Against the Season (Kilby Court); Tolchock Trio, The C'ted, Purrbats (Urban Lounge); High Violets (Egos); Voodoo Glowskulls (Club BoomVa, Ogden); Hans Olsen (Peery’s Egyptian Theater, Ogden)
GOLD CHAIN TOUR
OK, so contrary to prior reports, it seems rappers can bling out and be too legit to quit. At least, that’s the concept driving Gold Chain Music, a record label fiercely opposed to pseudo-gangsters and vapid playas yet equally in favor of sparkly, expensive chains. Planet Asia and Walt Liquor sparked GCM in 2004 to showcase underground hip-hop artists including Rasco and Casual. This year’s tour features the latter artist along with Asia, Masta Ace, Flii Stylz and DJ E-Rock who come correct in style. Suede, 1612 Ute Blvd. (Kimball Junction), Park City, 9:30 p.m. Tickets: 800-888-8499, SmithsTix.com.
Also Friday: Get Set Go (Kilby Court); Unwritten Law (The Depot); SLAJO, Subrosa (Monk’s); SLUG Localized (Urban Lounge); DJ Skribble (Shaggy’s Livin Room); Tolchock Trio, Mathematics Etc. (Velour, Provo)
BAND OF HORSES
If Ben Bridwell and Mat Brooke retired tomorrow, they could rest easy knowing they penned one of this century’s most endearing songs. “The Funeral” is an epic track driven by thick reverb and heart-searing vocals that inspire daydreams and regret. Fortunately, it’s not likely the duo is going to quit Band of Horses anytime soon. They formed in 2004 after Carissa’s Weird dissolved in a pile of mismatched ashes. Now the duo is a quintet, their album a crowning glory after years of “too much bulls't.” They even wrote a song called “The Great Salt Lake.” Discover whether or not it’s complimentary tonight. Kilby Court, 741 S. 330 West, 7:30 p.m. All-ages. Tickets: 24Tix.com (with Slender Means).
Not since Paul McCartney formed Wings has a musical offshoot left so little trace of its roots. Of course, Juanita Family are neither cheesy nor corny'just wildly different from Last of the Juanitas, a stoner-math-rock band whose dense anthems trudged through complicated chords to burst many an eardrum. Former bassist Lana Rebel’s latest project is lighter, sweeter and downright countrified. Her voice, backed by a group of friends, is an old-fashioned taste of iced tea on a muggy Southern afternoon. The slow groove is a refreshing change of pace. If the urge arises, you can always rock out to the original band’s classic albums. But tonight, we dosido. Burt’s Tiki Lounge, 726 S. State, 10 p.m. Info: 521-0572, MySpace.com/Burt’s TikiLounge (with Red Bennies)
Also Saturday: Collin Raye (E Center); Young Dubliners (The Depot); Millicent (Todd’s Bar & Grill); Shriners Hospital Benefit (Egos); John Flanders & Double Helix (Zanzibar); Deconstruct (Club Vegas)
November 2004: A small crowd waits impatiently for Le Tigre to perform. They sip their Buds and vodka tonics, trade fashion tips and discuss Kathleen Hanna’s impact on third-wave feminism. Suddenly, Beth Ditto’s sassy, brassy voice rings out from the club’s cramped stage. Her powerful pipes silence the audience, especially those unfamiliar with The Gossip, a bluesy-punk trio that demands undivided attention. Flash forward two years as the fine young Oregonians return to Salt Lake City to promote Standing in the Way of Control. The Kill Rock Stars release features Ditto channeling Aretha Franklin via Wendy O on tracks of action-packed feminist fun. Don’t miss out again. Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, 10 p.m. Info: 746-0557, MySpace.com/TheUrbanLounge (with Vile Blue Shades and Buttery Muffins).
P.O.S. (In the Venue'see Music, p. 51); Dream Theater (Kingsbury Hall); United States of Electronica (Urban Lounge)
Dig Gogol Bordello’s gypsy vibe? Check out Painted Saints, a band that combines Eastern European sensibilities with working-class Americana and traditional country rhythms. The Minneapolis/Denver-based group'featuring members of Tarantella, 16 Horsepower and Woven Hand'tout around a squeezebox, cello, clarinet, viola and a slew of homemade contraptions to realize sounds both familiar and strange. Their hodgepodge assembly yields languorous melodies that saddle up to the bar for a round of anecdotal conversation. Hoorah for vagabonds! Kilby Court, 741 S. 330 West, 7:30 p.m. All-ages. Tickets: 24Tix.com (with Nathan’s Chainsaw).
Also Tuesday: David Gray (Kingsbury Hall); Manville (Burt’s Tiki Lounge); Central Nerve (Urban Lounge)
Justin Sane does it all for the children. Without underage tykes clamoring for Anti-Flag tickets, the seasoned punk-rocker might just give up. Thanks largely to the kids of America, Sane and his revolving cast of musical cronies find reason to fight the good fight against mediocre powers that be. While their bios indicate each member is a robust 19-years-old, the Pittsburgh-based quartet are hardly a bunch of spring chickens. They started their career in 1993, fighting the good fight even when no one seemed to be listening. Now that new generations are catching on, Anti-Flag are once again filled with purpose. In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West, 6 p.m. All-ages. Tickets: 24Tix.com.
Lyrics Born (Egos, March 16). Tiger Army (In the Venue, March 17). Electric Six (Urban Lounge, March 17). Salt City Bandits (Club Vegas, March 17). Beth Orton (In the Venue, March 20). The Dirtbombs (Urban Lounge, March 21). Hellacopters (In the Venue, March 21). Rhett Miller (Suede, March 21). 45 Grave (Burt’s Tiki Lounge, March 23). Moot Davis & Pete Anderson (Egos, March 23). An Albatross (Kilby Court, March 31). James Blunt (The Depot, March 31). Clumsy Lovers (Egos, March 31). Gogol Bordello (Suede, March 31). The Bad Plus (The Depot, April 6).