Brian Bell brings The Relationship to Sundance

PARK CITY — The 2015 ASCAP Music Cafe at the Sundance Film Festival gets underway Friday afternoon. One of the headlining acts will be The Relationship, fronted by Brian Bell of Weezer. “I’ve never been to Sundance. It’s great that I’m finally getting to go as a performer instead of a person who is just going for parties, or whatever. I really had no business to ever to … Continue reading»

Motley Crue says goodbye…again

Apparently they weren’t ready to say goodbye just yet. After saying “goodbye” to the USANA Amphitheatre last summer, Motley Crue are headed back to Utah July 29 to say goodbye to Energy Solutions Arena. And apparently this time is it. The Crue have announced the final leg of their Farewell Tour. Salt Lake City is early on the tour schedule. The band signed a contract 2 years ago … Continue reading»


  After much speculation whether it would actually happen, legendary rock trio Rush announced Thursday that they will indeed embark on a 34 city North American tour this summer.  According to their website, this tour will “most likely be their last major tour of this magnitude.” And Utah made the cut!!!!!!! YES!! YES!! YES!!! July 13 at the Maverik Center. Ticket sale info to be released soon.

Cody Canada and The Departed rock SLC on a Sunday night

SALT LAKE CITY — It’s only January, but Cody Canada and The Departed put in an early bid Sunday night at The State Room for my favorite concert of the year. After more than a two year absence from Utah, Canada returned seemingly re-energized and firing on all cylinders, delivering a great mix of songs off his new album, HippieLovePunk, and lots of songs from his beloved former … Continue reading»

Cody Canada returns to SLC with new album, old school sound

Several of the songs off The Departed’s new album, HippieLovePunk, might fall into the “aggressive” category with their lyrics, driving beats and crunching guitar solos. And that’s the way frontman Cody Canada likes it. “Aggressive writing, that’s always been fun to me because, I don’t know, it’s like a roller coaster, it just juggernauts for me. It starts off, and you’re kind of getting to the point, kind … Continue reading»

Bob Seger returns to Utah after 35 year absence

The last time Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band performed in Salt Lake City, Jimmy Carter was still president. John Lennon was still alive, a new game called Pac-Man was about to be released and the average price for a gallon of gas was $1.25. As for Seger, when he last performed here in on May 9, 1980, he had just released a new album called Against … Continue reading»

Sundance and Music

The lineup for the ASCAP Music Cafe was finally announced last week. The annual spotlight on music in film kicks off with a couple of big names on Jan. 23. Former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland brings his new band to Park City on the 23rd and 24th. Other performers on the 23rd include Joe McGinty, best known for his 5-years as keyboardist for … Continue reading»

Reckless, Motorcars return to SLC

SALT LAKE CITY — Both Reckless Kelly and Micky & The Motorcars somehow managed to miss Salt Lake City in 2014 (the Motorcars last playing here in December ’13 and Reckless in September ’13). But 2015 is already looking like a great year for concerts as The Depot will host a Braun Brothers reunion of sorts, with both bands playing on the first Saturday night of the year. … Continue reading»

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»