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Out and about: Great White, Paul Reiser, Static-X, Henry Rollins and more performing this week

Published September 19, 2012 4:59 pm
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Great White

Spotlight show • Don't confuse the current Great White with the band that included former singer Jack Russell. The Great White performing at Barbary Coast includes founding member Mark Kendall, as well as two musicians who have been with the band since 1985 — before the hard-rock band's signature hit (and cover), "Once Bitten, Twice Shy." In an interview, Kendall said he lived in Utah for about a year in 2006 while his wife, an Ogden native, attended to her ailing mother. Disputes between the band and Russell took their toll, but now the band finds itself in healthy times, Kendall said. "We love to be around each other. There's no drama whatsoever." The band released a new album, "Elation," earlier this year, something the 55-year-old Kendall said was a necessity. "If we were just an oldies band, I would go crazy." Net Work, Danger Alley and Blue Deville (featuring KUTV news anchor Mark Koelbel) are also on the bill.

When •Friday, Sept. 14, at 4 p.m.

Where • Barbary Coast Saloon, 4242 S. State St., Murray

Tickets • $20; $40 for VIP; at door

Paul Reiser

Spotlight show • After his top-rated "Mad About You" and low-rated "The Paul Reiser Show" left the air, the 55-year-old comic (and top-shelf pianist) found himself emceeing different charity events and rediscovered that he loved telling jokes to live audiences. So the comic who got his big break in 1982 on Johnny Carson's show — the same year he appeared in "Diner" — began writing new material. The Utah show is one of his first out-of-Los Angeles appearances. But returning to stand-up is not like riding a bike, Reiser said in a recent interview. "It's like carrying a bike up a mountain." The source of his material is family. "I'm staying with the things that make me laugh." And family is central to his life these days. Reiser is in Utah for one evening (two performances) because his son's birthday is Saturday. The last time Reiser was in Utah was in 2011 when he accompanied singer Julia Fordham on the piano at the ASCAP Sundance Music Café. "I look forward to being there when there isn't snow on the ground," he said.

When •Friday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Where •Wiseguys West Valley City, 2194 W. 3500 South

Tickets • $25 at wiseguyscomedy.com


Spotlight show • The Vermont-based ensemble Rubblebucket is bringing "a bunch of crazy new lights" to its second show at Kilby Court, singer, saxophone player and co-bandleader Kal Traver said in a recent interview. "We always wanted to make our shows more and more fabulous." The band got its start at the University of Vermont, where Traver and co-bandleader Alex Toth (on the trumpet) minored in the very Vermontlike subject of "sustainable community development." The band is now a community of eight musicians who bring an indie spirit to up-tempo chamber pop. The communal experience of being in a band suits Traver. "It's almost like a relationship, without sex," she said. "You have to work at it." The group's new EP, "Oversaturated," was recorded at Bear Creek in Washington state, the same studio Brandi Carlile used to record —and name — her 2012 album. "It's such a beautiful place," Traver said. "Every day, I could warm up my voice walking in the creek and picking berries." She said picking the right berries is important because of the whole "poisonous berries" issue. "If it tastes horribly, it's probably bad," Traver advised. Reptar co-headlines the show.

When • Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • $14 at door

Henry Rollins

Spotlight show • Rollins, a 51-year-old spoken-word artist — and former leader of punk bands Black Flag and the Rollins Band — is schedule to perform his "Capitalism" show in each state capital — and Washington, D.C. — before Election Day on Nov. 6. But don't expect him to say whom he wants to win — it's rude. Of course, with a name like "Capitalism," "people can figure out pretty quickly what side of the fence I'm on." The show is called "Capitalism" because Rollins believes in it, with a few caveats. "There should be ethics involved," he said. "You shouldn't starve someone to get double. Capitalism, unregulated — I have a problem with that." Besides "pointing out a few things" about politics, Rollins will share stories about recent trips to northern Africa, Cuba and North Korea. Going on trips like those "gets you to the marrow of humanity," he said.

When • Sunday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • $30 at thestateroom.com


Spotlight show • For years, Wayne Static's friends have traveled to Moab to go off-roading, but Static — the frontman for the alt-metal band Static-X — has never been able to make the trek. "All of my friends have been there at least twice," said Static, a Joshua Tree resident who ATVs in the California desert when he's home. Static, 46, released his first solo album, "Pighammer," last year and was going to take it easy this summer, until he started getting offers to perform. For the album, Static said, "I played everything. I produced it. I didn't have to argue with anyone. … I like to think I know what I'm doing now." The Browning and Davey Suicide are also on the bill.

When •Sunday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m.

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

Tickets • $20 at SmithsTix

Angus Stone

Spotlight show • Where's Julia? This Australian singer-songwriter is one-half of the Julia Stone duo. But in Utah he's on his own. During a recent interview, Stone says he lives a "yin-and-yang" life. When not on tour, he lives on a farm where he raises cattle and bees. His new album, "Broken Brights," was released in July, and it represents a way to express who he really is. "Now, it's just me behind the wheel," he said. "There's a bit more spontaneity. There's almost no filter. It's actually quite liberating." While Stone likes to surround himself with nature, he said the writing process involves a set pattern that is quite unlike his normal life. "I definitely lock myself and fall down the rabbit hole," he said. But now that he is in "hyperdrive" on tour, he enjoys driving around the West, especially Utah. "Every time we roll in, it's cinematic scenery," he said. And finally, this piece of trivia: When Stone signs his contracts, he includes a rider requesting footwear. "All I ask for is for some clean socks." Bring some to the show and toss them onstage.

When •Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • $17 at thestateroom.com

Camille Bloom

Spotlight show • The craftsmanship of this singer-songwriter has a literary quality, no surprise since she taught high-school English for five years in Washington state before pursuing her acoustic-based music full time. In an interview, Bloom said she loved teaching, especially instructing freshman about The Odyssey, Moby Dick, Romeo and Juliet, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby and The Grapes of Wrath. Keeping in touch with youth is still important to Bloom, who visits schools and youth centers whenever she can to talk about the music industry. Every summer, she also hosts two music camps for youth in Washington. "I feel so connected to the kids," she said of the two-week camps. Being connected with audiences is important to her, too. "There's quite a lot of talking at my shows," she said. "People have said my shows are therapeutic."

When • Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m.

Where • Alchemy Coffee, 390 E. 1700 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free


Spotlight show • The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival comes to USANA Amphitheatre with Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and more. There will be plenty of guitars on this hard-rock tour — 16 of them will be owned by Shinedown's guitarist Zach Myers. In an interview, Myers said he owns more than 200, and when he's on tour, he has different guitars for different purposes — including a guitar specifically for playing in the dressing room. His guitar tech, therefore, is "very busy," Myers said. An acoustic guitar is part of the collection because the band's beloved cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Simple Man" has returned to the set after being on hiatus. "We realize the fans love it," Myers said. Fans also can expect plenty of material from the new album "Amaryllis," released earlier this year. There was a period when several band members left, but Meyers said the lineup is happily stable today. "We're a band of musicians, not a band of band guys." Attika 7, Adelitas Way, P.O.D., Fozzy, Deuce, Redlight King, Mindset Evolution, Thousand Foot Krutch and Candlelight Red also perform.

When • Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 1 p.m.

Where • Usana Amphitheatre, 5150 S. 6055 West, West Valley City

Tickets • $20-$75 in advance, $25-$79 day of show, at SmithsTix

Freedom Foundation Concert

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra on Temple Square celebrate the 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution.

When • Friday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake LDS Tabernacle, 50 N. Main, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free


Acoustic alternative band Allred will release its latest album and perform.

When • Friday, Sept. 14, at 8 p.m.

Where • Velour Live Music Gallery, 135 N. University Ave., Provo

Tickets • $10 at 24Tix

Mark Chesnutt

Country musician Mark Chesnutt performs.

When • Friday, Sept. 14, at 10 p.m.

Where • The Westerner, 3360 S. Redwood Road, West Valley City

Tickets • $15 at SmithsTix

Cosy Sheridan

Bridger Folk Music Society hosts award-winning singer/songwriter Cosy Sheridan.

When • Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Crumb Brothers Bakery, 291 S. 300 West, Logan

Tickets • $13 at bridgerfolk.org

Easy Stars All-Stars

The Easy Stars All-Stars celebrate the release of "Thrillah," a reggae tribute to Michael Jackson. Passafire and Roots Rawka will open.

When • Sunday, Sept. 16, at 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $18.50 at 24Tix

The Last Vegas

Rock band The Last Vegas will perform from its new release "Bad Decisions."

When • Monday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m.

Where • Burts Tiki Lounge, 726 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10 at SmithsTix


Atmosphere and special guests I Self Devine and Carnage perform.

When • Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $25 at SmithsTix

The Piano Guys

Jon Schmidt and Steven Sharp Nelson perform popular music in a smash-up style all their own.

When • Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • $25; $20 for KUED and KBYU members at redbuttegarden.org/concert

Kreator with Accept

It's a night of thrash metal with The Teutonic Terror Attack featuring Kreator with Accept and special guest Swallow the Sun.

When • Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $25 at SmithsTix


Train will perform in support of its upcoming release, "California 37."

When • Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • $40 at SmithsTix

Iration & The Expendables with Cisco Adler

Domination! presents Iration & The Expendables with special guest Cisco Adler.

When • Thursday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • $15 at SmithsTix






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