Kamasi Washington 8-3-17

When Kamasi Washington was 13 years old he picked up his father’s saxophone he left lying around at their home. He had never played before yet was able to belt out his favorite song at the time. Soon thereafter, he was at the prestigious Hamilton Music Academy. Kamasi Washington showed …

Portugal The Man 07.25.2017

With rain showers looming the distance a sold out crowd filled the hill at Red Butte Gardens Amphitheater.  The anxious crowd all there to see and support Portugal The Man as their summer tour landed into the SLC.  PTM has a history here in Utah going back to the bands …

NMO & POTR. Enough Acronyms For You?

It took me a while to complete this review as I had a ton of conversation, both in my head and with others, regarding the two bands, the crowd, and the venue. After much consideration here goes: The Bands: Lukas Nelson and The Promise of the Real opened the show …

The Welcome Return of Marcus King

The Marcus King Band made its much anticipated return to Salt Lake City after their debut here back in November. Since then, Marcus King has been just about everywhere. In fact,  he may be taking the crown from his mentor Warren Haynes as the hardest working man in rock and …

SOJA & Dirty Heads

Salt Lake City Brought it! A same day decision to check out some music at the Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City turned to be an awesome experience and adventure.  Not Knowing too much about the music or groups I was about to encounter I looked forward to what …

Fruition 6-24-17

The Utah Arts Festival brought in Portland based band Fruition to play on the Festival Stage Saturday night June 24th. The night was warm and the crowd was enjoying drinks and the sights and sounds of the art on a beautiful Salt Lake evening. The only thing disappointing about the …

Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams is an artist, which means his art gets critiqued like an artist. You may love some of his work and may dislike some, but regardless of your tastes in art, I think you will find something of Ryan Adams’ works to like, or at least appreciate. In that …