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Bubblegum Popping

SLC artist Suchii gets both fun and serious with debut EP Summer on Venus

The Best Fans Have Nicknames

Local pop/rock group takes over SLC with their retro vibes and loyal fanbase

Don't Let the Self-Doubt Win

Local singer-songwriter Rachael Jenkins finds community through her music

Bubblegum Popping

SLC artist Suchii gets both fun and serious with debut EP Summer on Venus
The idea of following your dreams can be scary and intimidating. What if you don't succeed?

Perfecting Their Craft

No Shooting Friends, Joseph hits their stride as a group now that the world has opened back up.
For local band No Shooting Friends, Joesph, that time was spent creatively, putting together a new album—and creating a new family in the process.

New Kid in Town

Welcoming aboard a new City Weekly Music Editor with a lifetime of music love.
I'm currently having flashbacks to all levels of school, when teachers would make each of us stand and introduce ourselves to the rest of the class.

Final Drops of Festival Flavor

Mark your calendar for the last big music blowouts of summer.
We wanted to give you one more chance to soak up the sun with music fests still on our summer docket.

Urban Lounge Comes of Age

The stalwart SLC music venue reaches a milestone birthday
It's not every day that we have occasion to celebrate the 21st birthday of a beloved local venue—and it's especially fun when it's a 21+ venue.

Slightly Stoopid, Greatly Grown

Veteran SoCal reggae rockers expand their matured musical palette.
When guitarists and singers Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald started Slightly Stoopid in 1994, they were out front of a second generation of bands that wanted to build on the reggae-rock sound that was starting to take hold thanks to the success of groups like Sublime, 311 and No Doubt.

Sunset Songs

A roundup of evening outdoor music in coming weeks
It can be hard to convince oneself to get out of the house when it's this hot out all the time, but that shouldn't stop you from enjoying the perfect summer goodness of an outdoor show.

No Zzz's for The Zombies

More than 50 years on, the veteran British Invasion act assures us they're still not dead yet.
Greg Lake once said that making a comeback with dignity was one of the most difficult things to do.

Tell 'Em Your Name

John Rzeznik and Goo Goo Dolls emerge from COVID with a new album's live-music sound
Kicking off with a ringing, driving guitar, the newly released single "Yeah, I Like You" revs up scrappy rock 'n' roll

See You Later, SLC

My reign of terror as music editor ends here.
When my partner and I moved to Salt Lake City in early January, the skies were that grim shade known to locals during the winter inversion.

Long Players

New full-length releases by local bands The Anchorage and Magda-Vega.
Though we've been focusing lately on a deep wellspring of singles released by regional artists, it's nice to see a few long-players arrive, as well. Here're some background on two new releases.

Musical Checklist

Metal at 9th and 9th, Open Mic at Jewett Center and more tidbits
One of the joys of living near 9th and 9th is the occasional sound of music emanating from the area's namesake intersection.

Music Mailbag

Bullet points from the CW inbox.
There Are Music Fans, and There Are Dylan Fans

Broadway Bound

A set of performances turns into a Utah farewell for pianist Elbieta Bilicka.
Elbieta Bilicka became a resident of Utah through happenstance.

Midsummer Update

A slew of new shows to add to your summer music calendar
We'll go ahead and course-correct today, noting a host of interesting, recently-announced options for your music-loving ears and eyes.

Playing Time

The members of Musor squeeze playing music (and soccer) around busy work lives.
Friends since they were teenagers, guitarist Alan Orellana and drummer Delfor Delgado have been playing music together since 2016, when the name Musor came into being.


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