It's just like that headline says, folks. There are a ton of good times to be had this week. Let's look at what you'll wish had done if you don't go and do it.
On Monday night, it's a chance to soak up the sounds of one of my favorite genres, Latin Jazz, as the Michel Camilo Latin Trio pays a visit to SLC as part of the annual Jazz at the Capitol Series. The red-hot pianist will display his virtuoso skills for what should be a tremendous treat of an evening. Tickets remain available through arttix.org.
Down at The State Room, blues-rockers Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real headline an 8 p.m. show that is also a record-release gig celebrating "Wasted" a new album from the son of the country music icon, Willie Nelson. Lucas Nelson continues to be a popular draw and I've heard nothing but good reports from his live shows. Tickets are $20 and remain available through TSR's website.
Also Monday, the wackier-than-you'd believe Texas band Polyphonic Spree headlines an 8 p.m. show at The Depot. This gig is one of the few times where not only is the music worthy, but the onstage antics should you keep engaged throughout the night. Tickets are $15 plus fees and are available at smithstix.com.
And finally on Monday night, if you want to see the Western Conference's best teams, the San Antonio Spurs will be at EnergySolutions Arena to face the Jazz for the second time in two days. This one tips at 7 p.m. and tickets are at smithstix.com.
Looking at Wednesday the always fun live band, Yonder Mountain String Band, heads over from Colorado to entertain its legions of fans. Watching mandolin-masher Jeff Austin rip up the eight-string is a big part of the attraction for YMSB, as well as their always interesting array of cover songs that dot the band's setlists. Covering everything from the Allman Brothers Band to Talking Heads to John Hartford, half the fun at Yonder gigs is trying to figure out what they're playing and why it seems so familiar. If you want to go to a big party Wednesday night, score some tickets through smithstix.com and head down to The Depot for the 8 p.m. gig.