Dear GYA, James Taylor's performance at last night's World Series, taught us three things: The "National Anthem" is boring, it's a snoozer and it doesn't connect with today's youth. Yeah, I said it. Perhaps it's time to switch it up with a new T-Swift verse, a dubstep remix or, at the very least, throw a little "boom boom pow," in there. Anything happening this weekend more interesting than the boring old National Anthem? Will.I.Am.
Will, Shut up. If we're doing anything to the "National Anthem" we're mashing it up with this song. Here's what up for this weekend, starting with Friday's events:
Portland-based band Menomena & The Helio Sequence will be at Urban Lounge tonight. The show starts at 8. Tickets are $18.
Singer-songwriter and comic-book artist Jeffery Lewis will be onstage at Kilby Court this evening. Alexis Gideon and Schwervon are also on the bill. The show starts at 8. Tickets are $10.
Bro-house DJ and producer R3HAB will be at The Depot tonight. Timone, Highjack’d, and Ross K will open things up. The show starts at 9. Tickets are $36 at the door.
Non-abrasive rapper Macklemore will be at The Maverik Center. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $32.50.
The Shred Shed will be hosting Skalloween, featuring music from Show Me Island, Two and a Half White Guys, The Anchorage, The Sinisters and The Pelicants. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $8.
Widowspeak will be onstage at Urban Lounge. Pure Breathing Culture will warm things up. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10.
Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Kevin Devine will be at Kilby Court. Now, Now and Harrison Hudson are also performing. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.
Indie-band The Neighbourhood will be at In The Venue this evening. Ghost Loft will open up. The show starts at 8. Tickets are $18.
Velour will be hosting The Moth and The Flame tonight. Strange Family and Swimm are also on the bill. The show starts at 8. Tickets are $10.
Rapper Talib Kweli will be throwing down a DJ set at The Hotel. Tickets are $10. The music starts at 9 p.m.
Ogden rapper Pat Maine is throwing a Birthday Bash at The Other End Bar & Grill. The party starts at 9 p.m. Cover is $5.
Two-time City Weekly DJ of the year DJ Flash and Flare will be throwing his Rooftop Rehab party at The Green Pig today at 3 p.m. Admission is free.
The Jeanne Wagner Theatre will be hosting Of Meat & Marrow today at 4 p.m. Tickets start at $22.50.
Tonight is Pachanga Night at Club Karamba. The music starts at 9. Admission is free.
For the weekend's complete list of things to do, click here.