X Ambassadors

X Ambassadors • New West • Rowan Drake • May 13, 2024 • The Depot

Reviewed and Photographed by Mike Ferguson

X Ambassadors Electrify the Stage with
A Night of Raw Passion and
Musical Mastery

Photo Credit: Mike Ferguson

On Monday, May 13th, the atmosphere at The Depot crackled with anticipation as fans eagerly awaited the arrival of X Ambassadors. As the lights dimmed and the stage ignited with energy, it became evident that this was no ordinary concert—it was a musical journey that would linger in our memories for years to come.

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Feid • May 15, 2024 • Delta Center

Reviewed and Photographed by Kevin Rolfe

Feid is a Colombian singer-songwriter and producer.  He’s achieved success worldwide and has worked with artists such as Bad Bunny and Karol G.  The Latin Grammy nominee brought his FERXXOCALIPSIS Tour to the Delta Center on February 15.  I must admit that I had only heard of Feid, but was not well versed in his music.  That being said, I was told that I was in for an entertaining evening.  I was looking forward to seeing what the Urbana Latin music star was all about and what this tour looked like.  Turns out I was in for quite the evening.

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Jade Bird

Jade Bird • Halley Greg • May 2, 2024 • The State Room

Reviewed and Photographed by Morgan Newbold

Photo Credit: Morgan Newbold

Earlier this month, in the heart of Salt Lake City, Jade Bird graced the stage in a quaint intimate venue called The State Room. If you’ve never been there, It’s a charming theatre with a decently sized floor and layered seating. Above the center of the room, hangs a giant mirrorball. When I walked in, I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the room and stage. It wasn’t too stuffy, but cozy. For a show that wasn’t completely sold out, I had plenty of room to shoot from anywhere. I was excited to be here, not only for the first time but to shoot at a new venue. I’m always worried about the lighting of small venues, but I had no issues here. AND I had a mirror ball to add a touch of flare to these glowy shots I was about to get. 

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Black Veil Brides

Black Veil Brides • April 29, 2024 • The Depot

Reviewed and Photographed by Thea Chevelle

The philanthropic vampires are back at it!

Black Veil Brides have participated in various charity events and initiatives over the years. This includes benefit concerts, fundraisers, and collaborations with organizations dedicated to causes such as cancer research, animal welfare, disaster relief efforts, and more.  

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Beach Weather

Beach Weather • Smallpools • Almost Monday • Rec Hall • April 24, 2024 • The Complex

Reviewed and Photographed by Josilyn Wakkuri Lybbert

On April 24th, The Complex was filled to the brim with music fans who were in for a treat. And hours and hours of phenomenal music! Beach Weather brought their, “Pineapple Sunrise The Tour,” show to Salt Lake, and were joined by three other awesome bands! 

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Peter Frampton

Peter Frampton • April 9, 2024 • Eccles Theater

Reviewed and Photographed by Kevin Rolfe

Last summer Peter Frampton was scheduled to play a show at the Sandy Amphitheater.  I strolled up to the venue about 20 minutes before showtime to find a long line outside.  That was pretty unusual for shows that I’ve been to in the past at Sandy Amp so I wondered what the situation was.  I was fortunate enough to surpass the line with my media credentials and go inside the venue to try and get the inside scoop. What I discovered was that there would be no Frampton concert due to some unforeseen technical issues.  My hope was that the show would be rescheduled, but that doesn’t always happen.  I wondered if I missed my chance to see Peter Frampton live.

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Charlie Parr

Charlie Parr • April 6, 2024 • The Commonwealth Room

Reviewed and Photographed by Kevin Rolfe

Minnesota-based singer-songwriter and guitarist, Charlie Parr made a tour stop at The Commonwealth Room on Saturday, April 6.  Parr seems to be almost constantly on the road.  A troubadour making his way through the country and around the world, bringing songs from his eighteen (yes! 18!) albums to fans of good music.  On this tour, Charlie Parr will be presenting music from his latest album, Little Sun.  Released on March 22.  I’m not quite sure how Parr chooses from such a vast catalog.  I was excited to be seeing him for the first time.

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Slow Hollows

Slow Hollows • Sunhill • March 19, 2024 • Kilby Court

Reviewed and Photographed by Logan Fang

On March 19th, Salt Lake City had the pleasure of welcoming LA-based band Slow Hollows to Kilby Court where they performed for a small, yet eager audience of Tuesday concert-goers. Kilby Court, a familiar and charming setting to most locals, offered a perfect scene for Slow Hollow that night with its grungy and dark atmosphere. The night featured a small set by local band Sunhills who kicked off the show with a mix of indie vocals and surrealist sounds followed by the extensive works of the much anticipated Slow Hollows. 

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Dawes and Lucius

Dawes • Lucius • March 19, 2024 • The Commonwealth Room

Reviewed by Kevin Rolfe

Photographed by Alisha Gregson

Dawes? Good!  Lucius?  So good! Dawes & Lucius??? Wow!  I was not prepared for how good this concert was going to be. We’ve had the privilege of covering Dawes several times over the years and last year we were excited to review Lucius.  These are some of the best live bands that come to Utah.  When I saw that they would be touring together and that they would be playing The Commonwealth Room I was really hoping that Utah Concert Review would be there to cover the show.  Fortune favored us and we were there!

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