Every Wednesday at 9am Corey O’Brien (x96, 7p to midnight) joins Radio From Hell to keep you from sitting home.
What Do You Think, Utah?
Doors at 6pm and tonight Bill is tackling “Count My Vote” which will feature a panel of distinguished guests trying to final conclude if you should participate in democracy…at least in Utah. Free to attend and get into it with the panel. Doors at 6pm. The show starts at 7pm. There’s a full bar and we welcome your participation. 21+
Star Wars Exhibition at The Urban Arts Center (137 S Rio Grande)
It’s going on through Sunday in case having a new Star Wars movie for the rest of your life isn’t enough. 40 local artists exhibiting art based on the movies and other outer space inspiration. There’s a reception, Star Wars costume contest and some cosplay pros as well. Free event unless you buy some artwork, which you should.
Pool at X Wives Place
It’s a dry night for music and crafts, so I’ll be shooting pool with X96’s IT guy at X-Wive’s Place. I’d mention some TV to watch, but I don’t want to step on Bill Frost’s toes and I’d mention one particular comic book movie to see, but I don’t want to step on Sean Mean’s toes. 21+
Built to Spill at The Urban Lounge
for a mellower side of grunge at The Urban Lounge. If you remember bands like Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, Flaming Lips or like Modest Mouse I’d say head to the show. Probably best know for their song “Carry a Zero.” 21+
Wolfgang Gartner at Sky
Do it for your EDM fix. Love the song “Circus Freaks” and would only go if I knew it would be played. Everybody dance. 21+
The Kills at The Depot
This band is lead by Allison Mosshart who is probably better known for her work with Jack White in The Dead Weather. She was in this band first. Their fifth album “Ash and Ice” just came out with the single “Doing It to Death” which is great, but I am afraid it’s a track that may go by the wayside. They played Twilight last year as well. I highly recommend this show. If you need convincing, hop on Spotify and play “Black Rooster.” Not without your earbuds if you are at work and you can watch my interview them on X96.com.
Pvris at The Complex
I am on the fence on this show. I know a lot of people who are very excited about it, but I hear so many other bands like Purity Ring and Chvrches. They are billed as an alternative band, but much more pop and fans of Paramore or Echosmith will dig this more than the bands I mentioned.
Real Salt Lake
They are on the road taking on Columbus Crew, but don’t fret, you can hit up this week’s watch party and cheer them on for a full 90 at Green Pig. I suggest you get there early for pre-gaming, pulled pork and tall boy of Miller Lite on the rooftop – which is slowly becoming one of my favorite places to hang on a sunny day.
Get tickets for their next home game.
Subhumans at Urban Lounge
Because punk. Even better: English punkers who have been kicking around since the 80’s, so they are professionals who are perhaps best known for the track “Mickey Mouse is Dead.” Go to work with a hangover on Monday because Monday is a holiday.
M83 at The Great Saltair
M83 just dropped their new album, “Junk” in April and at first, I didn’t like it. I knew I should like it, so I kept listening to it. Eventualy, it really grew on me. Especially the lead single “Go!” Most people will remember the song “Midnight City” that was a hit everywhere, but here for some reason. Anyway, they are at The Great Saltair on Monday night.
Velor Live Music Gallery in Provo
Open mic night. I suspect it’s for musicians, but I hear slam poetry is back in.
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Tuesdays at the VFW on Highland
I haven’t been in a while, but I recall karaoke and a lot of people who destined themselves to a less than productive Wednesday, because cheap drinks. Maybe there was karaoke. Maybe it was the classic selection of songs in the jukebox. Maybe music of cheap drinks. Don’t forget, you can always take a cab.
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