Yukon Blonde @ Kilby 07.28 with CHAPPO

Yukon Blonde @ Kilby 07.28 with CHAPPO
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Yukon Blonde started the night off in a big way—a healthy five-piece group with five vocal mics. … read more

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

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

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

Kodak to Graph @ Kilby Court 04.21 With Big Wild and Obesøn

Kodak to Graph @ Kilby Court 04.21 With Big Wild...
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I first listened to LA-based producer Michael Maleki—Kodak to Graph—when he opened at Slow Magic’s Urban Lounge performance last year. I was thrilled to hear that Maleki was returning to Salt Lake to headline his Break the Ice tour in support of the release of his debut LP, ISA. … read more

Lightning Bolt @ Kilby Court 4.25 with Baby Gurl, Birthquake

Lightning Bolt @ Kilby Court 4.25 with Baby Gurl, Birthquake
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The sound of muffled bass echoed across 300 West as I walked closer to Kilby. The closer I was, the more decipherable the music became. By the time I was in the alley, it was clear that Baby Gurl had taken the stage earlier than expected.  … read more