Music Picks Jan. 10-16 | Live: Velour, SLAMMYS, Loom & Prize Country, Kate LeDeuce, Pato Banton 

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Thursday 1.10
Grizzly Prospector (Kilby Court); Oh Wild Birds (Urban Lounge); Butlers of Chateau Greyskull (Burt’s Tiki Lounge); Swagger: Benefit for Gil (Piper Down); 18 Wheels of Justice (Bar Deluxe)

Friday 1.11
Velour is such a valued institution, it seems the Provo all-ages venue should be celebrating its 20th, not its second anniversary. Initially lauded for simply filling a gaping void in the town’s quiet nightlife, the now-popular club is gaining a solid reputation for not just hosting but also encouraging up-and-coming artists including Seve vs. Evan, Joshua James, Band of Annuals, Palomino and other names that should be on your personal MP3 player. If you’re a bit older and intimidated by hip young things, go see Juno for a loose primer on some new vernacular. Whatever you do, don’t miss tonight’s (Allred, Cary Judd, Maple Grove, Chris Merritt) and tomorrow night’s (Neon Trees, A Film in the Ballroom, The John Whites, Elizabethan Report) celebratory performances. Give owner Corey Fox a hug. Velour, 135 N. University Ave., Provo, 8 p.m. All-ages. Info: 818-2263,

Get ready Utah—City Weekly’s SLAMMys are back—and, hopefully, better than ever. This year brings several changes to our annual local issue, including a departure from the traditional Showdown to South by Southwest format in which bands duked it out for a chance to perform in Austin, Texas. SXSW no longer offered us the stage, and their loss is Salt Lake City’s gain: We decided to improve the event by making it less of a competition and more of showcase, with nominated (that’s right, nominated) bands chosen to represent Salt Lake City’s diverse music scene. Readers are encouraged to attend as many showcases as possible to both support their favorite acts and gain exposure to groups not currently on their radar. You can cast your vote (including write-in entries) online at and/or at the clubs. Winners will receive prizes and will be announced in the Feb. 14 issue so now you have something to look forward to besides Valentine’s Day. Much more fulfilling. It all starts tonight with hip-hop artists Linus, Mindstate and Numbs. Monk’s, 19 E. 200 South, 10 p.m. Info: 350-0950

It’s exciting when local bands stay together long enough to release new material, especially when the artists are young, talented and full of promise. Sure, the debut album was good—but imagine what might follow after a few more jam sessions and shows. Maybe they even weathered the road with an out-of-state act as Salt Lake City’s Loom did with Portland’s Prize Country. The Utah-based, violin-fueled post-punk quintet got along famously with the Northwestern master blasters, so much so, the two up-and-comers recorded a split-inch together. Clutches features new tracks by both bands tucked inside a colorful vinyl record with a limited pressing of 500 sold only at tonight’s show. So get down there, already. And pray they stay together. The Broken Record, 1051 S. 300 West, 9:30 p.m. Info: 328-8650 (with I Am The Ocean, Her Candane, God’s Revolver)

Also Friday: Flippers (Artopia); School of Rock: Oingo Boingo vs. Devo (The Circuit); SLUG Localized (Urban Lounge); Left Alone, Black Rose Phantoms (Burt’s Tiki Lounge); Red Top Wolverine Show (Under the Bridge Lounge); Lost by Reason (Woodshed); Pink Lightnin’ (Brewskis, Ogden); Robert Earl Keen (Harry O’s, Park City)

Saturday 1.12
SLAMMys Goth/DarkWave (Area 51); SLAMMys Folk/Alt-Country (Huka Bar; Cisero’s, Park City); Deadbeats CD Release (Kilby Court—see Music); School of Rock: Oingo Boingo vs. Devo (The Circuit); Eli’s B-Day: The Rubes, Blackhole, Azon (Urban Lounge); Slippery Kittens w/ Kate LeDeuce, Salt Town Greasers (Bar Deluxe); Cross Canadian Ragweed (The Paladium); Spencer Nielsen, Kevin Burdick (Tony’s—see Music); Velour Anniversary: Neon Trees (Velour, Provo); Legendary Porch Pounders (Brewskis, Ogden); Holly Williams (Eccles Center, Park City)

Sunday 1.13
Blowupnihilist (Red Light Books); Time to Talk Twee Tunes: Ether Orchestra (Urban Lounge); Jim Fear (Monks)

Tuesday 1.15
Drawback, Tough Tittie (Burt’s Tiki Lounge); Glade, David Williams (Kilby Court)

Wednesday 1.16

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If you hang around Bar Deluxe much, you’re probably already familiar with Kate LeDeuce, a Salt Lake City singer/songwriter whose fireball looks and earth-angel delivery earn her regular spots at the downtown club. LeDeuce makes music for coming down off an evening of raising hell, with material that flirts with melancholy, including a bittersweet sketch of the artist’s many vices: “Oh mama/I took some pills today/Oh mama ... I didn’t want to leave a scar upon your heart/Oh mama/This light’s gone dark.” Heavy stuff. But LeDeuce’s guilty conscience doesn’t stop her from getting into trouble: “Let’s read some books with dirty pictures/Let’s run away and get some blisters.” We’ll drink to that! Burt’s Tiki Lounge, 726 S. State, 10 p.m.

You might have noticed that Park City’s Suede shut its doors a while back and thought, “Huh. Must be closed for remodeling. Can’t wait for it to reopen.” Well, bad news is the popular venue is gone for good. Good news is the folks responsible for booking Suede’s killer shows have relocated their business to Salt Lake City in the form of the Paladium (not to be confused with the Los Angeles venue whose name has two Ls and pretentious crowds). Check out the new digs tonight when reggae legend Pato Banton hits town with his savory rhythms and positive vibes. The Paladium, 615 N. 400 West, 9 p.m. Tickets:

Also Wednesday: Matt Jennings (Kilby Court); Terence Hansen (Urban Lounge); Drop Dead Julio (Liquid Joe’s); The Classic Struggle, The Breathing Process (Club Vegas); One Republic (McKay Events Center, Orem)

Coming Up
Sea Wolf (Kilby Court, Jan. 17); All Systems Fail (Burt’s Tiki Lounge, Jan. 17); Akon (Harry O’s, Jan. 17); The Bravery (In the Venue, Jan. 19); SLAMMys Hardcore Showcase (Addicted Café); School of Rock: AC/DC (The Circuit, Jan. 18-19); SLAMMys Hard Rock Showcase (Club Vegas, Jan. 18); SLAMMys Punk Showcase (Burt’s Tiki Lounge, Jan 19); Mushman, Kathryn Cowles (Kilby Court, Jan. 19); Jinga Boa (Urban Lounge, Jan. 19); Dusty Rhodes & The River Band (Urban Lounge, Jan 21); Mac Lethal (Kilby Court, Jan. 22)

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