Authors: Justin Gallegos
Leon Bridges: Soul Music and its Simple Formula
Bridges was signed to Columbia Records in December of last year on the strength of two singles posted to Soundcloud that had only been up for three months, and just last month Bridges took SXSW by storm, winning their prestigious Grulke Prize for Developing US Act. … read more
Local Reviews: Michael Gross and The Statuettes
With a perfectly titled album, this rock outfit sonically takes you somewhere warm on the coast. Thanks to their mostly feel-good rhythms, electric guitar riffs and arena-style vocals, this is one of Salt Lake’s most widely appealing bands. … read more
National Music Reviews – August 2012
New and recent releases from Anywhere, Cinema Cinema, Deadly Remains, Diplo, Flaming Lips, Giant Giant Sand, Neneh Cherry & The Thing, Patti Smith, The Tallest Man on Earth, Tankard, Teenage Bottlerocket, YAWN, Whitechapel and many more are reviewed. … read more
Localized: Polytype & King Niko
Five dollars can get you a number of things, but only one night a month does it get you access to a live show with three of Salt Lake’s best up-and-comers. Indie surf-rockers Beachmen will be opening for the mind-expanding Polytype, followed by the party rock of King Niko. It’s all going down Friday, July 12, at Urban Lounge at 10 p.m., brought to you by Bohemian Brewery. It’s 21+, so if you’re underage or can’t attend, don’t forget to make use of GigViz.com for live streaming of the show! … read more
Localized – March 2013
If you haven’t experienced Localized yet, now is the time to start. March 8 at Urban Lounge welcomes the genre-bending Lady Murasaki and the playful Secret Abilities. There won’t be any similarities in sound between the sets, but both these bands will make you want to move your body. If that’s not enough to spark your interest, consider this: Strange rockers 90s Television will be opening, and it’s only $5, 21+ to get in the door. … read more
Alex Calder @ Kilby Court 06.15 with Lemon & Le...
If I hadn’t gone to Graywhale Entertainment to check out some new records, then I probably never would’ve known that Alex Calder was coming to Salt Lake City. But, there was his name in all of its glory on Graywhale’s whiteboard, nestled in a list chock-full of upcoming shows. … read more
There’s No Substitute for Knowing Me: An Interview with Ariel...
Pink’s off-kilter brand of pop, which mixes influences as familiar as Brian Wilson and as strange as Frank Zappa, reveals something about his personality that’s entirely appealing and even slightly addicting. It’s in Pink’s music that we’re given a glimpse into his true nature.
A Real Hero: Interview with David Grellier of College
Ever since “A Real Hero” captured the emotional depth of Drive, Grellier has been in a different spotlight. Grellier will play at Kilby Court on Dec. 7, and I’m sure he’ll fascinate the minds of everyone in attendance. … read more