & the Bear is a harmonious folk trio out of Omaha, NE. The three began playing music together about two and a half years ago when Jonathan decided he needed to introduce two of his friends, Karmen and Victoria. Immediately hitting it off, they set up a time to get together and practice. At the time, Jonathan was stubborn and didn't want to be part of a band but was tricked into it by Karmen and Victoria inviting him to practice for "pointers." He is now very grateful because they sound divine together and are the best friends that anyone could have!
Then Came the Morning, the second album by the Southern-born, Brooklyn-based indie-folk trio the Lone Bellow, opens with a crest of churchly piano, a patter of drums, and a fanfare of voices harmonizing like a sunrise. It's a powerful introduction, enormous and overwhelming, as Zach Williams, Brian Elmquist, and Kanene Pipkin testify mightily to life's great struggles and joys, heralding the morning that dispels the dark night: "Then came the morning! It was bright, like the light that you kept from your smile!" Working with producer Aaron Dessner of the National, the Lone Bellow has created a sound that mixes folk sincerity, gospel fervor, even heavy metal thunder, but the heart of the band is harmony: three voices united in a lone bellow.
January 7, 2014. The temperature read 4 degrees in Central Park, the coldest day in New York City since 1896. The Rentals' Matt Sharp (lead vocalist, bassist, keyboardist and songwriter) sat in warmth at a friend's loft just off Union Square eagerly awaiting the first reviews to come in for the band's long awaited third album, Lost In Alphaville.
Blue Martian Tribe (BMT) has a sound and style all of their own. Writing and blending many styles including rock, trance, bluegrass, funk, jazz and dance. BMT has been delivering energetic performances with ever-changing setlists and cover tunes that have kept loyal fans coming back for more. BMT has performed at music festivals such as 10KLF, Wakarusa, Shangri-La Music Festival, FestyFest, LoveFest in the Midwest, HLN6 & HLN7, Gaea Retreat and many others. BMT also launched their own music festival Tribal Equinox with the first annual event taking place in September of 2011 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Local H is known for their blistering live shows and for pioneering the two-man band set-up - frontman Scott Lucas covers both guitar and bass through an extra pick up in his guitar and drummer Ryan Harding pounds out the rest of the sound. While they have earned praise in the past for their catalog of clever concept albums, Local H are forgoing a singular theme on their new album - "Hey, Killer" (out 4/14/15 on G&P Records) - turning out a non-stop blast of straight-up, hooky, guitar-heavy rock songs - each one catchier than the last. The band's discography includes seven other studio albums, a live album, and a bunch of EPs. Harding joined Local H in 2013, after years spent playing in Minneapolis bands Left Brain Heart and Bruder, and fit right in. His first recording with Local H was a heavy, rocking reinterpretation of Lorde's 'Team,' title track of the EP released in 2014.
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to swing. We bring to you a night packed full of Rock n Roll, classic cars, a pinup photo contest, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and more! This event is being held to raise funds for COTA in honor of Alexis Stansbury. Alexis has Cystic Fibrosis and is currently at the top of the list to receive a double lung transplant. Life and Breath is a group dedicated to raising funds to help with the high cost of the procedure and recovery.
The Crom Comedy Festival is a yearly alternative stand up comedy festival that takes place in Omaha, Nebraska and Denver, Colorado. It is a mega chill party bringing together cool comedians from across the U.S. run by comedians who want to give a more achievable alternative to the larger and more selective festivals (which are totally cool). It is very DIY and very punk rock in spirit, so no jerks allowed.
"My aim is to be earnest and have integrity," says Zach Porter, primary songwriter of the transcendent pop-rock quintet The Tragic Thrills. "When I write songs for this band, I question every word because I want to make sure everything is honest." The quintet is comprised of seasoned musicians with national and international touring experience, and successful track records with both major and independent labels. The band has toured with Twin Forks, Augustana and Pigpen Theater Co. In addition to Zach Porter, the band includes Cameron Quiseng (bass), Chris Morrison (lead guitar), Ans Gibson (drums), and Gabe Rudner (keyboard). With The Tragic Thrills, the band members break away from their legacies to rally behind the poetic and irreverently romantic songs Porter has crafted. Emboldened by the fresh start, the guys have taken the reins to steer their destiny. They self-funded their self-titled debut, and, enamored with the subtle genius production on Mat Kearney's Young Love, handpicked producer Jason Lehning.
The story of the Palma Violets' rampaging second album - "Danger In The Club" - actually starts somewhat inauspiciously. Namely, with them about to implode on a farm in Pembrokeshire in Wales. It's the hot, late summer of 2013 and the band, having been on tour more or less continuously since 2012, are in a bad way. Fractious, bored and irritable, they're fed-up with everything - not least each other. Counter-intuitively then - after a typically riotous set at Reading Festival - they demand their tour manager drive them to a barn "somewhere in the middle of nowhere."
El Dub is what you call a "looper" or "One man Band". He plays all instruments live including, beat boxing, guitar, bass, keys and harmonizing vocals and loops them into layers that end up sounding like a full band with just one guy. El Dub uses the RC50 Loop Station as well as a Godin Synth Guitar, and Roland GR55 guitar synth pedal for sounds like horn sections, flutes, organ, piano, and wah clavi, which help him create the staple sounds of a true funk band. You may recognize this type of performance from other "looping artist" like Zach Deputy, and Keller Williams.
Jon Bellion is a 22-year-old singer, songwriter and producer from New York. After beginning his career as a songwriter, Bellion signed to Visionary Music Group, an independent label based out of New York, in August of 2012. Jon's sound is an eclectic mix of pop, hip hop, rap and soul, citing musical influences like Andre 3000 and Kanye West.
Copeland formed in Lakeland, Florida in 2001. The band's first album, Beneath Medicine Tree, came out in 2003 on indie label The Militia Group. The album's layered melodies, combined with Marsh's thoughtful, emotive croon, immediately engaged music fans, offering a nuanced take on the emo music of the early '00s. The group unveiled four subsequent albums between 2005 and 2008, including Eat, Sleep, Repeat on Columbia Records in 2006. Copeland signed with Tooth & Nail in 2008 and have partnered with the label to release their long awaited sixth album, Ixora. In their heyday, the band played over 200 shows a year. They've toured with Brand New, Sparta, Goo Goo Dolls, The Rentals, Bob Mould, Switchfoot, Motion City Soundtrack and Guster. Copeland has also historically supported new artists and Paramore's first ever show was opening for Copeland in Nashville in 2004.
Glass Animals vocalist and songwriter David Bayley draws influence for both music and artwork from his involvement in the world of medicine and neuroscience (at just 22 yrs old, he has studied both) creating a sound with it's roots spread between the electronic and live instrumentation. The result is the warm, narcotic space between a downbeat, slow-burning groove and electro-pop catchiness.
The gentlemen of Satchel have long since established themselves as Omaha's premier good time, funk, and party band. With shades and pimp mustaches, this nine-piece doesn't just take the stage, they own it. Keys, percussion, deep bass, clapping, fiery guitar work and sing-along lyrics make a Satchel show one to remember. The sounds owes a nod to both George Clinton and Steely Dan, yet Satchel manages to not only wear its influences on its sleeve but to also take those influences and turn them into something unique. As far as promoting booty-shaking goes, Satchel is the undisputed local king.
Joey Fatts was born in Long Beach, California on August 3rd 1991. Joey attended Mckinley Elementary, Butler Middle School, And Jordan High School in Long Beach. Joey is the youngest of his mothers 4 children.
To many, Lady Lamb is an enigma. Her songs are at once intimate and unbridled- both deeply personal and existentially contemplative. Aly Spaltro is a fearless performer who can command a pitch black stage with nothing more than her voice. Yet, when the band bursts in and the lights come up, what began as a demonstration of restraint shifts seamlessly into an emphatic snarl. On her newest work, After, Spaltro explores dualities further - giving equal attention to both the internal and external, the before and after.
Vetiver is what I've been calling my songs and recordings since about 2003 or so. I live in San Francisco, have since 1998. My touring band and the musicians I've recorded with over the years are always changing, though many friends and players have stayed with me over albums and tours. The one constant has been Thom Monahan who has engineered and co-produced every Vetiver album. Thom lives in L.A., where most of Complete Strangers was recorded.
Join the NorthStar Foundation and celebrate its First Anniversary since opening with 'The English Beat' and Omaha's own, 'Glen Hollow', featuring Pete Festersen, Tyler Owen, David Goldner, Vic Padios, and Julie DeWitt!
After being apart for eleven years since their first band, Los Swinguers (1989-1994), Miguel Angel Escorcia (vocals and guitar) decided to call Archie Boogie (Bass) and Lucky (Drums)to see if they´d beinterested getting together for a new Rock and Roll project. One that would be just for kicks and free of expectations as Miguel Angel put it "it was just a club of friends, a Cat Club!".
What can one person do about climate change, torture, racism, gun violence, fracking, Congressional ineptitude, ignorance, war and greed? Write funny songs, says Roy Zimmerman. "The Faucet's on Fire!" is ninety minutes of Zimmerman's hilarious, rhyme-intensive original songs. His songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He's shared stages with Bill Maher, Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, John Oliver, Kate Clinton and George Carlin. He's been profiled on NPR's "All Things Considered," and he's a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.
With the success of Dan Deacon's 2007 album Spiderman of the Rings, came an opportunity for the electronic-music iconoclast to increase the breadth and depth of his entire musical project. Deacon moved from self-contained computer music to orchestral epics. His interactive live show, honed in DIY spaces, was taken to museums and concert halls. He frequently expanded his performances to include a horde of side musicians. Gliss Riffer, an entirely self-produced record of almost all electronic sounds, is a return to Deacon's Spiderman of the Rings-era process. He calls it "easily the most fun [he's] ever had making a record."
Talk about a hole-in-one. Omaha's Twinsmith released its eponymous debut album last summer, and mere weeks later were signed to prestigious indie label Saddle Creek (home of Conor Oberst's hall of fame-worthy Bright Eyes). The instant success is something of a misnomer though; the Twinsmith album was the work of Jordan Smith and Matt Regner, while their expansion to a full band, with the addition of bassist Bill Sharp and drummer Oliver Morgan, is reflected in the sound of Twinsmith's latest 7-inch, Honestly. Some call their sound Surf Pop, but it's considerably more complex and crunchy than Surf's linear simplicity and relative homogeneity. Even so, Twinsmith will make you believe that, even in the dead center of the country, the surf is indeed up.
Minneapolis is known for many things - pretty lakes, the Mall of America, lutefisk. But 17 years ago, hip-hop act Atmosphere transformed the city into something else entirely: a nexus from which underground rap spiraled-out to the masses. And thanks to the duo's indefatigable touring habits, Top 20-charting albums, and their galvanizing artist-owned label Rhymesayers (MF Doom, Aesop Rock), they're still pushing the boundaries of what indie rap can mean.
Anti-Flag are an American punk rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The band is well known for political activism, focusing on anti-war activism, anti-imperialism, class struggle, human rights, and various sociopolitical sentiments. The line-up includes singer/guitarist Justin Sane and drummer Pat Thetic, who founded the band; later members are guitarist Chris Head, and singer/bassist Chris Barker (#2) who replaced Jamie "Cock" Towns, who had replaced original bassist Andy Flag in 1997 following his departure one year prior. Anti-Flag is known also for their advocacy of progressive political action groups such as Greenpeace and Amnesty International.
The British press declared them the most dangerous group in the world. While on tour in America, a New York radio station introduced them as the group that abolishes states and creates new ones. They were even banned in Yugoslavia for several years by an official decree. In some parts of Europe their performances still evoke fear and because of ideological threats, they were already refused entry into the U.S. Nevertheless they have had four major tours across the North American continent, and have long lost count of the number of tours across Europe.
The one two punch. No Shelter will be playing Rage's self titled album in its entirety plus songs from the other 3 albums. Rock And Roll Suicide will be "getting heavy." Do not miss this.
Twenty years on from first signing to Warner Bros. Records, Built To Spill is set to return in 2015 with its eighth studio album, Untethered Moon. That's now two complete decades that one of America's leading "indie rock" bands has happily made its home on a major label, and in the process redefined that clumsy descriptor of independence by operating wholly and consistently under its own steam, taking the proper time to craft timeless songs and playing endless, epic shows to a growing grip of fans each year.
Merchandise is a band fighting against the easy categorization reserved for abbreviated biographies. The project is equal parts punk misanthropy, maudlin balladeering, fine art, low humor, classical study, psychedelic spacecasing, mad science and pop genius.
During Stache Bash our "Growers" will be in full costume and receive awards for various mustache related achievements. There are celebrity judges, Stachey Awards, and no shortage of meaningless pageantry. At the end of the evening we reveal the total amount of money raised for the charity. In short, it is the greatest night of the year.