Another good weekend of music - and even a live radio show - to peruse and ponder. Let's examine the best options, shall we?
Starting Thursday night, Denver trio The Lumineers, pictured above, will be at The State Room for an 8 p.m. concert. This band's first album is about to be released and they're already generating some buzz. That's what happens when your ablum is produced by the same guy who produces The Foo Fighters, Ryan Hadlock. This band has quite the backstory and their expanding musical prowess should provide a good time. Quiet Storm is the opener. Tickets are $12 and remain on sale.
Also on Thursday, a sold-out performance of "Radiolab" will be at The Capitol Theater starting at 7:30 p.m. The show isn't sold out - surprisingly - and it looks like arttix.org still has a few seats remaining. Radiolab co-hosts Robert Krulwich and Jab Abumrad will lead the crowd through their"In The Dark" presentation, which should be entertaining and informative. What more could you want?
And on Friday and Saturday night, the Utah Syphony will present a perforance of famed composer Gustav Mahler's wonderous Fourth Symphony. Mahler was trying to invoke how children view heaven in this piece and it's regarded as one of his best works. This should be grand. Tickets remain on sale for both 8 p.m. performances. Conductor Thierry Fischer will lead the troops through this performance, which will also feature Haydn's Symphony No. 2 and four songs from Richard Strauss.
Also Friday, the Jazz will try and keep their playoff hopes alive with a 7 p.m. home game against the "full-tank mode" Golden State Warriors. Smithstix.com has seats available. The last few home games have been sellouts. It'll be interesting to see how this game draws.