Big Mack

By: Jim Minge Email
By: Jim Minge Email

What: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29

Where: CenturyLink Center, 455 N. 10th St.

Cost: $29.50 to $82

Web: ticketmaster.com

Phone: 800-734-3000

Be honest. You didn’t know what it meant to “come up” or “pop a tag” before Macklemore made second-hand shopping cool again with his hand-me-down anthem “Thrift Shop.”

Just me? Hmmm.

Although the lingo was new to me, after hearing the song and its infectious saxophone loop played over and over again via my daughters’ iPads (the clean version), I’m now quite familiar with tag-popping and come-ups and how cool it is (again) to wear my granddad’s clothes.

Of course, Macklemore and his right-hand man Ryan Lewis have had other hits. “Can’t Hold Us” was a biggie for the pop-leaning hip-hop and rap duo. So was “Same Love” and the recent "White Walls." And Macklemore has been doing his thing for years – he's played smaller venues in Omaha, too, including the Sokol Auditorium and the Waiting Room.

But he's doing arenas now, and it's still "Thrift Shop" that has the kids all atwitter to see this oft-humorous duo play the CenturyLink Center, 455 N. 10th St., on TUESDAY (Oct. 29).

Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $29.50 to $82, and are available at the CenturyLink box office (402-341-1500) or at ticketexpress.com. (That means you'll need $20 in your pocket, plus at least $9.50 and some service charges to see the show.)

That humorous side? These two are good at laughing at themselves. Check out the Funny Or Die video the indie artists did about getting a record contract – it's linked below. Just click it to watch it.


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