Archive for January, 2011

City Weekly Music Awards 2011

January 31, 2011

The nominations are in. Each year City Weekly seeks nominations from our area’s music experts to select the lineup of the City Weekly Music Awards. The band showcase shows begin this weekend, and it is a great way to see how great our local music scene is. Go online now for the first round of voting, which ends Thursday, February 3 at midnight. Then plan to be at the showcases to vote your favorite band again at the live show.

Each live showcase is $6 admission.Below are the shows and links to each band’s music. Check them out and VOTE!

Friday, Feb 4:
7 pm – Corey Mon & The Starlight Gospel
8 pm – Sam Smith Band
9 pm – King Niko

Burt’s Tiki Lounge
10 pm – Cavedoll
11 pm – Fox Van Cleef
12 am – Plastic Furs

Saturday February 5:
Club Vegas
9:30pm – Holy Water Buffalo
10:30pm – Shark Speed
11:30pm – Bronco

Velour (Provo)
8:30pm – Paul Jacobsen & The Madison Arm
9:15 pm – The Continentals
10 pm – Michael Gross & The Statuettes
10:45 pm – Parlor Hawk

Friday, Februray 11:
The Urban Lounge
10 pm – Future of the Ghost
11 pm – Birthquake
12 am – Night Sweats

Burt’s Tiki Lounge
10 pm – Ravings of a Madman
11 pm – INVDRS
12 am – Killbot

Saturday, February 12:
Bar Deluxe
10 pm – S.L.F.M.
11 pm – Palace of Buddies
12 am – Muscle Hawk

The Woodshed
10 pm – Lindsay Heath Orchestra
11 pm – David Williams
12 am – La Farsa

The final three bands will compete February 19 at The Complex ($10). Mark you calendars and I’ll see you at the shows.

Around the SL,UT January 28, 2011

January 28, 2011

Don’t let that television keep you captive, get out and enjoy some live entertainment! Here are a few places to head out and enjoy.

Saturday night there are two shows of After Dark at Sugar Space. This variety show features Acro-Yoga, Aerial Dance, Comedy, Samba Fogo dance and drum, and a cash bar. Shows at 8pm and 10:30pm, January 29, tickets are only $12. This will be a great night of entertainment.

The last Monday of each month is a Poetry Slam at Mo’s Neighborhood Grill. Come to compete, or just watch as local lyricists battle for the crowd favor. Begins at 8pm, $5 cover.

Tuesday night (February 1) is An evening with Stephen Sondheim at Kingsbury Hall (7:30pm $20.50+). See the award-winning composer who’s been responsible for some of the most famous musical theater.

The first event of the City Weekly Music Awards is Wednesday, as the top 5 voted DJs will spin-off at W Lounge, February 2. Tickets are only $6, show starts at 9pm. They will name the 2011 Best of Utah DJ.


Friday, Jan 28, Spell Talk, Night Sweats, Ted Dancin at The Complex 8pm $10. Saturday, Little Dragon, Laserfang at Urban Lounge 9pm $13. Up & coming alternative band, Atomic Tom at Kilby Court 7pm $10, Monday. Plain White T’s at In The Venue 6pm $20 on Tuesday. New local alternative band, The Terks Wednesday, Feb 2 at Liquid Joe’s 10pm $5. Then prepare yourself for The Reverend’s big show on Thursday, The Reverend Horton Heat at The Depot 8pm $20 at the door, but only $10 in advance.

The Phantom of the OBT Salt Lake City theatre

Coming soon:

Coming in February, The Off Broadway Theater will present The Phantom of the OBT beginning February 11. OBT shows are only $16, and always worth your time. You’ll laugh at their original scripts and frequent improvisation at this great Salt Lake institution.

Keep an eye on the calendar for new events, and don’t hesitate to tell me about your band or organization’s events. It’s easy, just askjesus @ whenever you want to share an event. Don’t forget about the Ask For Help page whenever you need advice. Comments are always welcome.

Around the SL,UT January 21, 2011

January 21, 2011

Sundance Film Festival is on, and there will be a lot happening up in Park City as well as Salt Lake. This means, in addition to a lot of film festival screenings, there will always be some big names performing at clubs in Park City. I’d tell you about them, but I think IN This Week and Salt Lake Tribune have put together a great guide you should pick up free in this week’s copy of IN This Week. Tell them Jesus sent you.

I’ll help you with the affordable and less busy options for entertainment this week.

2280 pints! is a performance by the Neta Dance Company that features 30 performers, 80 buckets, and great music. Performances are at Leona Wagner Black Box Theater inside the Rose Wagner Center at 8pm Friday and Saturday night. See a sample of the work in progress to get a sense of the performance. Tickets are only $12.

The Slippery Kittens Burlesque is holding their annual fundraiser and amateur show at Bar Deluxe, Saturday night at 10pm. Enjoy a night of music and entertainment, raffles, and a bake sale by the kitties themselves. ($10 at the door).

Brewvies is showing two great movies, absolutely free. Monday, the classic So I Married An Axe Murderer shows at 9:30pm. Wednesday, Across the Universe at 8pm. (Brewvies located at 677s 200 w.)

Teamwork, drinks, prizes, sexual innuendo, and a lot of laughs all come together at a Geeks Who Drink pub quiz. You don’t need to be a mathlete or a comic book nerd to compete at these quizzes. They’re pop-culture, history, random knowledge, music, movies, and so much more. The variety of questions ensures that everyone has a chance to win. It’s the best game in town, and happens Tuesdays at A Bar Named Sue (3928 south Highland Dr.) and The Huddle (2400 east 7200 s) at 8pm. Wednesday nights are at Piper Down (1492 south State) at 7:30pm. Thursdays at Lumpy’s Downtown (142 west Pierpont Ave) at 8pm. Check out for more information.


Not all the music this week is in Park City, and costs a small fortune. Get some blues in your Friday night with Wisebird, The Pour, Marinade at Urban Lounge (9pm $10). Saturday, head to The State Room for The Infamous Stringdusters and Toubab Krewe (9pm $22). Sunday, Mike Mains & The Branches are at Kilby Court with Discourse, and Payper Chainz. It’s a cancer benefit show, and a great lineup (7pm $12). Tuesday, Buckcherry is at Saltair with Hellyeah and All That Remains (7pm $38). Thursday, mellow out with the folk-rock/Americana sounds of James Moors and Kort McCumber at Piper Down (9pm $5).


John Hilder is at Wiseguys Trolley Square Friday and Saturday, shows at 7 and 9pm, tickets are $10. Every Sunday is local uncensored comedy at Mo’s Neighborhood Grill (10pm free). Tuesday night is comedy road kill at The Complex (8pm free). Save your pennies to see one of SLC’s finest, Levi Rounds at Mo’s next Friday, Jan. 28 (9:30pm $5).


Friday: $2.50 pints, $3 whiskey and $3 Cuervo at The Green Pig (31e 400s)
Saturday: $3 sex on the beach $2 PBR pints at Area 51 (451s 400w)
Sunday: $1 mimosas & free bloody mary bar at Piper Down (1492s State)
Monday: $4.25 beer & shot at The Tap Room (2275s Highland Dr.)
Tuesday: $1 drafts and $3 Jameson at The Hotel (155w 200s)
Wednesday: $3.50 mini-pitchers at Graffiti Lounge (342s State)
Thursday: $3 well drinks & $3 PBR tallboys at Lumpy’s Downtown (142w Pierpont)