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Published: 2013/01/13

Omaha Diner: Top 40 As You’ve Never Heard It Before

Omaha Diner, a musical project featuring Steven Bernstein on trumpet, Charlie Hunter on seven-string electric guitar, Bobby Previte on drums and Skerik on saxophone, will play The Cutting Room in New York City on March 1. The show is billed is a tribute to the Top 40 Radio, with the band promising that all songs played will “have touched, however briefly, #1 on the Top 40 pop chart.” Tickets to the event are $20-$25 and can be purchased here. The show will begin at 8pm, and dinner will be available at the venue.

Omaha Diner has allegedly been around for quite some time, with the group posting that, “In it’s 125 years of experience the Diner has worked in some capacity with an unlikely and astonishing array of artists: Aretha Franklin, Sting, John Mayer, Levon Helm, John Adams, Roswell Rudd, Linda Ronstadt, Pearl Jam, Elton John, My Morning Jacket, Courtney Love, The San Francisco Ballet, Sam Rivers, Marianne Faithfull, The Moscow
Circus, Roger Waters, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Michael Tilson-Thomas, R.E.M., Johnny Copeland, Bonnie Raitt, Lukas Foss, The Meters, Ween, D’Angelo, Les Claypool, Alvin Ailey, Digable Planets, Sonny Sharrock, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Tom Waits.”

They also claim to have “toured every continent with the (possible) exception of Antarctica, playing rock arenas, iconic Jazz clubs, Carnegie Hall, and hardscrabble Kentucky roadhouses. The Diner turns up in other places as well – author of the liner notes to Miles Davis’ ‘In Concert’ record, actor on Saturday Night Live, dancer, sous-chef, teacher.”

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