Music Picks May 8-14 | Live: Dance Discovery, Subtle, Regina Carter Sextet, Rosewood Thieves 

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Thursday 5.8
Eisley (Avalon); Greeley Estates (Studio 600); Mad Kings (Burt’s Tiki Lounge); Danger Hailstorm CD release (Urban Lounge)

Friday 5.9
Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Yo Majesty (Urban Lounge—
Read Article); Rev. Deadeye’s No Man Band (Burt’s Tiki Lounge); Slickrock Gypsies (Flynn Archipelago); Shake Your Peace, Future of the Ghost, Band of Annuals (Kilby Court) Clifton (Brewskis, Ogden); Cary Judd, Larry Bagby (Velour, Provo)

Saturday 5.10
Live Green Festival (Library Square); Dennis Nichols (Club 90); American Music Club (Urban Lounge); Radio Rhythm Makers, Rockin’ Lloyd Tripp & The Zip Guns (Burt’s Tiki Lounge); Royal Bliss (Tracks Brewing Co., Tooele); R.Dub, Jack Jones (Brewskis, Ogden)

Sunday 5.11
DANCE DISCOVERY
Anyone out there miss Death From Above 1979? You can still experience snippets of the sexy, spastic electro-rockers on MTV sketch comedy Human Giant, which uses the duo’s “Romantic Rights” as its theme song. There’s also MSTRKRFT, featuring DFA’s Jesse F. Keeler. But since they’re not coming here anytime soon, assuage yourself with a little Dance Discovery. Hosted by local DJ JSJ of the newly formed promotions company G Elect Records, the weekly event gives fans of electro and indie a chance to shake it on Sunday nights. Dance Discovery also includes frequent guest appearances by DJ Seren and Sni-Fi. Not ones to simply press play on their iPods, these DJs are all about turntables and ScratchLive software. DJ JSJ has big plans to bring in touring DJs, bands and other local acts to beef up the festivities. Look for a future appearance by Autobahn (W Lounge) and LeRaided. This is the hyper alternative to mellow Sundays at Urban, also worth your time. What kind of mood are you in tonight? Monk’s, 19 E. 200 South, 10 p.m. Info: 350-0950

Also Sunday: The Boss Martians (Urban Lounge)

Monday 5.12
SUBTLE
The last time Subtle performed in Salt Lake City—opening for TV on the Radio at In the Venue—they received a rather lukewarm reception. Lukewarm meaning twee girls and boys in the front rows standing with arms crossed and whiny faces that screamed, “These guys are so weird.” Well, yeah, they are weird, if normal means a chance to be heard on The Hills. Led by superhero/spaceman voice manipulator Doseone, the Lex Recods collective deftly produces strange organic/electronic masterpieces with futuristic beats and distorted rhymes. Dig the cello dueling with the drum machine and tenor sax! 2008 marks the release of Subtle’s ExitingARM, an album that completes the trilogy of A New White (2004) and For Hero: For Fool (2006). It’s a dense and twisted work (check out its accompanying Website ExitingARM.com for a glimpse of the verbiage that went into it) that might take some time to grow on you. Like a fine wine. Arrive early for local openers Future of the Ghost, fresh off a two-month tour that included a gig with—quite randomly—actor Tim Robbins. Huzzah! The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, 10 p.m. Tickets: 24Tix.com

REGINA CARTER SEXTET
If you think the violin is a stuffy instrument, think again. Not only does it fuel great local rock bands (Loom, Subrosa), it becomes quite sultry in Regina Carter’s capable hands. The acclaimed jazz violinist is breathtaking, whether she’s dueling with Kenny Barron on a Latin-fueled number or lending her talents to some of Ray Brown Trio’s jazzy southern-porch blues. Her latest solo work, a tribute to her late mother Grace, covers classic territory from the ’20s through the ’40s as well as an original Carter ballad. I’ll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey is impressive, to be sure. However, watching Carter lead her band through new material and old favorites is surely a more thrilling experience. See for yourself, tonight. Sheraton City Centre, 150 W. 500 South, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 278-0411

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ROSEWOOD THIEVES
One listen to “Silver Gun” is enough to sell Rosewood Thieves’ lively mix of ’60s and ’70s rock/AM folk and sheer country grooves. Featured on the New York City group’s forthcoming debut LP Rise & Shine, the solid track sinks its teeth in with a fluttering classical piano lead-in that segues into an insistent Boz Scaggs’ “Lido Shuffle”-type groove. The rest is pure sunshine-through-the-living-room-window magic: warm and inviting. Any self-respecting Beatles fan will detect the John Lennon influence in Erick Jordan’s salt-and-honey vocals, though younger listeners might pick out a bit of Brendan Benson between the bars. It’s oh-so-pretty! Did we mention there are handclaps? It’s true. Get in before these guys get huge. Salt Lake City’s unique and lovely Calico will open. Bar Deluxe, 666 S. State, 9 p.m., 521-5255

Also Monday: Dios Malos, The Hotness (Burt’s Tiki Lounge); Blind Melon (The Paladium)

Tuesday 5.13
We Shot the Moon (Studio 600); The Council, Voodoo Organist (Burt’s Tiki Lounge); Paleo (Why Sound, Logan)

Wednesday 5.14
The Martyr Index, Negative Charge (Burt’s Tiki Lounge)

Coming Up
Dead Meadow, The Furs (Kilby Court, May 15); Atmosphere (Club Sound, May 16); Tapes N Tapes, White Denim (In the Venue, May 16); Destroyer (Urban Lounge, May 16); The Black Hollies (Burt’s Tiki Lounge, May 16); Margot & The Nuclear So & Sos (Kilby Court, May 17); NiteLite: Lars Behrenroth (W Lounge, May 17); M.I.A. (Depot, May 18); The Mars Volta (Great Saltair, May 19); Sea Wolf (In the Venue, May 19); Teitur, Jessie Baylin (Velour, May 20); Thrice (In the Venue, May 21); Mason Jennings (Paladium, May 21); Langhorne Slim (Urban Lounge , May 22); Desert Rocks Music Festival (Moab, May 22-23); The Cure (E Center, May 23)

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