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MUSIC PICKS NOV 16 - 22 

Sinking About, Sunset Station, Sad Cowboy @ The DLC 11/16, Adventure Club @ The Complex 11/17, St. Paul and The Broken Bones @ ArtTix 11/17, and more.

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Sinking About, Sunset Station, Sad Cowboy @ The DLC 11/16
Heading to The DLC is always a fun night—you've got your games, live music and drinks all in one place. At this particular show, you'll be able to catch a local triple threat that will leave you with a fun hangover for days to come. Headlining the show is Sinking About, a group that has been releasing mellow, melodic indie tunes since 2022. Their most recent release, Church of Jupiter, starts out by making you feel like you're drifting down a calm river contemplating life and relaxing, but then ends with an upbeat track that sounds like it should have a laser show accompanying it. It has '80s-inspired synths and fast, upbeat drums that won't let you sit still for a second. Joining the show is Sunset Station, an SLC-based desert indie group that has treated us to two singles this year, the newest being their October release "City Lights." This song is perfect for when you're feeling that main-character energy. It's moody and full of reverb, perfect for a late-night drive to clear your mind. Rounding out the bill is Sad Cowboy, or "the lone rangers of rock and roll," as they like to call themselves. If you're a fan of indie, especially from locals, this is the show for you. Head out to support these rad bands on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets for the 21+ show are $10 at quartersslc.com. (Emilee Atkinson)

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Adventure Club @ The Complex 11/17
As part of the Heroes and Villains Tour, the Canadian duo Adventure Club features Christian Srigley and Leighton James, who are a crowd favorite with a signature sound that includes melodic, sensual, high-pitched female vocals with dubstep synths. It may come as a surprise that Adventure Club started out as a hardcore pop-punk band before transitioning to electronic dance music based on their well-known 2011 remix of "Crave You" by Flight Facilities. The remix conveys a mesmerizing sultriness with lyrics, "Why can't you want me like the other boys do? / They stare at me while I stare at you / I walked into the room dripping in gold / Dripping, dripping." Often considered among the pioneers of dubstep, Srigley and James have mastered the art of the melodic genre of dubstep and continue to keep it alive and thriving. From their earlier work in 2012—such as the remix of "Lullabies" by Yuna and their single "Rise and Fall" with Krewella—to their 2020 single "High Like This" and newest 2023 single "You Found Me," the duo showcases incredible endurance for releasing heavy-hitters throughout the years. The Heroes and Villains Tour continues their tradition of creating and performing captivating electronic music with soaring melodies and emotive basslines. Adventure Club performs at The Complex on Nov 17. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 at thecomplexslc.com (Arica Roberts)

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St. Paul and The Broken Bones @ ArtTix 11/17
Over the course of their 12-year career, St. Paul and The Broken Bones have morphed from the old-school soul sound they established early on to various permeations of R&B, funk and disco. The band's latest album, Angels In Science Fiction, is their boldest venture yet, a set of songs written by band leader Paul Janeway when he learned his wife was pregnant and subsequently penned a series of songs to his as-yet unborn daughter. Taking his cue from such noble predecessors as Aristotle, William James and John Steinbeck, the work that resulted is both novel and affecting, decidedly experimental but still as moving, and as memorable as each effort that preceded it. That's hardly surprising, considering the fact that this eight-piece outfit has established a reputation as festival favorites, having graced the stages of Lollapalooza, Coachella and Glastonbury. They've won critical kudos as well, including praises from Esquire, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, SPIN and NPR. Credit their dance-inducing sound and rousing rhythms for making them the success that they are. "You count your blessings in those situations," Janeway once told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "It's somethin' I love doin', I get to do it for a livin' and I know I'm lucky." Clearly, it didn't take sticks and stones to break these Bones into the big time. Talent alone seemed to suffice. Live at the Eccles presents St. Paul and The Broken Bones with special guest Maggie Rose at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17 at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets cost $35 - $130; go to my.arttix.org. (Lee Zimmerman)

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Addison Grace, Rachael Jenkins, Mia Hicken @ Soundwell 11/21
SLC queer icon Addison Grace released their long-awaited debut album in September, then went on a headlining tour that comes to an exciting end in his hometown. Grace has been captivating listeners since his debut in 2020, releasing comfy pop tracks featuring his crystal-clear voice that will keep you coming back for more. Up until this year, the singer/songwriter had released plenty of singles and several EPs, but not a full LP, so it's exciting that one is finally here. The album, titled Diving Lessons, was inspired by hardship and growing pains, especially growing up queer in Utah. "It was through the difficulty of me not fitting in as a kid and not being able to make a lot of friends, that I was able to shift into music," Grace said. Diving Lessons showcases growth for Grace, both vocally and lyrically, as they've navigated life as an openly queer, transmasc artist. "This entire album is about healing, and going through something really hard as a teenager, and having to grow through it," Addison said. "I named it Diving Lessons because when you hit the water, it hurts and it sucks, and you're overstimulated and it's hard, and you have to swim to the edge. That's how this album feels to me." Catch Grace as he finishes his tour with a bang on Tuesday, Nov 21 at 7 p.m. Tickets for the all-ages show are $23 and can be found at soundwellslc.com. (EA)

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Dying Wish @ Kilby Court 11/22
Portland, Ore.'s hardcore quintet Dying Wish knows how to find the balance. On their 2021 debut album Fragments of a Bitter Memory, they've taken a nostalgic metalcore sound yet modernized and improved it. It is a perfect blend of old and new. The newest singles—"Lost In The Fall and Path" and "To Your Grave"—show and prove that the next LP is going to make Dying Wish explode. "I want us to push the limits," vocalist Emma Boster told Kerrang! in May. "I want us to be playing to big rooms and being nominated for Grammys while still being authentically us. I love this scene. We all do. And we want to become one of the kind of metalcore masters we grew up with—a legendary act." Not all crunch and dissonance here, Dying Wish peel off pure emotion in every track. There is nothing about the heaviness that feels diluted, and the result is one of the most uncompromising and brutal recordings in the annals of rock and roll. Look, the energy of the live set is unmatched. When you have an area of like-minded weirdos running around in a circle, occasionally slamming into each other with vigor and fervor ... Well, it is the best thing ever. The pit is the place to be. Boundaries, Foreign Hands and Roman Candle open. Catch these acts at Kilby Court on Wednesday, Nov. 22. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the all-ages show are $20 and can be found here 24tix.com (Mark Dago)

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