Live: Music Picks June 25-July 1 

Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, Shooter Jennings & Waymore's Outlaws and more

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THURSDAY JUNE 25

Adventure Club
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Adventure Club
Canadian electronic music duo Adventure Club started out like Skrillex—in the pop-punk/emo/screamo/post-hardcore/whatever world. Then they packed up their guitars and became DJs and producers. They haven't completely abandoned that world, however, as some of their more notable remixes include songs by Alexisonfire, Thrice and Brand New. Nor do they limit themselves; they've also made tracks by Metric and the Shangri-Las all dubsteppy and stuff. The latter is one of the coolest remixes you'll ever hear. It strikes the same emotional tone as the original, only as though the heartbreak came from Chappie as opposed to Mary Weiss. (Randy Harward) Park City Live, 427 Main, 8 p.m., $30-60, ParkCityLive.net

FRIDAY JUNE 26

Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas
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Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas
If Duffy, or maybe Amy Winehouse, ever fronted an indie folk band—and they had a thing for '50s greaser culture—you'd have Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas. It's an inspired combination. Hernandez has pipes that could shatter the thick safety glass at a payday loan establishment (from the force, not necessarily the pitch) and her brassy soul power pairs well with the bobby socks and hot rods. The indie folk part is subtler, and more of a vibe. It flares in the low-mixed brass on "Sorry I Stole Your Man" and flickers in "Caught Up" and "Tired Oak." But it's the electric piano and surf-guitar tones that really propel the tunes, which will have you dancing like you're on the beach in a B-movie. (Randy Harward) Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, 8 p.m., $15 in advance, $18 day of, TheUrbanLoungeSLC.com

FRIDAY JUNE 26

Shooter Jennings & Waylon's Outlaws
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Shooter Jennings & Waymore's Outlaws
Shooter's the son of one of country music's greatest outlaws, Waylon Jennings. In fact, he's Waylon, Jr., and he looks so much like his pop that he portrayed him in the 2005 film Walk the Line. Like his father, Shooter writes gritty, vivid tunes and has a whiskey-drenched drawl. Sometimes Shooter's country gets a little more rockin', but for the most part he's a chip off the old block. It's fitting, then, that on this show Shooter will be backed by daddy's band: Waymore's Outlaws. They're playing covers—not just Waylon Sr. stuff, either. They throw in some Rodney Crowell, Billy Joe Shaver, Bob Dylan, Ramones and really obscure stuff. But Shooter's a fine songwriter in his own right, as he's been proving even since he started Puttin' the "O" Back in Country (Lost Highway) in 2005. Locals Matthew & The Hope and Ghostowne open. (Randy Harward) The Royal, 4760 S. 900 East, 8 p.m., $25 in advance, $30 day of, TheRoyalSLC.com

FRIDAY JUNE 26

Sneaky Pete & the Secret Weapons
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Sneaky Pete & the Secret Weapons
The mountain funk music of Jackson Hole's Sneaky Pete & the Secret Weapons is electrifying, savagely jammy and groovily gritty. Eyes closed, you may feel transported to an urban sidewalk in the '70s, surrounded by psychedelic headbands and tight, flare pants. Eyes open, it's still not far off, with vocalist and trumpeter Bobby Griffith's curly afro and super trooper 'stache. Their live show is steamy—with bass-slap on "Jackson Stomp" and afro-funk percussion on "Reckless Ways." You're going to have to leave the kids home this time (it's a 21+ show), but teach those youngsters something about funk and play The Weapons' crowd-funded debut album, Breakfast (on their own label, SPSW) for them at home. (Tiffany Frandsen) O.P. Rockwell, 268 Main, Park City, 9 p.m., $5, OPRockwell.com

SATURDAY JUNE 27

The Royal Southern Brotherhood
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The Royal Southern Brotherhood
Check this out: The Royal Southern Brotherhood features a Neville (Cyril), a Vaughan (Trevor, son of Jimmie/nephew of Stevie Ray), a member of the Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies (Bart Walker), a member of the Derek Trucks Band (Yonrico Scott)—and one Charlie Wooton (side/session guy). That doesn't leave much guessing as to what sort of music this supergroup plays. Blues rock would and should be the first surmise, because every one of these cats comes from that background, despite also playing funk, soul, zydeco and blues in other parts of their careers. Which is great, because their second album, Don't Look Back (Ruf) isn't just a bunch of sound-alike tracks like a lot of blues-rock albums tend to be. Zydeco pops up on "Bayou Baby," slow-jam soul on "Better Half," and even "Don't Look Back" starts out a downtempo blues boo-hoo, veers into bluegrass, then back to come-to-Jesus blues, then the blues and the 'grass dovetail together. That's why poet/activist/MC5 manager John Sinclair said, "The music these men make together draws on their richly various experience ... but it's blended into a single tightly focused form of timeless Southern expression known as blues-rock, and they play the living hell out of it." (Randy Harward) Utah Arts Festival (Amphitheater Stage), 200 E. 400 South, 9:45 p.m., $12 (kids free), UAF.org

SATURDAY JUNE 27

Tyler, the Creator
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Tyler, The Creator
So maybe there are two Tyler, the Creators (Tylers, the Creator?): The one offending giant swaths of people with violent raps against ... well, everyone. There is also the energetic, approachable and personable Tyler, who chats with fans at concerts and sends high school seniors quotes for their yearbooks. The guy is a wild performer, throwing his body around the stage with as much force as he throws his rhymes. He has gotten into some legal trouble for incitement—he was arrested for allegedly starting a riot at SXSW in 2014. His new album, Cherry Bomb (Odd Future), is fierce, jazzy and has an unholy sense of humor. He's bringing fellow rapper Taco along with him to open the show. (Tiffany Frandsen) The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, 8 p.m., $25, TheComplexSLC.com

TUESDAY JUNE 30

Toad the Wet Sprocket
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Toad the Wet Sprocket, Smash Mouth, Tonic
It's hard to imagine there's much crossover between the fandoms of the deep-but-geeky Toad the Wet Sprocket, cartoonish Smash Mouth and Tonic. Tonic's debut album Lemon Parade was a musical bait-and-switch. Their hit, "If You Could Only See," straddled Dishwalla alt-pop and Bush's grunge lite, but the rest of the record presaged the current is-it-rock-or-country balladry (Daughtry, et al.). And I swear, every Smash Mouth song sounds like a Sunny D commercial. No hate; just sayin'. Gotta admit, though, that I love me some Toad the Wet Sprocket—I give not one effwerd what anybody thinks. New Constellation (Abe's Records, 2013) is their first album of new music since 1997, and shows songwriters Glen Phillips and Todd Nichols are still consummate tunesmiths—which fans believed all along. That's why the album's Kickstarter project sought a measly $50,000, and brought in over five times that amount. A brand-new EP, Architect of the Ruin, came out in early June, and represents a burst of creativity for the band, and includes "So Long Sunny," one of the happiest songs they've ever put out. (Randy Harward) Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City, 7 p.m., $40-75, DeerValley.com

WEDNESDAY JULY 1

Rose's Pawn Shop
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Rose's Pawn Shop
Wouldn't it be hysterical to start a tradition at Rose's Pawn Shop shows where everyone tosses some kind of pawn-shop owner's worst nightmare onstage? Crappy old guitars, cubic zirconia rings, cheap cordless drills, a book of 360 CDs with no cover art? Maybe they wouldn't appreciate that. Maybe we should talk about their sublime vocal harmonies and picking prowess—or singer-songwriter Paul Givant's songs, which traipse into folk, country, bluegrass and rockabilly territory but stand firmly in the crowd-pleasing bar rock vibe. The band's third album, Gravity Well (RosesPawnShop.com) is due Sept. 9. (Randy Harward) The Garage on Beck, 1199 Beck St., 9 p.m., $5, GarageOnBeck.com

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