Kid Cudi at Grassroots Music Festival

The first night of Grassroots Music Festival 2015 was a hot and slightly chaotic experience. Thousands of people squeezed into Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park in Council Bluffs, Iowa on Friday, July 31 and an estimated 2,000 waited outside for an hour just to get in. The only good thing about this event was the music …

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Nappy Roots at Hullabaloo Music Festival

On a beautiful summer night in Nebraska, Nappy Roots performed for a large crowd at Hullabaloo Music Festival.  There is not a music act today that exemplifies the so-called Dirty South quite like them. They hail from Bowling Green, Kentucky, a college town of over 50,000 people and a place that is more known for the Corvette …

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The Roots at Stir Concert Cove

The Most Legendary Roots Crew performed at Stir Concert Cove in Council Bluffs, Iowa once again on Saturday, July 18th. This group started in Philadelphia circa 1987 at the Philadelphia High School for Creative Performing Arts where Black Thought and Questlove first met. Only a decade later they were mainstream. And eventually they became Jimmy Fallon’s …

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Geto Boys at Omaha’s The Waiting Room

Old school southern rap superstars Geto Boys graced the presence of a tumultuous crowd at The Waiting Room in Omaha, Nebraska in the early morning hours of June 22, 2015. After Houston Alexander put in some work on the turntables, some local rappers took the stage. Pocket Pete with a decent flow and Big Mista, …

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Atmosphere at Omaha’s The Slowdown

Slug (Sean Daley) and Ant (Anthony Davis), together known as Atmosphere, performed once again to a sold out crowd in Omaha, Nebraska last night at The Slowdown. This was a great show and for this writer, who has seen them perform live more than half a dozen times since the early 2000’s, the show was …

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Logic at Omaha’s The Slowdown

Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, also known as the rapper Logic, performed to a sold out crowd in Omaha, Nebraska at The Slowdown last night. The up and coming rapper is clearly working hard and amassing a large following. According to Rolling Stone magazine Logic is “all style, no substance.” But that pop music magazine …

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Talib Kweli at Omaha’s Waiting Room

Today, Talib Kweli is one of the greatest rappers alive and just last night he performed to a sold out crowd at The Waiting Room in Omaha, Nebraska.  His opening acts included Hasan Salaam, Niko IS, and a great performance by Immortal Technique.  The highlight of the show was clearly the Brooklyn-based rapper though, and he …

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Doomtree at Omaha’s Waiting Room

So there was a great rap concert last night in Omaha, Nebraska and hopefully you were there.  It was at The Waiting Room (@waiting_room) and included P.O.S, Sims, Transit, and Cecil Otter, among others.  All of these rappers and artists call themselves as a collective, Doomtree.  And they have been around for more than a decade. …

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