Corey O’Brien’s Community and Concert Calendar | Week of July 13th

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

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Wednesday 7/13

•Last Summer on Earth Tour feat. Barenaked Ladies, Howard Jones & OMD at Red Butte

It was really hard for me to decide if this tour is a sign of the apocalypse…and I saw the new “Ghostbusters” movie. At least you can drink and enjoy some cream fraise and chevre washed down by some Natty Lite. Obviously, all three of these bands are massivly accomplished and I am probably just jealous since my tax man told me I couldn’t afford a Red Butte member’s pass this year to score tickets early and not it’s sold out. Life is hard.

Buy Tickets Here. (But you can’t since it’s sold out. Tickets are going for $75 to $100 on classified, ya big spender).

•Chicago at the Ed Kenley Amphitheatre

Layton booked this Beach Boy earlier this summer. This week they have upped the ante with softest rockers, Chicago. You know ever one of their songs, but you never know it’s a Chicago song or what they are ever called. Does Layton know how to party or what? Also, yes, people made lots of love to their songs. – SOLD OUT!


•Elevate Your State of Mind: Yoga at the Capital

Show off your liberal agenda by getting a good stretch on the Utah’s Capital Steps. According to the event page, ” This year, we bring you a lineup of amazing yoga instructors, all who are ambassadors with Lululemon Athletica in Utah. Each week we will focus on mindfulness and thought-provoking questions based on themes from the yamas and niyamas. Our goal is to be connected as a community and to question: what is our unique contribution to the world?” This week’s theme is “Honesty.” Sponsored by Lululemon.


•Real Salt Lake at Vancouver Whitecaps FC at The Republican

Enjoy the match with some friends and brews at the Republican. Break out your red and get your friends a round. It’s good luck! 21+


Thursday 7/14

•Toad the Wet Sprocket at the Sandy Amphitheatre

A 90’s alternative rock band that started in 86′. Yes, X96 used to play this band and we love them still. Not quite grunge, not quite Chicago and will certainly be the best thing going on in Sandy on a Thursday night.

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•Howard Jones at The Complex

The man has more hits than you have Pokemon. Put down the phone and get to The Complex. If you catch good vibes you won’t need more Pokeballs. Oh, and this is 21+, so if you are that old and trying to catch imaginary monsters at a concert may god have mercy on your soul.

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•Rusted Root at O.P. Rockwell in Park City

One of the original modern melting pots of music (yes, I realize that makes little sense…but it does in a Chuck Klosterman sort of way). Anyway, get out of the city and up onto Park City’s Main Street. Get a room. Make a weekend of it!  21+ They sing this song…

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Friday 7/15

•Sir Mix-A-Lot at Sandy Station

Seattle’s other rapper and purveyor of kicking those nasty thoughts and admirer of bum-bums will bless Sandy Station. Yes, that Sandy Station in Sandy. Pairs swell with Miller Lite. 21+

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•VanLadyLove “Alive” EP Release Party at The Complex

Salt Lakers, VanLadyLove are releasing a new EP and this is your official invitation. Festive People will also be performing. Show some love for Utah music.

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Saturday 7/16

•twenty-one pilots’ Emotional Roadshow at Vivint Smart Home Arena

We have literally been talking about this show for one year, so we hope you bought tickets because it is SOLD, SOLD, SOLD OUT baby! What more can you say other than this is probably the biggest band on the planet right now.

Details here. (Though like it says above, this show is sold out with tickets going for $90 to $200 and up a pop).

•Nitro World Games and Rice-Eccles Stadium

The Nitro Circus guys have been working on this for 3 years and are kicking it all off in Salt Lake. They are literally turning Rice-Eccles Stadium in a giant ramp and with that huge new screen installed on the South End of the field you won’t miss a thing.

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•Buckethead at The Depot

I’ll be honest: I’ve never been all that interested in a guy that wears a bucket on this head and play guitar. You can see that on 300 South after 10pm just about any night, so I am putting this here because I know some of you do care. Besides, he’s played with Guns N’ Roses, Les Claypool and Limp Bizkit, so he can probably kill it. 21+

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•New England Revolution at Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium

Arrive early for the new Carnival Real, wear your red and get loud for a full 90! Kickoff is at 8pm. Drink beer if you are old enough.

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•Iceburn and Suspension of Disbelief at Urban Lounge

Not feeling sports, stunts, buckets or Blurryface? Perhaps Urban Lounge is where you want to be for Suspension of Disbelief reuniting. Iceburn is headlining and The Ditch and The Delta is also performing. If you are into the scene you know, if not, maybe you can get an education.

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Sunday 7/17

•The Tiny Book Show at the Downtown Library

If you like books, you’ll love tiny books. According to the Facebook  event page, ” View more than 300 miniature books—each measuring 3” or less in height, length, and width—in this traveling showcase brought to you by The Creativity Caravan. All ages will be able to interact with many of the books on exhibit, as well as take part in a hands-on tiny book-making workshop with one of the exhibit’s participating artists.” Now put that literary boner away! People are watching.


•Play Some Huge Jenga at Good Grammar

I just discovered this place and it’s a good hang. It’s got a huge patio and a great selection of spirits and beers. Play some Mega Jenga or do some reading if you’re not feeling social (I suggest the new Chuck Klosterman) – just get out of the house. They are located on Gallivan Avenue, off of the main streets, which is nice. Also, they do brunch.

Come enjoy a shot and a beer for $6 this weekend. DJ’s on deck. #goodgrammarbar #goodgrammar #saltlakecity

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Tuesday 7/19

•Women Love Movies at Brewvies

Are you a woman? Do you like the cinema? Well damn! Brewvies has your Tuesday night on lockdown. As I sit in my apartment in my skivvies working on next week’s event bloggins, you can enjoy an 801 and some nachos with your fellow ladies. As per the description: “Women Love Movies at Brewvies is a monthly movie night hosted by Utah Women in Film. Every month the non-profit streams a new feature or series of shorts based on a theme for that month.” 21+

Last night #gorging #brewvies

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•Days of ’47 Float Preview Party at the Southtowne Expo Center

Don’t camp out if you don’t have to. Just pick up your own taffy and head to the Southtowne Expo Center and get a preview (or the main event depending on how you look at it) and enjoy the splendor of floats, which no one will be watching parade day because they will be snagging more f*@king invisible monsters on their phones.


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