Out & About: Shinedown, Ice Cube, Sheryl Crow and more

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When singer Brent Smith learned that his band Shinedown's third album, "The Sound of Madness," debuted on the Billboard album chart at No. 8 back in June, he told The Salt Lake Tribune he was "overwhelmed" and "extremely blessed." The hard rock band had been through a lot to make the album, losing two members during the 18 months of production. Smith and drummer Barry Kerch are the only remaining original members of the Tennessee band, and Smith said it was Kerch who "has seen me go through all these crazy times, drug addiction and alcoholism." Now clean, Smith said the band known for its acoustic cover of "Simple Man" is "the strongest it's ever been. . . . The last thing I want is for this band to die." The Nashville-based, cross-genre rock band RED opens, after its fantastic debut album was nominated for a Grammy. Jet Black Stare is also on the bill.

When Aug. 27 at 6 p.m.

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

Tickets Free

Roy Zimmerman

Roy Zimmerman has traveled to 27 states on the strength of his satirical songwriting about modern politics. He will play songs from his album, "Thanks for the Support," with comedic jabs at Republicans and Democrats, Obama and McCain.

When Tonight at 8

Where First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City, 569 S. 1300 East

Tickets $15 at the door, but no one is turned away for lack of ability to pay

Head Like a Kite

The indie electronica-influenced shoegazer Head Like a Kite is out on its first out-of-Washington state tour since the release of its album "There Is Loud Laughter Everywhere." The band's publicist - a creative sort - said the band "is soon to blow into your fair city like happy dust bunnies in the wind." Trebuchet, Bring Your Guns and the Mooks are also on the bill.

When Tonight at 7

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

Tickets $8 at the door


The Georgia-born singer-songwriter self-released her album late last year and watched it become the No. 1 folk album on iTunes. Like Abe Lincoln, she was born in a log cabin, but her life took a different turn after she got her start at the famed Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, where she first worked as a waitress. The Low Stars, Joe Purdy and Jay Nash are also on the bill.

When Tonight at 7:30

Where Velour, 135 N. University Ave., Provo

Tickets $14 at SmithsTix

Rock 'n' Ribs Festival

Downtown Salt Lake City plays host to bands playing until 8 at night and loads of barbecue food. One of the highlights should be local rock band The B.D. Howes Band, performing at 1 p.m.

When Aug. 23 at 11 a.m.

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

Tickets $5 at entrance

GG Elvis

Straight from Oxnard, Calif., comes GG Elvis and the TCP Band, described as a comedic punk-rock band. Each of the band members portrays a different era of Elvis Presley's career. Really.

When Aug. 23 at 8 p.m.

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

Tickets $10 at SmithsTix

Eric Heatherly

Eric Heatherly, 38, from Tennessee, is a country singer who had a hit in 2000 with "Swimming in Champagne" and "Flowers on the Wall." This is part of Wolf Mountain's Music in the Mountains series.

When Aug. 23 at 8 p.m.

Where Wolf Mountain, 3567 Nordic Valley Way, Eden

Tickets $20 per carload at entrance

Secondhand Serenade

Secondhand Serenade is another name for John Vesely, a Californian singer-songwriter with a backing band. The song "Fall for You" has been all over top-40 radio, and the singer is back after recently being at Thanksgiving Point. The Graduate is also on the bill.

When Aug. 23 at 6 p.m.

Where Murray Theater, 4916 S. State St.

Tickets $20 at SmithsTix

Ice Cube

Ice Cube is now known as a family-friendly movie star, but he came to fame as a founding member of the influential (and Tipper Gore-inciting) rap group N.W.A. Expect him to be fierce at this show, just as he is on his new, furious album "Raw Footage."

When Aug. 24 at 8 p.m.

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

Tickets $30 at SmithsTix

Bonnie Raitt

The bluesy Bonnie Raitt sold out her show at Red Butte Garden so quickly that promoters added a second one, a benefit for voter registration groups. Leo Kottke is a special guest.

When Aug. 25 at 7 p.m.

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

Tickets $53 for garden members, $58 for public, $35 for children

Jazz on the Jordan

A West Valley City jazz festival will be presented as part of the World Stage Concert series at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center. The concert will be preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a jazz history panel including BYU and Weber State instructors. The Salt City Saints and Swingn'Jive will perform New Orleans and 1920s Chicago jazz, along with 1940s and 1950s jazz. On Aug. 26, the two bands will perform at the same location between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

When Aug. 25 at 8 p.m.

Where Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City

Tickets Free

Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow's latest album, "Detours," should add to her total of nine Grammy awards. She recently sang the national anthem at the baseball All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium. James Blunt and Toots & The Maytals are also on the bill.

When Aug. 25 at 7 p.m.

Where Usana Amphitheatre, 5400 S. 6200 West, West Valley City

Tickets $40 to $61 at SmithsTix

The Architects

The Architects are a band George Costanza might wish he were a member of. The band was formed by the demise of the punk and ska band The Gadjits, and it still keeps the punk flag flying with traces of R&B and alt-rock blended in. Authority Zero and The Ringers are also on the bill.

When Aug. 25. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Where Club Boom Va, 2701 Washington Blvd., Ogden

Tickets $12 in advance, $14 day of show, at SmithsTix

Dave Matthews Band

The Dave Matthews Band brings a party atmosphere reminiscent of a Parrothead show. The jam band has sold more than 30 million albums after breaking into the mainstream with its 1994 album "Under the Table and Dreaming." Robert Earl Keen opens.

When Aug. 27 at 7 p.m.

Where Usana Amphitheatre, 5400 S. 6200 West, West Valley City

Tickets $39.50-$65 at SmithsTix

Neko Case and Crooked Fingers

The last show of the Twilight Concert Series brings alt-country icon Neko Case and Crooked Fingers, a Seattle-based rock band led by former Archers of Loaf frontman Eric Bachmann.

When Aug. 28 at 7 p.m.

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

Tickets Free