POSTED // Jul 11,2013 - There’s no question that you’ve arrived in the music industry when you’ve been commissioned to play for the president alongside Beyoncé. Not many musicians can boast that they’ve entertained the hippest administration
POSTED // Jul 11,2013 - Shannon Koehler, the drummer and lead singer of the San Francisco-based rock four-piece The Stone Foxes, is an easygoing guy. His sentences are punctuated with laughter, self-deprecating humor and
POSTED // Jul 5,2013 - If you want to get specific about it, the color that dominates the cover of Deafheaven’s Sunbather isn’t pink, it’s salmon. To be more specific, that cover—the lone features of which are swaths of color and a custom typeface
POSTED // Jul 5,2013 - The Rolling Stones have dozens of songs worthy of consideration for a tribute concert, stretching from the raw rock & roll of their Swinging London days through their gritty, drug-hazed R&B ’70s output to spotty pop-rock in the ’80s and beyond.
POSTED // Jun 27,2013 - For the third year in a row, CrucialFest returns to Salt Lake City, with nearly 70 local and regional metal, punk and hardcore artists performing at 12 different venues for four straight days, June 26-29.
POSTED // Jun 27,2013 - Some bands strive for perfection: This part must sound exactly so, this drum kit must be tuned with minute precision, this gear needs replacing as soon as it shows signs of wear.
POSTED // Jun 26,2013 - The speakers are screaming, and you’re in front of an ear-splitting drummer who’s pounding away as if he’s Thor. So, you stuff some toilet paper in your ears. We’ve all been there. It’s something, but better solutions abound.
POSTED // Jun 20,2013 - This six-member ska/reggae outfit, led by singer Lauren Hoyt, just released a self-titled album in May, and the nine songs are catchy examples of ska’s continual strong presence in Utah.