Music this weekend in Utah: Huey Lewis, Black Stone Cherry, EC Twins, more
Published: August 24, 2012 11:56AM
Updated: August 24, 2012 11:58AM


Here is what's on tap fpr this weekend:

Nashville Tribune Band
Spotlight shows • The Nashville Tribute Band will perform a Sandy concert featuring songs from its recent album “The Work: A Tribute to the Missionaries” and favorites from past albums. Actor and musician Katherine Nelson, star of “Emma: My Story,” will perform with the band and perform songs from her new album, “Born Brave.” Nashville’s Jason Deere leads the band and said in a phone interview that the Sandy concert — scheduled for the third summer in a row at the Sandy Amphitheater — is one of the band’s largest and favorite shows because of the support of Mormons and country-music fans. The band is working on its next record, Deere said, which should be out by the end of the year — but he wouldn’t give any hints about the theme.
When • Saturday, Aug. 25, at 8 p.m.
Where • Sandy Amphitheater, 9400 S. 1300 East
Tickets • $12 to $15 at SmithsTix

EC Twins
Spotlight show • EC Twins are Marc and Allister Blackham, twins who grew up in Manchester, England, but are now fixtures of the Los Angeles electronic dance-music scene. The last time the twins were in Utah, Marc Blackham said in a phone interview, “there was snow but not enough to make it romantic,” so he was thrilled to come to Utah when the temperatures should be higher. But that’s not the only reason they decided to move three years ago from cold Manchester to warm Los Angeles. “L.A. has become a mecca for electronic music,” he said. Besides creating their own music, the twins are talented at “remixes” that are really totally reimagined versions of other songs. Take, for instance, their reworking of Adele’s “Someone Like You,” a hit dance anthem that curiously didn’t make you feel like killing yourself. “We were looking for a ballad to make an up-tempo song,” Marc said. “We like to be uplifting.”
When • Saturday, Aug. 25, at 9:30 p.m.
Where • The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City
Tickets • $12 at SmithsTix

Head for the Hills
Spotlight show • The name of this Fort Collins-based group isn’t a remark made in fear, but rather an entreaty to hear what the band labels “modern acoustic” music. The band members met when they were students at Colorado State University, and the frisky, improvisational bluegrass band was born in the dorms, said bass player Matt Loewen in a phone interview. In the early years, the band earned money playing weddings, including one in Moab and another at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. Wedding gigs aren’t difficult, said Loewen, who grew up in the suburbs west of Chicago. “All the ones we’ve done, it’s always people having a really good time,” he said. “We have yet to do a funeral.” The group is touring behind its first live album, released in May and recorded over five nights at four venues in their home state. “Coming to the decision to do one was a pretty easy decision,” Loewen said. “Our music lends itself to a live album.”
When • Saturday, Aug. 25, at 9 p.m.
Where • The State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City
Tickets • $12 at thestateroom.com

Black Stone Cherry
Spotlight show • Black Stone Cherry is a hard-rock band that’s proud to be from the South. In a phone interview, drummer John Fred Young described a story that illustrated why he will always call Kentucky home. “A few days ago I was clearing out the chicken coop-turned-shed at home, and I see a big snake,” he drawled. “A big old hornet came up and bit me in the hand. I’m on a Benadryl high right now. My hand was like ‘Nutty Professor’ today. If I knew a hornet was going to sting me and have something swell up, I would have had a talk with him beforehand.” Young, son of The Kentucky Headhunters guitarist Richard Young, said the band was influenced by every kind of music. “The band’s taste in music is eclectic,” he said. “We obviously are carrying the torch for Southern rock, but we’re not just a Southern rock band.” His hand will heal by the time he gets to Utah, by the way. Stellar Revival opens.
When • Sunday, Aug. 26, at 6:30 p.m.
Where • In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City
Tickets • $12.50 at SmithsTix

The Soulistics
The R&B band will perform as part of Tooele’s Fridays On Vine concert series.
When • Friday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m.
Where • Tooele City Park, 200 W. Vine St.
Tickets • Free

The Manzarek-Rogers Band
The band features Ray Manzarek, iconic co-founder and keyboardist of The Doors, with Roy Rogers, master slide guitarist.
When • Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24-25, at 8 p.m.
Where • Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., Park City
Tickets • $35-$60 at holdmyticket.com

Built to Spill, Helvetia, Revolt Revolt
Built to Spill is the concept indie-band brainchild of Doug Martsch, who wanted to have a constantly rotating ensemble of musicians to keep things fresh. The band aims to play music that’s both melodic and aggressive.
When • Friday, Aug. 24, at 9 p.m.
Where • Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City
Tickets • 24tix

Steel Pulse
The punk/reggae group will perform.
When • Friday, Aug. 24, at 9 p.m.
Where • The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City
Tickets • $25-$30 at SmithsTix

Lazy Rich
Producer/DJ Lazy Rich will spin electro-house music.
When • Friday, Aug. 24, at 9
Where • The Complex, 537 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City
Tickets • $10-$25 at SmithsTix

Swamp Cabbage
The band will perform a free show during the Hurt in the Dirt Duathlon.
When • Saturday, Aug. 25, 4:30 p.m.
Where • Fort Buena Ventura, 2450 A Ave., Ogden
Tickets • Free

Rickie Lee Jones
You might remember the singer-songwriter from her monster hit “Chuck E’s in Love” off her self-titled 1979 album, but rock critics praise her jazz and R&B stylings and remember when Rolling Stone awarded five stars to her 1981 album “Pirates.” Lucy Wainwright Roche and Carrie Rodriguez will open.
When • Saturday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m.
Where • Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Drive, Park City
Tickets • $35-$65 at The Eccles Center

Sarah Sample
The Bridger Folk Music Society presents singer/songwriter Sarah Sample.
When • Saturday, Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Where • Crumb Brothers Bakery, 291 S. 300 West, Logan
Tickets • $13 at brigderfolk.org or PayPal

Dumpstaphunk
The New Orleans funk band performs at Canyon Resort.
When • Saturday, Aug. 25, 8 p.m.
Where • Canyons Resort, Park City
Tickets • Free

Huey Lewis & The News
Huey Lewis & the News was one of the most popular music acts of the 1980s, releasing several gold and platinum albums based on Lewis’ signature vocals and backing harmony vocals.
When • Sunday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m.
Where • Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City
Tickets • $57; members $52 at redbuttegarden.org