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Out and about: Keane, Tycho and Jimmy Cliff continue packed summer season

Published June 21, 2012 11:29 am
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Spotlight show • When British piano-driven pop-rock band Keane met producer Dan Grech-Marguerat, he told them he was a big fan. But the next thing he told them, according to keyboardist Tim Rice-Oxley, was that he hated their most recent album, 2008's "Perfect Symmetry." So when Grech-Marguerat helmed Keane's newest album, this year's "Strangeland," he told the musicians to stay away from the guitar explorations of "Perfect Symmetry." Instead, he wanted them to focus on the basics of what made them popular: emotional and beautifully arranged songs that ached and soothed. "Think about what makes you fall in love with pop songs" was essentially Rice-Oxley's mantra during the writing and recording process. "That's what makes being in a band wonderful," he said. Kiev opens.

When • Tuesday, June 26, at 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • $30 at SmithsTix

Jimmy Cliff

Spotlight show • Reggae and punk music come from the same worldview, so it should come as no surprise that 64-year-old reggae legend Jimmy Cliff has been working with Rancid's Tim Armstrong on Cliff's new album, "Rebirth," due out in July. "He's a very honest person," said Cliff in a phone interview about Armstrong, to whom he was introduced by the late Joe Strummer of The Clash. "He expresses the same kind of sentiments we express in reggae music, about injustice." Last year, the Armstrong-produced Cliff EP called "Sacred Fire" was released, and the creative relationship was so fruitful that Cliff said "we just made it flow" on the new album. "Rebirth" contains original songs as well as a Rancid cover ("Ruby Soho") and a song by The Clash ("The Guns of Brixton"). Cliff said the new album represents a new chapter in his life. But not the last chapter. Trevor Hall opens.

When • Tuesday, June 26, at 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • Garden members pay $35, others pay $40, at redbuttegarden.org


Spotlight show • Scott Hansen is known as ISO50 for his photographic and design works, but when it comes time to create and perform music, he's known as Tycho. Music came late to the San Franciscan, he said in a phone interview. "I don't come from a musical family," he said. "Drawing was my outlet." But when he was 21, he procured a drum machine and synthesizer and began fashioning ambient, layered techno music that explores and unfolds rather than hitting listeners with a sledgehammer. As you might expect, visuals at a Tycho show are much more considered than the average band's set design. "I've never seen the difference between the two," he said of visuals and audio. "It brings another dimension to a live experience." Tycho hasn't performed in Utah before, but many Utahns count themselves as fans to his rock-star status in the graphic-design scene. "If you're into [my] design, you'll be into the music," Tyhco said. "Music is a more pure expression of the vision. I don't have the visual talent to put emotion [into visuals]."

When • Wednesday, June 27, at 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $15 in advance, $17 day of, at 24Tix


The Groovefest American Music Festival, a five-day festival dedicated to American music, continues through the weekend.

When • Friday, June 22, from 11:45 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, June 23, at 9 a.m.; Sunday, June 24, at 11 a.m.

Where • Cedar City Downtown, 200 S. Main, Cedar City

Tickets • Free shows; $8 workshop admissions; at www.Freegroovacious.com/wordpress; information at www.groovacious.com.

Fire In The Skies

Local metalcore band Fire In The Skies plays with guests We Rise The Tides, Before You Fall and Asmodeus.

When • Friday, June 22, at 6:30 p.m.

Where • The Basement, 3109 Wall St., Ogden

Tickets • $7 in advance, $9 day of the show, at SmithsTix

River City Extension

The indie-folk-rock band performs.

When • Friday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10 in advance, $13 day of show, at 24Tix

Henry Santos

The musician performs a night of Bachata music.

When • Friday, June 22, at 8 p.m.

Where • Club Karamba, 1051 E. 2100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $30 in advance, $40 VIP, at SmithsTix

Nappy Roots

The alternative Southern rap quintet plays a Park City concert.

When • Friday, June 22, at 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • $12 at SmithsTix

Laura Marling

The 21 year-old singer-songwriter has been praised for her troubadour ethos and evocative lyrics. Her sound is folksy, precise and just dang pleasant to listen to. David Dondero will open.

When • Friday, June 22, at 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $20 at thestateroom.com

Chris Young

The country singer performs with Due West, Jon Pardi, Nathan Osmond and Paisley at the Eagle Country Fest.

When • Saturday, June 23, at 3 p.m.

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

Tickets • $20 at SmithsTix

Benefit Concert for Garage on Beck

The Intermountain Acoustic Music Association hosts a benefit for The Garage on Beck Street, whose stage and outside patio recently were destroyed in a fire. Bands on the bill are The Trappers, The Folka Dots, Triggers & Slips, Candy's River House and Spell Talk.

When • Saturday, June 23, from 3 to 10 p.m.

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

Tickets • $10 suggested donation

Justin Moore

Country singer Justin Moore will perform at the event center for Snow College.

When • Saturday, June 23, at 7 p.m.

Where • Sevier Valley Center, 800 W. 200 South, Richfield

Tickets • $12-$20 at svc.snow.edu

One Voice Children's Choir

One Voice Children's Choir, formerly known as the 2002 Winter Olympic Children's Choir, will sing patriotic and inspirational music composed and arranged by director Masa Fukuda, including "Light the Fire Within," the 2002 Winter Olympics theme. The concert is part of the Temple Square Concerts in the Park series.

When • Saturday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • LDS Assembly Hall, 50 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Dia Frampton

Utah native Dia Frampton, who kickstarted her career by competing on "The Voice," will perform. Previously, she toured with her sister in a band called Meg & Dia playing alternative rock.

When • Tuesday, June 26, at 6 p.m.

Where • The Complex, 537 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $16 in advance, $20 night of, at SmithsTix

Glen Campbell

Legendary country singer Glen Campbell, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, brings his "Goodbye Tour" to the intimate setting of the Sandy Amphitheater. Special guests are Glen's sons Cal and Shannon Campbell and daughter Ashley.

When • Tuesday, June 26, at 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • $30-$49 at SmithsTix

Crucial Fest

Exigent Records presents Crucial Fest 2012, the second annual local festival, spotlighting 30 underground bands June 27-30. For more information, go to exigentrecords.com.

When • Wednesday, June 27, at 8 p.m.; Thursday, June 28, at 6 p.m.

Where • Various venues around Salt Lake City, including The Woodshed and Kilby Court

Tickets • $25 and $20 wristbands available at Graywhale Entertainment stores

Schedules • Visit www.exigentrecords.com.


Swedish electronica DJ Avicii will perform in Salt Lake for the first time on the Levels Tour. Local artists Loki, Life+, DJ K and Jake Williams will also perform.

When • Wednesday, June 27, at 7 p.m.

Where • Saltair, 12408 W. Salt Air Drive, Magna

Tickets • $32 at SmithsTix

Fully Clothed Gentlemen

The Fully Clothed Gentlemen are a newly formed five-part a cappella group that performs pop, adult-contemporary, doo-wop and comedy music for all ages.

When • Wednesday, June 27, at 7 p.m.

Where • The Stage at City Center Park , 300 E. 100 North, Orem

Tickets • Free

The Avett Brothers with City & Color

Roots-rockers The Avett Brothers will perform with guest City & Color.

When • Thursday, June 28, at 7 p.m.

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

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

Brown Bird

Hailing from Providence, R.I., Brown Bird is a two-person acoustic band that plays original traditional American music.

When • Thursday, June 28, at 7 p.m.

Where • Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., Ogden

Tickets • $20 at www.ogdennaturecenter.org

Valient Thorr with Holy Grail, Royal Thunder and The Kickass

Metal band Valient Thorr will play a concert with Holy Grail, Royal Thunder and The Kickass.

When • Thursday, June 28, at 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • $13 in advance, $15 day of, at SmithsTix






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