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John Freidel

Lincoln, Nebraska-based synth artist John Freidel worked with a number of experimental bands (Universe Contest, Green Trees, Powerful Science) before unveiling his current solo project early in 2017.  This new project is a series of cinematic synthesized trances inspired by the likes of electronic pioneers Tangerine Dream and John Carpenter’s film scores, and released exclusively on cassette.  Freidel creates quite a full-bodied sound through the use of just a few synthesizers and drum machines, and while the vibe is unequivocally retro, these analogue vibrations sound surprisingly fresh amidst the modern musical landscape.

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Lincoln, NE
food
El Chaparro
Unassuming restaurant providing tacos, burritos, and familiar Mexican combo platters until late.
900 South 13th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States
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bar
O’Rourke’s Tavern
"Eclectic hole in the wall full of familiar faces distant and close."  —  John Freidel
1329 E O St, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States
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coffee
Cultiva Coffee
Local coffee roasters with three locations around Lincoln.  Two cafes offer fresh roasts and brunch fare, and the third houses their roastery, espresso bar, and bean-to-bar chocolate operation.
727 South 11th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States
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outdoors
Wilderness Park
Wilderness Park is a 1,472-acre city park southwest of Lincoln that features vast network of hiking, biking, and horseback-riding trails.
Wilderness Park, South 1st Street, Lincoln, NE, United States
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hotel
The Cornhusker Hotel
Luxury hotel conveniently located in the heart of Lincoln and fully equipped with all the best modern amenities.
333 S 13th St, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States
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bar
1867 Bar
Locally-flavored dive bar, named for the year Nebraska officially became a state.  A perfect spot to grab a pint of local beer and enjoy stand up comedy, live music, and other kinds of various community events.
101 N 14th St #6, Lincoln, NE 68508
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Bourbon Theatre
Large concert hall that hosts touring bands and speaking events.
1415 O St, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States
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bar
Bodega’s Alley
Smokey dive bar which regularly hosts live music performances by local bands.
1418 O St, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States
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shopping
Tugboat Gallery
Art space dedicated providing showing opportunities to upcoming local artists as well as established names in the industry.
116 North 14th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508, United States
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landmark
Sunken Gardens
Floral garden recognized as one of the most beautiful public gardens in North America.
S 27th St & Capitol Pkwy, Lincoln, NE 68502
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coffee
The Bay Coffee Bar/Venue
The Bay is an artistic collective that maintains a space for young creatives to gather and find community and support.  The Bay features a cafe, live music venue, art spaces, and a skate park.
2005 Y St, Lincoln, NE 68503
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