The Rural Alberta Advantage

Canadian indie-rock trio examines loss and finality on new album

Les Sins, Lily & Madeleine

National CD Reviews: Michael, Fumes

Beats Antique

Electronic/world-fusion trio wants fans to let loose at the Creature Carnival

The Afghan Whigs

Frontman Greg Dulli is inspired by living fast but mindfully
On Do to the Beast (Sub Pop), The Afghan Whigs' seventh album, main Whig Greg Dulli is in typical form, candidly and vividly brooding and purging through 10 guitar-driven, soul-infused tracks.

Halloween Playlist 2014

Celebrate Halloween with this weird, obscure and freaky ear candy
Open those pillowcases wide, readers. Here's a full-size candyba—ahem. The City Weekly powers-that-be interrupt this Halloween-playlist preface to say that no full-size treats will be placed in your linens.

Halloween Concert Rundown

Get into the Halloween spirit by catching these local concerts
This Halloween, get your obscure thrift-store costume together, put a communal bowl on your porch for the candy-hunting kiddos and head to these local shows.

Pure Bathing Culture

Portland electro-pop duo are creating new material
It took a 2011 cross-country move to Portland, Ore., for Pure Bathing Culture to fully take shape, though. Leaving behind New York's skyscrapers and congested streets for Oregon's trees and rugged coast allowed Versprille and Hindman's creativity to expand.

Saintseneca

Ohio folk-rock band finds inspiration in mundane and mysterious places
In the music video for "Happy Alone," Saintseneca lead vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Zac Little engages in the activities of a normal-ish day: waking up, eating cereal, driving around to do errands, playing a game at an arcade, taking a swim in a public pool.

The Lone Bellow

N.Y. country trio dig deep into family lore for personal new album
When he was trying to think of a name for his band The Lone Bellow, vocalist, songwriter and Georgia native Zach Williams drew inspiration from a particularly potent memory.

Big Freedia

The New Orleans Queen of Bounce wants everyone to Just Be Free
In her music video "Y'all Get Back Now," a Godzilla-size Big Freedia dances on the streets of New Orleans, sounding the call for the city's awestruck inhabitants to "shake for the money, bounce to the floor."

Fictionist

Provo band makes a comeback at the fifth anniversary of the Rooftop Concert Series
The local musicians who play Provo's Rooftop Concert Series are nothing if not eclectic, ranging from indie-rock band The Moth & the Flame to rap crew House of Lewis.

Hank 3

The grandson of Hank Williams is blazing his own path
"Every Hank Williams has naturally rebelled against the norm," says Hank Williams III, aka Hank 3. "Hank Williams did it with Luke the Drifter, and all his music wasn't standard ... he was playing rock & roll before rock & roll. And then Hank Jr. leaned more toward Southern rock, so that was his way of rebelling."

WE

SLC hip-hop duo WE drop Dragon Ball Z-themed concept album
If there were a brief synopsis to accompany WE-E.T.'s Vol. II, the new concept rap album by rapper Harrison Montgomery (aka Erasole James) and producer Andrew Auman (aka Piccolo), it would probably go something like this

Kopecky Family Band

Nashville indie-rock band invigorated by creative spurt
After two years of touring behind their 2012 release, Kids Raising Kids, Nashville-based indie-rock darlings Kopecky Family Band are ready to move on—hence their aptly titled tour Putting the Kids to Bed.

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

Tribute band adds new dimension to classic music
I've never seen Pink Floyd live. And although October will bring the legendary British band's 15th album, The Endless River, they might not tour. The perennial visit from The Australian Pink Floyd Show—a tribute band—may be as close as I'll come.

Fall Concert Preview

A rundown of the season's must-see shows
With the arrival of fall comes crisp weather that makes it possible to leave the house and attend a concert without packing gallons of water and sunscreen.

Modern Kin

Portland, Ore., band face their future with new focus and old camaraderie
A brush with death is often a time when people rediscover God, but for Drew Grow, it had the opposite effect—at least musically.

The Souvenirs

Local country trio build on past projects for a richer future
Golden-voiced Salt Lake City songstresses Marie Bradshaw, Kiki Sieger and Corinne Gentry have been involved in so many music projects with ties to Utah that it wouldn't hurt to have a Venn diagram handy to keep them all straight.

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