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MUSIC PICKS APR 18 - 24 

INZO @ The Complex 4/19, Page Fish, Kaytlin Numbers @ Velour 4/19, Fuck Mike Lee Fest @ The Beehive 4/20, and more.

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INZO @ The Complex 4/19
Chicago-based electronic music producer/DJ INZO (Mike Inzano) tugged at our emotions with his song "Overthinker" in 2018, and we haven't been quite the same since. INZO reshaped future bass music with that masterpiece alone, but has continued to build an intriguing career since then with songs like "Angst" and "Drift Like A Cloud, Flow Like Water." The latter will give you chills, stemming from places of intense sadness or happiness. The light, euphoric melodies and sophisticated percussion puts INZO on par with producers like LSDream and Liquid Stranger. Similar to these heavyweights in the scene, he strives to connect with people's emotions and bring people together, rather than making banger after banger. This wholesome approach offers fans an emotional safe space in INZO's music, which is the exact atmosphere of his live sets. That's not to say he doesn't have a party side, just listen to his dubstep song "Hellavudrug" or the funky song "Let It Slide, these prove that he is a jack of all trades. The top-tier production and metaphysical journey of INZO's music will be accompanied by stunning visuals with his signature calming, purple hue. Check out INZO's Visionquest Tour brought to SLC by V2 Presents at The Complex on Friday, April 19. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $27 at thecomplexslc.com (Arica Roberts)

Paige Fish - MAEGAN GRENDELL
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Page Fish, Kaytlin Numbers @ Velour 4/19
It's always fun to see folks from your home state go on competition shows. It makes you have some pride about your state, and their family and friends can look at the TV and yell, "There they are!" Singer/songwriter Paige Fish made the trek to try out for American Idol in 2022, and while she didn't make it super-far into the competition, she's gained a lot of recognition for her talent—which is rightfully deserved. Fish's vocals are out of this world, and she wows people online with her power, tone and heartfelt lyrics. She's released several singles post-Idol, including the beloved "26 and 24," and her latest, "Ego," which is different from past releases. "I think I have that niche subjective kind of breakup song that I have always written and released," Fish told UCL Pi Media in Feb. "For people who have been listening for a long time, 'Ego' is totally different to songs I've released thus far, so there's that new crowd of people I've been able to draw in and who like my music now." Joining Fish is the incredible Kaytlin Numbers, a fellow singer/songwriter who has an incredible library of folky/indie jams, including her newest single "four leaf clover." Come have a great time with these fantastic singers on Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the all-ages show are $12 and can be found at 24tix.com. (Emilee Atkinson)

Fuck Mike Lee Fest @ The Beehive 4/20
Let's all go around the room and talk about what Mike Lee has said that's driven you batshit crazy. The top one for me is his comments on climate change, stating "the solution to climate change is ... to fall in love, get married, and have some kids." Sounds great, Mikey; we'll all get right on that. Perhaps for you it was the fact he blatantly disregarded masking during the height of COVID-19 that got under your skin. Or maybe it was when he was the lone vote against a bill to get disability benefits to those who suffer from ALS more quickly back in 2021. No matter the reason you're not a fan of Mike Lee, you can join in with like-minded individuals for a night of good times. There are so many ways you can spend 4/20 (if you partake), but the Fuck Mike Lee Fest might be the perfect combo for you if you have beef with the senator, like many of us do. Come jam with great local bands including Summer 2000, Head Portals, Melancholy Club, Sleep Cult, Hurtado, The Apology Club, Tiger Bike, JimiDead, Rotten Boy and Cody Hsu. This all-ages bash is only $15, so come have a good time and air your grievances on Saturday, April 20. The show starts at 4 p.m. Grab tickets at 24tix.com. (EA)

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Sessanta: Primus, Puscifer, A Perfect Circle @ Maverick Center 4/23
I get the impression that Maynard James Keenan takes art seriously, but doesn't take himself seriously. Maynard's band Tool appeared on HBO sketch series Mr. Show as a fictional band called Puscifer—which became a real band years later. Sessanta serves as an unorthodox tour where Puscifer, A Perfect Circle and Primus team up and form like Voltron, with members of all three acts onstage at certain points. This special 30-song extravaganza is a celebration of Maynard James Keenan 60th birthday. "Quality of life is success in my opinion," Maynard told Esquire. "My quality of life is finding puzzles and seeing them through. Whether it be a building, a wine, writing songs. They're puzzles. Do I need to do all these things? No. But I have the means to instigate the puzzles and do them." I think you can appreciate these artists for their music and for the subject matter of their lyrics without going too far out into space. With A Perfect Circle, Keenan participates with guitarist and songwriter Billy Howerdel to create a brand of haunting melodies with a more accessible sound than his other endeavors. With Puscifer, Keenan is in the cut with guitarist/keyboard player Mat Mitchell and singer Carina Round. The group takes a trial-and-error process with exploration. And with Primus, circa Sailing the Seas of Cheese and Brown LPs were fairly jammy, but mostly produced tight four- or five-minute songs. Nowadays, one would expect the same tunes stretched into a 15- or 20-minute session with wah effects on the bass and solo, minus the Ronnie Dobbs skit. Yeah, they most definitely have a sense of humor. Catch them at the Maverick Center on Tuesday, Apr 23. Doors at 6:30 p.m.; show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the all-ages show range from $75-105 at ticketmaster.com (Mark Dago)

Matthew Logan Vasquez - BRYNN OSBORN
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Matthew Logan Vasquez @ Urban Lounge 4/23
Matthew Logan Vasquez has confronted his failures and emerged victorious. Now married, sober and settled in the pastoral plains of the Texas Hill Country, he initially found success as a member of the band Delta Spirit before joining the indie supergroup Middle Brother, and subsequently releasing three superb albums of his own. His worldview has been shaped from his own personal perspective, one that suggests that life is often a struggle and that it takes patience and perseverance simply to survive. That determination is evident in each of his efforts, underscoring the fact that Vasquez is a singular artist whose music is the product of both courage and conviction. He shares those insights at every opportunity, having toured the world many times over, become a festival favorite (courtesy of appearances at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Newport Folk Festival, and Austin City Limits), and guested on Late Night With Conan O'Brien and Later With Jools Holland. He's a storyteller in the truest sense of the word, but his reflections are based on lessons learned through age and experience. Both reverent and rambunctious, he remains consistent in terms of conveying emphatic expression and illuminating intent. He also proves that emotion and insight needn't be mutually exclusive. After all, Vasquez is a tuneful troubadour, both reputable and reliable when it comes to combining his poetry and passion. He sometimes struggles with tough realities, but he never allows his will to waver. Matthew Logan Vasquez performs a 21+ show on Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. at The Urban Lounge. Tickets cost $20 (+ $6.85 service charge). Go to 24tix.com. (Lee Zimmerman)

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