Emilie Autumn @ The Complex 12.05

Emilie Autumn @ The Complex 12.05
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 Emilie Autumn typically has no opening act or live band, therefore her show is mainly focused on an overarching storyline of her time being locked within the walls of an asylum. She utilizes heavy satire and Victorian flair while confronting the issues of sanity and sexism within the world today. She has built an entire world that encompasses a novel, several album releases, and a soon-to-be major theatrical production. If you are expecting to see a traditional concert, you will more than likely question what it is you are experiencing; this is much more of an interactive performance piece. … read more

Punk’s Dead Concert Shoot With Indiegogo Fans @ The Complex 06.20 with Screeching Weasel, The Dwarves, Eight Bucks Experiment (Extreme Corporal Punishment), Ulteriors, Dog Party

Punk’s Dead Concert Shoot With Indiegogo Fans @ The Complex...
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Many have traveled from all over the states and even internationally to take part in something inspirational for punks. If anything, the showing of support proves that punk is not dead. Not even close. The camaraderie around this event is impressive to say the least. Even if this film is controversial for some, this gig helped put Salt Lake City back on the map for punk rockers. Exactly where it should and always be. … read more

Joey Bada$$ @ The Complex 10.08 with Vince Staples, CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution

Joey Bada$$ @ The Complex 10.08 with Vince Staples, CJ...
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Hip-hop shows at The Complex are a feast for the senses. I like to drink it in like it’s a chilled glass of Alizé. Weed smoke and grocery store body spray form an atmosphere as thick as any inversion in February. Brawny men in wife beaters strut their stuff. Tattoos tell stories. … read more

Elevated Minds Festival @ The Complex 10.09

Elevated Minds Festival @ The Complex 10.09
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The second annual Elevated Minds Festival was a showcase of some of the best hip-hop Utah has to offer along with a litany of golden-age rap superstars, including Keith Murray, Slick Rick and KRS-One. … read more

Little Dragon @ The Complex 10.22 with Shy Girls

Little Dragon @ The Complex 10.22 with Shy Girls
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To help promote their fourth studio album Nabuma Rubberband, Little Dragon scheduled a stop in Salt Lake on a Wednesday at The Complex. I have been waiting patiently for this show, but butterflies still form in my stomach while getting ready. I know it will by popping with energy from all of the YouTube videos I have been ogling over the past months leading up to this night. … read more

Alt-J @ The Complex 10.27 with Lovelife

Alt-J @ The Complex 10.27 with Lovelife
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Alt-J delivered a fantastic performance to a sold-out crowd—most of the stops on their current tour are. … read more

Review: Ratatat @ The Complex 04.06 with Despot

Review: Ratatat @ The Complex 04.06 with Despot
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A thick fog like a San Francisco morning hung in the dance hall at The Complex. Goths, punks, club rats, hipsters and a lone man reading under a wall light half-filled the dance floor. Security guards meticulously surveyed from the no-man’s-land of the prison-esque fences dividing the dance floor and bar. … read more

Tyler, The Creator: Over Before it Started

Tyler, The Creator: Over Before it Started
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The sold-out all-ages crowd at The Complex swarmed like a pubescent, freshly-in-high-school hornet’s nest. White kids impatiently smoking their cigarettes casually dropped the n-word and talked about the recent Supreme Court decision on gay marriage and the prospect of marrying their “best homies.” … read more

The Black Dahlia Murder, Iron Reagan, Harm’s Way and Maruta @ The Complex

The Black Dahlia Murder, Iron Reagan, Harm’s Way and Maruta...
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Fair reader, I was bewitched under the beautiful metal spell that The Black Dahlia Murder cast, and am now in love. … read more

The Menzingers @ The Complex with Pianos Become the Teeth, meWithoutYou, Restorations

The Menzingers @ The Complex with Pianos Become the Teeth,...
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Closing out the show was The Menzingers, a band with a heart and something more. … read more