Here are two shows in Utah tonight, for wildy different audiences:
Spotlight show • The veteran metal band’s next album, “The Dark Roots of Earth,” is scheduled to be released in late April, but don’t expect the band to premiere any new material at its Feb. 15 Utah show. “We’re not playing any new stuff until the record comes out,” said guitarist Eric Peterson, 47. “The only control we have is putting out the record properly.” In other words, Peterson doesn’t want first-time fans to listen to new songs on a poorly recorded YouTube video posted immediately after the band performs. He wants their first listen to be on a pristine recording the band has labored over. But the Bay Area band has plenty of material to draw on, considering it launched in 1983. Missing in action will be drummer Paul Bostaph, who injured his hand last year and bowed out in December. Replacing him is Gene Hoglan, who played drums on the band’s 1997 album, “Demonic,” as well as on “The Dark Roots of Earth.” Hoglan, one of the most acclaimed technical drummers in metal, is known for his signature blast beats, which Peterson couldn’t wait for fans to hear at The Depot.
When • Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 9 p.m.
Where • The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City
Tickets • $22 for GA, $150 for VIP meet-and-greet, at SmithsTix.com
Hot Chelle Rae
The Nashville-based pop quartet, known for its hit “Tonight Tonight,” will headline, with Cady Groves & Electric Touch opening.
When • Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m.
Where • In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City
Tickets • $15-$18 at 24Tix.com