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Thursday 10.26nn


You don’t have to see That 1 Guy to believe he’s a genius, but watching the multi-instrumentalist perform is far more entertaining than listening to his recorded material. Electronic blips, percussive thumps, found sounds and T1G’s (aka Mike Silverman) unsettling baritone are nothing mindblowing until you watch them emerge from the pipelike contraption he mans with swift hands and soul to burn. Trained as a classical bassist, he cradles the object upright, plucking notes on seemingly invisible strings while simultaneously triggering electronic bells and whistles. Can you picture it now? No? Maybe you do need to see it. Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, 10 p.m. Info: 746-0557.nn

Also Thursday: Casual (Monk’s); Trash Light Vision (Club Vegas); Golden Shoulders (Broken Record); Vice Squad, So Unloved (Burt’s Tiki Lounge); The Commitments (Harry O’s, Park City)nn

Friday 10.27nn


From his decades-long work with the Melody Makers to more recent solo projects, Ziggy Marley never seemed too worried about living in father Bob’s shadow. While clearly an artist in his own right, Ziggy makes sure to generate tunes infused with positive vibrations. While jaded critics might dismiss his lyrics as realms of fantasy, most listeners understand that such pure celebrations of this life are rooted in past struggles against oppression and injustice. Ziggy says the new, Love Is My Religion, is strictly from his heart. Oddly enough, it’s also only available for purchase through Target. Apparently limiting sales to one supplier allows for low prices. Mom-and-pop shops can’t promise similar deals'and every silver lining has its cloud. The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, 9 p.m. Tickets:


It’s a sad day for I Love Ibiza. Local promoter Andy Calloway is closing up shop for the greener pastures of Miami, Chicago and Dubai (!) where his devotion to house music might fall upon more receptive ears. It seems his Salt Lake City home base is converting to an exclusive hip-hop-only format leaving internationally acclaimed/world-renowned/award-winning DJs like Pablo Ceballos out in the bitter Utah cold. Of course, it’s not likely these spin doctors will be coming through town all that often once Calloway’s splitsville. Cherish the experience of hearing this Spanish artist’s dark, tribal rhythms while you can. Hotel/Elevate, 155 W. 200 South, 9 p.m. Info:

Also Friday: Aiden (Avalon Theater); Guster (In the Venue); Helloween Pt. 1 (Club Vegas); Lyrics Born, Cut Chemist (Suede)nn

Saturday 10.28nn

Ozma (Kilby Court); Helloween Pt. 2 (Club Vegas); John Popper Project (Suede); Die Monster Die, Left For Dead (Burt’s Tiki Lounge); Crackwhore (Johnny’s on Second); Just Wanna Dance (W Lounge'see Music, p. 49); Blackhole CD Release (Urban Lounge'see Music, p. 50)nn

Monday 10.30nn


When last we left Eagles of Death Metal, frontman J. Devil Huge was humoring the audience with throwaway lines (“You guys are the greatest crowd ever!”) and lavishing upon lovely female concertgoers hyperbolic compliments (“Ya’ll have the hottest ladies here”). Only now it seems Huge’s aim was true. Not six months after their last Utah performance, EoDM are back for some of that sweet Salt Lake City, um, hospitality. To wit, Huge and Co. deserve equal praise for putting on one of the most engaging shows this lady has ever seen. And while some people complained about Josh Homme’s absence on drums, his replacement was no sloppy seconds. Here’s to part deux! The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, 9 p.m. Tickets: (with Throwrag).nn

Also Monday: The Blue Man Group (Delta Center); Alexisonfire (Club BoomVa, Ogden) nn

Tuesday 10.31nn


If shows like Yaught Rock are any indication, Michael McDonald is primed for a comeback. Demand for the soft-pop crooner is equally visible on the dance floor'Ted Dancin’s floor that is. The local DJ team (now of somewhat fluid membership) satisfies cravings for not only McDonald but also Loggins, Messina, Steely Dan, 50 Cent, Michael Jackson (circa salad days), Gloria Gaynor, Elvis Costello, Elvis Presley, Otis Redding, James Brown, Gnarls Barkley and other artists deemed worthy of this eclectic sonic stew. Tonight is especially special for those whose future isn’t all that bright but who still want to wear shades'and stage makeup, a cape, fangs, giant wigs, naughty-nurse apparel … The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, 10 p.m. Info: 746-0557.nn


Those who’ve experienced Kan’Nal’s “Shamanic Rock” swear their lives are forever changed. Something about the Colorado-based group’s tribal rhythms, combined with swirling dancers and an intoxicating blend of traditional and modern visions lingers well after the last beat drops. It’s as if every venue they step foot in transforms into a musical sweatlodge designed to open the crowd’s mind to soul power. If you’ve ever wondered why Burning Man is such a huge success, tonight might clarify its appeal. Suede, 1612 Ute Blvd. (Kimball Junction), Park City, 9 p.m. Tickets:

Also Tuesday: Retribution Gospel Choir (Kilby Court); Pagan Dead (Club Vegas); Deadbeats (Monk’s)nn


English Beat (The Depot, Nov. 1). Australian Pink Floyd Show (E Center, Nov. 2). Sparta (In the Venue, Nov. 2). Pet Shop Boys (E Center, Nov. 3). Western Underground (The Depot, Nov. 3). Exene Cervenka & The Original Sinners (Urban Lounge, Nov. 3). Lloyd Banks (Harry O’s, Nov. 3). Robert Randolph & The Family Band (In the Venue, Nov. 4). Salt City Derby Girls Benefit (Urban Lounge, Nov. 4). Godsmack (E Center, Nov. 9). Ciara (Harry O’s, Nov. 9). Lee “Scratch” Perry (The Depot, Nov. 14). Wolf Eyes (Urban Lounge, Nov. 17). Black Label Society (The Depot, Nov. 22).

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