On Thursday, March 5, touring acts Retox and Whores. met with local bands Baby Gurl and Exes for a kickass hardcore show at Bar Deluxe in downtown SLC.
Photos courtesy of: mikeybaratta.com
On Sunday, January 25th, 2015 Urban Lounge in downtown Salt Lake City hosted The Relationship (ft. Brian Bell of Weezer) and opening act Desert Noises. The night was supplimented by Nix Beat, who provided a star-studded, glam rock DJ set before, during and after sets.
Photos by www.mikeybaratta.com.
Check out Nix Beat’s recap of his time spent hanging with The Relationship!
BILLY. FUCKING. IDOL. Excuse me for being crass, but my life simultaneously began and ended in a single night this past week. As a child, I fell in love with Rebel Yell that my mom owned on cassette and I listened to it religiousy on a mustard-yellow Sony Walkman with those sport headphones.
On Dec. 15, local radio station X96 threw their 8th Annual Nightmare Before Xmas Concert with Billy Idol and special guests Bleachers and Priory at The Complex.
Billy Idol kicked off his hour long set with “Dancing with Myself.” That’s when I nearly lost my pulse. Other huge hits he played through the night included “Rebel Yell,” “White Wedding,” “Mony Mony” and surprisingly “Generation X.”
Photos by M.A.BARATTA – www.mikeybaratta.com
So let me start by saying this: I totally fucked up this time. The last show I shot at Bar Deluxe didn’t start until an hour and a half after the time listed in print—so I figured that I had some breathing room before Subrosa began their set. I was dead wrong. I arrived at Bar Deluxe at 8:45pm, just barely in time to catch the final two songs of Ecstatic Vision’s set, missing SubRosa completely. Never in my life have I seen two professional bands play entire sets in under a single hour—that must constitute as some kind of black metal world record.
Always arrive early to everything, no matter what.