Posted // December 7,2013 Just four months after his band joined Bob Dylan and My Morning Jacket for an American roots-rock extravaganza at the Usana Amphitheater, Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy returned to Salt Lake City on Friday night for a much more personable and unpolished set of music culled from more than two decades of songwriting.
Posted // December 6,2013 Rap music has always been a well-tapped, marketable source for companies. Eminem had his Chrysler Super Bowl spots; Warren G currently pushes male-enhancement pills; Ice Cube thinks he's colder than Coors Light; and now, local rapper Scott Knopf, aka Atheist, is making his mark in the Belgian fashion market.
Posted // December 5,2013 Happy Thursday, music fans! It's finally that magical time of the year when it's socially acceptable for me to listen to only Christmas music. (I typically break out the Christmas music the day after Halloween, as well as a week in July when summer is killing me, but only in secret.) Christmas music takes me back like no other music can, and here are some of my very favorite songs—my gift to you.
Posted // November 26,2013 Unfortunately for fans of the Missouri punk band Radkey, the trio won't be playing at The Urban Lounge tonight. They were scheduled to open for Black Joe Lewis, but since all three members of the band are under 21, they won't be allowed to perform at the 21-and-over venue.
Posted // November 26,2013 Happy Tuesday, music fans. Here's a new batch of tunes for your listening holes, from neo-psych-rock The Warlocks (their first new album in five years), alt-country band Beachwood Sparks, glam-rock/garage-punk trio Cheap Time, singer-songwriter Kevin Morby (who is also the bassist in the bands Woods and The Babies) and Shearwater, an indie-rock outfit that released a collection of covers of songs by artists they've toured with.
Posted // November 21,2013 Happy Thursday, music fans. Everyone remembers the songs they heard on the radio when they were a kid, but at the time, you probably didn't know who sang them or what they were called. This edition of Throwback Thursday is dedicated to some of those songs I remember from the radio in the '90s, from the awesome to the awesomely bad. Enjoy!
Posted // November 19,2013 From the same guys who gave us the O'Brother, Where Art Thou'-inspired "Ham N' Eggs," last September comes another cinema-infused rap video. Utah-based hip-hop crew the Better Taste Bureau (formerly known as Hurris & Gig) quietly released the visual accompaniment for their single "Lookin' Back" over the weekend.
Posted // November 14,2013 Happy Thursday, music fans. Welcome to the first entry of my new Throwback Thursdays blog, which will be a counterpart to the New Tunes Tuesday blog. While New Tunes Tuesday is all about the new music released weekly, Throwback Thursdays will be a random collection of tunes that I pull from my own brain, songs that remind me of certain past eras or are deep cuts from artists I nerd out about.
Posted // November 13,2013 Are you in a band? Are you a singer-songwriter, rapper, DJ, busker or otherwise solo music-making human? City Weekly would like to hear about it! But before you send us your mix that you performed only for your cats two years ago, here are some helpful hints, guidelines and more specific information about what we’re looking for and what YOU can do to get your name out there.
Posted // November 12,2013 Happy Tuesday, music fans. Here are some eclectic new tunes for the rest of your afternoon, from musicians ranging from Welsh singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon to Heidecker & Wood, with Tim Heidecker (of the comedy show Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!).
Posted // November 7,2013 Hey, gang, I'm back on track with the scheduling and talking local releases coming out the coming week.
Posted // November 1,2013 Soul Coughing was one of the quintessential indie bands of the 1990s, before indie rock was even a thing. The self-proclaimed “deep slacker jazz” four-piece broke up in 2000, dashing the hopes of those who discovered them a little too late—or so we thought.