Micky and the Motorcars return to The State Room

For more than a decade, Micky and the Motorcars have delivered high quality country-rock, red dirt songs about long road trips and failed relationships. So it seems only natural that lead singer and chief songwriter Micky Braun would fill the Motorcars upcoming new CD with songs that are…. upbeat? “It’s a much happier record than I’ve ever done. The writing is definitely a little bit more on the … Continue reading»

Red Butte announces 2014 lineup

Emmylou Harris Tuesday, June 3 at 7PM Garden Members: $42 General Public: $47 Children(ages 3-12): $32 Janelle Monáe Sunday, June 8 at 7PM Garden Members: $57 General Public: $62 Children(ages 3-12): $47 Jason Isbell Tuesday, June 17 at 7PM Garden Members: $30 General Public: $35 Children(ages 3-12): $20 The Robert Cray Band & Mavis Staples Co-Headline Show Friday, June 20 at 7PM Garden Members: $35 General Public: $40 … Continue reading»

RCPM Rock on New Album, Remain Blissfully Independent

Art leading commerce. For 15 years Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers have stuck to their credo of writing unadulterated and uncompromised rock-n-roll without falling victim to the allure of creating a flavor of the week record. Like Petty and Springsteen, the Peacemakers write songs that are timeless through all generations. All of Clyne’s success with RCPM have been accomplished on a 100% independent record label. With their latest … Continue reading»

Eagles landing in Utah

If you haven’t heard, start saving your pennies for the return of Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, and even Bernie Leadon this time around. The band is touring in support of the documentary that premiered a year ago in Park City at the Sundance Film Festival. They’ve been playing a 27 song set list that touches on just about every aspect of the … Continue reading»

Def Lep/Kiss at USANA

They may be fighting about their upcoming Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame induction, but KISS will be at the USANA Amphitheatre in June 23. And they’re not even the main act. KISS and Def Leppard are teaming up for one of the biggest tours of the year. Def Lep, who always sell well in Utah, are working on a new album. And there are rumors they’ll be doing another … Continue reading»

The Ataris celebrate So Long, Astoria

By 2003, The pop-punk quartet The Ataris had already gained a loyal following with the independent albums, End is Forever, Blue Skies, Broken Hearts…Next 12 Exits and Anywhere But Here. But in 2003, The Ataris reached a much broader mainstream audience with their one and only major label release, So Long, Astoria. The album sold more than 700,000 copies and practically all 13 tracks are fan favorites, including … Continue reading»

Former Boston guitarist to play at Park City benefit gala

For casual music listeners, Barry Goudreau probably isn’t a name that immediately stands out in the history of rock-n-roll. Yet, his guitar playing is heard on classic rock radio stations hundreds of times a day across the country. His face appears on one of the top 10 best selling albums of all time. And whether they realize it or not, even the most casual of radio consumer has … Continue reading»

Grace Potter at Red Rocks

There are many many many great shows coming to Utah this summer. And I highly advise everyone to get out to one of the state’s wonderful outdoor venues  for a concert under the stars. However, I also highly recommend that everyone see Grace Potter & The Nocturnals live at least once in their lifetime.  And in 2014, the band has a very limited number of U.S. shows on … Continue reading»

RCPM’s annual January Jam in Mexico

PUERTO PENASCO, Mexico — About ten hours of live music spread out over two nights. Golf during the day for charity. Some of the best street tacos on the planet. Perfect weather. In other words, another wildly successful January Jam weekend in Rocky Point, Mexico hosted by Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers. Roger and his Tempe-based crew made their 7th trek over the dusty Mexican border lands to … Continue reading»