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Monday, March 11, 2019

Cipher: Villa Theatre Co. launches a multi-media musical concept

On March 16, Villa Theatre Co. launches a multi-media presentation titled Cipher, that combines an original film with a set of original songs. The project is the brainchild of Ted Echo (formerly frontman of the Utah-based band Solarsuit, under his birth name Logan Nelson), inspired by his experience with the impact of mental illness on friends and family, in collaboration with screenwriter John Newton and filmmaker Cameron Gould.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Sharon Van Etten: Don't Call It a Comeback

Talking motherhood, psychology, artistic evolution and gentleness in advance of Feb. 19 show at Metro Music Hall
Although she started her musical life as a solo artist exploring heartbreak and despair through traditional folk forms, in the last few years Sharon Van Etten has expanded her creative boundaries outward.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Sundance 2019 Music Wrap-Up

The best performances and conversations with musicians in Park City
Sundance Film Festival might seem like it’s all about movies, but music plays a major role in the annual 10-day event as well.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Laura Gibson explores the mystery

The songwriter riffs on her writing process and the power of nature
Laura Gibson’s music cuts deep.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Music Monday 11/5: Mike Peters' The Alarm, The Story So Far, Calvin Johnson and more

Local photographer Johnny Christensen attended Mike Peters’ The Alarm concert on Friday, Nov. 2 at The State Room and came back with this report: “Mike Peters held Salt Lake City fans in the palm of his hand as he shared his love for hiking in Zion National Park—despite fighting cancer for 18 years.” Tonight, Monday, Nov. 5 at The Complex, emo rock reigns supreme when The Story So Far, Turnover, Citizen, and Movements perform a stacked bill.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Music Monday 10/29

Carl Broemel, Scarlxrd, Shecock, SuperBubble, Goo Goo Dolls, GLOE and more.
Fans of Kentucky Southern-rock shape-shifters My Morning Jacket can rejoice: multi-instrumentalist Carl Broemel performs tonight, Monday, Oct. 29 at The State Room, while frontman Jim James appears next Monday, Nov. 5 at The Commonwealth Room. Last month, Broemel released a divine solo album, Wished Out, which he recorded and produced in his home studio.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Music Monday: Jay Warren, Hobo Johnson, Bob Weir and more

Local R&B musician Jay Warren dropped another single off his forthcoming debut full-length album.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Music Monday: Alina Baraz, Cool Banana, Yoke Lore and more

Local photographer J Christensen shot The Church’s sold-out show at The State Room last Monday, Oct. 8, and had this to report about the 30th anniversary celebration of iconic album Starfish: “Steve Kilby’s distinctive charm and passion shined through — it absolutely did not disappoint.”

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Strange Familia new single premiere: "Don't Talk About This"

Summer’s almost over, but local duo Strange Familia keep the party going with new single “Don’t Talk About This,” premiering exclusively here at City Weekly before Brecken Jones and Garret Williams perform at The Urban Lounge on Saturday, Sept. 15. A shimmery, danceable jam built on an unabashed pop beat, jungly drums, chopped and diced vocals and funky electric guitars, “Don’t Talk About This” covers extensive ground in its 2:34 run time.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Music Monday 7/23: Drake & Migos and more

Whether you like your hip-hop ice-cold and Canadian or dipped in Dirty South hot sauce, this Thursday’s Drake + Migos show at Vivint Smart Home Arena will satisfy. Billed as the Aubrey & The Three Migos Tour (Aubrey is Drake’s real name, and The Three Migos refers to, well, the three members of Migos), the 57-leg North American jaunt actually kicks off here in Salt Lake City, leading us to the sneaking suspicion that Atlanta’s Takeoff, Quavo and Offset really like it here in The Beehive State.

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