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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Live Picks: Hump Day Edition

Posted By on October 14, 2009, 3:32 PM

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Whole lotta shakin' going on at Kilby Court tonight--- when Those Darlins and The Grates take up residency, both known for getting more than their share of parties started. I caught The Grates back in Austin a few years back and was bowled over by the lead singer's insatiable energy. From start to finish, she's a real live wire, bouncing and grinning while her two band mates keep the beat. Those Darlins offer a similarly infectious attitude, albeit a bit grittier and sassier. Bring your dancing shoes and whiskey smile.

Over at The State Room, Utah's own Blues on First will open up for Ronnie Baker Brooks, a fierce Chicago blues guitarist with soul to burn. Bonus: Tonight, Lisa Sewell, Utah Arts Festival Executive Director will be guest bartending.

And, scoff if you will, but Marcy Playground is worth an hour or so of your time. Their new album makes up for that mind-numbing single "Sex and Candy," and proves the NY band to be more than a one-hit wonder. Check it out for yourself.

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