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Utah Arts Festival: Battle of the bands

Published June 21, 2012 5:18 pm

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You're never too old to rock, or too young, as the dueling teen groups performing on the Utah Arts Festival's Park Stage proved Thursday.

It's sort of a tradition for the festival, to feature teen rock-music groups on the first day.

This year, three such groups played back-to-back-to-back, rocking out the classics.

First up was the Paul Green School of Rock, who finished off an energetic set with The B-52's hit "Love Shack."

Then came Wasatch Music Academy, playing an array of classic-rock. (I heard a Boston song while I was otherwise occupied.)

Third and finally, MusicGarage.org's band kicked it up with everything from The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" to a gnarly mash-up of Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" and Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall."