The 2021 Ogden Twilight Series has been pretty amazing so far this year. Sold-out shows, huge crowds, and great bands have made for a really entertaining series so far. Their fourth show in the series was no exception. Louis the Child, are a DJ production combo, Robby Hauldren, and Frederic J. Kennett. I’m not sure if they were quite ready for this Twilight crowd when they booked this date.
Salt Lake City Live has already established itself at a premier concert event in Utah to catch some of the best EDM DJs in the world. Having already put on two sold out and extremely successful shows with two legendary DJs, Steve Aoki and Diplo. Their final event of the summer was no doubt going to be up to par with their previous shows. Electronic producer and singer, Zhu was bringing his talents to Salt Lake City!
Legendary and eternally hipster U.K. band Squeeze bring their Nomadband Tour to Red Butte Garden Amphitheater on Thursday, September 2. Utah Concert Review had the opportunity to interview Squeeze’s lead guitarist, keyboardist, and vocalist, Glenn Tilbrook. We had a really enjoyable conversation. Hope you enjoy it!
I’ve been a fan of PVRIS for years now. I first saw them on a Vans Warped Tour in 2013. From then on I’ve seen PVRIS eight times and I haven’t grown tired in the slightest. Every single time I’ve seen them it’s always been something new. Whether it’s Lynn’s hairstyles, a new era of the band’s sound, being different from before, it’s always new and always amazes me. I knew that night wasn’t going to be any different.
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats were able to successfully bring the energy to Deer Valley on August 20, despite multiple recent obstacles. We’ve seen Cancel or Postpone many shows it was great to see this show take place. In Utah lately, and other parts of western states, live musicians have not only had to navigate through a resurgent COVID-19 variant, but also nasty smokey skies. Lately, the extra safety blanket an outdoor show normally provides from the COVID-19 virus has been countered with risky, poor air quality from summer fires.
I’ve never been to a concert at the U of U Health Plaza at Rio Tinto Stadium before, located in Sandy Utah. But on Friday August 27th, they had the perfect lineup for an absolutely amazing outdoor concert experience. With it being 18 months since the last Atmosphere concert in Utah, fans lined the corner of the stadium with anticipation to start the night far before doors opened. I had a mishap with my ticket but the staff was incredibly kind and resolved the issue quickly just in time for me to enjoy the first set performed by the amazing Z-Trip.
The Salt Lake Twilight series continued its impressive 2021 lineup with Thundercat and Remi Wolf at the Gallivan Center. The show was sold out so I made sure to arrive early. I grabbed a bite to eat at one of the rotating local food trucks that the event brings out. Many people had the same idea as me and quickly filled the venue well before the main act.
I was counting down the days for the Rise Against show. Growing up, Rise Against was one of the few bands that I listened to daily. Going to as many concerts as I have been to all my life I was ashamed to say that I’ve never seen Rise Against perform live! So I was stoked to finally cross it off my bucket list.
It’s a beautiful night for live music. It’s the middle of the week and some soulful, funky, jazz music is just the perfect refreshment from the busy work week. The weather was perfect and it was a packed house as soon as we got there. I truly enjoy Red Butte Garden. People bring their chairs, blankets, wine, beer, and all sorts of snacks. It’s a family affair when you attend a show at this venue. I would say this is the perfect place to bring the family together to enjoy live music and food.
The Park City Institue completed its 2021 Summer Series with Country Music Hall of Famer, the great Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives. Marty Stuart is a versatile musician who has played with every great country legend imaginable. He was in Johnny Cash’s touring band and started out touring with Lester Flatt. Through this and many other experiences, Marty has become a legend in his own right. Stuart is an exceptional guitarist and mandolin player. It was so incredible to see him with his great band perform an all-acoustic set in the beautiful Eccles Center in Park City.