SLC Live Winter Edition • February 16- 17, 2024 • The Gateway
Reviewed and Photographed by Mark Daluz
Let me first start off by apologizing to all the EDM fans out there. I’d never heard of SLC Live until a couple days and boy do I wish I had. Although Indie Rock is my top jam, a big chunk of my early music listening had been EDM, listening to legends like “The Chainsmokers” and “Illenium”. It never crossed my mind that an EDM concert of this stature was possible in Utah but I was so wrong. SLC Live gave Utah EDM fans the chance to listen to legendary and iconic DJs “deadmau5” and “Gryffin”. All uniting all kinds of people from different backgrounds, communities, and groups. Under the lasers and lights of the Gateway Plaza, I was in for a night to remember.
I have been looking forward to seeing Twin Tribes at Urban Lounge since the Pendulum tour was first announced. I have had the privilege of shooting Twin Tribes once before at the Near Dark Festival in Phoenix, and I was absolutely blown away by the sheer talent and connection shared between the two musicians.
The Kills • The Paranoyds • February 9, 2024 • The Union
Reviewed and Photographed by Mark Daluz
On the morning of February 9th, Park City experienced a monster of a snowstorm which naturally drew me in with a day filled with powder skiing. I genuinely had one of my best days skiing and right as I was about to take my well-deserved nap, planning on taking the rest of the day off. I got a notification on my phone reminding me that my day wasn’t over. The Kills’s “God Games” tour was rolling by the Union and I immediately got a spike of pre-concert energy.
Upcoming singer-songwriter Chance Peña played a sold-out Kilby Court with Hayd. Kilby Court isn’t his only show that is sold out. In fact, his entire tour is completely sold out. It was exciting to see this budding star play in such an intimate setting. He will definitely be playing a larger venue next time he stops in Salt Lake City.
From the beginning of Hayd’s set, the feeling of the audience was known. Everyone there was into the lyrics and melody of both artists. It’s important to note how both artists were involved in the display of their performance, what I mean by this is that they were deliberate in choosing each song for their set as accompanying stories were also told.
Last Saturday evening, the atmosphere at The Depot was surging with energy as fans eagerly waited for rock band Thursday to take the stage. The cozy dimly lit venue was packed all the way the bar. I made my way over to the stage to observe the room, and what kind of vibes this band would bring. I saw a mostly older crowd, but there was still a good mix of young rockers and elder emos alike. With a career spanning over two decades, Thursday has cultivated a wide-ranged and hardcore fan base. This show was on their ‘War All The Time’ tour, dedicated to playing their 2003 album in full. I saw a lot of people repping the merch, and discussing their excitement for this long-awaited performance.
I’ve been waiting for a long time to see what was happening with Park City Live, a club located at the center of Park City’s Main Street. I’ve always enjoyed going to shows there, but I realized it had been some time since I had been to the venue. I was excited to see the venue get a new name, The Marquis Park City, a polished look, and a slew of announced concert dates. It was a brilliant move to open the venue during the Sundance Film Festival. The star-studded list of concerts included the one-of-a-kind, Devo. T
he band would be in town due to the festival premiering “Devo” the documentary about the band. Before the concert, Devo hosted a dinner at ChefDance Social presented by Space Perspective. Devo fans flooded The Marquis Park City and I’d imagine anyone who had attended the dinner before, knew the fun night of music that was in store.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – January 23, 2024 – Utah First Credit Union is now the name-in-title sponsor of an iconic outdoor venue in Salt Lake City, UT, formerly USANA Amphitheatre. Now operating as Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre, this beloved outdoor venue in the West Valley is a favorite of local music fans and a community pillar, bringing unforgettable live music experiences to hundreds of thousands of fans every year.
It’s a new year. New concerts to see and new experiences to be made. With all the excitement of what’s to come, it’s nice to see that not everything is changing. Like quality concerts coming to Main Street, Park City at the Egyptian Theater. I have never been to a show there and left disappointed. Another unchanging element to the Egyptian Theater experience is starting the night off with Theater Manager, Randy Barton addressing the audience. It’s a time-honored tradition that I look forward to. Barton has made a skill out of thanking sponsors, announcing upcoming shows, and introducing the band. He’s humourous, timely, and brings a great energy to open up the night.
Royal Blood, the British rock duo comprised of Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher, took the stage in Salt Lake City last Friday night! Playing to a nearly sold-out crowd at The Union, Royal Blood brought an electrifying performance that will be remembered for a while. They had the whole audience enthralled. Jumping along to endless punk-rock bangers, like their hits ‘Out of the Black’ and ‘Little Monster’. Ben, the drummer, even took the spotlight for a drum solo that altered the energy in the building. Both of these artists proved their insane talent 3x over during their hour-and-a-half set.
On Friday, November 17th, St Paul and the Broken Bones brought the house down at the Capitol Theater! Now, I will be fair, this was the first show of theirs I’ve been to, but they definitely know how to put on a show!