Music: Cornfield Cool

The new sound? Omaha's bands grow their own

People who haunt New York City rock clubs love to cheer for bands from places they scorn. There's always the chance of being the first to discover the next Ohio (Devo, the Dead Boys) or Georgia (the B-52's, REM). Now they're at it again. At one of two sold-out concerts last month by Omaha band the Faint, young urbanites were chanting "Ne-bras-ka! Ne-bras-ka!" like mascots at the Cornhuskers' stadium--and only half kidding.

That's because Omaha is earning a rep as a hot spot for cutting-edge rock. One reason for that is the Faint, a band whose latest album, Danse Macabre, sounds...

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