Freddie Gibbs

Freddie Gibbs w/ Redveil & MIKE• April 27, 2022• The Complex

Reviewed and Photographed by Tomo Crestani

With an exciting new album in the works, legendary rapper Freddie Gibbs visited The Complex in Salt Lake City. Having sold out weeks before the show, there were many people outside the box office who had been scammed with fake tickets. The venue handled it very well in helping those fans find a way to attend the show or get their money back. That was basically the only negative thing I saw happen at the show. (Which is obviously not the artist’s or venue’s fault.)  Although not featured in the previous 2 shows, Freddie brought along a second opener for this show. The two openers featured in Salt Lake were Redveil and MIKE. Having had the opportunity to listen to all three artists before the show, I was excited to see how they performed each song. 

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Lizzo brings The Special Tour to Vivint Arena November 2, 2022

We are excited to announce Lizzo will bring The Special Tour to Vivint Arena on Wednesday, November 2, 2022. 

LIZZO ANNOUNCES THE SPECIAL TOUR

3X GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING SUPERSTAR TO KICK OFF EPIC FALL RUN SEPTEMBER 23, 

WITH SPECIAL GUEST LATTO

PRE-SAVE/PRE-ADD THE SPECIAL ALBUM FOR EARLY ACCESS TO TICKETS HERE

PUBLIC ONSALE BEGINS FRIDAY, APRIL 29TH @ 10AM LOCAL ON TICKETMASTER.COM  

NEW SONG “ABOUT DAMN TIME” AVAILABLE NOW 

MULTI-PLATINUM CERTIFIED ICON TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM SPECIAL

JULY 15TH

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Wolf Alice November 1, 2021 The Complex

Wolf Alice w/ The Blossom The Complex

Reviewed by Vanessa Holt

A great kick-off to the month, Wolf Alice stopped in Salt Lake on the tour of their newest album, Blue Weekend. Before being offered the chance to photograph them a coworker had brought up the band to me in a discussion. I had never heard of Wolf Alice before but during this discussion, there was nothing but good things spoken about the band. After hearing all that I was excited to hear them live. A couple of hours before doors opened, I was streaming their top few songs to get an idea of the type of sound and vibe that was going to be heard from the night. I was immediately intrigued by the alternative rock sound of it all. I was curious how they were going to be live.

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Flogging Molly & Violent Femmes October 19, 2021 The Complex

Photo Credit: Logan Sorenson

Have you ever seen a concert lineup announced and thought, “I would have never thought of these guys together.  But it actually makes sense.” This is how I felt when I saw that Flogging Molly and Violent Femmes would be co-headlining a tour together.  Now throw in Me First & the Gimme Gimmies and Thick and it was a lineup and a concert never to be forgotten!  

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SLC Twilight: Neon Trees September 2, 2021 Gallivan Center

Salt Lake City Twilight: Neon Trees

Reviewed by Evelyn Salazar

The Twilight Concert Series in Salt Lake City is coming to an end, and one of the last bands on the lineup for this year was Utah’s very own Neon Trees. I was super excited to cover the show because it would be my first Twilight show of the year, especially after not having a  Twilight concert series last year because of Covid. And if I’m being honest I think Twilight concert series shows are some of my favorite shows to cover. The summer vibe, the beautiful Gallivan Center, with the city around you as the sun is setting and you’re vibing to your favorite music. It’s an overall great time!  

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Savage Daughters February 22, 2020 The Beehive

By: Alex Wardell

Photo Credit: Alex Wardell

I love springtime, the new beginnings, the fresh smell in the air and let’s not forget the wonderful memories to which we must cling; the future and creating memories may be postponed longer than we may like. However, I refuse to let this period of unrest damper our ability to reminisce and enjoy recent events and anticipate greater things to come. Maybe, my taking, much, much too long in finishing this review for once, is a good thing. Giving us this opportunity to remember a better moment. Today’s review comes from way too long ago, when I had the opportunity to enjoy four groups of performers and songwriters from our very own city and surrounding communities. I was invited to cover this show at the Beehive by some of our local performers. I was excited about this show.  More than most. If anything, platforms like this one are ideal for local musicians to be recognized. At the risk of sensationalizing my reviews any more than I do, I have to come out and say this concert was hands down my favorite of the year, so far. 

Four groups were playing inside this most intimate venue on 666 South in Salt Lake City. I had never been to The Beehive before and I must say I was intrigued as to how the show was going to take shape. The front of the venue is a bar/ restaurant and the stage was a covered, possibly out of commission rigged and lit platform in the back. The concrete floor and lack of a place to sit did nothing but increase my excitement and anticipation for the night ahead, a night, for which I was completely unprepared. I was not familiar with any of these bands before that night. I had listened to a bit to Savage Daughters after talking with them a bit, yet today, I still find myself scouring the internet for more of their deeper cut tracks, new releases, and live performance videos. 

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Jackie Evancho February 27, 2020, Eccles Theater

By: Kinsi Cook

Photo Credit: Kinsi Cook @kinsis.photos

Nineteen-year-old Jackie Evancho stunned an audience of all ages as she performed at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City this past Thursday. At an early age of 10, she made her first appearance to the world on America’s Got Talent season 5 where she finished with a 2nd place medal. No longer a child, Jackie sang songs from her newest broadway album, “The Debut.” Jackie exclaimed on her website, “I’m very proud to be recording and interpreting songs by these contemporary theater songwriters. Not only do I love the songs, but I am able to tell a story and interpret them from my perspective. It was an incredible experience getting to know these characters and songs and I can’t wait to perform them live!” 

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Sarah McLachlan February 13, 2020, Eccles Theater

By: Tiffany Mull

Photo Credit: Kevin Rolfe @utahconcertreview

“I’ve come to terms with the fact that I write the same song over and over,” Sarah said, “so with my limited musical ability, I try to spice things up by switching instruments.” This isn’t true, of course, but it does show a level of self-deprecation and humility rare for an artist of her renown.

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Jeanne Robertson February 7, 2020, Eccles Theater

By: Katie Barber

Photo Credit: Kevin Rolfe @utahconcertreview

Finding humor in the every day is easier said than done, but Miss North Carolina 1963 (better known as Jeanne Robertson) makes it look like a breeze. This isn’t a product simply of age experience, it’s the result of a finely-tuned analytical perspective sharpened by wit and just the right amount of wackiness—specifically, the type of wacky that decorated the lobby of the Eccles Theater with signs encouraging the night’s attendees to enter a drawing to win a “JEANNE ROBERTSON SIGNED AND SAT-ON ROCKING CHAIR.”

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