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"I don’t think Salt Lake would have much of a music scene without it," said Gilvarry of L’Anarchiste. "They’ll book anybody. They’ll give pretty much anybody a shot."
Vernon, the SubRosa frontwoman, agreed. "There’s just a really special energy there," she said. "The kids who come to Kilby are really into the local bands." She added that when a local band opens for a touring band, the fans "are usually just as into the local act as the national one."
Kilby Court turns 15
When » Friday, July 18, starting at 7 p.m.
Tickets » $7, at 24Tix or at the gate
Sherburne — who with Bell now has three kids and runs the frame shop and gallery Signed & Numbered — said he’s glad to have been involved in a place that’s become, against all odds, a Salt Lake City institution.
"That place has a little magic to it, down that little alley," he said.
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