Music this weekend in Utah: Huey Lewis, Black Stone Cherry, EC Twins, more
Here is what's on tap fpr this weekend:
Nashville Tribune BandSpotlight 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 EastTickets • $12 to $15 at SmithsTixEC TwinsSpotlight 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 CityTickets • $12 at SmithsTixHead for the HillsSpotlight 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 CityTickets • $12 at thestateroom.comBlack Stone CherrySpotlight 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 CityTickets • $12.50 at SmithsTixThe SoulisticsThe 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 • FreeThe Manzarek-Rogers BandThe 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.comBuilt to Spill, Helvetia, Revolt RevoltBuilt 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 CityTickets • 24tixSteel Pulse The punk/reggae group will perform. When • Friday, Aug. 24, at 9 p.m.Where • The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake CityTickets • $25-$30 at SmithsTixLazy RichProducer/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 CabbageThe 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 • FreeRickie 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 SampleThe 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 DumpstaphunkThe New Orleans funk band performs at Canyon Resort. When • Saturday, Aug. 25, 8 p.m.Where • Canyons Resort, Park City Tickets • FreeHuey Lewis & The NewsHuey 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
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