Even though the calendar says spring, this weekend is downright summer-like in terms of the amount of fine music and theatrical options that are available. Let's look at out best bets.
Starting Thursday, Fleet Foxes side project Poor Moon pays a visit to The State Room as the opener for North Carolina's Lost in the Trees, pictured above. This will be a strong night of indie-folk and it'll be interesting to see how these less than well-known bands draw for what could be a great gig. For fans of the Seattle band's mellow, folk-based sound this concert offers a chance to see that music up close and not in the amphitheater setting a la Red Butte Garden, which is where the Foxes played last year. Lost In The Trees is a seven-member group that offers a lush, literate sound reflective of their N.C. roots. Tickets remain on sale for the 8 p.m. show.
On Saturday, Indigo Girl Amy Ray brings her folky sounds into The State Room for a 9 p.m. show. Ray's concerts are always festive, in part because the shows often serve as a soundtrack to a party night for SLC's gay and lesbian community. A fun time, for sure.
On Friday and Saturday, female comedy duo Garfunkle and Oates headline shows at WiseGuys in West Valley City. These two have an hilarious act that will be on display for four shows this weekend. Tickets are $20.
Also, legendary English indie rockers The Ting-Tings will headline a Friday night show at Club Sound, inside In The Venue. This is an intimate setting and it's not everyday a band that's sold more 2 million copies of one album ("We Started Nothing") plays such a small room. Tickets are $20 in advance at smithstix.com.
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