Out and about: Week begins with Boyé and Time Out for Women, and closes with writer of 'Dick in a Box'

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Sandra Turley

Spotlight show • Besides Jenny Oaks Baker and Mercy River, the Time Out for Women (a series of Deseret Book-run conferences for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) tour will feature Sandra Turley, who performed the role of Cosette in "Les Misérables" on Broadway. A veteran of Time Out for Girls events, the mother of three (with another on the way) has traveled from Maryland to Utah this weekend to talk to women about empowering themselves through faith, she said in a phone interview. "We all have a story and burdens, and the powers we have to get through them are with the power of Jesus Christ," she said. In between inspirational stories, Turley will be singing songs from her recent CD, "On Broadway."

When • Friday, Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m., with Turley performing about 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 27, at 9 a.m., with Turley performing throughout the day

Where • Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $53 to $72 for Time Out for Women weekend

Alex Boyé featuring the USU Chamber Singers

Spotlight show • It's been a year to remember for the former British boy-band singer who is now an exuberant solo artist as well as member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He released an EP of patriotic songs titled "Calling America," emceed the Stadium of Fire, recorded a cover of Coldplay's song "Paradise" with the Piano Guys (that received more than 10 million views) and, not least, became a U.S. citizen. This weekend, Boyé will reunite with the former conductor of the choir that hired him, Craig Jessop, now dean of Utah State University's Caine College of the Arts. In a phone interview, Boyé said singing with the university's chamber singers will be a fun attempt to make choir music entertaining for young people.

When • Friday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Kent Concert Hall, Utah State University, 600 N. 1150 East, Logan

Tickets • $12 to $30 at alexboyeinlogan.com

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Spotlight show • Several months after headlining Red Butte Garden, Grace Potter and the folk-rocking Nocturnals will return to one of her preferred cities to play, she said in phone interview. The Red Butte show was one of her "favorite concerts of the entire summer," in part because she got to perform a headlining set while spending much of the season opening for Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney in their stadium tour. Not that she's complaining about the exposure she received from the gig, which was spurred by her hit country duet with Chesney, "You & Tequila." "It was ground-breaking for us on learning how to play stadiums," the multi-instrumentalist said. "You have to work in bigger strokes." But whether in an arena or club, Potter and her bluesy, rootsy band bring it. "We like to make a spectacle wherever we go."

When • Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $25 to $30 at SmithsTix

Allen Stone

Spotlight show • Play that funky music, white boy. Soul singer Allen Stone, 25, will bring his tour with special guests Yuna and Tingsek to play music inspired by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and even the swampy grooves of Creedence Clearwater Revival. Stone grew up in a strict religious family in Chewelah, Wash., and didn't listen to secular music until his teens. Even Halloween was off-limits in his family. "I never trick-or-treated," he said in a phone interview. "They believed Halloween was the devil's holiday." He remains close to his family, which is one reason Allen, whose mother, Sandy Stone, is a breast cancer survivor, has forged a partnership with The Keep A Breast Foundation. Fifty cents from every ticket sold on the tour will go directly to the nonprofit. His mother has been in remission for three years, Stone said.

When • Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $18.50 to $23.50 at SmithsTix

Rusted Root

Spotlight show • In celebration of Rusted Root's 20th anniversary, the world-rock band will perform along with Lauren Mann & the Fairly Odd Folk. In a phone interview, frontman Michael Glabicki said the group has never tired of playing its breakthrough and unlikely 1995 hit "Send Me on My Way. "It's fun to play," he said, adding that the Pennsylvania-born band's well-known improvisational style ensures that the song is never played the same way twice. "We were riding a spiritual wave," he said of Rusted Root's early success. The new album "The Movement" is a landmark for the band. "The band is in stride right now," Glabicki said. "This is Rusted Root at its best. The lyrical matches the rhythmic content."

When • Tuesday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • $30 at thestateroom.com

Electric Guest

Spotlight show • The most famous song the frontman of the indie-pop duo Electric Guest has written isn't in the band's rotation. Asa Taccone won an Emmy for co-writing "Dick in a Box," the Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg joke song that became a viral hit after it debuted on "Saturday Night Live" in 2006. (How did he get the gig? Taccone's brother is Jorma Taccone, one-third of Samberg's collaborative comedic group The Lonely Island.) Now, with partner Matthew "Cornbread" Compton, Taccone's priority is performing eclectic songs from Electric Guest's debut album "Mondo," which was produced by Danger Mouse. In a phone interview, Taccone said he got the famed producer to helm the genre-spanning project because he was renting a room in Danger Mouse's house, and the producer liked what he heard. "[Danger Mouse] convinced me it was good," Taccone said. No, Line & Circle opens.

When • Wednesday, Oct. 31, 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $10 at 24Tix.com

Waka Flocka Flame

Waka Flocka Flame will bring a night of rap to Rockwell at The Complex with the Friends, Fans, Family Tour.

When • Friday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • $20 to $25 at SmithsTix

Kaki King with Lady Lamb The Bee Keeper

Acoustic guitarist Kaki King will perform after an opening set by Lady Lamb The Bee Keeper.

When • Friday, Oct. 26, 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $17 at thestateroom.com

The Whigs

American garage rock band The Whigs will perform as part of their Enjoy the Company Tour with The Record Company and Soft White Sixties.

When • Friday, Oct. 26, 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $12 at 24Tix


Salt Lake City-based "jazz-core" band Iceburn to perform along with Worst Friends and Los Rojos. Iceburn is the predecessor of The Iceburn Collective.

When • Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $8 at 24Tix

Paper Bird

Paper Bird, which has been playing together since 2007, blends indie folk, roots and Americana sounds.

When • Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m.

Where • The Garage, 1199 N. Beck St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $6 at door

I Call Fives and With The Punches

Pop-punk artist I Call Fives will perform along with guest With The Punches on Halloween night.

When • Wednesday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m.

Where • Mojos Ogden, 2210 Washington Blvd., Ogden

Tickets • $10 to $12 at SmithsTix

Mr. Gnome with Totem & Taboo

Indie/rock artist Mr. Gnome will perform along with Totem & Taboo.

When • Wednesday, Oct. 31, 8 p.m.

Where • Bar Deluxe, 666 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $8 at 24Tix

Blue October with A Silent Film and Barcelona

Blue October will perform Halloween night along with guests A Silent Film and Barcelona.

When • Wednesday, Oct. 31, 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $30 to $35 at SmithsTix

Matt & Kim and Oberhofer

Dance punk duo Matt & Kim will perform with guests Oberhofer.

When • Thursday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • $17 to $20 at SmithsTix