New shows at State Room: Amy Ray, Todd Snider, more
Published: February 2, 2012 10:42AM
Updated: February 2, 2012 10:44AM
Todd Snider, the singer-songwriter who frequently visits Utah on his tours, has an idiosyncratic approach to people who talk during his concerts, which often feature just his barefoot self and an acoustic guitar. “Once they come in the door, they should be able to do what they want,” said Snider. “I’ll be groovy. It’s the rare 1 percent when I come offstage and tell them that it wasn’t cool. But pizza, sex, surfing, playing music — it’s all good.” Snider, who in the same interview proclaimed that “I hate going to concerts when the guy plays new songs,” is in the minority when it comes to musicians tolerating noisy audience members.

Here are some recent show announcements from The State Room:

2/27 Poor Man's Whiskey & Tony Holiday
3/11 Josh Rosenthal
3/27 Head For The Hills & Dead Winter Carpenters
3/31 Amy Ray [of Indigo Girls]
4/5 The Lumineers
4/24 Todd Snider (above)
5/12 Katie Herzig

BTW, tonight's show by Alabama Shakes is sold-out.