No, it’s not the end of the world, but maybe the end of an era. This year’s year-end wrap-up story (read it here) points out signs that indie and the Omaha scene may have peaked last year. Where we go next is anyone’s guess. Included in the story is the annual top-10 CDs list as well as a list of the best shows of ’05.
While you’re there, make sure you enter to win a copy of the coveted Lazy-I Best of 2005 Compilation CD! All you have to do is e-mail me (email@example.com) with your name and mailing address and you’ll be entered into the drawing. Tracks include songs by Of Montreal, Eagle*Seagull, Iron & Wine, Mercy Rule, Teenage Fanclub, Okkervil River, Sufjan Stevens, Maria Taylor, Orenda Fink and more. Details and track order are right here. Enter today! Deadline’s January 16.
Speaking of “best of” lists, Kyle Munson of The Des Moines Register has put together his annual list, which also includes his annual critics’ panel that included yours truly. The White Stripes, eh Kyle? I don’t know about that one…
Don’t forget, tonight is the Darktown House Band reunion at The Dubliner with Dan McCarthy opening the show at around 8:30.
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