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Utah Beer Festival Musical Offerings, Berlin Nights Are Back, Lit'l Grim album release show with Jacked Johnson and Sen Wisher, and more.

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STEFAN POULOS 3
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Utah Beer Festival Musical Offerings
The Utah Beer Fest is back this summer, and while the main draw is of course the 200+ beers to sample, there's also plenty of entertainment to look forward to. The 2021 fest will be at The Gateway Saturday, Aug. 21 and Sunday, Aug. 22, and will feature performances at The Gateway Main Stage by the Olympic Legacy Plaza. But if you want to get the party started early, head to the Utah Beer Festival Official Pre-Party at The Depot on Friday, Aug. 20. Featuring the talents of local icons like Talia Keys, with support by other well-loved locals like Mojave Nomads and The Painted Roses, the show opens its doors at 6 p.m., with showtime at 8 p.m.; tickets are $15 and face coverings are encouraged. On Saturday afternoon, when the fest truly kicks off, visitors can look forward to seeing Boston-based band Lucid Lynx at 3:30 p.m. and the local beer garten classic Pickpockets at 5 p.m., followed by another garten fav in Two Old Guys at 6 p.m. and the Utah-based rock cover band Hoodoo Child at 7 p.m. If you're visiting on Sunday, catch Dead Zephyrs playing at The Gateway Main Stage at 6 p.m. Weekend tickets to the festival are $40, $30 for single day and $75 for VIP, with Gateway Main Stage acts available for viewing with those festival tickets. Visit utahbeerfest.com for more info and tickets.

Berlin Nights Are Back
They've been going for a bit now this summer, but the interactive, industrial dance-themed nights at Metro Music Hall are back after disappearing during the pandemic. Metro Music Hall has a storied history all its own, including a past as a popular gay bar, and nowadays as a venue for bands and artists, plus the still-regular drag performances. They've expanded their scope, though, turning the space into a temporary dance club for their Berlin nights. For these events dubbed an "interactive nightclub experience," the whole space is transformed. In the past, it's been doused in moody red lighting, with ragged wall hanging to imbue a grungy sort of vibe. Spaces that are usually off-limits become secret spots to sneak off to for drinks or dancing—but I won't spoil it by telling you where these crannies can be found. Multiple DJ set-ups and art installations round out the spectacle of a pop-up club—and this Friday, Aug. 20, local DJs will put the cherry on top of the night. Featuring Siak PhD, Artemis, Chavez and Matthew Fit, Berlin is free before 10 p.m. with doors at 9 p.m., and $10 after. This is a 21+ event. Visit metromusichall.com for more information and tickets.

Lit'l Grim album release show with Jacked Johnson and Sen Wisher
Late July saw the re-opening of local punk and DIY venue The Beehive, and since then they've been hosting a steady flow of new shows and events. It's been a warm reopening, full of small touring acts moving through SLC and locals alike. This Saturday, Aug. 21, they'll open their doors to Lit'l Grim, a local band with a fresh new album on their hip, to be released and celebrated alongside more awesome locals. Lit'l Grim and His Happy Band—as they're fully called—haven't been around long, just finishing their first performance as a full band in late July at a performance in Kanab, and before that with a Virtualized performance for SLUG Magazine. At The Beehive, though, they'll be presenting their debut album Mangosteen, an album named after a song by Lit'l Grim's Tate Grimshaw of the same name. The group grew from connections made in the band Helichrysum, and so fans of their one-off album These Apes Think They Heady should definitely find their interest piqued by Lit'l Grim. The new group will find support in Jacked Johnson, and in soloist Sen Wisher. The show is $7, all-ages and also encourages mask-wearing. Sanitizing stations will be set up around the venue, and attendees are asked to respect others' boundaries. Visit facebook.com/thebeehiveSLC for more info.

MATTHIAS BUSCHE
  • Matthias Busche

UMA FUZZ and Dolï at DLC
One of SLC's newest off-the-cuff venue spaces has got some goods for you this Thursday, Aug. 19. Come to spend your spare quarters on games and stay for the entertainment at the DLC, which will feature Uma Fuzz and Dolï. Opening act Dolï will set the mood with their mix of psychedelic rock and garage attitude. They'll be followed by a band of similar inclinations in Uma Fuzz, who will be performing tracks off their 2021 album Question Show, which is a collection of '90s grunge rock-meets-psychedelia that any vintage-rock lover will dig. Sarah Little Drum is the singer, and the answer to the question of what '90s rock would have sounded like had more badass women lent their vocals to the crunching guitars and gotten famous for it. Anyone trapped playing pinball outside the entrance to the corner of the bar the venue takes up will surely feel bad about missing all the noise. Doors to the show are at 8 p.m., with Dolï on at 9 p.m. and Uma Fuzz on at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and the show is 21+. More info and tickets can be found at quartersslc.com.

RACHAEL DESOUZA
  • Rachael DeSouza

Fleetwood Macramé Visit The Urban Lounge
Whether you're a lifelong fan or a youngster converted by that one viral TikTok video with the cranberry juice and the mustached man on a longboard, most people know and love Fleetwood Mac. We've all seen the Rumours cover dotting record store bins and thrift stores alike. Well, among the many cover bands in this world, here's a cover band for Fleetwood fanatics—and a special one, considering that the real deal will probably never tour together again. Fleetwood Macramé hails from San Francisco, and its members are a busy bunch. Neo-folk singer and songwriter Linda Moody plays Stevie Nicks, and has also performed in bands like Chaos Fiction, Excuses For Skipping and a Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band called Proud Mary, alongside fellow Fleetwood Macramé member Tori Fulkerson-Jones (John McVie). Jai Bird (Mick Fleetwood) also plays in Proud Mary, plus a Patsy Cline tribute band called The Patsychords. In addition to these three covers-happy members, Macramé is rounded out by Madeline Tasquin Streicek (Christine McVie) and Owen Adair Kelley (Lindsey Buckingham). Audience participation is encouraged, because everyone knows the words of course. So don't miss your chance to get dreamy to "Dreams" in person! The show is Thursday, Aug. 19 at The Urban Lounge, with doors at 7 p.m., tickets $20 - $100. This is a 21+ show.

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