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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•Broods at Gallivan Center
The Salt City Sounds concert series continues at Gallivan Center this week with New Zealand two-piece Broods. The show is absolutely free and absolutely not to be missed. Special guests Brogan Kelby and DJ Jarvicious are also performing. Gates open at 6p and there will be a beer garden and food vendors on hand. Dress for summer and wear your 90 proof. It’s going to be warm.
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•New York Red Bulls at Real Salt Lake
The new grass is in and Carnival Real is revamped, so get to Rio Tinto Stadium early and go Real Salt Lake! RSL boasts an all-time 4-0-5 home regular-season mark against the Red Bulls, outscoring the team formerly known as the “MetroStars” 16-8 on Utah soil. The Red Bulls – which drew 1-1 in the Sandy venue’s first-ever match back on Oct. 9, 2008 – later clinched a berth in MLS Cup 2008 by winning the Western Conference championship match with a 1-0 victory that year, the Red Bulls lone win in Utah. In the clubs’ last contest at Rio Tinto Stadium, a late Thierry Henry goal cancelled out an early Joao Plata offering to snap RSL’s four-game home win streak against the Red Bulls, who captured the 2015 MLS Supporters Shield (awarded to the team with the best regular-season MLS record).
•Afroman at Liquid Joe’s
Know for his famous excuse and for punching a woman who climbed on stage last year, Afroman is playing the intimate, Liquid Joe’s. Word of advice, stay off the stage during the performance.
•Ogden Twilight | Neon Indian, Lake & Coral Bones
Week number 4 of Ogden’s Twilight features Texas electro-pop band, Neon Indian. I am not familiar with the opening artists, so I can’t speak to them, but you won’t be disappointed with Neon Indian, especially at the amazing Ogden Amphitheater.
•Utah Arts Festival
The 40th anniversary of the Utah Arts Festival (running all weekend) kicks off to feature painters, sculptors, filmmakers, performance artists, culinary pros and more. And keep in mind that Thursday, kick-off day, is free to attend and friend of X96, King Niko, are performing with Joel Pack filling in on bass. Perfect night to go before the larger crowds show up. And buy some original art for crying out loud.
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•The Beach Boys
A band known for writing the theme song to “Big Love.” The Beach Boys in Layton. Who thought we would ever see the day? It’s The Beach Boys, so what more can be said about the perfect summer band? They also perform on Friday.
Area 51 is hosting a fetish ball, so if you’ve ever been curious about using ropes for something other than securing your sailboat, go for it. The theme is the color pink, though I have no idea why.
A band that was forced down my throat like broccoli as I was growing up, Boston is playing USANA on their 40th-anniversary tour.
•Modest Mouse & Brand New
They do seem like strange bedfellows, but they both kick ass, so why not? They also make it worth the trek to Saltair worthwhile.
•Seattle Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake (U.S. Open Cup)
Seattle may have fans nearly as rabid as Salt Lake, but I doubt it, so get out, wear your read and cheer on RSL at Rio Tinto. No one wears green after memorial day anyway. Apparently, no one told Seattle.
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