Corey O’Brien’s Concert and Community Calendar | Week of September 14th

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Wednesday 9/14

•Downtown Dine O’Round

In the last 4 years, Salt Lake has upped its food game and that makes it all the more reason do dive in, fork first, to Downtown Dine O’Round. September 9th through the 25th featuring 45 of the top restaurants in downtown Salt Lake.  According to their website, “Participating restaurants offer $5 or $10 two-item lunches, as well as $15 or $35 three-course dinners in addition to their existing menus.” There is no special badge or anything you have to wear, just ask for the Dine O’Round menu at participating establishments


•Goo Goo Dolls & Collective Soul at Red Butte Garden

“I don’t want the world to see me / ’cause I don’t think that they’d understand.” Seem quite appropriate for this show. Hot off their success from the “City of Angels” soundtrack the Dolls will take over the hill at Red Butte and provide people handling picnic baskets, clanking of wine bottles and uber-par beers, with something to sway to as they libate. There are still tickets available. Oh, and Collective Soul will be there for your “YEAHHHHHH.”


•Band of Skulls at Urban Lounge

Riding the coat tails of The White Strips and the mid-2000’s rock-blues awakening, Band of Skulls were one of the few to sound like that had a right to be there. This is one of my “can’t miss” shows this week. 21+


Friday 9/16

•Garbage at The Complex

Shirly Manson is your leader. With so many hits you need to be reminded, Garbage returns to Salt Lake having released their sixth studio album, “Strange Little Birds” after a four-year break. This is a band that helped build X96.


•Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon and Tesla at USANA

Yeah, yeah, we’ll never forget that the drummer only has one arm thanks to Bloodhound Gang, but growing up, in my neighborhood, there were two camps: Def Leppard fans and Talking Heads fans. I was in the former, though these days, I’d likely attend the latter. The rest are bands my parents forced down my throat, meh.


•Fall Beer Pong Championship at Sandy Station

There’s $1,000 on the line if you can keep a stiff upper lip. Registration starts just after 6p and yes you have to be 21+ to play this sport of sports. Note the importance of a hat worn backwards.


•Rebecca Corry at Club 50 West

Stand up is in the midst of a golden age, so who are you not to partake? Stand-up and animal lover, Rebecca Corry, is performing two shows tonight at Club 50 West at 6p and 8p tonight and tomorrow night. Rebecca Corry was born and raised in the Seattle suburb of Kent, Washington. Rebecca moved to Chicago at 19 and lived there for 9 years, where she studied writing, acting and improvisation at The Second City, Annoyance Theater and Center Theater. After an 11-month run in the Chicago production of Tony and Tina’s Wedding as the pregnant maid of honor, Corry moved to Los Angeles. Immediately following her arrival she appeared at the HBO workspace in her first one-woman show, “Have You Ever Been Called a Dwarf?”, hosted a pilot for the Oxygen Network and was chosen to perform as a “New Face” at the Montreal Comedy Festival. Later that year, she landed a memorable role as Paul Giamatti’s receptionist, Astrid Barker, in the feature film “BIG FAT LIAR.” She the guest starred on CBS’s “Yes, Dear” and became the face of a national Gallo wine campaign and several other large ad campaigns including HERTZ and TUFTS. After being seen by Courteney Cox and David Arquette, they hired Rebecca to host the second season of their interior design show, “Mix It Up.” Later, with Courteney and David, she went on to sell a late night comedy pilot to FOX, which she co-wrote, produced and starred in. Some of Rebecca’s guest star appearances include; “The King of Queens,” “The Bernie Mac Show,” “Rules Of Engagement,” “Rizzoli and Isles,” as well as appearances on “The Wayne Brady Show,” NBC’s “Late Friday,” “Comics Unleashed,” E’s 101 series,” Vh1’s “Best Week Ever,” Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and her own 1/2 hour Comedy Central stand up special. While performing her second critically acclaimed one woman show “REBECCA CORRY WITH BALLS,” she went on to beat thousands and become a finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing 4.” Rebecca headlines around the country and most recently was a series regular playing “Leisha” on NBC’s “One Big Happy” executive produced by Ellen Degeneres.


Saturday 9/17

•Urban Arts Festival at Gallivan Center

It’s art, but ya know, urban. “The Urban Arts Festival, organized by the non-profit Utah Arts Alliance, is the largest FREE community art event in Utah. Started in 2011, the Urban Arts Festival has become one of the most unique and exciting events of the year in Salt Lake City.” With over 200 artists displaying their wares, you’ll have lots to see from painting to photography, music, film, skate deck art (that’s extra urbanly suburbanly), and much more. This could be a great place to meet up that person you’ve been talking to Bumble/Tinder on. There’s things to talk about, it’s public and if you click there will be plenty of Honey Buckets to get all intimate in. Win. Win. Win. Art.


•RSL vs Houston Dynamo at Rio Tinto Stadium

There’s a lot on the line playoff-wise with this game, so strap your red on and get loud for a full 90. Kickoff is at 7:30pm, but get there early for Carnival Real. GO REAL SALT LAKE!


•Harry Potter Night at Area 51

From the ones that brought you many a fetish ball and truly the last bastion for gothic and proper 80’s dancing in the state, possibly…unless you count Todd Nuke’em’s basement. What’s up with that anyway? I think goth ladies are very sexy, but I’ve always had a thing for women with light complexions and jet black hair. Anyway, they are tossing all that shit out the window to serve up Harry Potter night.


•O.A.R. at The Depot

Well, I can honestly say I know very little about this band, but my cousin’s exes loves them and three of my friends who live out of state love them. Then I listened to the song below and I’d rather let Chad Kroger of Nickleback give me a rectal exam.


Sunday 9/18 

•Drag Brunch September at Club X

You’ve had brunch, but have you had brunch with drag? Mimosas taste that much better when there’s a party going on around you. Don’t be a prude. Go have some Sunday Funday fun.


Monday 9/19

•The Struts at The Complex

Nightmare Before Xmas alumni, The Struts, will bring all that swagger to The Complex on industry night. British attitude on display and you can catch them earlier in the day at 1p at Club 50 West when we will be recording another Lounge X.


Tuesday 9/20

•Tears for Fears at Red Butte Gardens

This show is so sold out. There are tickets going for as much as $300 per ticket on the classifieds. How can you blame them? Everyone wants to rule the world, after all. Amirite? Besides look at that face. Have you ever seen anyone so happily return library books? Fuck no, you haven’t.


•Cyndi Lauper at The Depot

Has there every been so many things for middle-aged people to do on a Tuesday night in Salt Lake since Coldplay was in town. There should be an app where babysitters can lay into some surge pricing like Uber does.  I mean, have you ever seen someone cry like that in a music video? Fuck no, you haven’t.


•Thrice at The Complex

Actually, just drop your walking regrets off at Thrice on your way to Red Butte or The Depot. They’ll learn levity and how to properly channel their hatred for you by Thrice.


That’s it for this week. I am all out of Ghost Rider White IPA, so I’m off to play Overwatch while you all plan your week. I hope this helped.

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