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Strength in Numbers

Julien Baker discusses energy and empowerment in her new collaboration with Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus.

Return of the Rad Shack

Dalin Shepherd and Albert Vargas breathe new life into beloved Provo venue.

Transformative Stew

Tank and the Bangas stir a mix of New Orleans flavors into their boisterous, versatile sound.
But it's their extra flavors—frontwoman Tarriona "Tank" Ball's spoken-word philosophizing and livewire theatricality, her backup band's mix of technical expertise and call-and-response alchemy—that make Tank and the Bangas' musical concoction so tasty.

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Finding His Balance

Josh Groban returns to the road, reinvigorated by time spent on stage and on camera.
No longer just an adult contemporary heartthrob with a beautiful high lyric baritone, the 37-year-old Groban is entering prime Renaissance man territory.

Different Animals

Australian psych-rock band Pond isn't more of the same impala.
For all the personnel overlap, the two musical projects are sonically distinct.

Evolution and Escape

Local quartet The Pour celebrate ongoing growth with new EP and release show.
Writing creative original music, playing tight, hard-rocking shows and producing polished records that jump effortlessly from funk to prog-rock to jam band and back

Music Monday 10/8: New City Movement brings the light to Bricks, The Church, The Dead South, Fickle Friends and more

Despite a dreary week of weather, good vibes radiated from Bricks last Saturday night, when New City Movement’s 20 Years Deep party gathered some of Salt Lake City’s best DJs to spin in three different rooms. Hip-hop grooves reigned supreme in the Fice Eats Beats Gallery while deep grooves transported the dancers braving the chill on the V School Technotronic Rooftop.

Forward Progression

New City Movement celebrates 20 years of electronic music and human connection with big night at Bricks.
Now, Walker has assembled what he calls "the party to end all parties"—a 20 Years Deep tribute to the past that also highlights the scene's never-ending evolution.

Music Monday 10/1

Crucialfest 8 roundup, The Aquabats, The Underhill Family Orchestra and more.
Punk rock superheroes The Aquabats have deep roots in Salt Lake City, which is home to some of the band’s creative team and also the backdrop for many shoots of The Aquabats’ Emmy-winning Super Show!

Beyond the Boring

Crucialfest 8 brings grindcore pioneers Pig Destroyer to shred Utah for the first time.
What started as Crucialfest founder Jarom Bischoff's dream of bridging the gap between heavy music and the general public is now a force to be reckoned with.

Music Monday Sept. 24: U-God, Foxing, Dave Alvin, Jimmie Gilmore, Flight Facilities and more

As beautiful fall weather descends on Utah, so does another wave of excellent touring bands, starting on Monday, Sept. 24 with hip-hop royalty: original Wu-Tang clan member U-God, who performs at Metro Music 

We Got Brad's Back

Fiz Bradshaw, Brian Taylor and Davey Parrish organize benefit for Raunch Records' Brad Collins.
At the center of it all is Super Top Secret's in-house mini-ramp, which is usually reserved for the firm's employees but will be open to all on Friday night.

Music Monday Sept. 17: Slaughter Beach, Dog; Ohmeme; El Ten Eleven and more

After another weekend stuffed to the gills with solid events, including the inclusive Urban Arts Festival and a two-night album release extravaganza for Will Sart

New Arrival

Will Sartain shifts into fresh musical gear with Sleepy Passenger project.
When Sartain began writing songs for his next record, he found his gaze settling on the simple moments.

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.

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