Upcoming shows

Several more concert announcements over the last week that should provide a little something for everyone.

The long hair and bad mustache are gone, but Yanni and his keyboards are returning to the Beehive State. Yanni will be at the Maverik Center Apr. 30.

Yeah Boooiiiiii…..

Take the clock off the kitchen wall and hang it around your neck. Chuck D and Flavor Flav…the two front men of Public Enemy, one of the most influential hip-hop groups of all time…will play at The Depot on Feb. 18. The group formed in New York in 1982. In addition to becoming known for stirring up controversy with their outspoken lyrics on politics and social consciousness, they also achieved mainstream success and opened for acts such as U2.

Also coming up at The Depot on Feb. 9, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, my pick for one of the most anticipated early shows of the new year.

The five member Vermont-based band mixes rock, blues, soul and funk with a ’60s/ ’70s-type vibe, fronted by the powerful vocals of Potter. The group was invited to be part of the ASCAP Music Cafe earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. If you haven’t heard of Grace Potter yet, tune it, because 2011 could be a breakout year.

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