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Toubab Krewe

Roots Crew: North Carolina’s Toubab Krewe finds inspiration in Africa.

By Jeremy Asay
POSTED // Jan 20,2011 - The traditional music of West Africa was influenced in the ’60s and ’70s by American funk and rock. West Africans adopted many of the American tricks ...

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Tony Holiday of the Velvetones

On The Road: Velvetones leader Tony Holiday leaves a bluesy farewell gift for Utah.

By Jeremy Asay
POSTED // Nov 11,2010 - Tony Holiday’s philosophy of music is all about support and networking: You won’t get support if you don’t give it. Holiday is highly regarded in the musical community.

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Po' Girl

The Canadian urban-roots group's sound keeps growing.

By Jeremy Asay
POSTED // Nov 9,2010 - At the turn of the century, there was a group of friends in Vancouver, British Columbia, who would get together to play music ...

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Menomena at The Urban Lounge

Three-headed monster: Menomena is a band without a frontman.

By Jeremy Asay
POSTED // Oct 12,2010 - Most bands fall under the musical direction of a leader. It’s more efficient to have a single figurehead directing the band ...

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Neon Indian Blows Up (on accident)

Thursday Sept. 23 at In the Venue, opening for Phoenix

By Jeremy Asay
POSTED // Sep 23,2010 - If you go to see Neon Indian in concert, you will see a band and stage decked out in bright, black-lit colors. You’ll see visual effects projected onto a movie screen and onto the musicians’ guitars ...

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Brandi Carlile

Ladies First: Rising star Brandi Carlile uses her fame to help women in need.

By Jeremy Asay
POSTED // Sep 9,2010 - Picture a young and innocent Brandi Carlile, a curious tomboy growing up on her family’s farm. She’s adventurous and alone ...

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Chatham County Line's Dave Wilson Talks About Songwriting

Thursday Aug 12 at the State Room.

By Jeremy Asay
POSTED // Aug 10,2010 - Wilson’s voice is one envied by other musicians; it’s the perfect blend of gravel and sugar, and his songwriting complements it well ...

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Punch Brothers

Classical Meets the Future: Punch Brothers channel Mozart and Radiohead on their new album.

By Jeremy Asay
POSTED // Aug 5,2010 - Punch Brothers play Radiohead’s “Packt Like Sardines In a Crushed Tin Box” on traditional bluegrass instruments. Yes, they play the song on mandolin, banjo, guitar, fiddle, and bass ...

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Fauna

The Ebb and Flow of Fauna: Salt Lake City's revolving band reflects on their latest album.

By Jeremy Asay
POSTED // Jul 6,2010 - As fauna is an umbrella term that includes all animals in a given place, Fauna is an umbrella band with eight revolving musicians and some guests ...

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La Farsa

Salt Lake City's La Farsa get ready to release their first album.

By Jeremy Asay
POSTED // Jun 1,2010 - I entered the La Farsa house, and founding members Erin Haley and Ryan Cron welcomed me. Haley put a beer in my hand and waved a shirt in my face ...
 
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