Most anyone who's caught a show at The Urban Lounge lately knows that the new restaurant next door, Rye Diner & Drinks (239 S. 500 East, 801-364-4655, RyeSLC.com)—opened by Urban Lounge owners Lance Saunders, Will Sartain and Chris Wright—is a great place to catch some pre-music munchies, post-concert drinks and even brunch on a lazy weekend. But on Tuesdays, it's also your key to free tickets to shows at The Urban Lounge. With the purchase of any brunch, lunch or dinner entree—such as shoyu fried chicken, hanger steak, brioche French toast and more—Rye offers diners a free ticket to an upcoming show. Tickets are limited and not available for all shows, but there is usually a wide selection to choose from. Follow Rye on Twitter (@ryeslc) or at Facebook.com/RyeSLC for more information.
West Jordan Graywhale Closing
After the lease expires for the West Jordan location of independent record store Graywhale (1670 W. 9000 South, 801-676-6010, Fatfin.com) on Sept. 30, the store will be closing. But there's a silver lining in the form of a huge sale, where you can stock up on your favorite entertainment without busting your wallet. All CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, games, game accessories, game systems, vinyl and box sets are 30 percent off, and all headphones, turntables, vinyl accessories, books, toys, snacks and drinks are 50 percent off. Numerous CDs are also priced at only $1. If there is a special music lover or geek in your life, now might be a good time to get some early holiday shopping in the bag—or just finally treat yo'self to the entire series of Breaking Bad on Blu-ray. New items are being added to the sale daily.
City Weekly Needs Music Writers
If you're an experienced writer who's covered local or national music before, or if you're just a writer who's looking to try writing about something new, City Weekly is on the hunt for savvy freelance music writers. Ideal candidates would have strong writing skills, the ability to meet deadlines, solid communication skills, the desire to improve their writing game and a passion for music. It's a bonus if you've worked in a newspaper setting before, but not required. Once chosen, writers decide how often to write for City Weekly and which musicians they'll cover, and will be paid for any work that appears in print. To apply, please send a résumé, cover letter and at least three writing samples—music-related samples are preferred but not required—to firstname.lastname@example.org.