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Authentic Statement

Nicki Bluhm bares her soul on new record To Rise You Gotta Fall.

Music Monday: Ogden Twilight, and the week ahead

Flaming Lips, Calexico, Utah Blues Festival, Kesha and (Mackle)more

Her Whole Self

Caroline Rose mixes the personal and political on genre-bending, multitude-containing Loner.

Music Monday: A full summer weekend in review and the week ahead

Tenkaras, Xavier Rudd, Puddles Pity Party and more.
This Monday feels different, right?

Cool and Clean

James the Mormon brings a unique flavor to hip-hop with his faith.
When music lovers outside of the Beehive State hear the term "Utah rap" they probably envision a cringe-worthy high school rendition of a Top-40 pop song.

Passion and Patience

After years on the road, Marny Lion Proudfit brings her music home to Ogden.
Marny Lion Proudfit'svoice can seemingly move mountains.

Logan's Luthier

At $8,000, Ryan Thorell's hand-crafted guitars have a dedicated following.
For the past half hour, Ryan Thorell has been gently rasping the spruce top of his creation with a razor blade in his Logan workshop.

Bow Flex

Portland Cello Project gives a new sound to familiar hits.
Douglas Jenkins finds fans of classical music in the oddest places.

It's All (Not) Relative

Provo's Renshaw: An accidental band, accidentally discovered.
Before talking about music, it was necessary to ask the only truly important question:

Swear to Nod

Local garage punks The Nods talk about the evolution of Salt Lake's music scene.
>Much like the barren valley early pioneers encountered when they trundled down the west side of the Wasatch Mountains, Utah's local music scene wasn't much to look at around the turn of the millenium.

Defying Expectations

Wild Child's new album shows off a willingness to be playful and experimental.
On the set of a music video recently shot in Terlingua, Texas, the leaders of the indie-pop band Wild Child—Kelsey Wilson and Alexander Beggins—did a live take of their new song, "The One."

Rock-It Fuel

Local musicians dish on the grub that puts the bomp in their bomp-bah-bomp-bah-bomp.
Most musicians don't make piles of money—but that doesn't mean they have to live on ramen and dumpster bagels.

So Tomorrow That I Might See

Le Voir explores dualities as it becomes a single entity.
Onstage, Le Voir's Gillian Chase cuts two different figures.

Loving the Alienation

Helios Creed and Chrome continue making iconoclastic music for outcasts.
When seminal San Francisco post-punk band Chrome's debut album The Visitation (1976, Siren) dropped, it was disorienting, discombobulating and alienating.

Music Monday: Strange Familia, The Backyard Revival and a live music venue

Here’s another local music video premiere for ya: This morning, local pop-rock trio Strange Familia released a video for the single, “Lines,” from their self-titled debut album.

Dis Old House

City Weekly visits "Discoid" Sam Rodriguez.
It's apt that Dis House is on a street so narrow you want to repeatedly ignore Google Maps' directive to turn.

Music Monday: Starmy video, new Talia Keys music, The Nods Presents

Some surprises arrived in City Weekly’s inbox this week.

You Come About

John Hiatt's Bring the Family and Slow Turning inspire self-reflection.
If I'd heard John Hiatt's Slow Turning when it came out in 1988, I'm not sure I'd still be a fan.

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