Another exciting week of musical options awaits and the Salt Lake Bees are in town for a seven-game homestand as well. So, there's little reason to sit at home - unless you've got the dreaded summer cold or have the season premiere of AMC's "Breaking Bad," cued up and haven't caught it yet.
So, here's a spoiler-free rendition of the week's highlights.
Tuesday night is a coin-toss of entertainment or a long, long evening of fun if you're a tough guy.
Starting at 7 p.m., a fun-filled triple bill featuring Blind Pilot, The Devil Makes Three and headliner Josh Ritter will be at Red Butte Garden. This show is one of the remaining events at RBG that isn't sold out, it's also more affordable than many of the other shows. Don't let the fact it's a Tuesday night stop you from going to this. Ritter's among the best singer-songwriters around these days and has already produced an armload of good albums. The 34-year-old has even got a book called "Bright's Passage," which came out last month. Yeah, he's talented. Check him with his always fun backing band, Royal City, during this headlining slot.
As if Ritter wasn't enough, the uber-cool retro acoustic punk-abilly of The Devil Makes Three will also be there. This red-hot, high-energy trio has slayed The State Room twice in the past two years. This will be doubtlessly be many Salt Lake residents first chance to see the group. Don't miss it. And Blind Pilot, a fine indie-folk band from Portland, Ore., will play the opening slot. Tickets are still available and start at $30.
Check Josh Ritter out right here:
And if you still want more music Tuesday night, head over to the Urban Lounge for Blitzen Trapper's gig. Usually at the Urban, the headliner doesn't start until at least midnight. And with openers Ages and Ages and Samantha Crain starting a little after 10 p.m., you could conceivably see six bands in one night. (If anyone does this, gimme a shout! Would LOVE to talk to you.)
Wednesday night offers a chance to enjoy a true blast of New Orleans-style funk when the Rebirth Brass Band hits The State Room for an 8 p.m. show. Tickets are still available and start at $20.
Here's Rebirth getting it on right here:
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