What may look to some like just another hot late-summer week differs in that there are some genuine can't-miss options in the early part of the week. Let's examine what the fun choices are.
Death Cab for Cutie will bring indie-rock to a place it almost never goes: West Valley City's Maverik Center for a pretty tasty Monday night option. Frightened Rabbit are the openers. I'm super curious to see how this draws. Death Cab is a trendy fave among critics and popular with indie rock fans, but I have no idea if they've got the clout to come close to filling the roomy surroundings in WVC. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Monday and tickets remain on sale at ticketmaster.com. Seats start at $29, but look out for that $12 service charge. Yikes!
Here's a cool track from their latest "Codes and Keys." It's called "You Are A Tourist."
Over at The Urban Lounge, local indie folkers YYBS headline a gig on Tuesday. You can hear their latest tunes at their Facebook page:
And if you feel like taking in Park City and are a fan of the brilliant, but long defunct Talking Heads, you can enjoy a relatively rare chance to hear the band's music played live Tuesday when Chicago's "This Must Be The Band," play Park City's Egyptian Theatre. Tickets start at $12 and it's an all-ages show.
Also, a fine, folky option is at Kilby Court when The Milk Carton Kids play at 7 p.m. Tuesday. If you like folk, hot acoustic guitar work or good music in general, this is where you'll want to be. In my view, this is a tad of an odd setting for these guys, but tickets are a goofily low $7 and are at 24tix.com.
Here they are playing "Like A Cloak," last month. (Please ignore the weird start, it's just fine after that.)
And on Wednesday, please note the Young Jeezy show slated for In The Venue has been cancelled. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.
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