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‘Values’ tour stops in Omaha
By Bret Schulte
Try telling the boys in Korn that hate is not a family value.
The “Family Values” Tour, which roared off the starting
blocks exactly a month ago in Rochester, N.Y., stops in
Omaha on Saturday at the Civic Auditorium, 1804 Capitol
The American tour of today’s angriest rock and hard-core
acts was the brainchild of Korn, which we now have to thank
for Vamlla Ice’s new comeback album. (The group lent the
Iceman its producer.)
Along with Korn will be hip-hopper cum hard-core rap
per Ice Cube, German “Tanzmetall” (or “dance metal” for
those without a German-English dictionary) group
Rammstein, Limp Bizkit, and dark pop-rockers Orgy.
The tour marks an ongoing revival for hard-core metal,
which has been in the primordial phases of a full renaissance
since Metallica earned a spot on the Top 40 charts four years
Meanwhile, artsy death techno forged ahead under the
clammy hand ofNine Inch Nail’s Trent Reznor, who re-estab
lished electronica’s native roots with the underworld and
delivered the offspring as a sacrifice to the mainstream music
We call it Marilyn Manson.
A monument of black denim for every adolescent who
hates school, cigarette laws or authority in general, The
“Family Values” Tour bears as its name the most obvious
irony Korn could muster and hopes to be “every parent’s
If subjecting children to an afternoon of pseudo-noncon
formity and genuine redundancy qualifies, Korn may be
The tour, although dead-on in its desire to summon the
leaders of metal-core for a nationwide offensive, lacks any
true sense of iconoclasm or authenticity.
No sweet little puppy will get its head bitten off Saturday
night in the Civic Auditorium. No one will get hit in the face
by a stream of urine, and the over-excited Hell’s Angels cer
tainly won't beat anyone to death.
The Korn brand of rebellion is highly decorated with tat
toos and stringy goatees rather than any true revelations of
The only exception may be Ice Cube, who has pulverized
his naysayers by leaping from N.W.A. to a career as a suc
cessful solo artist who never relented in hi£ message about a
society sick with institutional racism, good of boy clubs and
His voice from the inner-city has never wavered, be it car
ried through as a rapper, writer or actor.
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ICE CUBE plays Saturday at The “Family Values” Tour,
featuring fellow hard-core acts Korn, Limp Bizkit, Orgy
What are the rest of them singing about? Well,
Rammstein is more concerned with dodging the goofy
American music genres than bringing down the capitalist sys
tem. And Limp Bizkit got recognized only after lead singer
Fred Durst lucked out and was working the day Korn walked
into his tattoo shop.
Now they travel together.
And so goes the ’90s revolution of hard-core, which con
tinues to breed in the tattoo shops of every city in the nation.
Some of those crazy kids even go on to head their own
physically appalling rock acts and, unavoidably, earn millions
of dollars in marketing and licensing rights.
Every parent’s worst nightmare.
Tonight's all-ages show begins at 7. Tickets are $27.50 for
general admission, and are available through Tieketmaster.
Two bands to share Knickerbockers’ stage
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personality which doesn't rely heavily
on Lori and Heidi. And I think a band
like Darktown has established a really
good stage personality.”
This personality is due in large part
to Darktown’s flexibility and willing
ness to play any instrument the mem
bers can get their hands on.
“We don’t always know how to play
everything, but we made do and kind of
have fun with the whole thing,” said Joe
Kobjerowski, Darktown’s drummer.
Darktown has drawn comparisons
to nationally known swing band
Squirrel Nut Zippers, an association
that Kobjerowski said the members
would rather not be part of.
“We don’t really like that compari
son because it’s just not very accurate,
and we’re actually very different from
those guys. I think the reason people
compare us a lot to them is because we
have all the instruments and the male
and female vocals.
“They’re much more of a sort of
revved-up, Dixieland band that have
that old jazzy sound, and we do to a cer
tain extent. But we have our roots in
country music, because we evolved
from a country band into what we are
The only national tour Darktown
has done was last year with Omaha’s
Lullaby for the Working Class, a two
week adventure that carried the two
acts east and south. Kobjerowski said
the audiences responded enthusiasti
cally to the performances but only
when people showed up.
“Anytime you’re going out without
any publicity, or if you’re not going out
with a bigger name, you’re just really
taking a chance and you kind of just
hope for the best. Some of the shows
were great, we had 50 to 60 people
there and everyone dug it, but at some
of the shows nobody showed up.”
Darktown has struck a chord at
home, though, and could legitimately
claim to be one of Lincoln and
Omaha’s favorite bands.
Recognized for its lead singer’s dis
tinctive similarity to Tom Waits (which
Rebarber regards as unfortunate),
Darktown House Band is a melodic
mixture of classic vaudeville, Midwest
German folk and straight forward rock.
Rebarber has heard Darktown’s
new album, and said it establishes the
band’s distinct identity.
“I’d say it strikes me that the album
really represents what they are about
live. If you listen to the album and like
it, you would also like their show and
vice versa,” Rebarber said.
“I admire them quite a bit because
they’re a very appealing live act.”
Saturday’s 18-and-over concert
costs $3. Darktown will take the stage
first, at 10 p.m.
LAFTA brings singer
to Lincobi venue tonight
“The Seinfeld of Song” is jam
min’ his way through Lincoln
David Roth, Seattle-based
singer-songwriter, makes his first
Lincoln appearance tonight at the
Wagon Train Project’s 7th Street
Loft, 504 S. 7th St. and is sponsored
by the Lincoln Association for
Roth is nationally known for his
humorous and hopeful true-life sto
ries, which he writes into com
pelling, folksy songs.
He draws most of his songs from
newspaper headlines, everyday
events and personal experiences.
Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show
are available at the door and admis
sion is $8 for LAFTA members, $10
for non-members. Tickets for chil
dren 12 and under are $ 1.
For more information, call
LAFTA at (402) 486-3677.
‘Sessions’ shows blues, jazz
on Nebraska ETV Network
Nebraska ETV Network is bring
ing two favorite blues bar bands to
cable TV this week on its regional
music series, “33rd Street Sessions.”
Boogie and blues act Blue House
and jazz group Luigi, Inc., will be fea
tured in back-to-back episodes
tonight at 9 p.m.
Described as horn-fueled and gui
tar-driven, Blues House received rave
reviews for its recent recording “Live
at the Zoo,” filmed at Lincoln’s Zoo
Bar during a concert last year.
At 9:30, Luigi, Inc., showcases its
percussion-heavy jazz and blues led
by drummer Luigi Waites. Based in
Omaha, Luigi, Inc. has played 21
years worth of consecutive Sundays at
Mr. Toad’s in Omaha’s Old Market.
“33rd Street Sessions” provides a
televised studio for the area’s premier
regional acts, which play by invitation
only. The performances are broadcast
every Friday and have included local
favorites Floating Opera and Mercy
MTV brings videos, bands,
sex information to campus
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ly nights in front of the mirror, dudes.
The festival also is going to give the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln a
sneak peak at all of the brand-spanking
new videos and allow students to vote
on their faves. Not only that, the green
space is going to be packed with carni
val games and treats, as well as infor
mative sex videos, games and literature
to educate students about sex health
Students with interests other than
sex and music videos will be out of
And for those antsy to join the
MTV plebeian ranks of Pedro, Puck,
Eric, Kit or that Swedish guy, the festi
val is taping auditions for upcoming
seasons of “The Real World” and
“Road Rules ” The casting directors of
both shows will be present to meet stu
dents with aspirations of slacking off in
a kooky-looking house with a bunch of
The day’s events are, of course,
funded by corporate sponsors such as
Intel, Hyundai, AT&T and Old Navy as
well as the Kaiser Foundation and
Lifebeat. Students should be ready for
some free prizes including T-shirts and
everybody’s favorite - condoms!
The concert starts at 8 p.m. and
costs $20.25. Tickets are available
Monday, Oct 26th
Doors at 8:00 Royal Grove
f^dSed 340W. Cornhusker Hwy
Tickets: $10.00 474-2332
Tickets available atTicketmaster and Royal Grove
To Prospective Dental & I
Dental Hygiene Students I
Saturday, Oct 31,1998
Program with Tours
of the Facilities. S
Join Us for Lunch! c
Registration/lnfo: (402) 472-1363 or 1364
University of Nebraska
College of Dentistry
40th & Holdrege Streets
Lincoln, Nebraska 68583-0740
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