Tesla – Band apprecieates longevity more than fame

SALT LAKE CITY — They didn’t become household names like some of the other bands from their era, ala Def Leppard or Bon Jovi. But consider that the Sacramento-based quintet Tesla have been around now for 30 years (minus a short 4-year hiatus). They still have four of their five original members. The “new guy,” Dave Rude, has been with the band ten years. The band still tours … Continue reading»

SALT LAKE CITY — With more than 35 years of rocking stadiums and amphitheaters and selling more than 100 million albums worldwide, Def Leppard could easily put the rest of their storied career on cruise-control and ride off into the sunset without ever making another album. Instead, the iconic quintet released a 14-song self-titled album in 2015, and it’s the best thing they’ve done in a long time … Continue reading»

Rock 3 For All delivers Hall of Fame quality show

Three Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame acts. Three Hall of Fame voices (four if you count each Wilson sister separately). One entertaining evening of some of classic rock’s greatest hits. Monday night at the USANA Amphitheatre, three of biggest names of rock-n-roll in the ’70s and ’80s – Cheap Trick, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Heart – took the stage as part of their Rock And Roll Three For … Continue reading»

SALT LAKE CITY — It’s been a great year for iconic rockers Cheap Trick. After more than 40 years of writing and recording music, including some of rock’s biggest anthems in “I Want You to Want Me,” “Surrender” and “Dream Police,” the pride of Rockford, Ill. was inducted into the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame in April. They also released a new album (their 17th studio album!) and have … Continue reading»

MMC back in SLC

Fresh off what they’re calling their most successful Bruan Brothers Reunion music festival ever, Micky & The Motorcars roll into Salt Lake City tonight for a show at the State Room. It’s the band’s second show in Utah this year, and their first with new guitarist Josh Owen who replaces Dustin “Sunshine” Schaefer who parted on good terms with the band earlier this year to pursue other musical … Continue reading»

Grace Potter returns to SLC for Sold Out Red Butte show

The dynamic Grace Potter returns to Red Butte Garden on Thursday. Her energetic stage presence combined with her soaring vocals always make for great evening of music and entertainment. But if you don’t have tickets, you’ll have to find a friend with an extra or wait til next year. The show is sold out! On  Or catch her Friday at Colorado’s iconic Red Rocks. Overall, it should be … Continue reading»

Whether your describe them as Red Dirt, Americana, Country, Rock, Country-Rock, Rockin-Country, or a hybrid of Indie-rock and Alt-country, Reckless Kelly has delivered two decades of quality music. And in September, the Austin-by-way-of-Oregon-by-way-of-Idaho quintet will release what band co-founder Cody Braun calls the band’s hardest rocking record yet. “This one is definitely more of a rocker. The last record, Long Night Moon, was a little more subdued. And … Continue reading»

Toad frontman reflects on 25 years of All I Want

By 1991, Toad the Wet Sprocket had two albums under the belt and a healthy following of fans despite no radio airplay outside a few college stations. That all changed with the release of Toad’s third album, fear, and the single “All I Want.” The band, and its shy lead singer, Glen Phillips, suddenly found themselves with mainstream success and fame….something that Phillips had always dreaded. “I knew … Continue reading»

Cracker returns to Park City

For 25 years, David Lowery and Johnny Hickman, the co-founders and creative forces behind Cracker, have been delivering their unique blend alternative rock, Americana, country, soul, blues and even funk while writing and recording music on their terms. And if they see something in the music industry that’s not on the up and up, they’re not afraid to point it out. Their debut self-titled album, which contained the … Continue reading»

Summer Concert Season

It’s finally here!!! After waiting with great anticipation for several weeks (months?), Utahns finally found out who’s coming to the Wasatch Front this summer. Several venues this week released their summer concert series lineups. This summer is going to be a strong mix of alt-rockers, Americana, and some totally 80’s acts:   Red Butte Garden Wednesday, May 25 The Lumineers Wednesday, June 1 Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang … Continue reading»