If you’re Sundancing in SLC, check out the music under the Chinese lanterns in the quaint Beehive Tea Room on 300 South just west of Main Street.

Last night, Salt Lake magazine saw rapper Mark Dago in his group Rotten Musicians, and later, as lead rapper in his set with video game beats.


Mark Dago at the Beehive Tea Room

Rotten Musicians took the stage in a WTF-move, wearing blue or white tunics and performing songs with lyrics like “I pee rainbows.” The room loved it. Band members later ditched the tunics during Dago’s set, when the video game music was left for the hardcore gamers in the room to decipher.

While there, check out some of the posters from past fests, order yourself a pumpkin chai or toast indie film with some Champagne (below), and get a seat close to the area the band’s setting up.


Peach Champagne

Click here for more on Rotten Musicians, and here for more on Mark Dago.

The performances are all ages and free and open to the public.

Upcoming performances:

Hot Club of Zion (Gipsy jazz)
Jan. 19 at 5:30 p.m. 

Folka Dots (acoustic vintage country)
Jan. 19 at 8:30 p.m.

Danielle French (contemporary folk/pop)
Jan. 20 at 5:30 p.m.

Staks O’Lee (Americana)
Jan. 20 at 8:30 p.m.

SLFM (fast electric ukulele and vocals)
Jan. 21 at 5:30 p.m.

Triggers & Slips (alt-rock/psychedelic country)
Jan. 21 at 8:30 p.m.

Andrew Shaw & Color Animal (garage rock and ethereal stuff)
Jan. 22, 8:30 p.m.

Cassette Era (folky-bluegrass)
Jan. 23 at 5:30 p.m.

B.D. Howes Band (electric rock)
Jan. 23 at 8:30 p.m.

Rose Gold (electronic jazz dub)
Jan. 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Block Swon (post-modern chamber music)
Jan. 24 at 8:30 p.m.

SLFM (fast electric ukulele and vocals)
Jan. 25 at 5:30 p.m.

Clarksdale Ghosts (country/blues)
Jan. 25 at 8:30 p.m.

The Moth and the Flame (indie art rock)
Jan. 26 at 8:30 p.m.