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Out and about: O.A.R., Hank III and Margaret Cho among top-shelf acts in coming week

Published August 29, 2012 5:09 pm

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O.A.R.

Spotlight show • Montage Deer Valley will premiere its first Concert in the Sky, with O.A.R. and Guster sharing the outdoor stage on the resort's Grand Lawn. Rock band O.A.R. is a road warrior, touring behind its 2011 album "King." The band is remarkable for its longevity, with four of the members from the same middle and high schools in Ohio; the fifth joined in 1997 when all five were students at The Ohio State University. "I can't imagine being in a different band," said Richard On, lead guitarist. "It's such a foreign thing for me, [to be] playing in different bands." The band's most recent exposure came from a song called "Champions" that was part of Duracell's support for Team USA at the Summer Olympics. Rapper B.o.B. contributed vocals to the song, which isn't as jarring as you might think. "We're all hip-hop fans," On said. And while he is a fan of the USA basketball team, On said the 2012 team was "not better than the [original] Dream Team, no matter what Kobe says." Ohio State fans know their sports.

When • Saturday, Sept. 1, at 5:30 p.m.

Where • Montage Deer Valley, 9100 Marsac Ave., Park City

Tickets • $45 at SmithsTix

Hank III

Spotlight show • See the relatively early starting time for the concert by Hank Williams III? That's because the 39-year-old grandson of Hank Williams and son of Hank Williams Jr. plays until he can't stand up anymore. "I wear any audience out," Hank III said in an interview. "If you have 65 songs, sometimes we lose half the crowd, and that's punk-rock." The "hellbilly" said on this tour he is playing about 90 minutes of country at first, and then several hours of the genre-defying rock he is also known for. "I take pride in having the longest show for the cheapest price," he said. "I have the rest of my life to just play an hour on an acoustic guitar." In 2011, Hank III released three albums on the same day (Sept. 6), including one that consisted largely of cattle auctioneers with metal accompanying. "My grandfather used to raise cows and cattle," Hank III said. "It was an honor to work with those guys. I tell them they won't like the music."

When • Monday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m.

Where • In The Venue, 579 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $16.50 at SmithsTix

Margaret Cho

Spotlight show • Last time the comedian performed in Utah, plenty of people who were "super clean" and had "super clean teeth" told her they went to Korea on their missions. Well, she was born in San Francisco, but she still appreciated the niceties she encountered in Utah, Cho said in an interview. This time, the openly bisexual 43-year-old is bringing her one-woman show called "Mother," where she will talk about the lovable eccentricities of her mother (a tried-and-true favorite from her stand-up routines) as well as talk about motherhood in general. Cho is not a mother herself, but said she feels very "maternal" in the stand-up community. On Sept. 23, she will bring her mother and brother to the Emmy Awards, where she is nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for playing, of all people, the late Kim Jong-Il on "30 Rock." "I am of North Korean and South Korean descent, and it's a painful part of my family history," Cho said. "My goal is to win the Emmy and unite the countries."

When • Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 7 and 9:30 p.m.

Where • Wiseguys West Valley City, 2194 W. 3500 South

Tickets • $25 at wiseguyscomedy.com

Rosanne Cash

Country rock legend Rosanne Cash possesses a gift for artfully blurring the genres of country, rock, roots and pop; her appeal reaches a variety of music fans with a signature sound all her own.

When • Friday, Aug. 31, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Ed Kenley Centennial Amphitheater, 405 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton

Tickets • $26 at davisarts.com

Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers

By any standard, three-time Grammy Award winner Bruce Hornsby has built one of the most diverse careers in contemporary music. That's just the way it is.

When • Friday, Aug. 31, at 8 p.m.

Where • Sandy Amphitheater, 9400 S. 1300 East, Sandy

Tickets • $25 at SmithsTix

Sugarland

Sugarland's "In Your Hands" Tour 2012 will feature guests Lauren Alaina and Canaan Smith.

When • Saturday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m.

Where • USANA Amphitheatre, 5150 S. 6055 West, West Valley City

Tickets • $30-$61 at SmithsTix

Stolen Babies

Self-described "prog-pop-cabaret-thrashquirky-goth-rock" group Stolen Babies perform.

When • Sunday, Sept. 2, at 8 p.m.

Where • Metro Bar, 540 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $12 at SmithsTix

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Growing up in New Orleans, Trombone Shorty was participating in brass band parades as a child, carrying his trombone even before his arms were long enough to reach all the positions on the slide. 2010 was a breakout year for him, with the release of his major label debut "Backatown," which hit Billboard magazine's Contemporary Jazz chart at No. 1 and stayed there for nine consecutive weeks. Stone Foxes open.

When • Sunday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m.

Where • Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $30 for Garden members, $35 for others, at redbuttegarden.org

Air Supply

Still inspiring waves of romantic frenzy across the globe three decades after their debut hit single "Lost in Love," Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock of Air Supply have been caught in a joyful musical whirlwind these past few years, keeping a diverse international schedule.

When • Monday, Sept. 3, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Ed Kenley Centennial Amphitheater, 405 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton

Tickets • $29 at davisarts.com

Starship

Classic-rock group Starship makes a landing at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre and will bring a sound that takes its roots from rock royalty of the 1970s and the singability of its iconic hits from the 1980s.

When • Monday, Sept. 3, at 8 p.m.

Where • SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre, 699 S. State St., Orem

Tickets • $12-$20 at http://www.scera.org

WHY?

WHY? will perform with Serengeti and Jel.

When • Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m.

Where • In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $13.50 at 24Tix

The Wailers

The Wailers, a popular reggae group that began as Bob Marley & the Wailers, continues to make reggae history, having sold in excess of 250 million albums and played to an estimated 24 million people worldwide.

When • Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 8 p.m.

Where • Park City Live, 427 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $20 at SmithsTix