Live: Music Picks Sept. 18-24 

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FRIDAY SEPT. 19

CrucialFest Benefit Show
If your summer isn't complete without a heavy dose of "all things loud" supplied by local multi-day rock festival CrucialFest, give back by buying a ticket to this show. Proceeds will benefit CrucialFest and its continued dedication to showcasing local rock and metal as well as bringing high-caliber touring acts to Salt Lake City; this year's fest, held in June, saw names as big as Red Fang from Portland, Ore.; Big Business from Los Angeles; and Kowloon Walled City from San Francisco. The eardrum-rupturing lineup at the benefit show will be made up of local acts post-hardcore/post-punk band Worst Friends—which features CrucialFest founder and Exigent Records owner Jarom Bischoff—metal/hardcore band Die Off and longtime rock outfit Red Bennies. (Kolbie Stonehocker) Bar Deluxe, 666 S. State, 9 p.m., $5, BarDeluxeSLC.com

FRIDAY SEPT. 19

Elton John
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Elton John
Guitarists might get a bit more glory, but legendary piano players like Elton John get the benefit of being able to sit down while banging on the keys and belting into the mic for a high-energy show, with no shortage of spangly jackets and unusual eyewear. The British knight/rock star’s current tour is a trip through many of his greatest hits, particularly those from 1973’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which was re-released this year in a super-mega deluxe edition. If you can’t believe that it’s been 40 years since “Bennie and the Jets” hit airwaves, just wait—The Lion King and John’s sublime soundtrack for the film turned 20 this year; it’d be fitting if he closed out his set with “Circle of Life,” wouldn’t it? (Rachel Piper) Maverik Center, 3200 S. Decker Lake Drive, 8 p.m., $26-$136, MaverikCenter.com

SATURDAY SEPT. 20

The Orwells - JORY LEE CORDY
  • Jory Lee Cordy
  • The Orwells

The Orwells
The latest album from young rockers The Orwells, Disgraceland, released in June, is all late nights, cigarette smoke, leather jackets and backseat makeout sessions—a messy, sexy, dirty encapsulation of being a bored teenager in a Chicago suburb. Full of squalling guitar, driving percussion and plenty of high energy, the album is a hell of a lot of fun to listen to. But to get a taste of the primal chaos that accompanies the five-piece, check out the footage of their January performance on the Late Show With David Letterman. When he wasn't singing, frontman Mario Cuomo rolled around on the floor and even unceremoniously took a seat on the couch usually reserved for guests. Attendees of this show can expect at least a fraction of that weirdness. Skaters will also perform. (Kolbie Stonehocker) Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), 7:30 p.m., $12 in advance, $14 day of show, KilbyCourt.com; limited no-fee tickets available at CityWeeklyStore.com

MONDAY SEPT. 22

Rose's Pawn Shop
  • Rose's Pawn Shop

Rose's Pawn Shop
When Rose, the ex-girlfriend and former bandmate of Rose's Pawn Shop frontman Paul Givant, took all of the band's equipment and sold it to a pawn shop, they could've taken it as a sign to call it quits. Instead, the Los Angeles five-piece took on a band name in honor of the strange tale (and bought all their stuff back). Since then, they've perfected a cozy, homey, harmony-filled blend of alt-country, folk, Americana and bluegrass that's easy to sing along to and even easier to dance to. They're currently on tour in support of their latest effort, Gravity Well—released earlier this month—a tale of heartbreak, drinking one's pain away and other satisfyingly gloomy subjects. Cory Mon and Six Feet in the Pine will also perform. (Kolbie Stonehocker) Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), 7:30 p.m., $8, KilbyCourt.com; limited no-fee tickets available at CityWeeklyStore.com

MONDAY SEPT. 22

Dropkick Murphys
  • Dropkick Murphys

Dropkick Murphys
After breaking through with their 2005 hit "I'm Shipping Off to Boston," proud Boston-based Celtic-punk band the Dropkick Murphys haven't slowed down. In 2013, they released their eighth studio album, Signed & Sealed in Blood, which, on hits like "Rose Tattoo" and "Out of Our Heads," shows that the seven-piece's trademark blend of traditional Irish music and primal punk has staying power. Featuring heavy guitar chords, tin whistles, bagpipes and more, Dropkick Murphys' music is as fiery and rousing as ever. Blood or Whiskey and Bryan McPherson are also on the bill. (Nathan Turner) The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, 7 p.m., $27.50 in advance, $32 day of show, TheComplexSLC.com

WEDNESDAY SEPT. 24

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - BIRCH MILLER
  • Birch Miller
  • The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

With their minimal setup of guitar, washboard and drums—which they strum, scrape and pound with electric fervor—The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band is a rustic and rowdy slice of Americana. The trio's most recent album, 2012's Between the Ditches, is full of plenty of lyrics that reflect their rural home of Bean Blossom, Ind., especially on songs such as the lightning-fast hoedown of "Shut the Screen" and the bluesy barnburner "Shake 'Em Off Like Fleas." But to get an insider look at Reverend J. Peyton, Breezy Peyton and Ben "Bird Dog" Bussell's unshakeable Indiana pride, check out their Instagram account (@bigdamnband), which features more photos of shotguns and fish than you can shake a stick at, as well as plenty of snapshots of the cities they pass through on tour. Ugly Valley Boys are also on the bill. (Kolbie Stonehocker) The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, 9 p.m., $12 in advance, $15 day of show, TheUrbanLoungeSLC.com; limited no-fee tickets available at CityWeeklyStore.com

WEDNESDAY SEPT. 24

Pinback - DREW REYNOLDS
  • Drew Reynolds
  • Pinback

Pinback
For Southern California alt-rock duo Pinback, their third album, 2004's Summer in Abaddon—the name of the angel who's king of the "bottomless pit" in the Book of Revelation, seriously—is the release that's been continually regarded as their seminal work. And in honor of the album's 10th anniversary, Pinback is playing the album in its entirety on this tour, as well as reissuing it on special-edition vinyl. Fans will be given the opportunity to relive Summer in Abaddon in all its moody, mesmerizing glory, but since the album has only 10 tracks, they'll also get to help determine the rest of Pinback's set. Concert-goers are invited to stop by Pinback's merch table at this show, where they'll find paper on which to write a song request, fold into an airplane, and throw onstage to hear the song played live. Tero Melos will also perform. (Kolbie Stonehocker) The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, 8 p.m., $16 in advance, $19 day of show, DepotSLC.com

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