The Omaha music "scene" has gotten a lot of national and international attention over the last few years. This is largely due to Bright Eyes (and, in all fairness The Faint and Cursive), but there are a lot of great bands that have not yet gotten their due. My favorite among them is Ladyfinger.
The guys in Ladyfinger have been in a number of other local bands over the years (bassist Ethan Jones was in The Faint for a while, drummer Pat Oakes has played with Azure Ray and is a member of Mayday), but their talents were not fully realized until they joined together as Ladyfinger.
The band is a lot heavier than most on the Omaha scene. They kind of remind me of Drive Like Jehu, or maybe a harder Gang of Four. So far, they have only released a four song demo that is available at shows. They have just finished recording their debut full-length with producer Matt Bayles (Minus the Bear). No word on a release date.
Here is an mp3 of my favorite song from their demo, "1000 Tongues." Good luck finding this CD if you don't live in Omaha.