"Autumn is often seen as a time of transition. The days start to get shorter, the weather much more mild, the leaves change color and drop from their branches. Often like nature, so does the hardcore scene change. This fall, two eras in Nebraska hardcore are coming to an end.
The first being the Nebraska hardcore ambassadors; Hercules, after being a band for a solid six years are planning one final East coast tour before breaking up. This will be a huge hole to fill in the scene once they are gone.
The other is the Ghost House in Lincoln, NE who have been doing shows steadily for 4+ years will be having their final shows in November. However, the kids at the Ghost House have found a new showspace dubbed Mad Ave and will be putting on shows soon.
Just as things come to an end, new ones begin, guitar extraordinaire Brock from Hercules along with hardcore bros in Lincoln have formed a new modern styled hardcore band called Bent Life that is showing some promise.
Other new(er) bands that have been popping up in Lincoln:
Vandal Eyes have been playing shows for a few months now and bring a tough, modern sounding brand of hardcore to the masses.
Hardcore punk band Discourse have been playing shows here and there as well.
Here in Omaha, the dark Feral Hands have been playing out a little bit and should have a 2nd demo ready soon. I'm super excited to hear what they come up with next.
A brand new Omaha band has come about via the dudes in Opus Noir called Trenchdigger that is similar to their previous bands sound but with more blasting elements. I saw them last night, and they are killer.
Also check out the newest wanna be Minutemen band Palaver who feature Fuchsia Minutiae members.
In other scene news, the almighty Wasteoid have been busy recording their first songs as a 2-piece and will have a few of the songs featured in the new Short Fast & Loud anniversary compilation that is coming out soon. The last couple shows they have been playing some new material and it sounds awesome. Keep your ears on the ground level for when the comp drops.
I'd also like to mention that Lincoln native Violator X has returned and has been hosting some of the most unique and mixed shows in the local scene. I'm really excited to see who he'll bring into town next. Gimmie noise!
Shifting gears to Council Bluffs, IA, the melodic hardcore shred freaks Ties have been continually playing lots of local shows. They are great, so check em' out. Expect to see a new cd from these guys soon(?)."
Re-blogged from Crucial Changes. Thanks, Keith.