Got some winter blues, despite the hints of spring? Might we suggest dancing those blues away?
Ample opportunities to do just that Thursday night. Let's start with ska kingpins The Toasters (pictured), headlining a gig tonight at Burt's Tiki Lounge. This is the New York City crew's 30th anniversary tour, and they are proponent of that old school, 2-tone ska sound that made the genre far more listenable than all the "ska-punk" bands that followed.
Down in Provo, The Lower 48 headlines a show at Velour. I wouldn't necessarily call the group "dance music," but let's fact it, most indie-rockin' hipsters barely sway to the beat when they ARE listening to full-on boogie tunes. They can at least do the same for this cool indie trio.
Mykal Rose with Afro Omega at Park City's Star Bar should be a pretty hot show, allowing for that slow, reggae-fied, head-bobbing brand of dancing, and Led Zeppelin 2 will be providing the soundtrack for some classic-rock swaying with a side dish of head-banging at The Urban Lounge.
You can always watch a little dance, too, as a means of generating heat. Tonight at the Sugar Space, three emerging choreographers will be displaying their latest creations with Suite: Women Defining Space. Joan Mann, Emily Haygeman and Elise Woodruff are the featured artists, and the show also goes on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.