Live Bands

The Faint, Reptar, Darren Keen

When: Wed., May 28, 8 p.m. 2014

Bands from Omaha, Nebraska, no longer have to move to bigger cities. These days they can attain fame and stay put. Nearly 20 years ago, the Faint was one of the bands on the scene that helped start something revolutionary there; they were one of the first to sign with Omaha label Saddle Creek Records. Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) played in the band for a while. Other musicians came and went. The current four-piece lineup has found the perfect balance of dancy, new-wave rock. Next week, touring behind their sixth full-length album Doom Abuse, the Faint brings their fuzzed-out, screechy noise to the Knitting Factory.

Laura Johnson

Price: $18.50