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Audiophile Offerings

Previewing the films with a musical slant from this year's Sundance lineup.

Optics of 801

801 Salon lets commercial space become a showcase for artists.

New Year, New Venues

Check out some of Salt Lake City's rookie music venues.

Audiophile Offerings

Previewing the films with a musical slant from this year's Sundance lineup.
Just because Sundance is back to virtual for their second year in a row doesn't mean you can't still have a real Sundance time with the online programming.

Making More Musical Memories

Considering the best moments from a year in flux
The year just wrapping up has been a little bit like normal, but still decidedly not normal.

Find Your NYE

Local musical options for getting out and kicking 2021 to the curb
Obviously last year was a no-go for big New Year's celebrations, but this year couldn't be more different.

Debuting Alicia

Alicia Stockman narrows a career's worth of songs into her first album.
Local singer/songwriter Alicia Stockman's style of Americana goodness and warm folk tradition is one she's settled into comfortably over the years, gaining accolades at songwriter competitions like the Songwriter Serenade, Tucson Folk Festival, Wildflower!

Bringing Back the Battle

After two years, Velour once again hosts its community-building, potentially star-making showcase.
Velour's Battle of the Bands is a bi-annual competition series, where local bands compete against each other in a multi-night series of shows at the Provo venue—and it's back for the first time in two years.

Getting Gifty

Holiday shopping notions for the music-lover on your list.
The hunt for the perfect gift is on, and we've got some spots worth checking out.

Western Man

Adam Michael Terry melds photography and music into "picture scores."
Modern West Fine Art is redefining many things at their chic, airy and new-ish gallery at 400 South and 700 West, where they relocated in 2019.

For the Holidayheads

Plan for November's Christmas-themed music offerings
This one goes out to those who wake up on the first of November and immediately turn on the Santa-themed music

Why Oh Why Kiki?

A new downtown nightspot bustles with LGBTQIA+-friendly energy
A lot of people in costumes, drag queens swanning around glamorously and bartenders behind the island-themed bar dressed to the nines and shaking away at fluorescent drinks for a waiting crowd.

A Halloweekend Guide

Musical delights for this spookiest of holidays.
Nothing brings the party out like Halloween, especially after last year's spooky season was distinctly devoid of events.

A New Redrox Backdrop

The event formerly known as Women's Redrock Music Festival rebrands to emphasize their diverse mission.
After skipping 2020, the pioneering desert festival formerly known as Women's Redrock Music Festival is back, with a new locale and new name: Redrox Music Festival.

Another Brother.

Vol. III marks another progression in the live and recorded process of the local five-piece.
When searching for "brother" on Spotify, there's a lot that comes up. But Utah's own Brother. stands out with punctuation—in their name, but also in their style.

Dreadful Divas

The screamin'-est drag scenes for Halloween.
The drag community knows that the time is always right for a campy, funny and even raunchy drag show, but I'm sure the community would also agree there's no better season for it than Halloween.

Forest Festival

Days of Sound debuts with music and more in central Utah.
While Utah tourism explodes, central Utah is quietly cool—they've got Pando, Fishlake National Forest and Mystic Hot Springs. And, if all goes well, they'll have a new music festival, too.

Unsure Artistry

As Delta ramps up, local artists make tough choices about playing live.
While venues figure out which kinds of restrictions and mandates they want to enact, and work with artists who want things like vaccine mandates for their shows, artists are also doing the thorny work of figuring out how to tour and play responsibly—and even questioning if they should at all.

Time for Tribute

Friends and colleagues honor the legacy of prolific musician Courtney Isaiah Smith.
In January of this year, the Salt Lake City music community lost one of its brightest stars, Courtney Isaiah Smith, to COVID, at the age of just 37.


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