POSTED // Dec 12,2013 - The hymn “Let the Lower Lights Be Burning,” written by Philip Paul Bliss in 1871, evocatively describes a group of despairing sailors trying to find their way through a perilous sea.
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