Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are dropping in at Red Butte Garden and Park City's Egyptian Theatre in the next couple days, and there's a great indie-rock band playing in between.
CROSBY, STILLS & NASH, RED BUTTE GARDEN, Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Sold Out
Back in the ’80s and ’90s, it seemed like Crosby, Stills & Nash came to Utah every summer, whether at Park West (now the Canyons), the Salt Palace or some other long-gone venue. Red Butte Garden seems like the ideal environment to see the folk-rock heroes do their thing. This will be my first time catching CSN, and I’m hoping the vocal harmonies that made the band’s name are still sounding sweet.
BUILT TO SPILL, THE URBAN LOUNGE, Friday, 9 p.m., $20
Boise’s finest come back to town, and I’m cheering the fact that Doug Martsch and Co. are playing The Urban Lounge because it’s been a few years since we’ve had the chance to see Built to Spill in a small club. It’s hard to believe it’s been 15 years since the band released Perfect From Now On, their major-label debut and a delicious slab of indie-rock focused around Martsch’s guitar wizardry and preference for long songs. The band is recording a new album this fall, to be released in 2013, so this must be a tour to tighten up their collective chops before hitting the studio. Helvetia and Revolt Revolt open the show.
MANZAREK-ROGERS BAND, EGYPTIAN THEATRE, Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m., $35-$45
You know Ray Manzarek as the keyboard player in The Doors, the man who lent Jim Morrison’s dark lyrical forays their distinct sound (with all due credit to creative guitar player Robbie Krieger, who still plays with Manzarek regularly). For his current tour, Manzarek is bringing along another noteworthy guitarist in Roy Rogers, a slide-guitar killer best known for leading his own band, the Delta Rhythm Kings. Together, the Manzarek-Rogers Band tackle Doors classics, originals and covers. Seeing a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer in the cozy confines of Park City’s Egyptian Theatre should be pretty sweet.