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Rad Pride

A DIY Provo venue brings out its rebel spirit in support of the LGBTQ community.

Longing for Summer

Some much-anticipated highlights for this upcoming concert season.

Coming of (All) Ages

Kilby Court celebrates 20 years as a formative live music venue.

Rad Pride

A DIY Provo venue brings out its rebel spirit in support of the LGBTQ community.
While SLC Pride and its big, bright, loud parade and festival get most of the attention, communities like Provo have their very own schedule of festivities.

Horseplay Abroad

Choir Boy reflects on wild life on the European road.
They both look like slightly different versions of someone's suave-but-scruffy, cigarette-smoking dad.

Facing the Music

City Weekly's new music guru shares how she'll get back her Utah groove.
So, I fearlessly admit that I'm back, and I have a lot to acquaint myself with. Below I present a list of points of interest, and parts of the community I've really missed.

Standing Strong

Utah natives Dallon Weekes and Ryan Seaman carve their own glam-rock path with iDKHOW.
The "former member of" media angles get old quickly. And the pressure to follow up one hit with another can wear down even the most seasoned veteran.

Relatable Damage

Dallas Wayde treats his music as therapy— for himself and others.
"I totally spaced it. I forgot we had an interview. I'm just nervous."

Radar: On!

10 local acts to get behind now.
These are our 10 Salt Lake City acts to watch. Maybe we'll even figure out a way to get a few of them to collaborate dream team-style in the future.

Genre Fluid

Marina Marqueza uses music to heal and empower marginalized communities—and their own self.
I'm not going to wait for the world to accept me as I am. I'm going to create my own space."

Better Listening by Design

Utah Symphony's Unwound casual concert series makes its debut.
"It's that they don't have the chance to understand and to experience it."

The Record That Changed Me

7 local music power players reflect on the tunes that defined them.
The records that changed them 10, 20, 30, even 40 years ago—ranging from Siouxsie to Steely Dan—that opened up their world, and in one case, led a wayward youth to abandon his carnie dreams.

The Tradition Continues

Celtic mainstays Shanahy reunite to kick March off right at IAMA's Local Concert Series.
And on the first day of the month, the Intermountain Acoustic Music Association's Local Concert Series takes listeners on a journey to the British Isles.

Sharing the Mic

Caleb Chapman's Soundhouse offers young musicians professional training and performing opportunities.
Had anyone ever had more fun than these kids? Their joy was infectious.

P.S. They Love You

Salt Lake City quartet The Backseat Lovers move fans with their emotional indie rock and unstinting work ethic.
Luckily, Salt Lake City quartet The Backseat Lovers have affection to spare

Going With the Flow

Andrew Goldring learns to let go and trust his instincts on new album Fluorescent Memories.
"I wasn't looking to be playing gigs. It was just a fun one-off thing."

If It's Not Fun, It's Not Music

The Violet Temper goes against the grain with heartfelt, non-computerized art.
Morrissey is just one of the many muses Tolman and Heath draw inspiration from as they crash head-on into a new "doom shoegaze" alt-rock adventure.

Fighting For Change

Mindy Gledhill charts her religious transition through uplifting, unflinching pop music.
"Every record I've ever made is a chronicle of what I've been going through at that point in my life. Music is just how I process my life experiences."

Back in the Motherland

Cole Barnson returns to Utah and reboots his musical career with Kasadoom.
For Cole Barnson, leaving Utah first for Las Vegas and then for Los Angeles to chase his rock-'n'-roll dreams provided a formative education in "figuring shit out."


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