Corey O’Brien’s Community and Concert Calendar | October 19th

Every Wednesday morning at 9, Corey O’Brien (x96, 7p to midnight) joins Radio From Hell to keep you from sitting home.

Have an event coming up? Submit it using the form at the bottom of this post and Corey may feature it.


•Robert Reich at The Grand Theatre

Robert Reich is an economist and former Secretary of Labor for the Clinton administration (the first one). He has written for the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Finacial Times about financial things. He will be signing books and speaking and tickets are free with seating on a first come, first serve basis.


•Final Presidential Debate at Brewvies

Space is limited and tickets are free, but you have to snag them before they are gone. Basically, you and 200 people in various states of inebriation shouting at the screen are varying degrees of comedic effectiveness. If Trump isn’t enough for you, surely the surly crowd will be.


•Oktoberfest Beer Dinner at Fiddler’s Elbow

“Join us for our annual Oktoberfest Beer Pairing at Fiddler’s Elbow. Enjoy an Oktoberfest themed five-course meal paired with beers from Bohemian Brewery. Tickets ae $45, call 801.463.9393 to reserve your space.” To get you excited I found some random YouTube video.



•The X96 Teleperformance Half Ass Show feat. The 1975 at The Complex

While tickets are certainly sold-out for this show, you can still listen all week for your chance to win all week long at 9a, 2p and 5p. This could be the hottest ticket of the fall. Local artist, Vanladylove, will be opening.


•Bad Religion and Against Me! at In the Venue

Well, since you didn’t get tickets to The 1975 you can be sad, but at least you have some excellent options. “When they formed the band in 1980, quintessential punk pioneers Bad Religion were four teenage friends living in the suburbs of Los Angeles. Fast forward to today, Bad Religion has become synonymous with intelligent and provocative West Coast punk rock and are considered one of the most influential and important bands in the genre. Over the past three decades, the band has continually pushed social boundaries and questioned authority and beliefs armed only with propulsive guitars, charging drumbeats, thoughtful lyrics and an undying will to inspire and provoke anyone who will listen.” Such a solid lineup.


•The Helio Sequence at Metro

North-western Sub Pop recording two-piece from Beaverton, Oregon land in one of Salt Lake’s upcoming music venues. Genders and Strong Wind will also be performing.


•Utah Symphony at Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts

The Utah Symphony will perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. For an encore, they’ll throw down theme songs from your favorite zombie movies and TV shows! (not really). You can also catch this Friday night at Abravanel Hall.



•Elle King at The Complex

Super shaker from her lips to her hips, purveyor of songs that sound as though they belong in Quentin Tarantino films: Elle King returns to Salt Lake. Repeat after me: “I am not tired of this song. I am not tired of this song. I have heard it in my doctor’s office, the grocery store, while riding in the whip with my moms, at the zoo and even on Trax, but I am not tired of this song.”


•Gary Lewis and the Playboys at the Egyptian Theatre

You know them from the bargain vinyl bin at Randy’s Records, but now you can see them live in Park City. Can’t do Friday? You can do this Saturday as well or live a lot and go to both nights!


•X96 Concert Announcement with Radio From Hell

Something is brewing…If you’re smart, you’d listen to Radio From Hell at 7am to learn more.


•Wasatch Brewery Ski Shot

“334 skis, with 3 people per ski, will be hooked together running the length of Main Street from the Wasatch Brew Pub to Heber Avenue. At 2:00, Greg Schirf, the founder of Wasatch Beers, will start the countdown and at sound of the air horn, everyone will drink their shot in unison. After the shot, participants will be invited to the Beer Garden at the top of Main, where draft beers will be available for purchase for only $3, and live music and games will continue until 6:00 p.m. Tickets are available by advance purchase only. Once a ticket has been purchased, participants will be assigned an entrance point (top, middle or bottom), to enter Main Street. After an i.d. check at the access point, participants will simply choose a ski, line up with fellow revelers and wait for the signal (spots will not be assigned).” What could go wrong? Nothing. Nothing at all! Take a jacket and DD.



•Strut Your Mutt at Liberty Park

“Join us for the country’s biggest, best and longest-running Strut Your Mutt at Liberty Park on Saturday, October 22! It’s more than just a dog walk… it’s a huge celebration with 50+ vendors, activity zones for pets and kids, a beer garden, food trucks, live entertainment and contests, and more! It’s the best day ever for animal lovers, but it’s also our largest fundraiser of the year, with all the money raised staying right here in Utah with Best Friends and our rescue and shelter partners. Register now at and help us reach our goal of $290,000 for Utah’s homeless pets!” Also, I am thinking about getting a Corgi and name it Corgi O’Brien. Get it? Are they hypoallergenic?


•Rasputina at O.P. Rockwell in Park City

This show was going to be at The Fallout, but it has been moved to P.C. They wrote a really great song about the winter of 1816 when Mary Shelly wrote “Frankenstein.” They also have a song called “Transylvanian Concubine.” Tis’ the season!


•The Ramones Tribute Night at Urban Lounge

Break out your “I’m a Pinhead, you’re a Pinhead” shirt and head to Urban Lounge for some 21+ $3 cover charge at the door fun! Don’t get Zika.


•Green Jelly at Metro

Little pig, little pig let me in to the Metro, so I can drink gin! And I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I won’t get a DUI because I took a designated drive, Dan to the show with me. “Green Jelly returns to the Metro to bring the Cow God, 3 Little Pigs, the Big Bad Wolf, Toucan the Son of Sam along with all of his other punk rock puppets. Also sharing the stage are locals Silence Protocol, Muckraker, and Baby Gurl. If you have not heard these bands check them out and then get to the show to see them live. You will not be disappointed. Costumes for this show are extremely encouraged.” Hear that? Costumes, bitches!



•The Dillinger Escape Plan at The Urban Lounge

Doom and gloomy fun, really! 21+ show. Come for the music. Stay to wave your hair back and forth, wave your hair back and forth.



•Tool at Maverik Center

It’s sold out. I doubt they want you there. I will say this, so you don’t feel bad: while I love me some Tool, the last 3 times I saw them, I could have had the same experience sitting at home, watching their music videos with the sound cranked. Maynard hides in the back where you can barely see him and they play their music video on screens that surround the stage. At one point someone turned a laser pointer on, which I thought was part of the show, but it was just some guy pointing out to his friend that his beer was empty. Puscifer is such a dynamic live show that I can’t get my head around why Tool isn’t anymore. To each artist their own, I guess.



•Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown at Maverik Center

For those of you who couldn’t get Tool tickets. Nikki Sixx is playing, too and if you have the money you can meet him. Rawwwwk!


That’s it for this week. I am all out of White Cheddar Smart Food Popcorn.

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