SALT LAKE CITY — Before Taylor Swift, before Carrie Underwood, even before Kelly Clarkson, there was Shania Twain. Arguably the most popular entertainer in the world in the late ’90s, Twain’s Come On Over album released in 1997 became the biggest selling album by a female artist of any musical genre, the highest selling country album of all time, and remains today among the top ten selling albums … Continue reading»

Cody Canada and The Departed – concert review

SALT LAKE CITY — If there’s one thing Cody Canada has learned this year, it’s that if you’re going to go to Idaho for a week to hang out with the members of Reckless Kelly and Micky and the Motorcars, you’d better take the next few days off to recover. Fresh off his annual trip to the Braun Brothers Reunion music festival in Challis, Idaho, an admittedly tired … Continue reading»

SALT LAKE CITY — Fresh off a successful weekend at the Braun Brothers Reunion in Challis, Idaho, Cody Canada is headed to Salt Lake City Monday night for his second show of the year in Utah. The former lead singer of Cross Canadian Ragweed returned to Salt Lake in January after a two year absence and played one of the best small venue concerts of the year. Canada … Continue reading»

Grace Potter makes triumphant return to Utah

Grace Potter told concert-goers in the reserved section at Deer Valley Tuesday night that they looked comfortable sitting in their seats on a beautiful night in the mountains. But she promised they wouldn’t be there for long. True to her word, just a couple of songs into Potter’s set, both the reserved and lawn sections of the amphitheater were on their feet where they would remain for the … Continue reading»

Grace Potter is passionate about music. Get her talking about the artists who have influenced her and she might literally talk to you for hours about all the vinyl records, CD’s, cassettes and even 8-Tracks she has in her collection. In finding her muse for her newest album, Midnight, Potter took a journey to all of her favorite record stores around the country, grabbing all sorts of music … Continue reading»

Reckless Kelly back in Park City

  PARK CITY — Willy Braun has about 30 songs written and ready to choose from for Reckless Kelly’s next album. “It’s going to be an interesting one for sure. We’ve got a lot of fun ideas we hope to pull together,” Cody Braun, Willy’s brother and Reckless Kelly co-founder told the Deseret News from his home in Austin recently. When pressed further about what made the new … Continue reading»

Van Halen returns to rock Utah

WEST VALLEY CITY — Prior to Saturday night, it had been more than 30 years since a David Lee Roth-fronted version of Van Halen played in Utah. In the interest of full disclosure I will say: I like both the Roth and Hagar eras; I have no problem with Wolf but wish Michael Anthony was still in the band; and yes the vocals from DLR on the recently … Continue reading»

Twilight and Death Cab

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake’s immensely popular Twilight Concert Series is back for another summer starting tonight. Pioneer Park has the potential to have a A LOT of people in the area on Thursday night as the series kicks off in high style with Death Cab For Cutie. If you don’t already have tickets, they’ll be $10, cash only, at the gate. Arrive early. Plan on walking … Continue reading»

A Farewell to Rush

WEST VALLEY CITY— Double necked guitars, Neil Peart’s drum kit circa 1981, explosions, lasers, stacks of Marshall amps, three hours of music spanning a 40 year career. All that was really missing were the kimonos. (And maybe the giant inflatable bunnies that came out of the top hat from the Presto tour). Monday night at the Maverik Center, Rush and more than 10,000 of their diehard fans gathered … Continue reading»

Sons of Bill Strive to Keep Their Music Honest

Sons of Bill have released four solid studio albums in the U.S. over their 10 year career. Their most recent offering, 2014’s Love & Logic, received high critical acclaim. And in just a few weeks the band will embark on their third European tour this year alone. But one thing the five-piece, Virginia-based band has never done is play a concert in Utah. The drought comes to an … Continue reading»