Mike Mogis

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    June 18, 2013

    Sea Wolf: "Even Good Reviews Can Bum Me Out"

    Indie rock band Sea Wolf is getting ready to wrap up a lengthy tour in support of their new release, Old World Romance. The third full-length offering from the group founded and orchestrated by California native Alex Brown Church veers a bit from their previous endeavors. The folk elements that prev ... More >>

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    January 8, 2013

    How to Reel in a Big Name Producer

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wro ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    Pete Yorn Talks About His New Record, Frank Black, and More

    Pete Yorn​ In this week's print edition we catch up with New Jersey rocker Pete Yorn just in time for Valentine's Day to get his take on some classic love songs. You can read the whole thing here. But love songs weren't the only thing we had the chance to speak to Yorn about.Pete Yorn, who will ... More >>

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    October 30, 2009

    Arty Girl: Monsters of Folk Mural...No Thanks

    Ok, just a warning: I'm going to be mean in this blog. But I assert that anything I say here does not hold a candle to the suffering I feel everyday on my way to work, when I've had to take in a begrudging eyeful of the Monsters of Folk Tour mural.The Monsters of Folk Mural by Joe Pagac.​Yeah, I ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009
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    July 31, 2009

    Stream Some New Monsters of Folk Tracks

    Jim James, Connor Oberst, M. Ward and Mike Mogis equals Monsters of Folk​Excited for supergroups? Disappointed that the Dead Weather's album isn't quite as good as you think it should be? Well let Monsters of Folk -- Connor Oberst, Jim James (Yim Yames, whatever), M. Ward and Mike Mogis -- ease yo ... More >>

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    July 24, 2009

    Incoming: Yo La Tengo, Mars Volta, Monsters of Folk, The Voodoo Organist, Marcy Playground, Sevendust

    We've already hit a lot of the highlights of this week's concert announcements earlier in the week (Yo La Tengo, Mars Volta, Monsters of Folk, The Voodoo Organist) but somehow a big one slipped through the cracks.Yes, Marcy Playground (pictured) is making their long-awaited return to Club Red o ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009

    Monsters of Folk Coming To Phoenix Oct. 21

     Seems like it's been a long time since a any Phoenix promoter felt like shelling out the big bucks it takes to rent the gorgeous Orpheum Theatre downtown for a show. It appears the inaugural tour by Monsters of Folk, an ironically-named side project featuring My Morning Jacket's Jim ... More >>

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    April 24, 2007

    Bright Spots

    I'm a little bit shocked that my ol' homeboy Conor Oberst and his latest lineup for the ever-evolving Bright Eyes have actually debuted at #4 on the Billboard charts, despite remaining on Omaha's stalwart indie label Saddle Creek. The album, Cassadaga, is a step forward for Conor, Mike Mogis, and cr ... More >>

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    November 11, 2004

    Faint Misbehavin'

    Omaha's dance-punk gods try fame on their own terms

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    September 30, 2004

    Love on the Rocks

    The story of a doomed relationship makes up the Good Life's new album

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    November 27, 2003

    Road Worrier

    Restless singer-songwriter David Dondero seeks out love and mourns the loves he's lost on The Transient

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    February 28, 2002

    Breakup Songs

    The ironically named The Good Life is a dark detour from Omaha auteur Tim Kasher

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    January 10, 2002

    Starting Point

    After ironing out the kinks with two EPs, The Gloria Record finally emerges with a stunning full-length debut

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    March 16, 2000

    Little Boy Blue

    Bright Eyes' wunderkind Conor Oberst plunges into a world of adult-size despair with Fevers and Mirrors