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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Handsome as Sin initially formed in the fall of 2012, when Max Waller (vocals/guitar), looking to get back to his bluesy/country roots after the dissolution of his previous band, enlisted longtime friend Chuck Riviera (lead guitar) to be a part of a new group he was putting together. Conceived as an 'outlaw country' band, the two quickly learned that their styles led to a more straight up rock 'n' roll sound, with a bluesy, southern edge.
Four guys from Nebraska raised on Fugazi, Guided By Voices, Superchunk, and Busch Light.
Mixed Martial Audio's history is quite simple. Singer/songwriter for the group, Jesse Copenharve started playing drums in 2001. His love for music grew exponentially and he continued with dabbling in writing lyrics, playing some guitar, and bass. While Jesse fancies himself a drummer by trade, mishaps between bands here and there led him to attempt forming a group of his own. In summer of 2011, he named the band and had a concept before asking Travis Gerlecz, now bassist and Tim Nicholson, then drummer to join him.
Forming in 2011, Born Cages has shared bills with a bevy of acts such as Hockey, Magic Man, X Ambassadors, Gold Fields, Royal Teeth, Said The Whale, Donald Cumming (of The Virgins) and Har Mar Superstar. They were even handpicked by Guns N' Roses to be the sole support band on two sold out GN'R club shows.
With over 80 years' experience collectively, Simon Posford and Raja Ram are more than qualified for the exploration into the unclassifiable music frontiers they have ventured into; 'SHPONGLE' is a new world of traditional sounds, acoustic guitars, Moroccan drums, Turkish operatic singing, cello, double bass, backing vocals and silver flute blended together with the computer wizardry of Simon Posford's studio production.
Cabinet is a band with roots firmly planted in the Appalachian tradition. They wear their influences like badges, honoring the canon of roots, bluegrass, country, and folk, weaving these sounds into a patchwork Americana quilt. But this music isn't romanticizing or rehashing the past. Cabinet makes it mark on today. The steady aim of their harmonies soar straight onto target each time, the soaring vocals giving voice to the story of each song. Their music takes the long way home, treating its listeners like passengers on a ride through scenic back roads. Their live shows are inclusive, celebratory, and community-building.
Jimmy Weber has opened for top entertainers such as Tim McGraw, Sara Evans, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Clint Black, Trace Adkins, Rodney Atkins, Josh Turner, Joe Nichols, Kenny Rogers and the Beach Boys? to name a few. He's also played lead guitar and singing backup vocals for John Denver at Omaha's Rosenblatt Stadium. The performance was televised to audiences over 250,000 people. In addition, Jimmy toured as lead guitarist/background vocalist with Wayne Newton, Neil McCoy, the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, and Paul Rodriguez. The group was part of a USO tour that performed over the Thanksgiving Holiday for U.S. troops in the Middle East.
Alli and I is an acoustic/pop act from Lincoln, Nebraska. Although at the heart of the project it's just Andrew Standley and his six-string acoustic, Alli; you may catch them as a duo, trio, quartet, or even a quintet. Regardless of the musical lineup, one thing for sure is that you're going to hear heartfelt stories shining through, in a digital age full of computer-voices, edited rhythms, and cliche lyrics. Alli and I is more than that, and their new album, Imaginary Hearts, is more than just a dozen songs on a disc; it's a collection of twelve hand written stories that are meant to be told.
Foxygen and Star Power is the Los Angeles songwriting duo of 24-year-olds Sam France and Jonathan Rado. In May 2011, France and Rado nervously handed off a CD-R of this homemade mini-opus Take the Kids Off Broadway (Jagjaguwar, 2012) to producer and visionary Richard Swift after his performance in a Lower East Side club.
The Boston born, now generally Northeast based, but ever on-the-go Dopapod has come a long way from their college basement, DIY party roots. While maintaining to be as grassroots as their humble beginnings, the group has earned praise from taste making critics like The Huffington Post, Jambase, Relix, and The Boston Herald, all the while tending to their ever expanding community of devoted listeners.
PHOX is from Baraboo, WI, which is a place where kids often drink poisoned groundwater and become endowed mutants. The six best friends who make up the ensemble happen to be blessed with madness, illusions of grandeur, and the inability to do the same thing twice. They also play music.
Music History is rich with rock bands fronted by Dynamic duos. Looking to carry on this yin and yang tradition are two talented young women, singer Emily Armstrong and Siouxsie Medley, who front Los Angeles' Dead Sara - an electrifying four-piece rock band whose supercharged music is propelled by Medley's exhilarating, monster guitar riffs and Armstrong's powerful, wailing vocals.
Those who have followed mewithoutYou's music in recent years will likely see their new, self-released Ten Stories as a return to old form. Their previous record, It's All Crazy!, etc. had been a drastic and intentional departure. Aaron Weiss' manic, unorthodox hollering was nowhere to be found, deliberately giving way to a more conventional melodic vocal approach. The explosive, schizophrenic drumming and swarthy, tempestuous low end (Rickie Mazzotta and Greg Jehanian, respectively) were accordingly subdued, relegated largely to keeping basic time.
Love songs, here in what will certainly be remembered by history as the nadir of human art, or maybe "The Plastic Age", are just so passé. I remember something about a major label singer-songer bucking her label's insistence that she deliver more "love songs" by writing a song about not-wanting-to-write-love-songs and it being a big hit.
Life brings two kinds of pain: the kind that hurts and the kind that transforms. THE COLOR MORALE stands with their fans. Hurting together. Healing together. Strengthening each other through the common bonds of brokenness, suffering and a hope for redemption. The group's ever-building following stands with them, too: they made the Alternative Press cover stars' third album #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and flood their social media channels with heartfelt messages of encouragement.
Back by popular demand, Bill Forness legendary tribute act is returning to Omaha and this time Johnny Cash (Bill Forness) is bringing June Carter (Brittany Sheffer) with him for a whole brand new show. This show is the real deal, it has the look and feel of a real Johnny Cash show and is also endorsed by the Cash family.
Bonecrusher is an American rapper based in Atlanta. After working as part of the group Lyrical Giants, he debuted in 2003 with his first solo album, AttenCHUN! , which featured the single "Never Scared," was used as the theme for the 2003 Atlanta Braves, and also found in the video game, Madden NFL 2004. "I ain't never scared!" It's an anthem for the little boy facing the school bully or the grown man facing his deepest fears or any one of us facing the everyday things of life. It's an affirmation of courage and fortitude; a thunderous chant that speaks volumes.
From San Diego, California, award-winning reggae group Tribal Seeds have become known for their spiritually driven, refreshing rock vibe they have infused with the roots style of reggae music. Originally started by two brothers, Steven Rene Jacobo (lyrics, vocals, guitar) and Tony-Ray Jacobo (producer, keyboards, vocals). Tribal Seeds now boasts six members, including: Carlos Verdugo (drums), Victor Navarro (bass), E.N Young (keyboards, vocals) & Ryan Gonzo (guitar, vocals).
The quest to uncover the truth has given California-based hardcore pioneers (Hed)p.e. new life. While the band has weathered the stormy waters of the music business for over a decade and enjoyed a slew of successful albums, it's their quest for answers that has given them purpose. Now with the release of their eighth studio album, "Truth Rising", (Hed)p.e have become the voice for a movement that empowers youth and reveals the seedy underbelly of our current political affairs.
Music's got a long history of impressive duos, from Simon & Garfunkel to Method Man & Redman. There's just something special about a tag team of two distinct personalities joining forces for a singular musical mission. That brings us to Northern California duo - Kalin & Myles. These two forge together pop and hip hop into an irresistible and inimitable hybrid, affectionately dubbed, "Hip Pop". Meet the 21st century's premier pair.
"If Frank Zappa, John Waters, and Frederico Fellini had an orgy, Super Happy Funtime Burlesque would be the cumfart that celebrated the event" - guy in the audience at Trip in Santa Monica, 2011.
Acoustic performances by: Michael Clark, Jesse Dean w/ Zachary Adkins & Dave Campbell, Scott Armstrong Spoken word performances, live art exhibit and more.
In February of 2009 Ladyfinger (ne) released their sophomore effort Dusk. The album bridged three decades of influence, mixing early 70's classic rock with punk and hardcore of the late 80's and early 90's. This unique fusion gained them praise (Pitchfork called Dusk's lead single 'Little Things' "all power and momentum and baldface 70's classic-rock glory") and a pack of new fans.
The Atlanta metropolitan area stretches on for at least 30 miles beyond the Georgia Dome and the World of Coke. Peachtree Street (conspicuously void of actual peach trees) stretches up through several counties, changing its name a number of times, confusing the tourists and the transplants. Furthest to the north of the metro area, sits Gwinnett County; sprawling and well-populated by a mix of out-of-towners hoping to indulge in a slice of that oft-mentioned American Pie: a house in a subdivision with a yard for the kids.
That encompasses the prevailing spirit of Let It Go, the fifth studio album from Grammy-nominated bluegrass expansionists The Infamous Stringdusters. The new effort, released April 1 on the band's own High Country Recordings, finds the band on firm footing, at ease with an evolving sound that defies categorization. It's acoustic music, sure, but not the kind you'll hear from any other band. Roots can be traced but boundaries don't exist.
Featuring members of area bands The Fools and The Randall Zwarte band, these 4 individuals are setting out to create an experience like no other. With Mike's vocal range and stage presence, Cory's Les Paul-infused heavy blues-rock guitar, Jon's melodic bass playing and versatility on keyboards, and Dakota's raw energy and precision drumming, they perform the music of Led Zeppelin 100% live in a way that you'll have to see to believe!
PEELANDER-Z, the Japanese Action Comic Punk Band, was originally formed by Peelander-Yellow, Peelander-Red and Peelander-Blue (claim they are from Z area in the Planet Peelander!!) in 1998, and came into action based in NYC.
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.
Philadelphia's Circa Survive were formed by former Saosin vocalist Anthony Green with guitarist Colin Frangicetto - both of them veterans of the local emo and hardcore scenes looking to indulge in the rule-breaking freedom of the neo-progressive movement of the mid-2000s. After Green and Frangicetto discovered like-minded bandmates in second guitarist Brendan Ekstrom, bassist Nick Beard, and drummer Steve Clifford, Circa Survive recorded their debut album, Juturna (named after a Roman goddess), for Equal Vision Records in 2005. Lots of touring followed, including Warped Tour dates, and the album steadily sold close to an impressive 100,000 copies.
Blue Moon Ghetto is back. In some ways though, it seems as if they never really left. They grew out of Omaha's music scene at a time before Saddle Creek Records or any of the now common notoriety that the scene has received. The only point of reference local musicians had as far as original music at the time was 311 as they were the only Omaha band that had really "made it", and they were the standard of success with which most were compared...deservedly so.
Simon Joyner is a renowned American singer-songwriter who first came to prominence during the Lo-Fi movement of the early 90's alongside contemporaries mining similar territory, like Will Oldham, Peter Jefferies, the Mountain Goats, Smog, and Alastair Galbraith. Joyner was championed early by the late British DJ, John Peel, who famously played Joyner's 1994 LP, "The Cowardly Traveller Pays His Toll", start to finish on one of his BBC programs, initially making Joyner more well known overseas than in his own country. One of Omaha's favorite sons, he's been releasing critically acclaimed albums on various independent labels every few years for over two decades.
Logic grew up in a hectic environment, full of racism, drugs, and alcohol abuse. He dropped out of high school, was kicked out of his mother's house, and soon found himself living in his friend Lenbo's basement. It was there that he would hone his craft of making music, along with his friends 6ix and C Dot Castro.
Bronze Radio Return know what it takes to get to the heart of American roots music. You have to go to America's roots. When it came time for the band to record their latest full-length album Up, On & Over, they found themselves in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains on a farm in the tiny town of Louisa, Virginia. In their journey as a band, recording in different parts of the United States has opened up their ears and minds. "We find it's easier to get into a creative zone when we're outside of our element," lead singer and guitarist Chris Henderson explains,
There are four boys who make up Reptar. They have offered twice as many (if not more) explanations for why they chose to name their band after a Rugrats character. But these days, the Athens, GA based group is sticking to this one: "I first tried to name the band Invisible Boyfriend," giggles singer-guitarist Graham Ulicny. "And everybody goes, 'that is the stupidest name I have ever heard in my life." So why Reptar? "It is the second stupidest band name we have ever heard." Indeed, there is no pretense behind Reptar, which also includes Andrew McFarland (drums), Ryan Engelberger (Bass), and William Kennedy (analog keyboards).
Iration is an alternative/reggae group of musicians who met while growing up in Hawaii but formed the band after reconnecting in Santa Barbara, CA. The band's 2010 release Time Bomb hit #1 on the iTunes Reggae Album Chart and has enjoyed a very successful run on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart to date as well.
Lil Dicky is the voice of the voiceless. In an era where rap is dominated by racial, social, and economic minorities, LD decided to put the upper-middle class on his frail, Jewish shoulders.
Mickey Avalon's life story plays out like an episode of VH1's 'Behind The Music," marred by personal tragedy, triumphs and immense pain. Using his life experiences as fuel for his intense rhymes, Mickey Avalon is now inviting listeners to step into his world of debauchery with the release of his sophomore studio album, Loaded, on April 24th, 2012.
Coincide is a hard rock band from Omaha, NE. Musical influences vary within the band stemming from Heavy Metal, Rock, Alternative Rock and Country. The band have been on the local scene since it's formation in early 2008. Coincide have to date released 2 EP's and 1 studio album, The Way Out, in May of 2012. Coincide consists of members Ben Naughton on vocals, Joe Rotolo and Sean Kennedy on guitars, Joel Goodsell on drums and Dan Truckenmiller on bass. The current lineup was announced late 2014 after an 18 month hiatus.
Self Defense Family started as a way to kill time for Albany musicians already involved in full-time bands. Having spent time in heavier bands, the initial End of a Year line-up was interested in trying something more overtly melodic. Taking their name from an Embrace song, the band's original sound was highly influenced by the Revolution Summer-era DC bands. The band recorded a boombox demo to give out at their first show, which took place at SUNY Albany.