Looks like everyone's getting a music/entertainment site. If you've been paying attention, you've seen the new efforts from the fine folks at Omahype and Hear Nebraska. They've both got some great stuff, so keep them on your radar.
Anyway, Hear Nebraska is a not-for-profit effort by Andy Norman, a former Reader editor (my old editor, in fact) and a pretty swell dude. The organization is trying to highlight Nebraska music - Lincoln and Omaha and elsewhere - and is doing a great job so far.
Check out the two official launch parties:
Saturday, Feb. 4 at The Sydney in Benson, Omaha: Little Brazil, Mercy Rule, Ideal Cleaners
Sunday, Feb. 6 at Duffy's in Lincoln: Conduits, Kill County, Down with the Ship, Manny Coon
Both gigs are at 9 p.m. and cost $5 at their respective venues. A portion of the proceeds from each will benefit Hear Nebraska.
[UPDATE: HearNebraska.org's Andy Norman informs me that the Omaha launch party date has been changed to Friday, Feb. 4. On Feb. 5, there was a similar show at Slowdown and no one wants to compete, so they changed the date to the 4th.]