POSTED // Dec 5,2013 - The world of music sometimes seems like an impenetrable fortress of “cool.” Thinking you have to track down the coolest music, the coolest instruments or the coolest gear can make finding
POSTED // Dec 5,2013 - Fans of Jeff Tweedy—of bands including Uncle Tupelo, Golden Smog and, probably most famously, Wilco—are in for a treat at this solo performance, his first ever in Salt Lake City.
POSTED // Nov 29,2013 - The first sound that will float through your ears when listening to avant-garde psychfunk band Float the Boat’s debut album is a buzzy, resonating didgeridoo—and the strangeness level only goes
POSTED // Nov 29,2013 - If you’re bored, something must change. That’s the conclusion that the members of local rock & roll outfit The North Valley came to, anyway, when they realized they’d reached a crossroads in their music.
POSTED // Nov 29,2013 - In the months since Seattle-based folk-pop band Ivan & Alyosha released their warm, harmony-rich stunner of a debut full-length album, All the Times We Had, in February, the four musicians
POSTED // Nov 21,2013 - In all of its blazing-hot glory, summer can be a major bummer. And when the air conditioning went kaput at the MusicGarage’s previous location on 1700 South in the middle of July this year,
POSTED // Nov 14,2013 - Music pioneer and inventor Les Paul didn’t impress with his first electric guitar. Called the “Log,” it was rudimentary—constructed out of guitar strings and a 4-by-4-inch piece of wood
POSTED // Nov 14,2013 - “Caleb Meyer, he lived alone in them hollerin’ pines/ And he made a little whiskey for himself, said it helped to pass the time.” So goes the first couple of lines of folk singer Gillian Welch’s
POSTED // Nov 14,2013 - Thursday 11.14
Electro-pop duo Carousel began making music in 2011 while they were in school at Berklee College of Music in Boston. After they graduated, Jackson Phillips and Kevin Frie
POSTED // Nov 7,2013 - Obscured in fog so thick it’s nearly opaque, while colored lights illuminate their faces with strange hues, the two members of Crook & the Bluff make impressive figures onstage. With a strong commitment to not only their music—what they call “ambient Western blues”—but also the visual side of their performances, guitarist/lead vocalist Kirk Dath and lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tad Wilford take their entire stage presence into their own hands. That DIY work ethic is echoed in everything from their handmade pedal boards to lighting effects and stage makeup—even homemade fog bubbles.