From: The Nebraska Wesleyan Reveille
New E-zine Connects Lincolnites To Local Bands
September 12th, 2003
Through as website, a concert series, and word-of-mouth advertising, Lincoln's newest e-zine is helping area music lovers expand their tastes and embrace the local sounds of Lincoln.
Founded in March, Star City Scene is managed by Tery Daly. The site, which is updated daily, brings the local music scene to listener's fingertips.
Listeners can log onto www.starcityscene.com to find out where their favorite local band is performing in the upcoming weeks, browse venue schedules, read recent concert reviews, and link to the bands' homepages.
Two Nebraska Wesleyan students have bands whose sites are linked to Star City Scene. Tim Scahill's band, Rent Money Big, was featured in April, and Jim Schroeder's band, Mr. 1986 is also included on the site.
Not only can visitors to the site listen to music provided by band members but they can also join in forum duscussions on the music scene in Lincoln, or in the music industry and talk to people looking for band members and music equipment.
Along with the music and forum discussions, the site also features one or two interviews with local artists each month, allowing readers and listeners to get up close and personal with the musicians.
Recently, Daly added two new features to the site: Star City Scene Radio, a streaming radio station featuring songs from over 40 Lincoln bands, and the Studio Spotlight, which highlights local recording studios.
Star City Scene supports the local band scene and helps bands to promote releases of new albums and upcoming tour dates. Daly, a guitarist for local bands Suzy Dreamer & Her Nightmares and Starboy, understands the needs of local artists and the importance of having local music heard.
In August, Daly hosted an event at Duffy's Tavern to increase the exposure of the local bands. Scenefest 1 highlighted the immense talent in Lincoln, featuring 18 bands over three days. Music ranged from punk to rock and roll, and included musicians of all ages.
Daly is also looking to increase the exposure of Lincoln bands to other areas, such as Omaha. Daly explained in a recent Omaha Weekly Reader article that Star City Scene will be working with Slam Omaha, it's Omaha counterpart, to co-sponsor events and increase publicity in both the Omaha and Lincoln scenes.