Out and about: Groovacious' anniversary show and Milo Greene concert top the week's music

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Steven Swift

Spotlight show • Steven Swift, one of Southern Utah's best-known singer-songwriters, will headline a concert marking the 20th anniversary of the independent record store Groovacious, owned by Tim and Lisa Cretsinger. On Nov. 9, 1992, Groovacious opened its doors for the first time in Oregon, and after eight successful years, in October 2000, the couple moved their store to Cedar City. To mark the occasion, the record store will offer a 20 percent discount today, with Swift's show at the store at 7 p.m. "It's going to be a fun day," Tim Cretsinger said. Of the couple, Swift said, "God knows, they've helped me a lot over the years." To repay their kindness, he said his show will include only songs from 1992, from the likes of Nirvana, Loudon Wainwright III, the Jayhawks, Pearl Jam, Tom Waits, Phish and Peter Gabriel.

When • Friday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m.

Where • Groovacious, 173 N. 100 West, Cedar City

Tickets • Free

Milo Greene

Spotlight show • The music of this Californian group harks back to the gauzy Laurel Canyon folk sound of the 1970s. They'll make their second visit to Utah after opening for The Civil Wars' May show at The Depot, and the trip will also mark the band's second visit to Kilby Court. "It's hard to forget that place," said singer and multi-instrumentalist Graham Fink. The band's rapidly ascending career got a boost when its debut album was released in July. "It's been a pretty fun six months," Fink said. The downside is that he and his bandmates are enduring life criss-crossing the country in a 12-passenger van, while Fink's tour duties include reminding his mates to change their socks on a regular basis. But the band loved the change from Daylight Saving Time this past weekend: They all received an extra hour of sleep, a godsend for a band on the road again. Bahamas is also on the bill.

When • Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • $12 at 24Tix

Andrew Jackson Jihad

Andrew Jackson Jihad is touring as a full band, marking a departure from its usual two-piece acoustic guitar and upright bass set-up. Also playing on the tour are Future of the Left from Cardiff, Wales, and Bomb the Music Industry's Jeff Rosenstock.

When • Friday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • $12 at 24Tix

The Faint

The indie-rock band will perform a version of its disc "Danse Macabre." The quartet features vocalist Todd Fink, keyboardist Jacob Thiele, guitarist Dapose and drummer Clark Baechle.

When •Friday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • $18.50 at 24tix.com

Paper Diamond

The electronic artist stops in Utah on his Night Vision Tour, along with Raw Russ and Yokchi.

When • Friday, Nov. 9, 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $20 at SmithsTix

Baby Bash

40 Ounce Entertainment and Rico Rossi present the Playamade Mexicanz & M.S.U Release Party. Also performing: Baby Bash, Jay Tee and Rico Rossi.

When • Saturday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • $20 at SmithsTix


The Somalia-born, Canada-based singer will perform with MC K'Naan, whose remixed single "Wavin' Flag" reached No. 1 on iTunes in 18 countries.

When • Sunday, Nov. 11, 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • $25 at thestateroom.com

The Wooden Sky

Canadian indie rock band The Wooden Sky released its third album, "Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun," in February.

When • Sunday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • $8 at 24Tix


The power trio will perform along with Koala Temple. The band Metz launched in 2007, "and since then, they've effectively applied Malcolm Gladwell's theory about the Beatles — i.e., that it takes a good 10,000 hours of practice to become them — to a subgenre not exactly known for its studiousness: post-hardcore sludge-punk," wrote Pitchfork's Stuart Berman last month in reviewing the band's long-awaited self-titled release.

When • Sunday, Nov. 11, 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $7 at 24Tix

Miss May I

The Kollective presents the Alternative Press Tour with Miss May I, which also features The Ghost Inside, Like Moths to Flames, The Amity Affliction and Glass Cloud.

When • Monday, Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • www.thekollective.com

El Ten Eleven

The indie band El Ten Eleven will perform with Michna and Yourself & The Air.

When • Tuesday, Nov. 13, 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $10 at 24Tix

Pierce the Veil

The emo, post-hardcore group consists of two brothers, vocalist-guitarist Victor Fuentes and drummer Mike Fuentes. Also on the bill: Sleeping with Wirens, Tonight Alive and Hands Like Houses.

When • Wednesday, Nov. 14, 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $16.50 at SmithsTix


The country trio will perform with guest Tyler Hilton. Gloriana, known for hit singles like "Wild at Heart" and "(Kissed You) Good Night," has opened shows for Jason Aldean, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn and the Zac Brown Band. Utah fans will remember the band from its Labor Day concert at the Gallivan Center.

When • Wednesday, Nov. 14, 9 p.m.

Where • SLCC Lifetime Activities Center, 4600 S. Redwood Road, Taylorsville

Tickets • $10 to $24 at SmithsTix

ILL.GATES with Stephan Jacobs

Ill. Gates has a diverse musical style, covering genres such as electro house, techno, breakbeat, hip-hop and dancehall. He'll perform with guest Stephan Jacobs, considered a promising West Coast bass producer.

When • Wednesday, Nov. 14, 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $15 at SmithsTix