The Family That Kilby Built

The Family That Kilby Built
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Anyone who has grown up in Salt Lake City and started going to shows at a young age knows that Salt Lake’s all-ages venue options have always been limited. Stereotypically,

We Are Scientists @ Kilby Court 04.29 with Paws

We Are Scientists @ Kilby Court 04.29 with Paws
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A band from New York and a band from Scotland got together and played for an audience in Utah recently. This event took place at Kilby Court on Tuesday, April 29 and was the most fun I’ve had in cul-de-sac since grade school. The evening held the last bit of the spring chill, which in turn made the fire pit that much appealing. Yes, in the days before social networks, heat brought people together. … read more

The Menzingers @ Kilby Court 06.14 with Lemuria, PUP, Cayetana

The Menzingers @ Kilby Court 06.14 with Lemuria, PUP, Cayetana
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Keeping an even mix of new songs like “Rodent,” “Transient Love,” and “Where Heartache Exists,” and older songs such as “Casey,” “I Was Born,” and “Deep Sleep,” the crowd never got restless. … read more

EMA @ Kilby Court 06.24 with Strong Words, Secret Abilities

EMA @ Kilby Court 06.24 with Strong Words, Secret Abilities
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Despite the fact that Anderson was friendly and approachable while running their post-show merch booth, her stage presence is fantastic—and kind of terrifying. Through her live performance, she was able to capture the versatility of her music, resulting in an emotional punch to the gut that was both sincere and thought-provoking. … read more

Kilby Court Celebrates 15 Years of Musical Charm

Kilby Court Celebrates 15 Years of Musical Charm
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The hidden gem of a venue that is Kilby Court has long been hailed as the heart of Salt Lake music culture. Most of us can remember our first expedition there: the sharpness of Salt Lake’s Granary District, all industrial gray and rusted, the expansive asphalt of 700 South flanked by long-abandoned businesses—unused train tracks ripping up 400 West, ragged plants the only signs of existence. What awaits music devotees at the end of Kilby Ct. is one the longest-running independent all ages venue in the U.S. July 18 marks a celebration of the 15th anniversary of the beloved venue.  … read more

King Tuff @ Kilby Court 01.28 with Breakers, Rich Girls

King Tuff @ Kilby Court 01.28 with Breakers, Rich Girls
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My journey to Kilby Court, from the heart of downtown SLC, is inspired by a certain persistence in the face of the bone-chilling cold. This trip is done on foot as some right bleeding bastard decided to remove the wheels off of my bike sometime prior to tonight’s gig. … read more

Combat Rock: Dengue Fever and a Resurgence of Repressed Rock n’ Roll

Combat Rock: Dengue Fever and a Resurgence of Repressed Rock...
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Dengue Fever’s sound is a sonic masala of influences including surf, Afrobeat, hip-hop, punk, and, the Rosetta Stone to their sound, Cambodian pop. On their latest, self-released album, The Deepest Lake, Dengue Fever were in total control of the entire experience, from the music to the packaging.

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Viet Cong @ Kilby Court 03.25 with What Moon Things, Andy Shauf

Viet Cong @ Kilby Court 03.25 with What Moon Things,...
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The night of March 25 finds me entering it baffled, checking and double-checking the sky, gazing around perplexed at the lightly thrumming energy of the sizeable scrap of people gathered at Kilby Court’s dusk-blued entryway.  … read more

Self Defense Family @ Kilby 03.31 with Makthaverskan and Solids

Self Defense Family @ Kilby 03.31 with Makthaverskan and Solids
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It’s a strange night. It feels like there should be a moody drizzle coming down but really it’s just cold and the streets are empty and everyone is probably home watching Netflix on the couch. But not me. No, I dragged myself here and here I am standing outside Kilby Court. … read more

Dengue Fever @ Kilby Court 04.10 with Melle, NSPS

Dengue Fever @ Kilby Court 04.10 with Melle, NSPS
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Upon waltzing through what is a lack of pearly gates and straight into the merch area of Kilby Court, I spent—willingly, mind you, and ever conscious of it—my last $20 on the Dengue Fever–produced compilation Dengue Fever Presents Electric Cambodia cream vinyl. … read more