Corey O’Brien’s Community Concert and Event Calendar | Week of November 2nd

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.


•K. Flay at Loading Dock

Aspiring hip-hop artist has taken an alternative turn. “Equally inspired by the novels of Marilynne Robinson and Kid Cudi’s early records, Crush Me finds K.Flay delivering her most intensely intimate yet sonically expansive work so far. “My main imperative was to create something musically interesting and at the same time be completely honest and not censor myself,” she says. Throughout the EP, K.Flay spikes her lyrics with confessional barbs but never loses her breezy cool.” That and you’ve heard me play it on Xposed to solid approval. I expect to hear this one in X96 regular rotation sooner than later. SOLD OUT! – So hit up the classifieds for tickets.


•Science Night Live at Keys on Main

Typically, known for ivory renditions of “Baby Got Back” and, god help us, “Piano Man”, Keys on Main it switching it up a bit in conjunction with the University of Utah College of Science. This week it’s “Chasing Demonic Ants In Mayan Ruins, And Other Stories Featuring: Professor Jack Longino – Biology Ants are a dominant component of tropical ecosystems, but like most tropical life the diversity is threatened by massive habitat conversion. My research has focused on documenting ant diversity in Central America, taking students up and down mountains and through the mud to sample ants in the last fragments of conserved forest. Back in the lab, DNA analysis is clarifying the fundamental nature of species diversity, both the how and the when of diversification across the MesoAmerican landscape.” This is a 21+ event.


•The Head and The Heart & Declan McKenna at Eccles Theatre

The Pacific Northwest Sound perfected. Well, it’s sold out in the shiniest new jewel in downtown Salt Lake. Go for the show, stay to take photos in front of Salt Lake’s first Zion Ceiling thanks to ignorant lawmakers. Do get their early for U.K. youngster, Declan McKenna. Lots of talent there.



•Jewish Arts Festival at the IJ & Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center

“The Jewish Arts Festival is our signature public event and is scheduled for November 3-6, 2016. The goal of JAF is to bring the entire community together to celebrate and experience the rich history of Jewish arts and culture through a variety of mediums – accessible to all.” The event is $40 to $50, but free if you go on Friday.


•Har Mar Superstar at Metro Bar

Dude wears his undies and brings the funk in his portly way live on stage at Metro with special guests, Sweet Spirit. Having seen him before, just go, drink. You’ll have fun. 21+


•Blind Pilot at The Depot

“Indie band Blind Pilot will be out on the road this fall to support their upcoming album, And Then Like Lions. Come out and see them live with guests The River Whyless.” If you like Bright Eyes, you’ll like this. It’ll be a good show to drink a double IPA craft brew and wear your Patagonia cap. 21+


•Light Up Liberty at Liberty Park

“Join the party and light up the night! Party starts at Salt Lake Running Company at 6:30 pm to and runs through Liberty Park, finishing at the store with food trucks and music. Awards for the best costumes, brightest and audience favorite.” Because Halloween was a while ago, but who knows, you could win some new kicks.



•Goo Goo Dolls at Eccles Theatre

The christening of Utah’s first Zion Ceiling continues with X96 staple, Goo Goo Dolls. They are touring on the latest and 11th album, “Boxes” called, “a vibrant, sonically forward-looking album that manages to retain what their legions of fans love about the Goo Goo Dolls — indelible melodies, intimate, heartfelt lyrics, and the anthemic, uplifting vibe of their songs — while pushing new boundaries in terms of sound and production. Frontman John Rzeznik recruited “some of his favorite songwriters and producers” for Boxes, including Drew Pearson, who has collaborated with OneRepublic and American Idol winner Phillip Phillips. Sounds elegant and I am shocked to find out that this show isn’t sold out!


•Puddle of Mudd at Liquid Joe’s

Goo Goo Dolls and Puddle of Mudd in one night. Talk about Sophie’s Choice! I’m throwing a flag and penelaizing you five yards if you don’t go wearing a 311 shirt and Creed hat. If everything seems blurry after the show, it’s from the Long Islands you’ve been drinking – take a DD, you ruckus maker, you.


•Ogden Art Stroll at Eccles Art Center

Because I never post enough things about Ogden: “For Ogden’s November 4th Art Stroll, we will augment our exhibition with an experimental projection project featuring video art by an awesome variety of local artists including, Cady Poorman and Sydney Goodwill. This project is curated by Eden Buxton and organized by Union Creative Agency, Ogden First, and Ogden City Arts.”



•Intermountain Train Expo at Southtown Expo Center

Hold on to your choo-choo because “The Northern Utah Division of the National Model Railroad Association will present Utah’s premier hands-on Model Railroad Show, Nov. 5-6, 2016. There will be a full-size Union Pacific locomotive simulator, Box Car Races, hands-on train operations, O/S/HO/N Scale Layouts, vendor tables.” Vendor tables all day, bitches! Now watch this teaser trailer and try not to touch yourself.


•Salt Lake City Shredfest at Liberty Park

Now we talking. We’ve got to get ready for the gnar, so here’s what we are going to do: go to Liberty Park, enjoy some great music from Pixie and the Partygrass Boys (Live and Local alums) and others along with “a Ski and Snowboard Rail Jam, Lumberjack Competition, Sponsor Village, Food Cart Alley, and Beer Island. This event will also have raffles and prize giveaways that amount to over $5,000 worth of products! A percentage of proceeds from the beer island and food carts will go to support The SLC Chill Foundation and Team Utah. Can’t wait to see you all there! Good Vibes only!” Did you hear that? Good vibes and Beer Island! Beer F*$king ISLAND! I promise you that the train show only has good vibes.


•Winter Blast with Atlanta Rhythm Section at Montage Deer Valley

If you can’t get laid at this show, you don’t deserve genitals. However, “Our annual Winter White Gala Event at Montage, Deer Valley. Dinner, Drinks, & Dancing! Wear white, silver, or seasonal attire. This is a Pharaoh Club event – join the Pharaoh Club! Non-Pharaoh may purchase a Sponsor Table-for-Ten for $2250.” So like I said, if you spend $2,250 for a table and can’t get laid…no dessert for you either.



•Aaron Lewis at The Depot

Yeaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…I think he’s country now. He used to me in a band called Staind that played medium-low alt-metal, though. One thing is for sure though, he’ll be wearing a camoflage baseball cap. 21+



•Napalm Death and Black Dahlia Murder at Metro Music Hall

Skip family home evening for something louder.



•Election Night

Go drink somewhere and think about what kind of luggage you’ll buy and how fast you can learn French Candian if that orange ooze wins. Also, do yourself a favor, go vote and stay off social media for your own sanity.


That’s it for this week. I am all out of Grap Kool-Aid and Spitz Dill Pickle Sunflower Seeds.

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