So what in the hell does Omaha have that St. Louis doesn't? Solid Midwestern values? Good private schools? No, we've got those in spades. For starters, the Omaha music scene is surprisingly developed and diverse, with committed, supportive bands working to make things happen: 2002 saw the explosion of Saddle Creek Records, the local indie label that houses the emo-orchestral collective Bright Eyes, dark-wave playboys the Faint and a host of other solid acts from Omaha and abroad. Critics and fans point to Bright Eyes main man Conor Oberst as the linchpin of the Saddle Creek scene, but Oberst is quick to give credit to Tim Kasher and Ted... More >>>