While it's always a good idea to have a diverse pallet when exploring musical options in Salt Lake City, those who are the most omnivorous have the best chance this week of really enjoying a relatively busy slate of shows.
The action starts Monday night at the Urban Lounge when upstate New York's Felice Brothers visit. These guys are one of the only bands around with a full-time accordion player that actually rock. The Americana-dripping roots rockers put on a fun, energetic show and are touring in support of their upcoming release "Celebration, Florida," which drops May 10.
Opening the show are Charleston, S.C.'s Shovels and Rope, a husband-and-wife team consisting of Cary Ann Heart and Michael Trent. They're touring behind "The Vows of Love and Hardship," which was released in February. Music starts at 10 p.m. and tickets are $13 and are on sale at 24tix.com. The duo has been playing to rave reviews so far this year and might be worth checking out, even if you're not a big Felice fan.
Also Monday, Danzig and Devil Driver will get metallic out at the Salt Air. Tickets are $23 and music starts at 7:30 p.m. And thirdly on Monday night, Tim Reynolds , most famous for his work with musical megastar Dave Matthews, will be at The Depot with his band TR3. Reynolds is a terrific guitarist and this could be a surprisingly fun gig. Idaho's own Marcus Eaton opens the show, a skilled singer/songwriter himself. Tickets are $20.
On Tuesday, check out tUnEyArDs, (or Tune-yards, as iTunes prefers to call them) which will be at the Urban Lounge. Kudos to KRCL for helping spread this inspired, unique music around Salt Lake City. It recently caught my ear and was so different that it prompted me to grab "Whokill," the new album from the group. Tune-yards is mainly the brainchild of one woman, Merrill Garbus, pictured above. I have no idea how the crazy songs and strange beats on that record along with material from its predecessor, "Bird Brains" will translate live, but am super curious to see. Buke and Gass open the show, which starts at 10 p.m. This promises to be a very interesting show, if nothing else. Check out Tune-yards' single "Bizness," right here:
And other intriguing indie-rock options are in store Wednesday as well when The Head and the Heart play Kilby Court at 7 p.m. and Here We Go Magic are over at The Urban Lounge.
And finally Wednesday, as part of the endless parade of '80s metal bands that continue to wander the globe, German rockers Accept hit Club Vegas. Former frontman Udo Dirkschneider is not part of this reunion, but the "Teutonic Terrors" that made "Balls to the Wall" a huge hit back in the mid-80s via MTV, are still in the group. The band is now led by U.S.-born singer Mark Tornillo. In 2010, they released "Blood of the Nations." For guys my age, this is actually tempting - sorta.
Follow Salt Lake Magazine arts/entertainment writer Scott Murphy on twitter @murphyinfo for the latest music news throughout the week.