Circle Jerks

Circle Jerks w/ 7 Seconds & Negative Approach • March 17, 2022 • The Complex

Photographed by Jacob Moniz & Reviewed by Carter Sears

It wasn’t hard to tell what kind of show you were walking into on the evening of St. Patrick’s Day. The patched jean jackets, piercings, and tattoos were uncountable outside as circle jerks summoned the old punks and the new generation of the straight edge population of Salt Lake to The Complex. The crowd, ready to start the pit and buzzing with excitement filtered in. With a mad dash to the merch booth blocking the door. This dedication to the scene and vibe of old-school punk was held through the night.

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K. Flay

K. Flay w/ Kid Sistr & Corook • March 5, 2022 • The Complex

Reviewed by Carter Sears • Photographed by Jacob Moniz

With the snow pouring outside, it was immediately apparent that this was not going to be a normal concert. The security rushed us inside where everyone was waiting in line in The Grand Room of The Complex. Confusion and excitement filled the room with the sound of the end of a soundcheck coming from inside that night’s venue, as the band threw together what we would later learn to be a miracle set. 

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Oliver Tree

Oliver Tree w/ 347 Aidan & Sueco •March 1, 2022 •The Complex

Reviewed by Jacob Moniz & Carter Sears. Photographed by Jacob Moniz

Cowboy Tears Tour

The line wrapped around the building of The Complex for Oliver Tree’s “Cowboy Tears” tour this past Tuesday. After seeing him play the smaller venue in The Complex in 2019, there was a strange sense of pride in watching him sell out the Rockwell this year. Words can’t explain how excited I was to see him perform with a bigger budget and fanbase.

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Shinedown with Ayron Jones February 2, 2022 The Complex

Reviewed by Vanessa Holt Photos by Kevin Rolfe

Photo Credit: Kevin Rolfe

It was an interesting night for Salt Lake City on Wednesday, February 2 with the Shinedown in town. Seeing as it was a sold-out show, fans were determined to not miss a single minute of it. The line for the venue wrapped around the corner. It stretched all the way to the back end of The Complex. Everyone was buzzing with excitement for the show. After recently seeing several bands show up with multiple openers some thought it might end up being a short night with only one opener for Shinedown. It was going to be far from a short night. Ayron Jones played a usual set of 30-minutes. But Shinedown had a stacked setlist that ended up being 2 hours long!

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Summer Salt

Summer Salt w/ Breakup Shoes & Covey. November 11, 2021 The Complex

Reviewed by Maralee Nielson

Photo Credit: Maralee Nielson

November 11, 2021, this time of year it’s pretty chilly usually in the Salt Lake area but no matter how cold it is it doesn’t ever stop fans from coming out early and waiting outside the venue. Tonight Summer Salt stopped by Salt Lake City for the last show of their tour. They were joined by support bands Breakup shoes and Covey. Doors for the show were planned for 7 PM but there were people lined up as early as 4 PM. Maybe even earlier than that.

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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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