CITY WEEKLY MUSIC AWARDS, VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Thursday, April 25-Saturday, April 27, 9 p.m., $5

Every year the good people at City Weekly put together a series of local-music showcases that offer the perfect way for the unfamiliar to get to know some of the best original music Utah has to offer. This year, the alt-weekly moved the event to April, making it all the more comfortable to bounce among venues and check out a wide swath of styles and sounds. This weekend, you have ample opportunity to get yourself educated, or just enjoy some awesome aural artwork.

Here is the rundown of this weekend's CWMA showcases:

Thursday, April 25 at The Complex: Spirit Master, Marinade, Night Sweats

Thursday, April 25 at The Hotel: DJ Spin-off featuring DJ CWell, Elvis Freshly, J Godina, DJ Electronic Battleship, DJ Bentley

Friday, April 26 at The Urban Lounge: Secret Abilities, Hang Time (pictured), Eagle Twin

Saturday, April 27 at Muse Music in Provo: Book on Tapeworm, Golden Sun, Polytype

Saturday, April 27 at The State Room: Matteo, Mideau, L'Anarchiste