GPN Live

I got to work this morning and in my inbox was an email about Grace Potter & The Nocturnals’ new venture into releasing official concert soundboard recordings. And now I’ve been at my desk all morning listening to it over and over. GPN have announced the launch of Vaulturnal, a fully mixed and mastered soundboard recording of live performances from the band’s deep archives of live shows. Bands … Continue reading»

Texas Red Dirt Headed to Utah

January is turning into a very good month for concerts in Salt Lake City. After missing Utah completely in 2014, the Bruan brothers are making up for it with a great double bill at The Depot on the first Saturday night of 2015. Reckless Kelly return along with Micky and the Motorcars on Jan. 3. However you want to label them – Texas Red Dirt music, country-rock, rockin’-country, … Continue reading»

“Holiday” Concerts in Utah

Some big name acts have recently announced they’re headed back to Utah. And all the shows seem to correspond with an upcoming holiday. X96′s Nightmare Before Xmas concert will feature ’80s punk icon Billy Idol. The show will be at The Complex. Idol is not only supporting his first new album in nearly a decade, Kings and Queens of the Underground, but he also has a new autobiography, … Continue reading»

Katy Perry roars into SLC with big production, high energy show

In a nutshell, I was completely entertained. Not to mention thoroughly impressed with the individual effort from Katy Perry herself. Monday night, Perry brought her Prismatic Tour to Energy Solutions Arena. The big budget production had so many elements, it’s hard to write about all of them in one review.  There was something ALWAYS happening on the stage – and not just Perry’s singing. For more than two … Continue reading»

Styx, Foreigner, heat up hot USANA stage

The extended state holiday weekend got off to a hot rockin’ start at the USANA Amphitheatre on Wednesday night. Styx, Foreigner and ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder roared through four hours of some of classic rock’s biggest hits on an extremely hot and windy summer night. A merciful cloud cover right before showtime may have prevented many from melting in their seats. Styx delivered a polished, crowd-pleasing set of … Continue reading»

Train, Wallflowers to hold free concert on Saturday

SALT LAKE CITY — The Days of ’47 celebrations in downtown Salt Lake will culminate in front of Energy Solutions Arena Saturday night with a free concert by Train and The Wallflowers. As a way of giving back to the community, Zions Bank is hosting the free concert. “We wanted to help put something together on the last night of the days of ’47 celebration to be a … Continue reading»

Former Eagles guitarist continues his journey, sans drama

In rock-n-roll, an outstanding guitar riff, lick, solo or hook can become as famous as a band, singer or song. Even casual radio listeners immediately recognize the opening riffs of The Rolling Stones’ “Start Me Up” or “Satisfaction,” Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love,” or Guns-N-Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” In 1976, the Eagles released their fifth album, Hotel California, featuring the iconic title track. The guitar intro to … Continue reading»

“We’re going to rip your faces off every single night.” – Todd Sucherman   Some familiar faces will help Utah kick off the extended state holiday weekend on Wednesday night. Styx and Foreigner – two hard touring bands who each have played many shows in Utah over the years – along with former Eagles lead guitarist Don Felder, bring their Soundtrack of Summer Tour to the USANA Amphitheatre. … Continue reading»

USANA celebrates the rock of San Fran

The USANA Amphitheatre felt like the Fillmore Auditorium for a few hours Thursday night. Three huge names to come out of the San Francisco music scene – Journey, The Steve Miller Band, and Tower of Power – all took the stage before a near sell-out crowd of more than 20,000 people. Journey headlined the show, and they had a set list designed to go full throttle out of … Continue reading»

Imagine Dragons frontman holding benefit concert tonight

Tonight at the Sandy Amphitheatre, 1245 E 9400 S, is the benefit acoustic concert by Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons along with special guests, for Kim White, a Utah mother and former Division I collegiate soccer player. Here’s a preview of the concert written by’s Faith Heaton Jolley. SANDY — After his friend was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive cancer, Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds decided to … Continue reading»