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»

Nickelback Cancels Tour

Nickelback has been forced to cancel the second leg of their No Fixed Address North American tour – including their July 5 stop at USANA Amphitheatre – due to an operable cyst being discovered on lead singer Chad Kroeger’s voice box. Kroeger will undergo surgery in 3 weeks, according to a statement from the band. Ticket refunds will be available at the point of purchase. “I am sorry … Continue reading»

Micky and the Motorcars at the Utah Arts Fest

SALT LAKE CITY — In 2014, Micky and the Motorcars somehow seemed to miss Utah entirely on their tour itinerary. This week, the Motorcars are returning for their third show already this year. A combination of heavy promotion for the band’s latest album, Hearts From Above, plus an ever-growing and enthusiastic fan base in the Beehive State has been the catalyst for the increase in shows, according to … Continue reading»

Sam Smith – Successful Surgery, Sets Sights on SLC

  If you’ve been on the fence about whether to buy Sam Smith tickets because you fear he might cancel in light of his recent surgery, looks like you’d better get those tickets. The Stay With Me singer is reportedly doing very well following his vocal cord surgery (see here——> https://www.facebook.com/samsmithworld). He is still scheduled to perform at the Maverik Center on Aug. 5. Really, if fans are … Continue reading»

2015 Twilight Concert Series

It’s hard to follow a year that included Beck and Wu-Tang Clan.   But here’s what Salt Lake City came up with for their popular Twilight Concert Series 2015 at Pioneer Park:   The lineup: July 16: Death Cab for Cutie, with special guest tUnE-yards. July 23: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Father John Misty July 30: PRhyme with Adrian Younge, with special guest Bishop Nehru; opening performance — J … Continue reading»