Music

Neko Case Tornadoes Into Red Butte With A.C. Newman

Poor Red Butte. After cancelling their popular summer Outdoor Concert Series last summer, organizers and fans hoped for a back-to-normal season in 2021. This seemed within reach just a couple of months...

Utah’s Ban on Vaccine Mandates Is Ruining My Childhood

A bit shy of 20 years ago, I was a 13-year-old kid excited for my first-ever live rock show. I had won a pair of tickets to Counting Crows at the USANA...

Review: Wilco and Sleater-Kinney at Red Butte Garden

Some things never change. Wilco and Sleater-Kinney gave audiences at Red Butte Garden Sunday exactly what fans have come to expect from either bands’ live shows. These are the patrons and matrons...

Review: “I’m Baaack!” Travis Tritt Plays Red Butte Garden

“We came to Salt Lake City to party!” declared Travis Tritt at his concert on Friday at Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre. And party people did. After the first song (“Drive In Your...

Red Butte Concerts This Weekend: Unironic Outlaw Country, Recovering Riot Grrrls and Dad Rock

Is it cliché to say there is a little something for everyone this weekend with the Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series? Yes, but not technically untrue. Country musician Travis Tritt has...

Review: Jason Isbell and Lucinda Williams Celebrate Red Butte’s Return

Opening for Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Friday night, Lucinda Williams seated herself in front of the microphone and apologized to the crowd for not being able to play the guitar...

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Kick Off Red Butte Concert Series

Red Butte Garden's 2021 Outdoor Concert Series kicks off this week with a show that sold out before most of us could even try to get our hands on tickets: Jason Isbell...

Summer Music Is Back in the Park City Mountains

The sounds of summer are back! After a one-year hiatus, the community concerts Park City is famous for have returned to the mountains for 2021. Park City Mountain just kicked off Summer...

Full Steam Ahead: Utah Symphony and Opera’s Steven Brosvik

What better time to start your new job as the head of the Utah Symphony and Opera than at the beginning of a global pandemic? That’s exactly how Steven Brosvik did it....

Taking the Main Stage: The Twilight Concert Series Returns

The Twilight Concert Series was one of many event casualties that fell to the pandemic in 2020. Now that about 29% of eligible Utahns are fully vaccinated for COVID, more mainstay summer...

For Bar Band Outside Infinity, The Show Goes On

Outside Infinity holds a band meeting every week at a studio they built in Taylorsville. I called them in the middle of one, the movement of a drum set clanging in the...

Ogden Twilight 2021 is Gonna Rule Summer

In case you have been living under a rock (wait, you have been living under a rock), S&S has rolled out the lineup for Ogden Twilight. Like, whoa, we're doing Ogden Twilight...

A Q&A with The Lovely Noughts

Q. HOW DID THE LOVELY NOUGHTS START? A. Aidan and Jake met through mutual friends that were jamming at the time. They started messing around, jamming randomly a few times. Then they started...

The Utah Symphony REIMAGINED.

One year ago, I was invited to sit on stage and in very close proximity to the entire Utah Symphony orchestra during a rehearsal: On Stage with the Utah Symphony. What a...

Ogden City Limits Chronicles the Creation of a Song

"We were all fans of “Song Exploder,” a podcast where an artist deconstructs the creation of a song,” recalls Shane Osguthorpe. For example, in one episode, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco breaks down...

Posty, you see me?

It's no big secret, 21.5M followers on Insta and with at least 35 hits topping charts, 24-year-old Post Malone crosses and bends every musical genre and demographic. Say what? His phone number...
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