The weekend starts Thursday with three viable options depending on your musical tastes. Deadheads, fresh off a big blast with Furthur the Maverik Center can keep reelin' in the years Thursday with tribute band Dark Star Orchestra who hit the Depot for an 8 p.m show. Tickets are $25 the day of the show.
Veteran troubadour Jerry Joseph returns to Salt Lake City with his backing band the Jackmormons for a concert at The State Room. The hard-charging songwriter is a venerable Utah favorite and this is a great setting to take in his craft. Tickets remain on sale through The State Room's website.
Check out JJ right here: http://youtu.be/3-uc4xhCIqM
And speaking of road warriors, The Supersuckers bring their own variety of hard-charging rock into The State Room on Friday night for what should be a fun night of live music. These guys have torn up the road and have a hardcore fan base. Another good chance to see what the buzz is about or revisit their good-time vibe if you already know. Watch the funny yet somehow sad video for "Hungover Together." http://youtu.be/GRTylOpODHc
Another cool option for Friday night is when San Diego's Wavves appear at Kilby Court. These guys' catchy indie-pop is a guaranteed fun option. Check them out right here. Tickets are still on sale. http://youtu.be/uDKh61eMMuE
And for the hearty Pink Floyd fan, the Australian Pink Floyd Show will be at USANA Ampitheatre on Saturday. Temperatures are expected to be in the 50s for the outdoor show, but the good news is there is only a 10 percent chance of rain. Tickets are still available and start at $25.
And finally Saturday, I'm intrigued to hear the Roy Orbison influenced country rock of Nick 13, pictured above, from the band Tiger Army. He's at The State Room for a 9 p.m. show. Tickets are $14.