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Out and about: Peter from Peter, Paul and Mary leads Pennywise, Tech N9ne and others into town
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Peter Yarrow

Spotlight show • Peter Yarrow, of the famed folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, is no stranger to activism, and resists hyperbole. So when he called Tim DeChristopher "like the Rosa Parks of the environmental movement" in a Tribune interview, you might be inclined to listen, regardless of your personal beliefs about Salt Lake activist DeChristopher, who is in prison for disrupting an auction of 14 parcels of land in the state's redrock country. Yarrow, 73, is making a special trip to Utah to volunteer his talent for a benefit for Peaceful Uprising, a group DeChristopher co-founded. Yarrow attended DeChristopher's trial and sentencing, and said he was "knocked out by [DeChristopher's] gestures. It was an extraordinary act of civil disobedience." Yarrow said when he thinks of his own 5-year-old granddaughter, he asks himself: "What shall she inherit?"

When • Monday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Where • The State Room. 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $60 at http://bit.ly/JakxKt; $100 for ticket and signed book Puff the Magic Dragon and CD

Katie Herzig

Spotlight show • Nashville folk-pop singer-songwriter Katie Herzig graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in journalism, and still feels drawn to the region. "I feel real connected to it still," said Herzig, 32, in an interview. "It feels like I'm coming home. What I miss about the West is the horizon. In the East, you're surrounded by trees." While she appreciates journalism, she turned to creative writing after graduation, which led her to create the inventive album "The Waking Sleep." Unlike 90 percent of her peers, she loves slaving away in the recording studio. "It's the time when you do what you do," she said. "You head is down, not thinking about what others are doing. There's the purity of being there and making music." Matthew Perryman Jones opens.

When • Saturday, May 12 at 9 p.m.

Where • The State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $17 at thestateroom.com

Machine Gun Kelly

Spotlight show • Tech N9ne's Hostile Takeover tour features Krizz Kaliko, Mayday, Prozak, Stevie Stone and The Beginning At Last and, of course, Tech N9ne himself. But keep an eye on the volatile Machine Gun Kelly, who rhymes with a combination of arrogance as well as something to prove. "If you're not confident in yourself, no one will be confident about you," the brash rapper from Ohio said in a phone interview. Signed to Bad Boy and Interscope Records, Kelly is a protege of Diddy, although Kelly is quick to say that he doesn't brown-nose. "I don't s___ any boy's d___," he said. "I don't let any label carry me." Kelly sees himself as "iconic," and aims to prove it on stage, where he said he is at his best: "I never want to be contained by a studio." In March, he released his Bad Boy debut, "Half Naked & Almost Famous." If you believe him, he won't remain almost famous for long.

When • Saturday, May 12 at 8 p.m.

Where • Saltair, 2408 W. Saltair Drive, Magna

Tickets • $28 in advance, $33 day of, at SmithsTix

Pennywise

Spotlight show • By now, you've probably seen Coldplay's soft-rock version of "Fight For Your Right (To Party)" delivered at the Hollywood Bowl on the night of the Beastie Boys' MCA's death from cancer. Fletcher Dragge, lead guitarist for punk band Pennywise, watched a video of the performance on YouTube. While he said he respected the emotional performance, Dragge believed that Pennywise should perform the song the Pennywise way. "Before they were a rap band, they were a punk band," Dragge said in an interview. So on Saturday, May 7, at the KROQ Weenie Roast y Fiesta in Southern California, he led his band through a raw, rowdy version of "Fight For Your Right" that from many accounts was one of the show's highlights. With a new lead singer, Zoli Téglás, and a new album, "All of Nothing," Dragge said his band is as pumped as ever. "[Our last singer] didn't want to be there for the last few years," Dragge said. "Now, Zoli, and we all, give 110 percent."

When • Thursday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $20 at SmithsTix

Margot & The Nuclear So and So's

Spotlight show • Richard Edwards, founder and frontman of Margot & The Nuclear So and So's, was skeptical about funding the group's fourth album, "Rot Gut, Domestic," through PledgeMusic. "I had seen a lot of Kickstarter campaigns that rubbed me the wrong way," he said in a phone interview. "It seemed to be a little too beggy. Some seemed lazy, like they didn't put much thought into it." But he relented, and the album, as a digital download, was released early via PledgeMusic in March. The support from the fans is extraordinary considering the band began as a chamber-pop ensemble but is now a full-bodied rock 'n' roll band. "Maybe people dropped out because our calmer music," Edwards said about fans and ex-fans. "I just wanted to play louder music." Dinosaur Feathers and Whispertown open.

When • Wednesday, May 16 at 9 p.m.

Where • Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $12 in advance, $14 day of, at 24Tix

Honey

"The All Ages Honey Album Release Party" will feature performances by Kearns R&B artist Honey, with openers Arte VSOP, B-Side, Big A, C-Way, Pell, Jay Yung and Chiver Timbers. The event will be hosted by DreRawka with D.J. Poetik Cee of U92.

When • Friday, May 11, 6 p.m.

Where • Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $5 at door

Crescent Super Band and Little Big Band

Caleb Chapman's internationally acclaimed Crescent Super Band — the band of high school students who have toured the world, from Sweden to France and Italy and the Netherlands — will play a free concert along with the 22-piece swing ensemble, Little Big Band. The Salt Lake City law firm Snow, Christensen & Martineau, has partnered with the nonprofit Excellence in the Community to present a year-long free concert series showcasing local talent. If weather permits, the show will be held outdoors.

When • Friday, May 11, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Nesian Fest

Billed as "celebrating 20 years of indigenous music," Nesian Fest includes live music by Fiji, which blends reggae, hip hop, jazz and R&B. Opening will be Trey Smoov and Common Kings.

When • Friday, May 11, 7 p.m.

Where • The Complex, 537 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $30 at SmithsTix

Utopia Early Music: Generous Beauty

The Salt Lake City Utopia Early Music ensemble will present "Generous Beauty: A Musical Tour of Baroque Italy," an evening of Italian music.

When • Friday, May 11, 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 13 at 5 p.m.

Where • St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, 231 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free-will payment (suggested: $15 general, $12 seniors, $10 students)

Going Second

The nonprofit organization Music Makes Music, which supports budding youth musicians, will hold a benefit concert featuring Going Second, The Anchorage, Olivia Burton and Hype.

When • Saturday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Where • Murray Theater, 4961 S. State St., Murray

Tickets • $5 at door

Clay Walker

Country singer Clay Walker will perform as part of this summer's West Jordan Concert Series, with proceeds benefitting the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund.

When • Saturday, May 12, 7:30 p.m.

Where • West Jordan Arena, 8125 S. 2200 West, West Jordan

Tickets • $10-$20 at www.SmithsTix

Gabriel & Dresden

Trance music legends Gabriel & Dresden will spin in a rare local performance.

When • Saturday, May 12 at 9 p.m.

Where • Park City Live (formerly known as Harry O's), 427 Main St., Park City.

Tickets • $20 at door

Red Rock Rondo

The Madeleine Festival Concert Series will feature Red Rock Rondo, the award-winning chamber-folk ensemble, which will perform "The Secret Gift."

When • Sunday, May 13 from 8 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

Where • Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Origin

The Occupation Domination Tour will offer a night of death metal, featuring Origin and Cattle Decapitation (supporting its new album), Decrepit Birth, Aborted, Rings of Saturn and Battlecross.

When • Monday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $16 in advance, $18 day of, at SmithsTix

Curren$y

New Orleans rapper Curren$y brings his tour to Utah, with special guests The Jets, Smoke DZA, Fiend 4 Da Money, Corner Boy P, Trademark and Young Roddy.

When • Tuesday, May 15 at 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • $18 in advance, $20 day of, at SmithsTix

The GrandMothers of Invention

The GrandMothers of Invention, three alumni of Frank Zappa's legendary of Mothers of Invention, keep his music alive.

When • Tuesday, May 15 at 8 p.m.

Where • State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $25 at thestateroom.com

Mickey Hart Band

Deadheads appear to be alive, indeed, as this show by the former Grateful Dead drummer is sold out.

When • Wednesday, May 16 at 8 p.m.

Where • State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • Sold out

Twiztid

Juggalo favorites Twiztid with perform with special guests Kottonmouth Kings, as well as Blaze and Big B opening.

When • Wednesday, May 16 from 6 p.m.- 10:30p.m.

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

Tickets • $24.50 at SmithsTix

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