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Before Sundance, two musicians coming to Park City's Main Street

Published January 6, 2014 8:47 am

Electronic musician BT and ex-Starship guitarist Craig Chaquico set to perform in Park City.
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The Sundance Film Festival will bring a crush of people into Park City, fans and famed alike, including musicians like Nick Cave and Belle & Sebastian, assuming they plan on attending their own film premieres.

But that doesn't mean there's nothing going on in Park City before the major festival comes to town. The weekend prior will bring in two acts that could be worth checking out.

You may have never heard of electronic musician BT, but you've probably heard his music. His musical credits include dozens of films and television spots, including the films "Go," "Zoolander" and "The Fast and the Furious." His tunes provide the driving, beat-heavy mixes that are a staple of the genre and give momentum to action on the screen.

He'll be touring in support of his latest album, "A Song Across Wires." If you like trance music, you'll want to check out the Park City Live show.

If you're looking for something more like a trip back to the '70s, then there's Craig Chaquico at the Egyptian Theatre.

Oh you've never heard of Craig Chaquico? Well, he was the guitarist for Jefferson Starship. His website explains it best: "If it was actually a real original Jefferson Starship and/or Starship recording, hit song, and/or you heard it on the radio, and/or you saw it on MTV, then it was ONLY Craig EVER playing all the lead guitar."

So now you know.

Actually, it might not be a trip all the way back to the '70s — maybe more like the early '90s, considering that Chaquico has made a name for himself as a New Age acoustic jazz guitarist in the years since Starship broke up. His latest effort, "Fire Red Moon," has more of a blues/rock feel. But you might hear a few hits over the two performances. —

BT

When • Saturday, Jan. 11

Where • Park City Live, 427 Main St.

Cost • $5 at the door

Craig Chaquico

When • Friday and Saturday, Jan. 10-11

Where • The Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St.

Cost • $39-$70 at HoldMyTicket