Corey O’Brien’s Community and Concert Calendar | Week of July 6th

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 7/6

•The Queers at Metro Bar

With songs like “Fuck the World”, “See You Later Fuckface” and “Ursula Finally Has Tits” you really can’t afford to not go see The Queers at Metro Bar. 21+

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Thursday 7/7

•Utah Heritage Foundation Pub Crawl

Learn about the history of beer in Utah with the Utah Heritage Foundation’s Thirsty Fursday Pub Crawl. “Each participant will also get a Thrist Fursday Pub Crawl pint glass! Registration closes at 1:00 p.m. on the day of each tour or when tickets are sold out, whichever comes first” according to the website. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. You have to buy a ticket to find out where you’ll be sippin’.

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Friday 7/8

•Cage the Elephant at The Depot

Cage the Elephant returns to Salt Lake and they are playing on a Friday night unlike the last two shows, which were on Sundays. It means you have no excuse to miss the guys touring on their lastest album, “Tell Me I’m Pretty.” If you’ve never seen them live, don’t blow your chance.

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•Quiet Oaks Send Off Tour with Holy Water Buffalo & Starmy at Urban Lounge

Quiet Oaks are setting off on a U.S. tour through September, so see them and provide them some traveling tips as they are joined with Utah favorites, Holy Water Buffalo and Starmy. If you caught them last weekend playing the Sugarhouse Arts Festival & Fireworks you should see them again – this time with a beer in your hand. 21+

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•Neko Case, K.D. Lang & Laura Viers at Red Butte Garden

The former member of The New Pornographers, Neko Case, musical icon and start of “Even Cowboys Get the Blues”, K.D. Lang and done-it-herself folker, Laura Viers is next in line for the I-don’t-care-who’s-playing-I-can-freepour-in-public evening on the hill at Red Butte Gardens.  Sway your way through my food and wine pairing: some lovely mixed olives and any pork you can eat with your fingers. Wash it down with Squatter’s new Squasatch Hoppy Pills and an Uber ride home. Good news! there’s actually tickets available for this one.

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•Pin-Ups on Tour: Operation Utah at Club 90

If cheesecake and Miller Lite is your idea of a great night, get to Club 90 for a bit of both. According to organizers, “Our goal is to recreate the magic of the Hollywood Canteen that operated during the 1940’s as a club offering dancing, drinks and entertainment for servicemen, usually on their way overseas. The evening will feature dancing Pin-Ups, Comedy, Variety Acts, Soulful Lounge singers, raffle-ticket selling beauties and more than a few surprises! With entertainment & atmosphere around every turn, guests will feel like they stepped into another era.” Dress like Ben Affleck in “Pearl Harbor” for maximum effect. Free tickets if you are active of former service members.

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Saturday 7/9

•B-52’s with the Utah Symphony at Deer Valley’s Snow Park Amphitheatre

“TIN ROOF, RUSTED!” The mountains, the Fred Schnider, another venue you can take your own spread to. The beloved B-52’s will be joined by Randall Craig Fleischer, conductor along with our very own symphony orchestra. Who’s down for “My Own Private Idaho’ with a bassoon? Me, that’s who.

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•Real Salt Lake vs. Impact de Montréal

Wear your red and get to Rio Tinto Stadium to watch Real kick some Canadain ass on the pitch. They have Justin Trudeau and we could end up with Trump, so if we win it could be the last time we can brag over our northern neighbors. Kickoff is at 8p, but arrive early for the new Carnival.

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•Amy Grant at The Ed Kinley Theatre

From God’s brain to planet Earth, her grace will float into Layton’s Ed Kinley Theatre. A woman that Vince Gill nor Gary Chapman could hold on to performs a show you and your granny can agree on.

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•Bret Michaels, Warrant, Ratt, Dokken and Lita Ford at USANA

If your grandmother is Cynthia Albritton, grab your plaster cast making kit and head to USANA! Collect them all! You can also splurge on the meet Bret package.

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•Book-A-Rama: Used Occult and Pagan Books for Sale

If you’ve ever seen “The Ninth Gate” with Johnny Depp, you’ve probably wondered, “Hey, how do I get into that?” Good news! The lovely people of Crone’s Hollow can answer that and get you started on the road to becoming well-spoken at occult and pagan cocktail parties. It kicks off at noon and runs until around 4pm. Crone’s Hollow is located at 3834 S Main St in Salt Lake City.


•Booked on 25th Grand Opening in Ogden

What a novel idea! A local bookstore to cater to local literary events and local authors. They will have local talent reciting verse and, of course, books for sale.


Sunday 7/10

•Blues, Brews & BBQ with Blitzen Trapper at Snowbasin

If you’re bummed because Wes Anderson hasn’t put out a new film in a while, get to Snowbasin and catch some Portland, Oregon, Sub-Pop goodness in the grandeur of Huntsville, Utah. Bonus points if you show up wearing this year’s new Powell’s Books tee! If indie folk isn’t your thing, go anyway. It’s Sunday. What else are you going to do? Oh, and it’s FREE! “Bring the family to Snowbasin Resort for award-winning BBQ, family friendly activities and free live music for all ages!” 8Rolls along from noon to 5:30pm, so you can make it home to catch whatever crap they show on Sunday nights now that Game of Thrones is over.

Just show up. It’s free. If you really need to know more go here.

•Flying Ace All-Stars Freestyle Show at Utah Olympic Park

“Olympians and National Team skiers and snowboarders perform acrobatic feats as they soar up to 60 feet in the air before landing in the Park’s NEW Spence Eccles Olympic Freestyle Pool. A great show for the whole family, this half-hour choreographed production will leave you breathless!” I couldn’t have said it better myself, so I copied and pasted this from their Facebook page. Huge jump! Big Pool! Good times!


Monday 7/11

•Alice in Chains at The Depot

Sure, Layne isn’t around anymore, but it’s Alice in Chains! Jerry Cantrell will be there and he sings “Heaven Beside You” and most of “Grind.” It is hard to believe they got their start in 1987.

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Tuesday 7/12

•Lemolo at Kilby Court

Lemolo is a Seattle-conceived band, like so many before it. They are a very moody and indie sounding, which one would expect, but the music accompanying the vocals is compelling from what I’ve heard. I can’t say they stand out listening to them, but I am interested in seeing them live. Sometimes you have to see a band live to know for sure. Since it’s at Kilby, it’s one of the few things I can recommend this week that anyone can attend.

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