Concert Review: Soul Asylum


I was glad to hear about Soul Asylum finally coming to Salt Lake. This is one of the most overlooked bands around today as exhibited by the small crowd at the Bar & Grill. Even though Soul Asylum has been holding steady at the top of the college music charts since the release of their new album And The Horse They Rode In On, they have been almost completely ignored by local radio stations. The crowd may have been small, but they made up for it with their enthusiasm.

Soul Asylum played very loud and hard with a lot of energy, though bassist Karl Mueller played almost the whole show sitting on a bar stool. Their set consisted of old and new material, as well as a few well-selected covers from the ‘70s. Not only did we get to see a great show with paid admission, but we also received a complimentary copy of Soul Asylum’s new CD.

Skin & Bones opened the show with their set of free-form-funk. The biggest criticism I have of Skin & Bones is that their songs are 10 minutes and five guitar solos too long.

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