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Velour's Fifth Birthday: Cory Mon and Starlight Gospel

Officially speaking, Cory Mon’s latest collection of roots-rock, Turn Coats, isn’t being released until March. But I’m guessing you’ll get an earful of the new goods at his shows between now and then. Just don’t expect a giant dose of mindless, feel-good pop from this Orem tunesmith. “As a songwriter, you want to write good, catchy, fun tunes—or whatever will make people listen—and I kind of said ‘Fuck it’ on this one and wrote exactly what I wanted to say,” Mon told City Weekly in a recent profile. “Music is so therapeutic for me, I use it to express angers and frustrations that I normally just internalize.” That doesn’t mean the songs on Turn Coats are off-putting. Quite the opposite, in fact; Mon and his band The Starlight Gospel make honesty sound extremely inviting on his new tunes. Holy Water Buffalo, Ferocious Oaks and Gypsy Cab are also on the bill for this, the first night of Velour’s three-night 5th Anniversary Party; check the Concerts and Clubs listings for Friday and Saturday lineups. Velour, 135 N. University Ave., Provo, 8 p.m., $8

Date: Jan 13, 2011
Time: 8 p.m.
Phone: 801-818-2263
Address: 135 North University Avenue, Provo, 84601
Where: Velour