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Collective Soul

Spotlight show • The Georgia rock band is back and is using this tour to play its fourth album, "Dosage," in its entirety, as well as its biggest hits. "['Dosage'] was always my favorite album," said lead guitarist Joel Kosche in a Tribune interview. "It held true to big guitar riffs." This is the first time Collective Soul has toured by playing an entire album during a show, though the band has talked about it for a while. "I like the concept, like 'Dark Side of the Moon' and 'The Wall,' " said Kosche, referencing Pink Floyd albums. Collective Soul doesn't need to go back to basics to learn many of the "Dosage" songs, Kosche said, because "we do quite a lot off the 'Dosage' album anyway." One of those songs is "Tremble for My Beloved," prominent on the "Twilight" soundtrack. "We've started seeing younger fans standing in the front row, wearing all black," Kosche said.

When • Tuesday, June 19, at 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • $24.50 at SmithsTix

Municipal Waste

Spotlight show • Municipal Waste is on the heels of its latest release, "The Fatal Feast," and has a reputation for being the hardest-partying crossover-thrash metal band in the land. In an interview with The Tribune, frontman Tony Foresta said that the reputation is well-earned. "We're not druggies," he said. "We just drink a lot." The Richmond, Va.-bred band's songs such as "Thrashing's My Business and Business Is Good," "Thrash? Don't Mind If I Do" and "Drunk as S—-" show a penchant for drollery. "Some people don't have a sense of humor and don't want that in their metal," Foresta said, adding that as a result the band gets undeservedly dismissed. "Sometimes we don't get the respect that other bands do." Being witty can be difficult, he said — 90 percent of the band's initial ideas for songs get tossed out because the topics are too "stupid," he said. "We're really picky." 3 Inches of Blood and Black Tusk open the show.

When • Monday, June 18, at 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • $15 at SmithsTix

Motion City Soundtrack

Spotlight show • On Tuesday, the veteran pop-rock band from Minnesota released its fifth studio album, "Go," and frontman Justin Pierre said in a Tribune interview he is so proud to present the album in its most perfect form during the band's shows that he is committed to sleeping a minimum of eight hours a night and resting his voice by not talking except when doing interviews. "I get long-winded in interviews," he said, and yes, he does, but that is a good thing. Pierre grew up in tiny Mahtomedi, Minn., and went to a Catholic school, which was terrible not because he objected to Catholic theology but because Masses were "boring." He then went to a public high school and became much happier as he joined a crowd that was into theater. "I found my people," he said. "Some would call them the freaks. Everyone thought we were on drugs, but we weren't. I liked being the weirdo."

When • Monday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Club Sound, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $20 in advance, $22 day of, at SmithsTix

Neko Case

Spotlight show • Alt-country songstress and New Pornographer Neko Case will headline the annual festive Summer Solstice Show on Library Square. (The concert is a fundraiser for the 2012 Utah Arts Festival the next weekend.) In an interview with The Tribune, Case said she has never celebrated any solstice before, "but I look forward to it — I am obsessed by the seasons in my everyday life, you know, farm living, it seems fitting." Moving around as an Air Force brat gave her a unique perspective, she said. "I can say I think it makes me a more empathetic person," Case said. "Living all over makes you realize people all want and need similar things. Takes the 'them' out of things and make it a 'we.' " That means that when the opportunity to move to Canada arose, she jumped at it. "I really cherish my years living there," she said. "I feel like a 'North American' rather than just an American." She also has cherished her time spent in Utah: "Really kind audiences and yummy food." Except for one time. "One time I saw the circus trains being unloaded," she said. "It was horrifying. I felt so bad for the tigers and elephants. A seriously surreal experience." Sorry about that.

When • Saturday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South

Tickets • $30 at

Juneteenth Freedom and Heritage Festival

Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, honors black heritage but should be celebrated by all. Friday features Chali 2na and guests Outlaw Nation. Saturday is hosted by Leon Robinson, and featuring H.I.S.D./Radio Galaxy and "Salute to Motown." Sunday is the "Celebration of Gospel Music" program.

When • Friday, June 15, at 6 p.m.; Saturday, June 16, at noon; Sunday, June 17, at 2 p.m.

Where • Ogden Amphitheater, 343 25th St., Ogden

Tickets • $10 for Friday and Saturday, $5 for Sunday, at SmithsTix

Club Manhattan

Club Manhattan is an homage to the great jazz nightclubs of a bygone era with tap dancing, vocalists and a swinging classic jazz ensemble.

When • Friday, June 15, at 8 p.m.

Where • Sandy Amphitheater, 9400 S. 1300 East, Sandy

Tickets • $8-$12 at SmithsTix

Mama's Boys

Mama's Boys will perform Western and bluegrass music in one of Temple Square's Concerts in the Park.

When • Friday, June 15, at 8 p.m.

Where • Brigham Young Historic Park, 50 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Skid Row

Rock legends Skid Row will perform hits from their platinum albums.

When • Friday, June 15, at 8 p.m.

Where • Park City Live, 427 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $15 at SmithsTix


Wafer delivers adventurous groove-based jam music in the progressive styling of bands like Phish, Moe, Umphrey's McGee and Gov't Mule.

When • Friday, June 15, at 9 p.m.

Where • Fats Grill, 2182 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Corrosion of Conformity

Metal-inspired punk band Corrosion of Conformity will perform along with Torche, Black Cobra and Gaza.

When • Friday, June 15, at 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $16-$18;

9th & 9th Concert — Steve Itterly & Friends

Come hear blues band Steve Itterly and Friends at the 9th & 9th concert series.

When • Saturday, June 16, at 7 p.m.

Where • First Christian Reformed Church, 803 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free, but $10 donation requested

Mickey Avalon

Hip-hop artist Mickey Avalon will perform in his Summer 2012 Tour with special guests The Millionaires.

When • Saturday, June 16, at 8 p.m.

Where • Park City Live, 427 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $15 at SmithsTix


Primus performs from its tour supporting the upcoming release "Green Naugahyde," as The Rail Event Center celebrates its reopening.

When • Tuesday, June 19, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Rail Event Center, 235 N. 500 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $36 at SmithsTix

James McMurtry, Mike Farris & the Roseland Rhythm Review, Third World

The Utah Arts Festival will kick off with Texas singer-songwriter James McMurtry, Tennessee-based gospel and blues with Mike Farris & the Roseland Rhythm Review, and Jamaican reggae ambassadors Third World. For more information, visit

When • Thursday, June 21, at 8:30 p.m.

Where • Washington Square, 450 S. 200 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Adult admission is $10 at the gate. Children 12 and younger are free. Reduced adult admission is $5 and available from noon to 3 p.m. on June 21.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra from New York

For the first time in Salt Lake City in years, the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, the most popular and sought-after big band in the world, will perform. The Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1938 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world.

When • Thursday, June 21, at 8 p.m.

Where • Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $60 to $70 at ArtTix or by calling 801-355-ARTS

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