Here are music and comedy options for this weekend:
Mouth of a Lion with The Avenues and Stankbot Tyranny
Part of Mo’s Neighborhood Grill Music Series, the show features three local bands, including Stankbot Tyranny, a young alt-rock trio featuring Will Holle on the drums, Ben Holle on guitar and Nick Anjewierden on bass.
When • Tonight at 8:30
Where • Mo’s Grill, 358 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City
Tickets • $6 at 24Tix
New York Magazine tapped Brooklyn-based Reese Waters as one of the city’s Ten Comedians to Watch in March 2009. He has also co-hosted “The Daily Line” on the Versus Network.
When • Tonight and Saturday, Jan. 7, at 7 and 9
Where • Wiseguys West Valley City, 2194 W. 3500 South, West Valley City
Tickets • $10 at wiseguyscomedy.com
Comedy with a Complex
This comedy showcase is hosted by the inimitable Collen Waters and features Cody Eden, Aja Sicks, Jason Harvey and Toy Soup Improv.
When • Saturday, Jan. 7, at 8:30 p.m.
Where • The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City
Tickets • $7 at SmithsTix
Peace Officer (above)
The Fort Collins-based Peace Officer mashes hip-hop and dub into a unique style called “Dub Hop.” With sets played by a live band with four MCs, Peace Officer puts on groove-oriented shows that are socially conscious. GeorgeLLife and The Bridge are also on the bill.
When • Saturday, Jan. 7, at 9 p.m.
Where • Bar Deluxe, 666 S. State St., Salt Lake City
Tickets • $5 at door
Maceo Parker is synonymous with funk and for leading the tightest little funk orchestra on Earth. He got his start with James Brown, which Maceo describes as “like being at university,” and then jumped aboard the Mothership with George Clinton and stretched out with Bootsy’s Rubber Band.
When • Sunday, Jan. 8, at 8 p.m.
Where • State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City
Tickets • $30 at thestateroom.com