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Written by Kelly Klein • May 2018

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Devil In The Details Live at The Waiting Room!

Written by Sean Thomas • January 2018

Midwest Elite Concerts & 1% Productions are proud to present a special evening with Omaha's own, Devil In the Details.

Headliner: Devil In The Details

Supporting acts: The Impulsive, SAVE THE HERO, The Tale Untold, & Timeless

All Ages event for $8

On sale now: http://bit.ly/2k04Pta

Doors at 7, Showtime at 8

Devil in the Details exploded into the Omaha, NE music scene in early 2014 with the release of their first music video in January, and a debut performance to an over-capacity crowd at Omaha's Sokol Underground in April. In less than a year of performing, Devil in the Details have played all across the midwest, sharing the stage with various post-hardcore and metalcore acts including For All Those Sleeping, Secrets, Dance Gavin Dance, Alive Like Me, and Defeat the Low. In 2014, Devil in the Details released an EP, including the single "Live to Tell" mastered by Tom Denney (Ex-A Day To Remember), made it to the top 10 in Hot Topic's national "Battle of the Bands" competition, and released four music videos. Those videos include a playthrough of the recording of "Consequence", a lyric video for "Drifter", and a creative production of their first single, "Live to Tell". Their debut EP, "Black and White," was released in September 2014 along with a live performance video of the album's title track.

Devil in the Details offer living proof that raw emotion and an electric onstage presence can propel you to the top of the local music scene. The members of Devil in the Details came together with a shared goal of creating extraordinary music and using that music to connect with people. Each member of the band came to the table with experience earned while performing with other local bands. Taking influence from Underoath, Like Moths to Flames, Architects, and many others, Devil in the Details set out to become one of the hardest-working, most successful post-hardcore bands in the Midwest.

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Greta Van Fleet W/ Skyway Man

Written by Gerald Glaza • December 2017

Greta Van Fleet With Skyway Man / Sokol Auditorium / December 2, 2017 / Written by: Karen Freeman / Photo by: Geraldography 

Greta Van Fleet…unique name, and amazing band. The sold-out crowd at Sokol on Saturday night was blessed with a fantastic performance by this band out of Frankenmuth, Michigan. For 90 minutes we were witness to hard rock and roll riffs and vocals that are astounding. Lead singer Josh Kiszka looks like a choir boy and sings like an angel. He makes every note seem effortless and thrilling. The band’s style is often compared to that of Led Zeppelin, which is understandable, but make no mistake, these guys can rock the house with extreme robust energy, and they have taken their abilities to a level that is definitely their own. They are featured routinely on Sirius XM radio, and their tune ‘Highway Song’ has over 5.6 million hits. Take the time to witness the magic yourself – you won’t regret it. This band has class, stamina, talent and longevity written all over them. The sea of attendees at the show crossed over all ages, which is always thrilling to see. Young, old, geeks, freaks, and the oh-so- uniques were all in the house, and no one – I repeat – no one walked away disappointed. This show was everything you would hope for, and so much more. Greta Van Fleet released two studio albums in 2017 and they have been inundated with acclaim ever since. Nearly every concert they have on their tour is sold-out. These guys are so full of flair and aptitude, that it was an honor just to be in the same building with them. Opening for Greta Van Fleet was an alternative band out of Tennessee titled Skyway Man. The tunes were trippy and interesting. James Wallace is the lead singer and his entourage includes 2 guitars, drums and a saxophone. He definitely pushes some interesting buttons, and his lyrics are thought provoking. It was an interesting segue into the main event, but the audience was appreciative of their one-of-a-kind presentation. Thank you to Sokol Auditorium for a night to remember for a very long time.

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Karen Freeman

Written by Karen Freeman • December 2017

Greta Van Fleet…unique name, and amazing band.  The sold-out crowd at Sokol on Saturday night was blessed with a fantastic performance by this band out of Frankenmuth, Michigan.  For 90 minutes we were witness to hard rock and roll riffs and vocals that are astounding.  Lead singer Josh Kiszka looks like a choir boy and sings like an angel.  He makes every note seem effortless and thrilling.  The band’s style is often compared to that of Led Zeppelin, which is understandable, but make no mistake, these guys can rock the house with extreme robust energy, and they have taken their abilities to a level that is definitely their own.

They are featured routinely on Sirius XM radio, and their tune ‘Highway Song’ has over 5.6 million hits.  Take the time to witness the magic yourself – you won’t regret it.  This band has class, stamina, talent and longevity written all over them.

The sea of attendees at the show crossed over all ages, which is always thrilling to see.  Young, old, geeks, freaks, and the oh-so- uniques were all in the house, and no one – I repeat – no one walked away disappointed.  This show was everything you would hope for, and so much more.

Greta Van Fleet released two studio albums in 2017 and they have been inundated with acclaim ever since.   Nearly every concert they have on their tour is sold-out.  These guys are so full of flair and aptitude, that it was an honor just to be in the same building with them. 

 

Opening for Greta Van Fleet was an alternative band out of Tennessee titled Skyway Man.  The tunes were trippy and interesting.  James Wallace is the lead singer and his entourage includes 2 guitars, drums and a saxophone.   He definitely pushes some interesting buttons, and his lyrics are thought provoking.  It was an interesting segue into the main event, but the audience was appreciative of their one-of-a-kind presentation.

 

Thank you to Sokol Auditorium for a night to remember for a very long time.

 

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Celebrating 50 Years of Anthony's Steakhouse

Written by Gerald Glaza • November 2017

Celebrating 50 Years of Anthony's Steakhouse by Christy Jobman

Anthony’s Steakhouse Golden Anniversary Offers a 1 in 250 Chance to a Lucky Winner Few times in Omaha history has a restaurant hit the 50 year mark and can say they still support thriving business. Anthony’s Steakhouse on 72nd and F Street is the only Omaha restaurant who’s claim to fame is reaching their 50 year anniversary and giving away a 67’ Ford Thunderbird to one lucky loyal customer to celebrate. For months, the teams at Anthony’s Steakhouse and Omaha Nightlife spent time prepping for what would be a night to remember for all 500 plus in attendance. The odds were stacked against them to see business on a cold Thursday night on October 26th, 2017, just days before Halloween. Anthony’s owner, Tony Fucinaro Jr., opted for a very unique way to showcase his gratitude for 50 years of local support. Customers who purchased food or drinks at the steakhouse or Ozone Lounge, the attached entertainment venue, would be put into a drawing to become eligible for “golden tickets”. Those who received golden tickets were invited to a private VIP party where food and drinks were free to celebrate the occasion and participate in the final giveaway. As with every well-planned event, at least one inconvenience will arise. The temperature dropped for one of the first times of the season on the morning of the event. The staff worried that no one would show up for the highly anticipated party. “I had visions of drinking glasses of wine and enjoying the scene, celebrating with some of the faces we see in here in all the time,” Nancy Brazier said, front of the house manager at Anthony’s. Brazier’s vision did not become a reality. The turn out was much better than expected. The place was packed. Lines of people wrapped around the parking lot filled with loyal Anthony’s customers vying for a chance to win this classic 67’ Ford Thunderbird with new tires, new brakes, the works. Fucinaro pulled out all the stops to make this giveaway one for the books. His family has always found ways to give back to the community and this is a prime example of how they do it. This giveaway was important to the Anthony’s team to show their love for Omaha. Speaking of odds… The winner of the Thunderbird also had all odds stacked against him. A salesman from Dixon, Illinois, Anthony’s is one stop he’s sure to make when he’s working his Omaha territory. He had dinner at Anthony’s one night during the contest, making him eligible for the golden ticket. From there, he won the ticket. The staff who was tasked with contacting each of the golden ticket recipients was reluctant when they realized he was from out of town. They really hoped for a local winner to give back to Omaha. Then they learned his story. Even more against the Thunderbird God odds, the email that was sent to him bounced back. The universe really must have wanted him to win this car. That and Michael Hoff’s sheer determination. He drove 7 hours on a whim that day in October with his one golden ticket on chance alone. Hoff’s loyalty to Anthony’s Steakhouse when he travels to Omaha paid off. He took home the ultimate prize - a classic 67’ Ford Thunderbird. He had two offers for $18,000 up front to take the car that night and turned them down. The staff at Anthony’s is grateful for 50 years of service and beyond. “The night was better than we could have hoped for,” Brazier said. “We are so thankful!” 

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Devil in the Details: Chapter II Review

Written by Gerald Glaza • November 2017

Devil in the Details Chapter II Tour Review

Lookout Lounge / Omaha, Ne / November 2nd, 2017 / Review by David Taylor / Photo by Inspired Film Studios

The Lookout Lounge has always been supportive of the local scene, so on a Thursday night in November, Devil In The Details rolled up to the Lookout Lounge amidst their ongoing tour titled, The Chapter II Tour. Along with Devil in the Details, they had an awesome group of local support acts, as well.

First act up was Deadbeat from Lincoln, NE. This was my second time seeing them live, after seeing them in July. They are a hardcore band that brought the hard and heavy to open the night up. Highlight of their set was Wyatt Haertel’s, guitarist, hops right before the breakdowns of their material. The saying goes that “white men can’t jump”, but I was truly impressed of how high he could. I was glad to hear they got added to the bill because they never dissapoint. Check out their recently released demo on Bandcamp and I hope to see them back in Omaha soon.

Next up was something completely different for the hard hitting night. It was Dear Neighbor, Cody Pedersen’s acoustic project. You might remember Cody use to be the bass player and clean vocalist for Devil in the Details. What I heard that night sounded really promising. His voice was nice and soothing, very relaxing. It’s always nice to mellow out at a rock show once in a while. You can check out his song, “Old Place”, on Dear Neighbor’s Facebook page. He mentioned during his set that he’ll be recording his first EP with Jeremy Schaffer for a winter release next year. I am looking forward to that because he really proved himself as a solo acoustic musician that night.

Next up was The Tale Untold. This was also my second time seeing them, as well. It’s not everyday you see a local band with a female lead singer that screams, and still nails it with the cleans. And that’s why Eliss Holla is one of the best in the scene. Also having a stellar backing band helps, as well. Jon Frost is one of the best guitarists in the scene and never disappoints. Their cover of Emmure’s “I Thought You Met Telly and Turned Me Into Casper” is always a crowd pleaser. Another awesome set from The Tale Untold. Looking forward to their upcoming EP and to more shows in the future.

The direct support for the night came from Wither, Decay which was, unfortunately, their last show. It’s always hard seeing a local band that you’ve enjoyed have it’s last show. They played material from their EP, Separation Anxiety, as well as new material, which sounded really promising. It was also cool seeing their family supporting them for this final show. They always bring it live. They bring so much passion in their performance. I wish for all the members the best and that I will always support their music.

Finally, it was Devil In The Details turn to hit the stage. This was my first time seeing them live and I couldn’t wait. I must say they are Omaha’s premier metalcore act. Having a few lineup changes, they did not disappoint. I respect Sean Thomas, vocalist, because he has this vision of what this band wants to brand themselves. For example, they would show He is a very artistic individual that always puts in the best, creatively. It was also cool to see Cody Pedersen sing on one of their songs during their set. I also loved how very receptive the audience was, helping the band singing the clean parts of their songs. Great turnout for the show. Looking forward to seeing more of Devil in the Details, as well as a new release in the works.

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