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LoveLoud Festival Review – Hearts Swell at Rice-Eccles

LOVELOUD FESTIVAL  Unless you’ve been living under a rock and you didn’t have access to social media on your phone, you’ve probably heard about this past Saturday’s LoveLoud Festival. If you weren’t...

Review: Foster the People, Paramore Give Us Rose-Colored Nostalgia

Monday, July 23, 2018 was an evening filled with odes to the bright side of humanity, expressions of gratitude for decade-long (and counting) fans, and a celebration of transient togetherness. Paramore and...

Concert Preview: Foster the People to return to SLC with Paramore

If it seems like it was just yesterday that Foster the People came to SLC, it’s because it kind of was (last September, to be exact, but who’s counting?). Suffice it to...

Concert Review: Counting Crows at Red Butte

Before I headed to the Counting Crows show at Red Butte last night, I pulled them up on Spotify. I wanted to re-familiarize myself with the band and in doing so I...

Concert Preview: Retro Futura at Red Butte Garden

If you need proof that the ’80s never really ended, you need look no further than some of the concert tours traveling through Utah this summer. In fact, just look at Red...

Interview: LGBTQ Youth and Loving Loudly with Tegan and Sara

The LoveLoud Festival is coming up quickly; on Saturday, July 28, in fact. Aside from founder Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons, indie pop duo Tegan and Sara have played a prominent role...

Concert Review: Avett Brothers at Red Butte

Country music has a long and storied history of blood harmonies—the act of closely related people, usually siblings, interlocking their voices in a way that makes them almost indistinguishable—and while one could...

LOVELOUD Festival Lineup

Since its inaugural installation last year, buzz over the LOVELOUD Festival has grown substantially. To accommodate what is sure to be a massive crowd on Saturday July 28, curators have shifted festivities from its former Orem, Utah, Brent Brown Ballpark locale to the Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.

Concert Review: Michael Franti at Red Butte

Nobody could ever accuse Michael Franti of not being a master of crowd service. He punctuated Wednesday night's hyper-buoyant mix of reggae-tinged pop-rock every half-minute or so with calls to action: "Salt Lake...

Preview: Avett Brothers at Red Butte

Let’s find something new to talk about. I’m tired of talking about myself. So say the lyrics of the Avett Brothers tune “Open Ended Life,” from an album released a couple years ago....

Concert Review: Fantastic Negrito at Urban Lounge

On Saturday, Fantastic Negrito—real name, Xavier Dphrepaulezz—brought his hip-swinging, head-banging, chin-scratching, ass-shaking fever-funk to Urban Lounge. If there's any criticism to level at Fantastic Negrito, it's this—the artist wields a palette of many...

Concert Preview: Grace Potter at City Park

Park City Institute is looking for a permanent summer home after parting ways with longtime host Deer Valley, but they're using the uncertainty as an opportunity to host a unique Grace Potter...

Concert Review – Milk Carton Kids at the Commonwealth Room

Last night, (Tuesday, June 26 for those of you in the future), The Milk Carton Kids played a sometimes-stunning 22-song set at The Commonwealth Room. Touring in advance of new album All...

Concert Preview: Fantastic Negrito at Urban Lounge

It was a surprise when Fantastic Negrito won the Best Contemporary Blues Grammy for his album The Last Days of Oakland. This is significant because other recent winners include Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter...

Concert Preview: A Q&A with Michael Franti

It is hard to believe that Michael Franti started his musical career opening for sonically and culturally abrasive artists like Nirvana and Public Enemy as one-half of the politically indignant punk-rap duo...

Fishnets, Fire Twirlers, Free-Love: Bonanza Campout 2018

It seems that the free-loving, skin-baring, and kush-sharing vibes of the music festival scene have finally arrived in li'l Utah. And while it was no Coachella, for the weekend of June 22,...
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