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Friday, November 13, 2009

Weekend Live Picks! Full Body Edition

Posted By on November 13, 2009, 1:46 PM

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Oh boy, oh boy what a weekend for live music and art! Tonight, start the evening at Captain Captain studios for an open house featuring cool visuals, good conversation, tasty vittles and beverages with some of Utah's most creative minds including CW featured music fanatic Patrick Munger. Stay all evening or leave and return for a special 1 a.m. performance recreating a 1964 Terry Riley composition called “In C," featuring Greg Midgely, Oliver Lewis and other local musicians.---

You could probably - and should venture to - squeeze in a night at The State Room with Ozomatli, a Los Angeles based collective that once featured Chali 2Na. They bring the party wherever they play. Don't miss out.

Tomorrow night, I Love Ibiza presents a Full Body Workout with DJ Hector Romero. Unfortunately, in the paper I indicated the show took place on Thursday, which is not the case obviously. Apologies all around, especially to birthday boy Andy Callaway who will be celebrating the occasion at W Lounge (358 S. West Temple) with Romero's eclectic NYC grooves. Also featuring special guest Damian Ardenne. 9 p.m.

Back at The State Room (boy, those guys know how to maximize the grown-up fun), British indie-pop outfit Fanfarlo headlines. Skip the Hilary Swank Amelia Earhart biopic and let your fantasies take flight through Fanfarlo’s “I’m a Pilot,” a sweeping, cinematic ode to avi ation-speed fanatic Howard Hughes. The track appears on the U.K. group’s latest LP, Reservoir, which contains flashes of Beirut’s lush orchestration and David Byrne’s dreamy vocals in a frequently magical, musical stew. Live, the artists are known to swap instruments on a whim, a feat that’s always fun to watch up close and personal. You might even rise from your pew and spontaneously sing their praises. Or, maybe simply lounge about to maximize the music's sitting-parlor appeal.

Need something a bit more rockin? Check out Mason Jennings whose recent release Blood of Man offers something the Minneapolis-based musician never quite achieved through his previous releases—no matter how hard-hitting their lyrical content, quieter songs about wavering faith and other typical human travails pale in comparison to a track like “City of Ghosts.” Powerful and thrilling, the album suggests that perhaps Jennings will be equally explosive onstage. In the Venue, 579 W. 200 South, 7:30 p.m.

Wrap up the weekend with The Black Crowes who have withstood external and internal tribulations to deliver consistently solid output of Southern roots-rock anthems for 20 years—and counting. Their latest release, Before the Frost (which comes with a code to download a second set of songs), is no exception. Recorded live in Levon Helm’s studio, the album offers few surprises but instead cruises along the tried-and-true terrain that makes the Crowes such a stadium draw. Find your best pair of worn-out jeans and get ready to raise a beer to the band that declares with uplifting guitar jams, “No more drama”! The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: DepotSLC.com

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