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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Spend Another Evening with Saddle Creek...

A friend of mine (the good Dr. Sheehan, to be exact) pointed out to me that the short film, "Omaha Rocks," is now online at Current TV (click here to view). The 7-minute video, produced by Rob Walter (who, along with Jason Kulbel, produced the recently released (on DVD) documentary "Spend an Evening with Saddle Creek"), takes a stab at what's driving the Omaha music scene, specifically the Saddle Creek scene. It includes brief interviews with the boys from Beep Beep, Dapose and Joel Petersen from The Faint, a special segment on The Cog Factory with shots from both outside and inside the bunker (good stuff). There's also shots taken inside what appears to be The Faint's rehearsal space (as well as some live Faint footage from a Sokol Auditorium show), shots of Tilly and the Wall rehearsing, and a microbrief comment from Ladyfinger. The given discription on the Current TV site: "Is Omaha the new Seattle? VCC Producer Rob Walters examines the explosion of independent rock music in, of all places, Omaha, Nebraska." The underlying theme: Omaha is a cheap and easy place to start a band, with both the necessary friend- and fanbase to keep it going even in the rough times. Omaha is a curiosity in the eyes of the national press. Omaha bands have a good work ethic. Consider it extra footage from the original Creek documentary, complete with the same pan-shots of the city skyline used from that film. Nicely done.

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posted by Tim at 5:30 AM

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