Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac• The Worlds Finest Fleetwood Mac Tribute Concert•November 12, 2022• Maverik Center

Reviewed and Photographed by Kevin Rolfe

RIP Christine McVie

I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Christine McVie, iconic member of Fleetwood Mac. Her songs and persona were so understated compared to the other band members.  Whenever I hear one of her songs, I always think, “I really like her songs. They’re so underrated.”.  And they are.  Utah Concert Review never had the chance to cover a Fleetwood Mac concert or Christine McVie.  I would have loved the opportunity.  Recently we did have the opportunity to review Rumors of Fleetwood Mac, a tribute band that Mick Fleetwood himself endorses.  At that concert when the Christine songs were performed I again thought, “I love her songs”.  This is my review of that night.  Rest in Peace, “Songbird”.  You are greatly missed. 

Rumors of Fleetwood Mac

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The Backseat Lovers

The Backseat Lovers• November 22 & 23, 2022• Capitol Theatre

Reviewed by Josilyn Wakkuri Lybbert & Kevin Rolfe

Night 1 Photographed by Josilyn Wakkuri Lybbert

Night 2 Photographed by Kevin Rolfe

Night 1

Photo Credit: Josilyn Wakkuri Lybbert

When I got to the stunning Capitol Theater a little after 6 pm on Tuesday, November 22nd, there was already a line forming down the sidewalk for the Utah native Backseat Lovers’ first of two sold out shows there! Despite the chilly temperature, everyone in line was cheery, swapping music recommendations and other concert stories. Most people I spoke to had seen the band at least once before and were so excited to see them again!

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Post Modern Jukebox

Postmodern Jukebox November 10, 2022 Noorda Center

Reviewed by Kevin Rolfe

It has been recommended to me that I see Postmodern Jukebox for years.  People who know me know that I love great voices.  They also know that I’m a sucker for a good cover song.  So my friends have told me time and time again that PMJ as they’re often called, would be a perfect fit for me.  They were not wrong.  From start to finish Postmodern Jukebox had my full attention.  

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Lucius

Lucius w/ Abraham Alexander• November 12, 2022• The Commonwealth Room

Reviewed and Photographed by Alisha Gregson

On Saturday, November 12th, the band Lucius brought their Feels Like Second Nature tour to Salt Lake City. They put on an unforgettable concert for a sold-out audience at the Commonwealth Room. This was only my second time attending a concert at the Commonwealth Room. But it has quickly become one of my favorite venues in the area. I enjoy its intimate atmosphere and have been impressed with many of the artists I have seen on their concert schedule.

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Milk Carton Kids

Milk Carton Kids w/ Katie Pruitt• November 4, 2022• The Commonwealth Room

Photo Credit: Kevin Rolfe

There’s something special about being in a room with hundreds of people, silently listening to music. It’s rare. Well, it feels rare. I feel like there are always some people who just can’t help but strike up a conversation. Even though the musicians they paid good money for are standing on the stage in front of them. But on November 4, 2022, the audience at The Commonwealth Room was ghost town silent. The only sound to be heard was the music of the folk duo, The Milk Carton Kids.

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Lizzo

Lizzo w/ Latto• November 2, 2022• Vivint Arena

Reviewed and Photographed by Kevin Rolfe

Photo Credit: Kevin Rolfe

One of my favorite things about covering concerts is getting the opportunity to see an artist before they skyrocket into stardom.  Some I’ve had the chance to see as early as Kilby Court.  Others I’ve seen somewhere in the midst of their assent.  One of my least favorite things is to just miss an artist before they hit that launch pad and I’m just like everyone else, seeing them in the stratosphere trying to claim I knew about them earlier but without proof.  Such is my experience with Lizzo.  

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Post Malone

Post Malone w/ Roddy Ricch• November 1, 2022• Vivint Arena

Reviewed and Photographed by Alisha Gregson

Photo Credit: Alisha Gregson

Vivint Arena welcomed Post Malone home on Tuesday, November 1st for a sold-out show during his Twelve Carat Tour. Salt Lake City was just one stop on his 33-city tour promoting his new album Twelve Carat Toothache. It was no surprise that his concert sold out as quickly as it did. Resale tickets were selling for up to $2,400 the day of the show. Thousands of fans gathered at the arena, all eager to witness Post Malone’s first hometown show since 2019. 

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Dayglow

Dayglow w/ Ritt Momney• October 19, 2022• The Union

Reviewed and Photographed by Tomo Crestani

Photo Credit: Tomo Crestani

Dayglow is a one man band that needs no introduction here in Salt Lake City. With a strong fan base in the area, he sold out The Union quite easily. He also brought along Utah native, Ritt Momney. Although Dayglow already had a decent following here, it definitely helped to bring along a local artist. 

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Mike Campbell and the Dirty Knobs

Mike Campbell and the Dirty Knobs w/ Alvin Youngblood• Hart October 18, 2022• The Commonwealth Room

Reviewed and Photographed by Alisha Gregson

On Tuesday, October 18th, Mike Campbell and the Dirty Knobs brought their tour in support of the band’s new album External Combustion, to the Commonwealth Room in Salt Lake City. Even if you have never heard Mike Campbell’s name before, you are likely already familiar with many of his songs. In his over 40 years as lead guitarist for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Campbell co-wrote many songs with Petty. Including “Runnin’ Down a Dream” and “Refugee.” As an incredibly talented guitar player, Campbell also played on studio albums for other artists including Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, and Johnny Cash. After Tom Petty passed away, Mike Campbell continued to find opportunities to play for a crowd. Including his time spent on tour with Fleetwood Mac. 

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