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Published Monday, April 23, 2012 at 12:00 am / Updated at 1:03 am
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Read music critic Kevin Coffey's thoughts about Maha's lineup over at his blog, Rock Candy.

It's 110 days away from Maha Music Festival, and organizers have announced a partial lineup for the fourth annual event.

Desaparecidos, Garbage, Josh Rouse and Icky Blossoms will perform at the one-day indie rock festival on Aug. 11 in Omaha.

Indie rock fans will be excited by the reunion of Desaparecidos.

The group was Conor Oberst's former rock band. He performed in it alongside his more folk-oriented project, Bright Eyes.

The band released one highly regarded album, "Read Music/Speak Spanish," in 2002 and broke up as it was gaining a good following.

The band reunited for Oberst's Concert for Equality in 2010, which raised money to fight Fremont's immigration ordinance. The band's lineup is Oberst, Denver Dalley, Landon Hedges, Matt Baum and Ian McElroy.

Fronted by singer Shirley Manson, Garbage had successful singles with "Stupid Girl" and "Only Happy When It Rains" in the mid-'90s. After an extended hiatus, the band — which also includes Butch Vig, producer of Nirvana's "Nevermind" — is set to release its highly anticipated album, "Not Your Kind of People," on May 14.

Rouse is a popular singer-songwriter who was born in Nebraska, and Icky Blossoms is an Omaha dance-rock band whose debut album is forthcoming on Saddle Creek Records.

Maha organizers will announce several more acts on May 6.

Local bands also will perform at the festival, but have not yet been chosen. Local bands will curate showcases at local venues in the months before the festival.

Tickets, $35, are on sale now at

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Kevin covers music, whether it's pop, indie or punk, through artist interviews, reviews and trend stories. He also occasionally covers other entertainment, including video games and comic books.

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