Brother Ali @ Metro Music Hall 11.21 w/ Evidence, Marlon...
Last Thursday night, Brother Ali posted up for his new project, Secrets & Escapes, which features Talib Kweli, Pharaohe Monch, among others. … read more
The Black Dahlia Murder, Iron Reagan, Harm’s Way and Maruta...
Fair reader, I was bewitched under the beautiful metal spell that The Black Dahlia Murder cast, and am now in love. … read more
George Ezra @ The Depot 04.05 with Ruen Brothers
The night had a slow start so all hope now rested on the shoulders of the young English lad, George Ezra, who we had all come to see. When Ezra came out on stage he looked tired and a bit worn from days on the road but his energy and spirit seemed very much intact. … read more
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Mark my words: Everything Tina Fey touches is magical. She is the Fairy Godmother of comedy, and her newest Netflix exclusive is no exception. From the cast to the music, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt stands up to its name and is a solid, feel-good comedy. … read more
Travesura @ Garage on Beck 03.27 with Dark Seas, Freckles
Skaters rejoiced this past weekend as Freckles and Travesura rolled into town, each band consisting of skate greats Josh Harmony and Leo Romero (respectively). The two bands played alongside local rockers Dark Seas, who closed the night out. Skate rat or no skate rat, Friday night’s lineup wasn’t one to miss. … read more
The Shivas @ Diabolical Records 10.29 with Super 78
The Wednesday before Halloween, I found myself at Diabolical Records for the first time, surprised by the tiny crowd. I arrived promptly at 9 p.m. and could hear the first note struck from the alley, as Salt Lake’s Super 78 had taken the stage and began play. From that first tune I heard from the alley, I knew I was going to dig this band. … read more
Alt-J @ The Complex 10.27 with Lovelife
Alt-J delivered a fantastic performance to a sold-out crowd—most of the stops on their current tour are. … read more
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. @ Urban Lounge 10.27 with Miniature...
I’ve been a junkie of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. ever since I first caught that guitar riff on “Vocal Chords” a couple years ago while cleaning my kitchen. It’s a hell of a song. If you haven’t listened to its hometown album, It’s a Corporate World, you should make out to it. Seriously. … read more
Foxygen 10.21 @ Urban Lounge with Dub Thompson
When I heard that Foxygen canceled their opening spot with MGMT for the Twilight Concert Series last year, the news hit me pretty hard. So I have to admit, after hearing that they were coming to Salt Lake City this fall, I withheld my enthusiasm—I’ve been hurt before. But tonight, the marquis of Urban Lounge proudly boasts their arrival, and it thaws my cold, nervous heart. Uh, I mean … “Word.” … read more
Odesza @ Urban Lounge 10.19 with Ambassadeurs, Hayden James
Another evening of Odesza in the same year counts as a double “fuck yes” from me! After their show in Salt Lake last time, you could say I was just slightly excited to see them again to shake my ass and really let loose … read more