Posted // March 7,2014 March is roaring in with album-release shows; in fact, we've got four for you over the next few days.
Posted // March 7,2014 Dear GYA, Throughout history there's been many influential political prisoners, or heroes, that have inspired the human race and pushed us to create better lives for not only ourselves, but more importantly, for our brothers and sisters. With that being said, after five long years, thank god they finally freed Lil Boosie. Anything happening this weekend now that they freed Boosie? -Frank Reshum, Sandy
Posted // March 6,2014 Wednesday night was a cold and unpleasant, but that didn’t deter me and about a thousand other people to go show some support for one of Finland’s finest metal bands at the Murray Theater. That’s probably because me and about a thousand other people knew that Children of Bodom can make any unpleasant Wednesday look like the greatest Saturday.
Posted // March 6,2014 Dear GYA, It's a damn shame the Utah State Legislature is trying to buckle down on cock fighting. This country was built on the backs of angry cocks. My daddy was into cocks, his daddy was into cocks and his daddy 's daddy was into cocks. Anything happening today as American as an ole' fashioned cock fight? - Billy Dalrymble, Payson
Posted // March 6,2014 - Detroit band slows down to smell the roses on latest album In The Shawshank Redemption, one of the characters famously states: “The world went ...
Posted // March 6,2014 - Sure, Portland, Ore., trio Guantanamo Baywatch (kudos for finding the best band name ever, ...
Posted // March 5,2014 - Westward the Tide, DJ Matty Mo, Better Taste Bureau take top honors in this year's City Weekly Music Awards For this year’s City Weekly Music Awards, we decided it was time to go big or go hom ...
Posted // March 5,2014 Dear GYA, Ooooh, here we go again. I really don't understand how everyone is constantly getting duped by these Back To The Future hoaxes. For the last time, Marty McFly arrives in the future on October 21st, 2015 and for the love of god, hover-boards don't exist because of this thing called psychics. Anything happening today more believable than Back To The Future bullshit? Jeremy Lonnellie, Murray
Posted // March 4,2014 Dear GYA, Am I the only person who feels terrible for Liza Minnelli right now? Not only did she get called a man by Ellen at the Oscars, but she got muscled out of the "greatest selfie of all time." AND, I heard she didn't even get a slice of free pizza at the after party. This is a Hollywood travesty. Anything happening tonight that would make Liza Minnelli feel better? - Liza Minnelli
Posted // March 3,2014 For Utah rappers (and, perhaps, rappers everywhere), it seems that there are two basic courses of action: complain about how you don't get any shine and how everyone else is terrible, or just consistently make better music than your contemporaries. With that in mind, 10 of the local rap acts who regularly choose the latter were onstage at Saturday's CWMA Rap Showcase at The Complex.
Posted // March 3,2014 Dear GYA, Hey, we all make mistakes and with that being said, I apologize for introducing the Oscar-winning singer Idina Menzel as Adela Mazeem. Hell, most of the people at this year's Oscars have weird names that are impossible to pronounce, like Lenordco Dikapryo and Tom Hunks. I can't be expected to get every name correct. Anything happening today easier than pronouncing Idina Menzel? - John Travolta
Posted // March 2,2014 The band showcase at The Complex on Friday night was a powerful wrap-up to the 2014 CWMAs. With a lineup that featured Drew Danburry, Mideau, The Hollering Pines, Polytype and The Circulars, the evening was filled with a diverse selection of music as well as a few fun surprises.
Posted // February 28,2014 We bid February goodbye as quickly as we possibly could and dive head first into March's cavalcade of new music, but first we look back at a few remaining releases from this past month.
Posted // February 28,2014 The the open-format DJ Spin-off—the final DJ showcase of the 2014 CWMAs—happened Wednesday night, with killer sets from Justin Godina, DJ Bentley, DJ Matty Mo, DJ Battleship and DJ Handsome Hands going till 1 a.m. The DJ of the Year will be announced in next week's issue; meanwhile, check out these pictures from the DJ showcase from Andrew Fillmore and visit CityWeekly.net/CWMA for the latest on the remaining band and rap showcases.
Posted // February 28,2014 Dear GYA, Well, the inevitable finally happened, the Mt.Gox Bitcoin exchange filed for bankruptcy and now $425 million of everyone's make-believe money is gone. I guess it's just hard to believe that a completely unregulated currency stewarded by Libertarians and Magic: The Gathering players could ever collapse. Anything happening this weekend now that all my Bitcoin is gone? -Darth Anonymous, Midvale
Posted // February 28,2014 - Indie-pop band's music is mix of faux and au naturel With a band member who can “shred the recorder” as well as the bansuri (a trad ...
Posted // February 27,2014 Dear GYA, The Oscars are this weekend and without a doubt, everyone has one question on their mind, will this be the year Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol finally wins an Oscar for best picture? I'm not sure how this whole Oscar thing works, but I do know that back in 2011, movie-goers were wowed with director Brad Bird's action packed blockbuster.
Posted // February 27,2014 On Friday night, some outstanding local acts will light up the stage at Velour, and two of them are releasing brand-new music videos this week: funk/soul artist Mimi Knowles, who won Velour’s Winter Battle of the Bands in December, and indie-rock/jazz/hip-hop band The Vibrant Sound. Also in the lineup is rap outfit Better Taste Bureau, who is a contender at Saturday’s CWMA rap showcase.
Posted // February 27,2014 - A philosopher in a trucker hat It’s fitting that a guy as down-to-earth as bluesman Scott H. Biram would answer the ...
Posted // February 27,2014 - Catching up with the Band of the Year of 2013. For L’anarchiste, winning the City Weekly Music Awards Band of the Year title in Apr ...
Posted // February 27,2014 - It’s been seven years since Jurassic 5 broke up. If you’re old enough to remem ...
Posted // February 26,2014 Dear GYA, According to Utah's Spotify listening preferences,we love the musical stylings of Awolnation. So, at the risk of not being into young, hip and popular music, I better start listening to this cutting edge rock band called... Awolnation. Am I saying that right? Also, what is an Awolnation? And more importantly, what is a Spotify? Anything as awesome as Awolnation happening in Utah tonight? - Bill Washturtle, Murray
Posted // February 25,2014 Dear GYA, According to a new study, teens are reportedly giving each other head lice from getting too cozy for selfies. Is this the end of days? Will two besties rubbing their heads together for an impromptu selfie be a thing of the past? Will teens across America be forced to shave their heads for their next SnapChat? Anything happening tonight that won't give me selfie lice? - Brianne Gork, West Valley City
Posted // February 24,2014 Dear GYA, the worst thing about the Olympics being over is saying goodbye to the athletes that I grew fond of over the past couple of weeks ... and also knowing that I'll probably forget about them and not give a shit about their sport for at least four years. Meh. Anything happening now that the Olympics are over? - Helen Warfeler, The Avenues
Posted // February 23,2014 There are a lot of adjectives that could be applied to the CWMA band showcase on Saturday night at The Complex—but “boring” definitely isn’t one of them. Try "energetic," "engaging" and "passionate" instead. The evening featured sets from Westward the Tide, Wildcat Strike, The North Valley, Baby Gurl and Cornered by Zombies, as well as an interesting progression through genres, beginning with lighthearted folk rock and concluding with hope-crushing metal.