Ogden Twilight, Vixen, Joe Russo's Almost Dead and more
I knew, instinctively, that I'd have to avoid the song, to never play it intentionally and always let it be an incidental joy.
Neon indian, Bossa Nova, The Beach Boys and more
Neon Indian's dreamy synth-pop broke out in a big way with 2009's Psychic Chasms (Lefse).
Crucialfest, The Monkees, Utah Blues Festival and more
Nine different showcases at three local venues, featuring three to six bands each night.
Yardsss, Wrtch, Orgone, ALO, Talia Keys and more
It'll be very fitting to witness both musical enterprises in a space devoted to vinyl, once seen as an ephemeral medium.
Washed Out, Ghostland Observatory, Sister Sledge, Belinda Carlisle and more
From Ogden's music fest to the PRIDE jams - summer has begun!!
Voivod, Buildt to Spill, The Kills and more
Quebecois metal innovators Voivod will celebrate their 35th anniversary next year. That's one helluva long career for a band that's existed largely in the cult realm.
Paul Simon, Pentagram, Dead Meadow and more
I recall thinking while standing alone watching Paul Simon, who went first, how seeing just one of these legendary songwriters was a big deal.
Night Demon, Lucius, Tortoise, Jedi Mind Tricks and more
Their music always incorporated plenty of punk influence and, toward the end, they edged toward a more industrial sound.
Eighth Annual Utah Beat Society
It's just not fair. In bands, singers and guitar players get all the attention, causing woe for drummers, whose beats drive the music.
We're talkin' about Salsa Brava, Mambo Jumbo, Ritmo Caliente and Orquesta Latinos
McQueen Jazz, Talia Keys, Frightened Rabbit and more
McQueen Jazz Festival
In case there was any doubt, Ogden's McQueen Jazz Festival was named after legendary hometown saxman Joe McQueen, now in his sixth decade of performing (April 18 was the State of Utah's declared Joe McQueen Day). Six years in the works, it's intended as a tribute to the legacy of the musician who put the town on the map in the jazz world, performing with several generations of musical greats.
Gene Loves Jezebel, Nathaniel Rateliff, Booker T. Jones and more
That's too bad, because the sassy rocker got so much airplay here in Salt Lake City.
Joshy Soul and The Cool, Father John Misty, Gary Clark Jr. and more
Joshy Soul and The Cool
At only 26, Joshy Soul (born Joshua David Strauther) sounds like he's been playing music since the heyday of Motown, Sun and Stax/Volt. Fittingly, he describes his debut release Vintage Dreamin' (JoshySoul.Bandcamp.com) as "an album for old souls who miss the old ways of music and lifestyle."
Red Rock Hot Club, Joanna Newsom, Sunflower Bean and more
Thursday's free show features the Red Rock Hot Club, a quartet purveying acoustic "gypsy swing dance tunes."
White Denim, Santigold, Cullen Omori and more
White Denim, Sam Cohen
Since 2013's Corsicana Lemonade, James Petralli and bassist Steve Terebecki—White Denim's sole remaining founding members—have added multi-instrumentalist Mike St. Claire, guitarist Jonathan Horne and drummer Jeffery Olson. Rejuvenated by new blood, and the release on their seventh studio album, Stiff (Downtown), the Austin-based band is blowing the doors off of venues across the states with a sound reminiscent of its earlier works: relentless, Texas-rooted guitar riffs bolstered by coursing drum chops and glazed with the sweet vocals of Petralli.