#1
Thanks to Saddle-Creek Records, indie rock in Nebraska is booming. Some bands coming up in indie rock who live in or originated in Nebraska(specifically Omaha) are Bright Eyes, The Faint, Desaparecidos, Tilly and the Wall, Cursive, Broken Spindles, Azure Ray, Criteria, Sorry About Dresden, Beep Beep, Orenda Fink, Son, Ambulance, The Good Life, etc., etc.

If you've ever been to my homestate of Nebraska you'll know it doesn't seem like the place for this kind of stuff; however, the business is booming in Omaha, Nebraska.
#7
Quote by frd_marshll
no its just its common knowledge around here


Oh.

None of my buddies even believed me when I tried to tell them. And we live in Nebraska.

Sorry, didn't realize it was so well-known.
#9
Hey I live in Omaha, we have a great scene. I have seen the following...

Bright Eyes..twice
Faint..3 times
Criteria...twice
Cursive...once
The Good Life...once
Orenda Fink..3 times
Mayday...once

The Faint by far the best, no one puts on a show like them. If anyone hasn't heard them I suggest you do.
#10
Quote by Dance-Macabre
Hey I live in Omaha, we have a great scene. I have seen the following...

Bright Eyes..twice
Faint..3 times
Criteria...twice
Cursive...once
The Good Life...once
Orenda Fink..3 times
Mayday...once

The Faint by far the best, no one puts on a show like them. If anyone hasn't heard them I suggest you do.

my best friends uncle is the drummer for The Good Life, Roger Lewis.
#11
haha I just say Roger Lewis at target the other day. That's the first time I have seen a saddle creek person not at a concert. I was excited.
#14
Quote by frd_marshll
no its just its common knowledge around here



its just common knowledge to anyone with internet or mtv2 access
#15
None of my buddies even believed me when I tried to tell them. And we live in Nebraska.

Then get your ass to some of those concerts!
Those bands are the only reason I wish I lived in Omaha.
#16
say anything are from omaha right?

or am i going crazy


i live in south central PA

music scene is basically umm ****ty


i dont know what the Fuck this smiley is doing
#18
Nebraska is the coolest name for a state.
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#20
Tilly and the Wall is NOT on Saddle-Creek. They are on Team Love (the Oberst-run subsidiary of Saddle-Creek).
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So he tied his nose to the sea
And then God came down from his silver throne
And said, 'Honey, that water ain't free
#22
I love nearly every band on saddle creek. Bright eyes, sorry about dresden, the good life, desaparecidos, Azure ray and son, ambulance are amazing bands. I wish I lived in omaha...
#23
Broken Spindles is one of my favorite Saddle-Creek bands.

I saw the Yeah Yeah Yeah's a couple months ago and Dapose walked out on stage with a laptop and did a one-man electronic death metal thing. It was interesting.
There once was a man who really loved salt
So he tied his nose to the sea
And then God came down from his silver throne
And said, 'Honey, that water ain't free
#24
that sounds really interisting. im suposing that dapose is the guitarrist. I'm so looking forward to see them these holidays
the heart is a risky fuel to burn
#25
There is indie rock in every city. Saddle Creek is just an organized label that had a really popular artist that probably got the others exposure. Additionally, if the bands didn't suck, that would have to help, yes?
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#26
So you're saying that the Saddle-Creek bands suck?
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#28
Quote by GuitarSlinger
So you're saying that the Saddle-Creek bands suck?

No, I said if the bands are good, that would help lead the label to success... which is apparently the case with Saddle Creek. (Ignoring the fact that the world has gone utterly insane and can't see Oberst's put-on pretentious bull**** for what it is.)

I think the main factor, most likely, would be organization and good PR techniques. In my area, I know some people who are really talented and make incredibly interesting, moving, catchy, appealing, well-produced music. But they aren't do anything about it. They have MySpace pages and do shows in the area but that's not enough. You can look at Ani DiFranco founding her own record label and becoming a huge success, and stemming from her success, releasing artists that are very well know in the folk community the same way Saddle Creek has become a name in the pick-a-name-for-the-genre community. People just need to go about it the right way. I don't know anything about Saddle Creek, but I am really guessing that they did that.

I have too much to say about everything.
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#29
Quote by sponj
that sounds really interisting. im suposing that dapose is the guitarrist. I'm so looking forward to see them these holidays


Dapose is the guitarist in the Faint. He was in a death metal band before he joined the Faint.
There once was a man who really loved salt
So he tied his nose to the sea
And then God came down from his silver throne
And said, 'Honey, that water ain't free