Updated on Sep 13, 2013 12:28PM
This is the sweetest marriage proposal vid I’ve ever seen.
Dustin thought he was going to the Salt Lake City Home Depot to help his roommate chose some lighting for a party.
Instead, he was taken to the lumber aisle where a mob of his friends and family helped his boyfriend propose to the song “Somebody Loves You” by Betty Who....
Updated on Sep 12, 2013 12:11PM
Dave Brubeck started coming to Utah in the early 1950s. He played at least five times on the acclaimed JazzSLC series and, in the process, became a dear friend of series founder Gordon Hanks.
Hanks grieved with the rest of the musical world in December, when the jazz pianist and composer died on the way to a cardiology appointment one day before his 92nd birthday.
So it’s fitting that The Brubeck Brothers Quartet — featuring Dave’s sons Chris and Dan — will perform the opening concert of the 2012-13 JazzSLC season. The show will commemorate the music and standards that the quiet, unassuming and brilliant Dave ...
Updated on Sep 12, 2013 12:13PM
It is tradition for the Utah Symphony to open its new season with Beethoven, and this year is no different. Beethoven’s Triple Concerto is the centerpiece of the two weekend performances.
But the program also is an orchestral version of “The Avengers,” offering powerful compositions by nearly superhuman composers and performed by masterful musicians:
• The Triple Concerto features the high-powered trio of cellist David Finckel with his wife, pianist Wu Han, and former Emerson String Quartet colleague, violinist Philip Setzer.
• Music director Thierry Fischer launches a seasonlong ...
Updated on Sep 12, 2013 10:10AM
Spotlight Show • The hard-rocking Andrew W.K. is known for his party songs. But soon he also will be known for eliminating the barrier between him and his audience. In a phone interview, the 34-year-old said there will be no stage at his upcoming show. “I really want to be clear — this is not a concert. The whole room is a party,” he said. “The audience members are the band. I wanted that closeness. We tried to pick places that are very intimate. I wanted an energy pool.” Playing and singing in the middle of a crowd is a way to show others that “there’s all different ways to play,” he said....
Updated on Sep 11, 2013 03:24PM
Twenty-three years ago, Stuart James Sheffield was born in Salt Lake City.
He grew up in Cottonwood Heights, graduated from Brighton High School, and studied at Salt Lake Community College.
Nothing out of the ordinary about that.
But what is extraordinary about Sheffield is that he is now known through the region, and beyond, as Burnell Washburn, a rapper who is arguably the most high-profile hip-hop artist in the state.
On Aug. 24, the Urban Lounge hosted a birthday party for him.
“I must say that our show at Urban Lounge ...
Updated on Sep 11, 2013 02:38PM
The official soundtrack album for the music documentary, “Muscle Shoals.” which debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. will be releasedon September 24 in stores and through all digital retailers.
The film releases in select theaters in New York on Sept. 27 as well as on VOD. Other markets will receive release soon after.
From the press release:
This beautiful and unique film tells the story of FAME Studios and Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. Located in Muscle Shoals, AL, they’re the...
Updated on Sep 11, 2013 12:16PM
The new Hilary Weeks album “Say Love” was released earlier this week, and you can see her new video above.
This is her 10th album.
Weeks made history two years ago when she became the first solo Mormon artist to break into the top 10 on the Contemporary Christian Billboard Chart.
She is also a favorite inspirational speaker at Time Out for Women events, and has started a movement based on positive thinking called BilllionClicks.org.
Updated on Sep 11, 2013 12:04PM
Jars of Clay
Spotlight Show • The Christian pop-rock band has kept a loyal fan base since it broke into the mainstream in 1995 with “Flood.” The band’s most recent album, August’s “Inland,” has earned the tour warriors some of the best reviews of their career. “We’re overwhelmed,” said lead guitarist Stephen Mason in a recent telephone interview. “It’s something really wonderful when you feel like you’re onto something, and people around you affirm it ... For many people, it’s the first they’ve heard of Jars of Clay in some time.” For those who are newcomers, the band’s name comes from 2 Cor...
Updated on Sep 11, 2013 11:56AM
Mickey Hart Band
Spotlight Show • Shortly after a “profound” and “very emotional” show in Jerusalem, former Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart and his band return to the U.S. to support Hart’s wildly ambitious new album, “Superorganism,” released in August. The album featured Hart wearing an EEG cap during the writing and recording, translating electrical impulses from his brain into audible frequencies, all the while watching a high-resolution video screen of his brain at work. As you can imagine, what goes on in Hart’s brain is very rhythmic. During this show, Hart will wear the EEG cap fo...
Updated on Sep 11, 2013 11:49AM
Spotlight Show • The 45-year-old Louisianan is one of the Pelican State’s vest exports, with a style of blues infused with the spirit of Cajun country. The guitarist said in a phone interview that he never plays with a setlist, because he encourages the crowd to shout out requests in between songs during his shows. “I’m there for them,” he said of the audience. “If I wanted to play for myself, I’d stay at home.” As for playing without a setlist, “Some musicians like to know what’s going to happen before it happens,” Benoit said. “I’m the opposite.” Benoit and his home town of Houma (half-way...
Updated on Sep 10, 2013 01:23PM
Creedence Clearwater Revisited
Spotlight Show • Creedence Clearwater Revisited opens up a rock ‘n’ roll weekend at the Sandy Amphitheater, with Mike Love’s version of the Beach Boys headlining on Saturday. Creedence Clearwater Revisited is a band formed in 1995 by former Creedence Clearwater Revival members Stu Cook (on bass) and Doug Clifford (drums), and the band plays all of their former band’s classic hits, from “Forunate Son” to “Green River.” In an interview, Cook said he and Clifford have been long-term bandmates and friends with Clifford (but not with the band’s John Fogerty, who is reportedly ...
Updated on Sep 10, 2013 11:11AM
This week on NPR Music’s “All Songs Considered,” Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic of Nirvana talk about the 20th anniversary reissue of the album “In Utero,” and preview tracks from the new box set.
The show can be streamed and downloaded now at www.npr.org/music.
Nirvana released “In Utero” on Sept. 13, 1993, a follow-up to its breakthrough album “Nevermind.”
The death of Kurt Cobain in 1994 made “In Utero” the group’s final studio album.
Updated on Sep 10, 2013 10:55AM
Esquire magazine has turned 80 and to celebrate the anniversary, the magazine set out to create a portfolio called “The Life of Man,” 80 original photographs of actors, sports icons, musicians, politicians, and presidents, ages 80 to one.
The list of musicians featured in the portrait include Willie Nelson (80), Tim McGraw (46), Blake Shelton (37), Eddie Van Halen (58), Dr. Dre (48), Jason Derulo (24), Greyson Chance (16) and Ethan Bortnick (13).
Here are a few highlights from the issue, as well as a link to the gallery on Esquire.com. The issue hit...
Updated on Sep 10, 2013 10:39AM
We Butter the Bread With Butter
Spotlight Show • Visa problems have prevented the German electronic-metal band We Butter the Bread With Butter from starting their first-ever United States tour, so the Salt Lake City show should be the band’s first show in North America — provided everything was resolved earlier this week. Marcel Neumann, guitarist and founder of the German band, said between the group’s 2010 album and 2013’s “Goldkinder,” each band member found growth. “We got so much experience, we played so much live,” he said in a phone call from a German airport. “We tried to put all of those exper...
Updated on Sep 9, 2013 03:49PM
David Bromberg Quintet
Spotlight Show • With all of the hub-bub lately about Bob Dylan’s recently released set “Another Self Portrait (1969-1971),” it’s interesting to note that David Bromberg played guitar with Dylan on the sessions for the 1970 albums “Self Portrait” and “New Morning,” from which the new set takes songs from. Bromberg is one of the best guitar players you have never heard of — in part because Bromberg has been living in Delaware lately working at his violin sales and repair shop. In an interview, Bromberg said he had wanted to go to Peter Prier’s famed Violin Making School of America...
Updated on Sep 9, 2013 01:46PM
Spotlight show • The State Room is known for bringing some of the greatest singer-songwriters in the world to its stage, but Cody ChesnuTT’s headlining set on Tuesday is a great opportunity to see what The State Room’s Darin Piccoli calls “something that usually doesn’t grace our market.” ChesnuTT is an Atlanta-born neo-soul and R&B singer whose criminally underappreciated album “The Headphone Masterpiece” was followed up with the beefier, full-bodied near-masterpiece “Landing on a Hundred” last year. In an interview, ChesnuTT said he last visited Utah about a decade ago when he was perfo...
Updated on Sep 9, 2013 12:05PM
Tomorrow evening (Sept. 10), there will be a free Masterworks lecture symposium featuring Thierry Fischer and local Carl Nielsen scholar Mogens Mogensen.
They will be talking about the symphonies of Carl Nielsen, all six of which are featured in the upcoming season of the Utah Symphony.
It might be worthwhile for classical music lovers who would like to hear insight into the little-known Danish composer.
The lecture will be held at the First Tier Room at Abravanel Hall (123 West South Temp...
Updated on Sep 9, 2013 11:35AM
Musicians looking for the next big break will have a chance to learn from the best in the business — Nashville music publishers Bobby Rymer and Chris Oglesby — and get a shot at advancing their careers at two special events Sept. 20 and Sept. 21 at Refinement Records in Draper.
Rymer and Oglesby have agreed to critique 20 original songs at a day-long master class on Sept. 21 and then hold private, one-on-one sessions that day with four songwriters, with the intent of pitching the best songs to artists, films and TV shows in Nashville.
Updated on Sep 9, 2013 11:20AM
Tickets for John Legend’s Nov. 22 show at Kingsbury Hall go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m.
Tickets will be available at www.kingtix.com, 801-581-7100 Kingsbury Hall box office, all Smith’s Tix locations, 801-1467-TIXX.
Updated on Sep 9, 2013 11:12AM
Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy will make his first solo performance in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 6 at Kingsbury Hall. it has just been announced.
Tickets will be available at all SmithsTix locations.
Tweedy was last here with Wilco in August opening for Bob Dylan....
Updated on Sep 9, 2013 10:31AM
The trophies for Utah dancers continue to accumulate,
Cheyenne Murillo, 18, of Orem, with her professional dance partner Sasha Altukhov, won the World Pro-Am title at the Embassy Ballroom Championships last weekend in Irvine, California.
Competing against several couples representing numerous countries and other dancers from across the U.S., Cheyenne prevailed in every dance discipline, finishing first in all 5 dances.
This is the first world ProAm dance title from a resident of Utah.
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