Dirty Heads

Dirty Heads • Drisk • January 27, 2024 • The Marquis Park City

Reviewed and Photographed by Mike Ferguson

Dirty Heads put on a killer show on Saturday night! When I first heard that Dirty Heads was coming to play during the Sundance Film Festival, I was pretty excited and then a little surprised when I heard they were coming. Especially since they had just come to play in Utah only 6 months prior. But that did not stop them from bringing all of the energy and excitement that they always bring to their shows.

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Unveiling Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre

Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre

Salt Lake City’s Premier Venue Gets a New Name

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.

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Weezer

Weezer•Spoon•White Reaper•August 27, 2023•The Great Saltair

Reviewed and Photographed by Alisha Gregson

On Sunday, August 27th, Los Angeles-based rock band Weezer brought their Indie Rock Road Trip tour to Saltair. With supporting bands, Spoon, and White Reaper, they put on an incredible show for all their fans gathered near the shores of the Great Salt Lake. When Weezer first announced they would be going on tour, I was desperately hoping they would make a stop here in Utah. I felt pretty confident they wouldn’t skip over Weezer-loving Utah after a local fan got their attention with a billboard in 2022.

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YUNGBLUD

YUNGBLUD•Jean Dawson•Sophie Powers•August 3, 2023• The Complex

Reviewed and Photographed by Max Taylor

On August 3rd, 2023, the Doncaster, England legend, Dominic Richard Harrison – more famously known as YUNGBLUD – performed at The Complex in Salt Lake City, Utah. This show has been long anticipated by Utah YUNGBLUD fans. Considering the last time he made an appearance here was his sold-out show at The Complex in 2019(certainly not without trying though). The cancellation of shows in 2020, a giant snowstorm that got them stuck between Denver and Salt Lake in 2022, and other scheduling conflicts only added to the excitement, buzz, and anticipation to see the young rockstar return to the Beehive State. 

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Andy Grammer

Andy Grammer•August 3, 2023•Red Butte Garden

Reviewed and Photographed by Jenica Schulz

When Andy Grammer took the stage in Salt Lake City, Utah, the crowd erupted into cheers as he kicked off his performance with the anthemic hit, “Love is the New Money.” He makes an analogy he heard from a John Mayer show saying “Remember as a kid and you had the crackers and peanut butter but you try to equally distribute it for every cracker, but you have a ton of leftover peanut butter at the end? Well, this is the last night of the tour and we have a lot of extra peanut butter.” Little did he know that Mother Nature had a surprise in store for them.

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The Smashing Pumpkins

The Smashing Pumpkins•Stone Temple Pilots•Rival Sons• August 1, 2023• USANA Amphitheatre

Reviewed and Photographed by Kevin Rolfe

Photo Credit: Kevin Rolfe

The Smashing Pumpkins started off August by putting on an epic performance at USANA Amphitheatre. They were supported by Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons. Those in attendance were treated to an unforgettable show, with iconic hits ringing out through the night. Fans of the band had the chance to relive their favorite moments and create some truly smashing memories.

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The Avett Brothers

An Evening With The Avett Brothers•July 19, 2023• Maverik Center

Reviewed and Photographed by Kevin Rolfe

Photo Credit: Kevin Rolfe

The Avett Brothers are one of my favorite bands. I must admit I was a little late to the band having first seen them in 2016 at the Greek Theater in Berkley, California.  At that point, the boys had been well-established.  I was so stunned by the performance that I became an instant fan.  The concert felt like a rock concert more than any Americana, American Roots, Folk, or Country concert I had seen.  I’ve been hooked ever since.

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Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show•July 13, 2023•Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater

Reviewed and Photographed by Kevin Rolfe

Old Crow Medicine Show opened the 2023 Deer Valley Concert Series at the Snow Park Outdoor Concert Series a the Deer Valley Resort in Park City on July 13, 2023.  It was a perfect evening to have the Americana band in Park City.  It was a very hot day in the Salt Lake and Utah valleys.  Park City is always a great place to escape to when it gets too hot. It’s always cooler.  The night air was crisp, but the music on stage was as hot as the day was.  Last year the concert series had a limited run so I was unable to make it to a show last year.  The moment I parked my car and began walking to the venue, I knew as I took in the beautiful scenery that it was so good to be back.

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Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy•Bring Me The Horizon•Royal & the Serpent• Daisy Grenade•July 7, 2023• USANA Amphitheatre

Reviewed and Photographed by Alisha Gregson

On a warm summer evening, the USANA Amphitheater came alive with an electrifying performance by Fall Out Boy. The concert was part of their “So Much For (Tour) Dust” tour in support of their newly released album So Much For (Star) Dust. Supported by their incredible lineup of opening bands Bring Me The Horizon, Royal & the Serpent, and Daisy Grenade, this concert was a celebration of music and a testament to the band’s enduring legacy.

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Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams• Joan Jett & The Blackhearts• July 7, 2023• Maverik Center

Reviewed and Photographed by Kevin Rolfe

Photo Credit: Kevin Rolfe

Something I love about summer in Utah is all the outdoor concerts we get to go to.  But every once in a while over the summer season, we get to head back inside for an arena show.  On Friday, July 7 I stepped out of the heat and into the cool air-conditioned Maverik Center where Canadian rocker, Bryan Adams brought his So Happy It Hurts Tour.  I just admit it felt a little odd being at an indoor venue in July.  But when I heard that the heat was sweltering at some of the other concerts going on that night I was happy to be out of the heat.  

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