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The Waterboys are a Scottish band formed in 1983 by Mike Scott. The band has played in a number of different styles, but their music is a mix of Celtic folk music with rock and roll, or folk rock. Freddie Stevenson will also perform. Visit thestateroom.com/calendar/the-waterboys for information. Courtesy of Gregg Greenwood
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First Published Oct 09 2013 02:21 pm • Last Updated Feb 14 2014 11:35 pm

The Waterboys

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Show of the week » Mike Scott studied literature in college, and it never really left him. As proof, Scott, leader of the Celtic-rock band The Waterboys, wrote an album of songs, "An Appointment with Mr. Yeats," adapting the poems of William Butler Yeats.

"I noticed, even in my 20s, that his poems sat on the page like song lyrics," Scott said in a phone interview from his home in Dublin. "I would always follow the melody that suggested itself. … I just let them go where they wanted to go."

Scott and The Waterboys will be playing songs from that 2011 album, as well as hits going back to the band’s beginnings in the mid-1980s — such as "The Whole of the Moon." "It’s a really great song to sing and play," Scott said. "There are plenty of old Waterboys songs that don’t do it in the same way." Scottish singer-songwriter Freddie Stevenson is the opening act.

When » Sunday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m.

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

Tickets » $42 at thestateroomslc.com

The Lonely Forest


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The Lonely Forest is a power-pop quartet touring to support the new album "Adding Up the Wasted Hours," recorded with Death Cab for Cutie’s Chris Walla. Opening act: Cumulus.

When » Friday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m.

Where » Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court, Salt Lake City

Tickets » $10, at 24Tix

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

English folk-punk musician Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls. Opening acts: The Smith Street Band, Koo Koo Kanga Roo.

When » Friday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets » $17, at 24Tix

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