So many bands, so little time. A varied lineup of music, from folk-inspired groups to indie rock and roots reggae, will be coming through the valley this week, and here's a little, curated taste of the action.---
Most people don’t have the time (and if they do have the time, probably don’t have the funds) to make it to a live show almost every night of the week. So how to decide which one of these not-to-be missed bands that you’ll actually have to miss and which one(s) you'll die to see? Well, we’re trying to make that a little easier by putting together a playlist of some of the best music coming to town, so you can make a side-by-side comparison.
Can’t choose between Typhoon and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros Friday night? Yes, it’s a hard choice, but it has to be made. Listen to this week’s playlist once, twice or three times and you’ll be sure to find yourself head bobbing a little bit more to one song than another.
If you’re on the other end of the spectrum and haven’t heard of any of the bands coming through town, take a listen. Something in this list will tickle your fancy.
This playlist starts out with the mellow strings and melodies of Megafaun and works its way into the punchier, janglier sounds of Edwarde Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. The playlist was crafted to give your oh-so-delicate ear a soothing serenade from Sharon Van Etten before building up to the gritty Southern sounds of Lucero and Little Feat, then ends with a reggae track to get you into pregame mode. Open your ears and your calendar for a week of great music.
This Week’s Music Picks
Thurs., March 22
Blitzen Trapper w/ The Parson Red Heads – The State Room, 638 S. State, 8 p.m., $15
Friday, March 23
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros w/ Rocco DeLuca – Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Circle, 7:30 p.m., $22-$38
Typhoon w/ The Hive Dwellers – Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilbry Court (330 West), 7 p.m., $10 in advance, $12 day of show
Saturday, March 24
Little Feat – Conyons Resort, 4000 Canyons Resort Drive, Park City, 4 p.m., free
Mon., March 26
John Brown’s Body w/ The No Nation Orchestra – The State Room, 638 S. State, 8 p.m., $17
Tues., March 27
Sharon Van Etten w/ The War on Drugs – The State Room, 638 S. State, 8 p.m., $15
Nada Surf w/ An Horse – The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East. 9 p.m., $18
Wed., March 28
Megafaun w/ Field Report - Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), 7 p.m., $10
Lucero w/ Larry and His Flask – The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East., 9 p.m., $18 in advance, $20 day of show