ANVIL, BURT'S TIKI LOUNGE, Tuesday, April 29, 9 p.m., $15
If you've never seen Anvil! The Story of Anvil, you're missing out on one of the great rock documentaries. But the reason I've been able to convince friends who don't care at all about metal bands or rock docs to watch the flick is that the lifelong friendship of singer/guitarist Steve "Lips" Ludlow and drummer Robb Reiner makes for one hell of a story. When it comes to bands dedicated to the rock and roll life for all the right reasons, Anvil certainly seems to fit the bill, slogging it out for more than 40 years to date, since first forming in 1973. The music? Pretty straightforward hard rock, featuring lyrics with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer, whether talking about sex, rock or ... more sex. Now 15 albums in, Anvil is still on the road, delivering the goods, including a stop in SLC on Tuesday. Hooga, Muckraker and Spork open the show.