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Live Music Picks: July 19-25

JJ Grey, Exmortus, Moon Darling, James McMurtry and more.

Live Music Picks: July 12-18

Quicksand, Todd Snider, YOB, Grace Potter and more.

Live Music Picks: July 5-11

Thievery Corporation, The Paul Thorn Band, La Santa Cecilia, Jeremy Enigk and more.

Live Music Picks: June 28-July 4

The Get Up Kids, Janelle Monáe, Petal, Fantastic Negrito and more.
The Get Up Kids returned in 2018 with their first release in seven years, an EP calledKicker that updates their classic emo-punk sound with tales of adult travails like parenthood and marriage.

Live Music Picks: June 21-27

People Under the Stairs, Shy Boys, The Milk Carton Kids, Protoje and more.
"Regulators! Mount up!"

Live Music Picks: June 14-20

Nasty Nasty, Iceage, R.A. the Rugged Man, Black Milk and more.
Learning how to say "fuck you" without really saying it is pretty much all I learned in my four years in the Marine Corps, an environment where women (and/or those who identify as such) have to fight for respect in a sea of toxic masculinity.

Live Music Picks: June 7-13

Grupo Revelação, The Flaming Lips, The Atlas Moth, Zeds Dead and more.
Samba is Brazil's version of American jazz and blues—a mishmash of art forms based on black culture that was adapted from rural roots and updated for the increasingly urban 20th century.

Live Music Picks: May 31-June 6

George Winston, Salt Lake Metal Fest 2018, Hockey Dad, Blue Water Highway and more.
Like many budding musicians, pianist George Winston was drawn to the classics early on—not necessarily the music of Beethoven and Mozart, but rather more recent keyboard heroes like Floyd Cramer, Booker T. Jones, Jimmy Smith and the like.

Live Music Picks: May 24-30

Grey Glass, Celtic Woman, Jenny Don’t and the Spurs, Broncho and more.
For those of us who grew up listening to local alt radio—this writer used to plan his nightly routine around KXRK 96.3 FM's Top 10 Songs That Don't Suck program—solid, well-formatted alternative rock can be like a cool drink of water.

Live Music Picks: May 17-23

Obituary, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Tycho, Pedro the Lion and more.
Like Dead Kennedys and Marilyn Manson, The Brian Jonestown Massacre boasts a moniker that's intended for shock value alone, at the expense of appealing to any mainstream audience.

Live Music Picks: May 10-16

Soulfly, Young Dubliners, Kool Keith, Making Movies and more.
>Who would've thought a group of dudes from South Carolina would form one of the most well-known death metal bands in underground music.

Live Music Picks: May 3-9

Jukebox the Ghost, X Ambassadors, The Fratellis, Justin Townes Earle and more.
Most would argue that The Beatles initiated what would later be termed "power pop."

Live Music Picks: April 26-May 2

Hayley Kiyoko, Indigenous, of Montreal, Post Malone and more.
It's easy to mock the "Disney Channel to pop stardom" pipeline, but it's hard to deny the results from Miley Cyrus to Zendaya to Sabrina Carpenter.

Live Music Picks: April 19-25

MC Chris, Talia Keys & the Love, Nick Passey, Brian Wilson and more.
Mainstream nerdery has already conquered vast swathes of popular culture, and the world of hip-hop and heavy metal are no exceptions.

Live Music Picks: April 12-18

Judas Priest, The Residents, Clownvis Presley, The Breeders and more.
They're one of heavy metal's biggest and most influential acts, but Judas Priest shows a folk influence in taking their name from a Bob Dylan tune ("The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest") and covering Joan Baez' "Diamonds and Rust" (coincidentally a song about Dylan) on their third album, Sin After Sin (1977).

Live Music Picks: April 5-11

The Darkness, Durand Jones & The Indications, Toby Keith, Petty Theft and more.
Once upon a time (like 2006-ish), I thought I'd had a perfectly decent interview with Justin Hawkins—only to discover, upon disconnecting, that The Darkness' frontman called his U.K. manager.

Live Music Picks: March 29-April 4

Mark Owens, Matt and Kim, Strange Familia, The Goddamn Gallows and more.
Idaho-born, Utah-raised country artist Mark Owens grew up listening to Marty Robbins, Jim Reeves and Little Jimmy Dickens.

Live Music Picks: March 22-28

U.S. Girls, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, Hell’s Belles, Columbia Jones and more.
Canadian-American musician Meghan Remy seems like the noise-pop world's answer to Cat Power:


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