Holy shit!, it was a cold and snowy winter. However, all the shitty weather and the days of few hardcore shows have passed. The days are getting longer, the sun is shining more, babes have been coming into my work wearing less, and things are looking good show wise in the greater Nebraska hardcore scene. Here in at the Crucial Changes HQ, the zines have been moving at a steady pace, but there are still plenty in case you missed out on the 1st printing. I have been attending shows featuring new and young bands that bring in new kids and some of them have shown interest in the zine so things are pretty good over here. In other Crucial Changes news, Barry at Super Happy Doom Time on 89.3 FM KZUM in Lincoln put me on the spot last Monday telling the world that I was to co-host a show soon. I am collecting the songs I'd like to play as I am typing this and I asked if I can do the show this coming Monday, April 5th. This hasn't been confirmed yet, but more news on that as it unfolds. Expect to hear all local hardcore and punk jams for the 1st hour and loads of classic hardcore cuts from the 80's for the 2nd hour (time pending).
With local news, there has been more activity of bands recordings as of late; Hercules just came back from a 3 week tour in support of their brand new 7" Bring Me Power that is showing the band getting heavier and faster. The fairly new Thunderbolts from Lincoln have a brand new cd-r titled Silver Suffer that has a really cool DVD packaging that is worth checking out. I also finally got to see them live and they are a lot of fun. If you like the Gainesville sound, you' love them. Omaha's newest heavy hardcore hand, Feral Hands have quickly put together a cd-r and tape demo that is worth checking out. They just started playing shows, but expect to see/hear more about them in the future. Mother Pile from Lincoln have a pro-quality made cd demo just made that features songs recorded in the last few years available now as well. Heaviness defined.
Shows for the summer and some for fall are starting to be booked with some shows looking pretty promising. Here are the shows lined up so far via Nebraska Hardcore's myspace:
That is it for now. I'll have some show pics up from the last few weeks up soon. Be sure to pick up a zine at whatever show I may be at or you can order one by sending an email. Also, expect to see a new local spotlight up soon.