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Out and about: The Postal Service, Juicy J, Sea Wolf and more

Published May 23, 2013 9:11 am

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Sea Wolf

spotlight show • Alex Brown Church, better known as Sea Wolf, is returning to Utah. He was here a few months ago for the Sundance Film Festival, where he performed two sets at the ASCAP Music Café. It was a much better experience than his first festival, when he flew into and out of Utah in a single day. "This time I had some friends there and was able to see a film," Church said in a phone interview. Those friends came from the film school at New York University, where Church also attended before turning his focus toward music. That may explain why his brand of indie-folk sounds cinematic in its well-defined sense of space and character. "There are a lot of parallels between creating a film and creating music," he said. "Right now, I'm just concentrating on music." After moving to Montreal "for a girl," Church returned to his Los Angeles home studio to write, record and produce 2012's "Old World Romance." The album is inspired more by the stories of John Steinbeck and Jack London than any current music or artist. Savoir Adore opens.

When • Sunday, May 26, at 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $15 at 24Tix

The Postal Service

spotlight show • The electronic pop duo The Postal Service released just one album, "Give Up," a decade ago. It has sold more than 1 million copies and has inspired thousands of musicians to huddle in their basements and write music on their Casio keyboards. Though a sophomore album never materialized, the band is touring to celebrate the album's 10th anniversary. It has been re-released with a bonus disc of rarities. "This album took on a life of its own," said Jimmy Tamborello in a phone interview. Going on tour so long after the release, "it's almost like we're a cover band," he said of the group, which also includes Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie and vocalist Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley. He said the album's deceptively simple songs about love and trust have become part of many people's lives. "The more time goes by, the more you appreciate it," he said. Over the years, Tamborello carved out a thriving career as electronic artist Dntel. But people inevitably asked when The Postal Service would regroup. He didn't get frustrated. "It never bothered me that people were interested."

When • Wednesday, May 29, at 8 p.m.

Where • Saltair, 12408 W. Saltair Drive, Magna

Tickets • $35 in advance, $40 day of, at SmithsTix and 24Tix

Juicy J

spotlight show • Juicy J — a member of Three 6 Mafia — won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" from the 2005 film "Hustle & Flow." But the Memphis native is not content to rest on his laurels. In a phone interview, the 37-year-old crunk specialist said he recorded more than 60 songs for his third album, "Stay Trippy," which will be released July 2. His debut single "Bandz A Make Her Dance" — which features Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz — was named the third best song of 2012 by The Washington Post, and the music video has more than 19 million views. Juicy J recently premiered the video for his new single "Show Out," and it will soon reach 10 million views. The album will be produced by Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa and Dr. Luke and will feature collaborations with a Who's Who of hip-hop stars including Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, The Weeknd, Trey Songz, Young Jeezy and Big Sean. Juicy J met Wiz Khalifa through Twitter. The American rapper was so impressed by what he heard, he is now guiding Juicy J's solo career. A$AP Ferg, Concise Kilgore and DJ Juggy will open.

When • Wednesday, May 29, at 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $25 at 24Tix

Jefferson Starship

The arena rock band that hit it big in the '70s and '80s will perform a two-night engagement.

When • Friday and Saturday, May 24-25, 8 p.m.

Where • Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $35-$60; at egyptiantheatrecompany.org

Millie and the Moths

Salt Lake's all-female punk-folk band will perform. Josaleigh Pollet, Grass and Liar and the Fakes also perform.

When • Friday, May 24, 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • $6 at 24Tix.com

All-4-One

The Grammy-winning R&B group performs a Memorial Day show.

When • Monday, May 27, 8 p.m.

Where • SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre, 699 S. State St., Orem

Tickets • $15-$35; at scera.org

The Dropkick Murphys

The American Celtic punk rockers perform. The Mahones and Old Man Markley will open.

When • Tuesday, May 28, 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • $27.50 advance, $30 day of; at SmithsTix.com

The Wasatch Jazz Project

The repertoire for this 19-member big band includes covers of Cole Porter and Buddy Rich. Part of the Excellence in the Community Concert Series.

When • Tuesday, May 28, 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Indians

Instrumentalist Soren Looke Juul, a Danish singer-songwriter, is touring in support of his debut album, "Somewhere Else."

When • Tuesday, May 28, 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $10; at 24Tix.com

The Green

This Hawaii-based band blends reggae, rock, pop and R&B. The Expanders will open.

When • Wednesday, May 29, 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • $17; at thestateroom.com

Atlas Genius

The Australian indie duo is touring the U.S. to promote its debut album, "When It Was Now." Haerts and The Postelles will open.

When • Wednesday, May 29, 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • $12; at 24Tix.com

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

The Los Angeles-based indie rock band will release its third studio album later this year.

When • Thursday, May 30, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $24-$34; at redbuttegarden.org