(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)
Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend plays at Red Butte Garden, Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Vampire Weekend are Ezra Koenig-lead vocals, guitar, lyrics, Rostam Batmanglij – keyboards, guitar, backing vocals, lyrics, Chris Tomson – drums, percussion, Chris Baio – bass guitar, backing vocals.
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Here's what's being talked about in pop culture:
• The first movie awards of the season, the Gotham Awards, were handed out last night. The Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" took best picture, while Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club") and Brie Larson ("Short Term 12") took top acting honors. [Los Angeles Times]
• Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei is planning to stage an art show in the old Alcatraz prison next September. [The New York Times]
• It's the month for "best of" lists, and Rolling Stone starts the ball rolling with the year's 50 best albums. Vampire Weekend's "Modern Vampires of the City" is No. 1. [Rolling Stone]