Stomping Grounds: Orenda Fink of O + S (Omaha, NB)

oplussorendaOrenda Fink made a name for herself in Azure Ray and Art in Manila.  Now, she’s working with beat maker Scalpelist (also known as Cederic LeMoyne of Remy Zero) for their new project, O+S.  Their new album was recently released through Saddle Creek Records, and though the band is based out of Birmingham, Alabama, Ms. Fink took the time to tell Ghettoblaster all about Omaha.

1. What’s your town’s nickname?
The Big O.

2. What’s your nickname for your town?


3. Why do you live there?

I followed a boy there, then married said boy.

4. What is your favorite local attraction (monument, park, etc)?

The Black Angel Statue (actually in Council Bluffs).

5. What is your favorite local event/festival?

Anything the Octopuses Garden Art Alliance (an organization I
volunteer for) is participating in.

6. What is the best time of year to be there?

The two weeks between winter and summer, or the two weeks between
summer and winter.

7. Who is your favorite local celebrity/personality?

Superstar and Star.

8. Where is the best place to drink and what’s their specialty or happy

Brother’s Lounge or The Homey. Red beer (tomato juice and beer).

9. Who has the best jukebox (and what’s in it)?
The Lynx Lounge.   R&B.

10. What is your favorite place to see live music and what was your favorite
show there?

The Slowdown.  Wyclef Jean.

11. What is your favorite local band?

The Faint, of course.

12. What is your favorite diner or restaurant and what is their best dish?
Dixie Quicks.  The Cactus Scramble.

13. What is your favorite record store and what was your best find there?

Homers.  I got a record of psychedelic African pop that I really loved

14. What is your favorite local shop?

Pulp- it’s an art gallery/paper shop.

15. What is your favorite local publication (alternative weekly, zine,
website or blog)? It’s actually a non-profit independent cinema, but I
learn a lot about films from their newsletters.