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Out and about: Icona Pop, Animal Collective and Hope & Tim among highlights of musical week
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Icona Pop

Spotlight show • This Swedish electro-pop duo is responsible for one of 2013's biggest hits, the ubiquitous and instantly infectious single "I Love It." Caroline Hjelt called fellow band member Aino Jawo her musical "soulmate." "We definitely have our differences," Hjelt said in a recent interview with The Tribune. "If I'm tired she takes control, and vice versa. … It feels like we've become one person. It's a good balance." The two met at Stockholm party in 2009 and the next day "sat down and started writing songs." They were inspired by a mutual love of Boyz II Men and "lots of girl-power bands," Hjelt said. Of course, "the Spice Girls were huge." Hjelt is proud of the dance music they've created. "I'm so happy that people are crazy for something weird," she said. "It's punky with a pop vibe. … The pop revolution is here."

When • Friday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m.

Where • The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $20 at SmithsTix

Hope & Tim

Spotlight show • Hope and Tim Glenn's daughter was born less than a year ago, but the Utah acoustic musicians still managed to record a new CD. The release party is Saturday at Urban Lounge. Parenthood has become one of their inspirations. "It's tough to not be inspired by the chubby-cheeked little girl that relies on me for food on a daily basis," said Tim, who grew up in Salt Lake and recently finished a master's degree in U.S. environmental history at the University of Utah. Hope is originally from south Texas and spent her college years at the University of Texas in Austin hobnobbing with the local musicians. Considered the duo's first proper album, it was recorded with the help of a successful Kickstarter campaign that netted $3,565 — $565 over their goal. Two backers who pledged more than $250 won a performance from Hope & Tim in their living rooms. Michael Gross & the Statuettes are also on the bill.

When • Saturday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • $5 at 24Tix

Animal Collective

Spotlight show • The experimental band Animal Collective had to postpone its March tour date because band member Avey Tare had strep throat. But the band is back, in support of its most recent album, "Centipede Hz" with guests White Magic. In an interview conducted before the March date, band member Geologist said the group's most memorable Utah experience happened during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, when it released a film called "ODDSAC." "The process at Sundance was a little weird," he said. "They would take your sodas from you." After the experience, the band regrouped in Baltimore, where "Centipede Hz" was recorded. At that time, the band welcomed back Deakin, who was absent for the recording and touring of the 2009 album "Merriweather Post Pavilion." Geologist said all the members moved back to their hometown in Maryland after several years of making New York City the center of operations. "It was a big event for all of us," he said. "When it's all four of us [together in the studio], it will be more dense and loud."

When • Sunday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m.

Where • The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $22 in advance, $25 day of, at SmithsTix

Cody ChesnuTT

Spotlight show • The State Room is known for bringing some of the greatest singer-songwriters in the world to its stage, but Cody ChesnuTT's headlining set on Tuesday is a great opportunity to see what The State Room's Darin Piccoli calls "something that usually doesn't 'grace' our market." ChesnuTT is an Atlanta-born neo-soul and R&B singer whose criminally under-appreciated album "The Headphone Masterpiece" was followed up with the beefier, full-bodied near-masterpiece "Landing on a Hundred" last year. In an interview, ChesnuTT said he last visited Utah about a decade ago when he was performing with The Roots at the Sundance Film Festival. Ten years later, he believes that having a son has totally changed him. "Having a child can purify your heart and mind if you want it to," ChesnuTT said. "I became more aware of what I was projecting. I can't be two different people," That's why the sometimes-crass nature of some of the lyrics of "The Headphone Masterpiece" have now been replaced with a more positive outlook. "All you can do is what you truly feel in your heart," he said.

When • Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • $17 at thestateroom.com

Junior Brown

Country-rocker Junior Brown rocks the guit-steel — a custom-made double neck instrument that sports both an electric guitar and lap steel guitar — on classics such as "My Wife Thinks You're Dead" and "Gotta Sell Them Chickens."

When • Friday, Sept. 6, at 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • $30 at thestateroom.com

The Acacia Strain

Learn the meaning of metalcore from this Massachusetts band. Within The Ruins, Xibalba, Fit For An Autopsy and American Me also are on the bill.

When • Friday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m.

Where • In The Venue, 579 S. 200 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $18 at SmithsTix

Rockin' the Decades with the Salamanders

This variety show features instrumentalists, singers, costume changes and choreography full of medleys from various decades.

When • Friday, Sept. 6, at 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • $10-$14 at SmithsTix

Reckless Kelly

The alt country-rock band from Bend, Ore., performs.

When • Saturday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m.

Where • The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $21 in advance, $26 day of, at SmithsTix

The Souvenirs and the Hollering Pines

The Local Fry Sauce Series combines country and Americana with performances by The Souvenirs and The Hollering Pines.

When • Saturday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • $10 at SmithsTix

The Psychedelic Furs

The British rock band regrouped in 2011, bringing back 1980s hits such as "Pretty in Pink" and "Heartbreak Beat." The band is led by singer Richard Butler and his brother and bass player, Tim. The Burning of Rome is also on the bill.

When • Saturday, Sept. 7, at 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $25 at SmithsTix

Big Gigantic with Ill-Esha

Big Gigantic may sound like a superhero straight out of "The Avengers," but this instrumental hip-hop and jazz group from Boulder blends electronica with live saxophone and drums. Nate Lowpass opens.

When • Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 8 p.m.

Where • The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $21.50 in advance, $26 day of, at SmithsTix

Ra Ra Riot

After opening for The Shins in Park City earlier this year, Ra Ra Riot headlines a show at Urban Lounge. The band has made a recent foray into synth-pop, mercifully ditching baroque pop. Caveman also is on the bill.

When • Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 8 p.m.

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

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

Codi Jordan Band

This local reggae-rocker is one of the best things to come out of the small Utah town of Eden. Aloha Radio also is on the bill.

When • Thursday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m.

Where • The Royal, 4760 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $5 at SmithsTix

A Day To Remember

The Florida rock band's next album, "Common Courtesy," comes out in October. The Wonder Years, Pierce the Veil and All Time Low also are on the bill.

When • Thursday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m.

Where • Saltair, 12408 W, Saltair Drive, Magna

Tickets • $36.50 in advance, $41 day of, at SmithsTix and 24Tix

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