Built To Spill @ Urban Lounge 11.27 with Slam Dunk, Genders

Built To Spill @ Urban Lounge 11.27 with Slam Dunk,...
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If you haven’t seen Built to Spill live, you have no excuse. Starting and ending their most recent tour in Salt Lake City, they gave me the opportunity to see them twice in the last two months. … read more

Sea Wolf (solo) @ Urban Lounge 04.30 with Sayde Price

Sea Wolf (solo) @ Urban Lounge 04.30 with Sayde Price
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Church was funny and honest. By the end of the show, good vibes were shared by all. … read more

King Khan and The Shrines @ Urban Lounge 06.22 with Red Mass, Mr. Elevator and The Brain Hotel

King Khan and The Shrines @ Urban Lounge 06.22 with...
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Arriving early to the sound of James Brown playing over the speakers, I grab a beer and prepare for the church of soul to begin. Tonight’s preacher of the rock n’ roll gospel is the King Bama Lama Khan Emperor of RnB, aka King Khan and the Shrines. … read more

Psychostick @ Urban Lounge 06.18 with Dog Fashion Disco, The Bunny The Bear

Psychostick @ Urban Lounge 06.18 with Dog Fashion Disco, The...
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Psychostick is a heavy metal band out of Chicago, via Tempe, AZ. That doesn’t sound too strange, right? Well what sets them apart is they are a comedy heavy metal band, or, as they brand themselves, humourcore. Think System of a Down meets Insane Clown Posse meets Weird Al. Your first thoughts reading that probably closely mirror mine, “What the fuck?” … read more

Allah-Las @ Urban Lounge 06.19 with Pest Rulz, Super 78

Allah-Las @ Urban Lounge 06.19 with Pest Rulz, Super 78
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Allah-Las’s presence on stage invokes unanimous cheers from the assembled onlookers. They produce an aura that is calm and cool, giving their demeanor a sort of relaxed but charismatic feel. Their style incorporates a very vintage sound with clear influences of ‘60s rock n’ roll combined with the strong elements of psych-garage rock. … read more

Swans @ Urban Lounge 09.01 with Carla Bozulich

Swans @ Urban Lounge 09.01 with Carla Bozulich
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To describe Swans’ live set is nearly impossible—but I’ll try. Simply put, it was the most violently loud performance I’ve ever seen—and I’ve experienced Motorhead. … read more

BEACHMEN with Koala Temple, High Counsel, Palace of Buddies 09.18 @ Urban Lounge

BEACHMEN with Koala Temple, High Counsel, Palace of Buddies 09.18...
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The Urban Lounge has been doing this thing lately where they showcase local music to the public every week at no cost. It’s a simple “walk in and enjoy yourself” strategy to support our homegrown heroes. As a Salt Laker who doesn’t really attend farmer’s markets or other such gatherings, I try to catch as many of these as I can. Besides, organic produce doesn’t have shit on the ripeness of this lineup. … read more

TRUST @ Urban Lounge 09.25 with Crater

TRUST @ Urban Lounge 09.25 with Crater
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As Alfons grasped the microphone, while bubbling synths ignited all around him, and people lost themselves to the power of dance, he seemed as the Wizard of Oz, operating only to give people a feeling of freedom they couldn’t create on their own. … read more

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band @ Urban Lounge 09.24 with Ugly Valley Boys

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band @ Urban Lounge 09.24 with...
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When Peyton and his posse take the stage, they’re greeted with saloon-style whistling and hollering. Sporting a pair of workman’s overalls and a scruffy beard, Peyton looks like he just finished picking crops for 10 cents a barrel. … read more

Ty Segall @ Urban Lounge 09.27 with La Luz, Max Pain and the Groovies

Ty Segall @ Urban Lounge 09.27 with La Luz, Max...
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This is better than when I saw Ty Segall play here in Fuzz and that was one of the best performances I can remember. Holy cow, this is amazing. How can he play so well and so hard, non-stop? … read more