For 25 years, David Lowery and Johnny Hickman, the co-founders and creative forces behind Cracker, have been delivering their unique blend alternative rock, Americana, country, soul, blues and even funk while writing and recording music on their terms. And if they see something in the music industry that’s not on the up and up, they’re not afraid to point it out. Their debut self-titled album, which contained the … Continue reading
It’s finally here!!! After waiting with great anticipation for several weeks (months?), Utahns finally found out who’s coming to the Wasatch Front this summer. Several venues this week released their summer concert series lineups. This summer is going to be a strong mix of alt-rockers, Americana, and some totally 80’s acts: Red Butte Garden Wednesday, May 25 The Lumineers Wednesday, June 1 Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang … Continue reading
On a warm Friday night in Tempe, Ariz. in February, Roger Clyne walks off his tour bus to make his way across the parking lot to the Yucca Tap Room stage door. He’s followed by longtime drummer PH Naffah. The Yucca Tap Room is a small venue that holds about 200 people – tightly – squeezed in the middle of an old strip mall. It’s where The Refreshments, … Continue reading
As we patiently wait for Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City’s Twilight Concert Series, and Deer Valley to announce their full summer concert lineups, some venues are already starting to reveal this year’s outdoor concert offerings. USANA Amphitheatre May 7 – X96 BASh: Death Cab for Cutie, Offspring, Awolnation, Nothing But Thieves, Strumbellas June 9 – Slipknot, Marilyn Manson June 14 – Steely Dan, Steve Winwood June 24 … Continue reading
Another summer of radio station festival and package shows are on the horizon. This year looks to be particularly busy for music of all genres. The annual X-96 BASH will kick of the USANA Amphitheatre’s summer concert series on May 7. This year’s lineup includes Death Cab for Cutie, The Offspring, Awolnation, Nothing but Thieves and Strumbellas. If re-living your big hair days is more your thing, KBER … Continue reading
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, The Young Dubliners return to Salt Lake on Saturday for a weekend of celtic rock. The band’s latest record is NINE, appropriately named for the 9th studio album. The St. Patty’s Day weekend show will be at In The Venue.
Not a music concert, but Amy Schumer is the current rock star of the comedy world. The star of Trainwreck and the critically acclaimed Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central will be bringing her standup comedy show to the Maverik Center on April 14. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 18.
If you are more than fed up with winter following the latest round of snow along the Wasatch Front over the weekend, here’s some good news: The summer season at USANA is starting to fill up. And like just about every summer, fans of country music will be happy with the lineup. United Concerts recently announced their annual Megaticket for USANA. This year, the Megaticket shows include: JASON … Continue reading
PARK CITY — Micky Braun says it’s usually hit-and-miss whether he’ll make a New Year’s resolution. “It kind of depends what kind of shape I’m in by the time New Year’s gets there,” he said with a laugh during a recent phone call from his home in Austin. In 2016, however, Braun said he will resolve to write more songs for his band, Micky and the Motorcars. “(This … Continue reading
SALT LAKE CITY — Neal Middleton’s phone won’t stop buzzing. The co-founder and frontman of Royal Bliss for the past 18 years looks anxious as the numbers and messages continue to flash on his phone. But he is also filled with excitement. His band has just rolled back into Salt Lake City from a Midwest tour, only to get up at 5 a.m. the next day for a … Continue reading