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We Got Brad's Back

Fiz Bradshaw, Brian Taylor and Davey Parrish organize benefit for Raunch Records' Brad Collins.

New Arrival

Will Sartain shifts into fresh musical gear with Sleepy Passenger project.

Music Monday Sept. 10: Weekend festival roundup & preview, Thomas Gabriel and more

We’ve reached peak local festival (and local music) season here in Salt Lake City.

The One and Only

Hip-hop pioneer KRS-One drops 40 years of knowledge.
He founded the Temple of Hip-Hop Ministry, Archive, School and Society to perpetuate Afrika Bambaataa's overarching idea that the art form was a deliberate attempt to effect positive change on the world.

Music Monday (Tuesday Edition): Jon Stickley Trio, Boz Scaggs, RJ and more

Need a surer sign than the start of college football to know fall is right around the corner? Drive to Park City on I-80 and look around once you top Parleys Summit—the trees are already ablaze with red and orange.

Moderating Influence

Why we need artists like Jason Isbell more than ever.
I quit drinking years ago, I got a 3-year-old daughter ... This is as hinged as I get. I'm hinged as hell!"

Music Monday Aug. 27: The Aces on the road, new music from Samsonite and more

After a couple months off, fast-rising Utah quartet The Aces start their tour supporting 5 Seconds of Summer today in Toronto.

Upending Expectations

Shakey Graves returns with darker, deeper take on his suitcase blues.
Instead of stomp-folk and country blues, songs like "Aibohphobia" sound as psychedelic on record as they do on paper.

Music Monday 8/20: Utah Beer Fest wrap-up, Slayer's goodbye and more

Another weekend, another successful festival, and another showcase for some of Salt Lake City’s best local bands.

The Reign Ends

After nearly 40 years, thrash-metal icons Slayer say goodbye with the End of Days Tour.
"No one goes, 'Yeah, I was really big into Slayer one summer,'" Rob Zombie said in the 2004 documentary Metal: A Head Bangers Journey.

Music Monday 8/13: Father John Misty, Diplo, Gipsy Kings and more

With just a couple weeks of summer left, a final round of festivals found its way to Utah over the weekend.

Voice of Ages

Valley Queen's Natalie Carol blends Southern roots, classic rock riffs and L.A. longing into excellent debut.
Los Angeles rockers Valley Queen released their debut album, Supergiant, in May, earning rave reviews from Rolling Stone.

Music Monday Aug. 6: Bo York wins City Weekly Battle of the DJs, Greensky Bluegrass, Deafheaven and more

City Weekly’s 2018 Battle of the DJs rocked The Depot on Saturday night, with eight audio technicians clashing for an excited crowd—and a chance to open for Diplo on Aug. 16 at the first Salt Lake Community College Twilight Concert Series of the summer. After several heated exchanges between a who’s who of Salt Lake City DJs (Easy, Tina, JPAN, BT5K, Serge Du Preez, DJ Vai, Sensei Miya and Bo York), the final battle showcased BT5K’s party-starting energy against Bo York’s crate-digging turntablism.

Art Without Borders

Bilingual indie-pop band The Chamanas shine a realistic light on their peaceful life in synergistic El Paso/Juárez.
Life along the United States' southern border is all about dualities.

Music Monday 7/30: Jazz Vespers at Gracie's and LoveLoud wrapup

If you like intimate jazz played with loose spontaneity, there isn’t a better format in town than the Gracie’s Monday Jazz Jam, hosted by local David Halliday and the Jazz Vespers Quartet.

Changing the Culture

Imagine Dragons' LoveLoud Festival speaks up for LGBTQ youth.
Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds has had one hell of a year.

All There Is to Offer

One year soaking up Salt Lake City's seam-bursting local music scene.
Thursday, July 19, marks exactly one year since I arrived in Salt Lake City.

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