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Out and about: Amos Lee, Kaskade, DJ MomJeans and more

Published January 26, 2011 1:43 pm
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Amos Lee

Show of the week • After opening for Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Paul Simon and John Prine, Amos Lee is ready for his moment. Lee is headlining this show at The Depot right after the release of his fourth album, "Mission Bell." Despite being associated with folk singers, Lee embraces jazz and soul music as much as singer-songwriter styles, which is evidenced by him being signed to the famed jazz label Blue Note Records. "Genre is not really important to me," Lee said in a Tribune interview. In college, the 33-year-old Philadelphia native soaked up music as a clerk at a jazz store and found himself listening to "the greatest music ever created." But his roots are in roots music, which explains why Joey Burns of Calexico produced the album, and "Mission Bell" guests include Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams, Priscilla Ahn, Pieta Brown, James Gadson and, of course, Calexico. This show defies easy categorization, but Lee promised that it will "open yourself up."

When • Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 8 p.m.

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

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

Going Second

Show of the week • Going Second is a local band whose focus is the nonprofit Music Makes Music. Its mission takes the band into schools for concerts, inspiring students with positive, life-affirming music and encouraging them to pick up instruments. The Murray Theater show is a benefit, raising money to support the band's ongoing performances. In total, Going Second has played for 65,000 students, while this school year alone, it's already played more than 70 concerts, said executive director Mike Crowder. Surveys show that students are more likely to stay away from drugs and participate in music-education programs after seeing Going Second concerts at their schools. Word is spreading, too. "We've got enough clout and power that schools are calling us," he said. Even schools from the East Coast have called Crowder, yet because of funding issues, the band has been unable to travel there. This benefit show hopes to change that.

When • Saturday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Murray Theater, 4961 S. State St., Murray

Tickets • $10 for adults, $5 for students, at door or http://www.musicmakesmusic.org

Junior Brown

Jamieson "Junior" Brown is a country guitarist and singer known for his "guit-steel" double-neck guitar, a polygenic of electric guitar and lap steel guitar. The former guitar instructor at the Hank Thompson School of Country Music at Oklahoma's Rogers State University has opened for Bob Dylan. Ugly Valley Boys open.

When • Friday, Jan. 28, at 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $20 in advance, $25 night of, at thestateroomslc.com

Anis Mojgani

Anis Mojgani is a two-time National Poetry Slam Champion and winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam. The Bahai was raised in New Orleans and is now based in Portland, Ore. Broken Silence will also perform.

When • Friday, Jan. 28, at 9 p.m.

Where • Cisero's Ristorante and Nightclub, 306 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $15 at SmithsTix.com

Slick Rick

The 46-year-old pioneering, eyepatch-wearing rapper will perform tracks from his first album, 1988's "The Great Adventures of Slick Rick," during this show. It was one of the most popular albums from what has been called the golden age of East Coast hip-hop. The single "Children's Story" was ranked No. 61 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.

When • Friday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m.

Where • Downstairs, 625 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $40 at ticketcake.com

Kaskade

One of the most popular DJs in the world also happens to be a former Salt Lake City resident and University of Utah alumnus. He honed his house-music spinning in Utah clubs before moving on to Las Vegas and then Ibiza and other international hot spots.

When • Friday, Jan. 28, at 9 p.m.

Where • Harry O's, 427 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $60 at ticketcake.com

The Dirty Heads

This past summer's hit "Lay Me Down" would have been the Summer Song of 2010 had Katy Perry not usurped the Dirty Heads with "California Gurls." Nevertheless, the Southern California-based reggae-rock band is at the height of its popularity — despite being around since 1991.

When • Friday, Jan. 28, at 9 p.m.

Where • House of Blues Foundation Room, 268 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $40 at ticketcake.com

Spell Talk

The psychedelic rock band from Salt Lake City will headline a much-anticipated show with guests Night Sweats and Ted Dancin opening. Spell Talk was originally named Naked Eyes and has opened for The Black Angels, Dead Meadow, The Entrance Band, Helio Sequence, Amazing Baby, Imaad Wasif, Naam and Lights, among others.

When • Friday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • $12 at SmithsTix.com

D.J. MomJeans & Friends

D.J. MomJeans is the stage name of Danny Masterson, former star of "That 70's Show" and now the co-owner of Downstairs nightclub that's one of the hot spots during the Sundance Film Festival.

When • Saturday, Jan. 29, at 9 p.m.

Where • Downstairs, 625 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $20 at ticketcake.com

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy

The iconic guitarist announced the launch of his film company Slasher Films during the Sundance Film Festival, but comes to The Depot supporting his heralded debut solo album. Myles Kennedy is the lead singer for Alter Bridge, and he's also known for his many collaborations with Slash.

When • Saturday, Jan. 29, at 8:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $25 in advance, $30 day of, at SmithsTix

Chali 2na

The rapper is best known for his participation in Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli, and is a favorite, frequent Utah guest. He grew up in south-central Los Angeles, and his most recent mixtape was released last year, titled "Fish Market 2."

When • Saturday, Jan. 29, at 9 p.m.

Where • House of Blues Foundation Room, 268 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $30 at ticketcake.com

Plain White T's

The Illinois pop-rock band found mainstream success in 2007 with "Hey There Delilah" and then "1, 2, 3, 4" in 2009. The group's latest album, released in December, is "The Wonders of the Younger."

When • Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m.

Where • In The Venue, 579 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $17 at ticketcake.com, SmithsTix.com, 24Tix.com

moe.

This jam band formed at the University at Buffalo in 1989 and has become a fixture on the festival circuit. Its devoted followers call themselves "moe.rons." The group has opened for The Allman Brothers and The Who.

When • Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • $20 in advance, $24 day of, at SmithsTix.com

Emmitt-Nershi Band

Drew Emmitt is a founding member of Leftover Salmon, while Bill Nershi is a founding member of The String Cheese Incident. Together, they're a well-respected bluegrass band.

When • Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 9 p.m.

Where • Harry O's, 427 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $12 in advance, $15 day of, at 24Tix.com

Reverend Horton Heat

Reverend Horton Heat is both the stage name of Jim Heath and his psychobilly trio. Since 1985, the band has gained rabid fans through constant touring and its unique take on turbo-charged rockabilly. Luis and the Wildfires open.

When • Thursday, Feb. 3, at 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • $10 in advance, $20 day of, at SmithsTix.com



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