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Utah-fari: What You Need to Know for Reggae Rise Up This Weekend Corey O'Brien |
07/09/2014 | Filed In: Reggae Rise Up | Concert | Liberty Park

Utah-fari: What You Need to Know for Reggae Rise Up This Weekend

Reggae Rise Up takes over Liberty Park this weekend on the 12th and the 13th, so we thought we would pass on a handy users guide for the show.

Line-Up: Saturday the fest goes from 1pm - 11pm and Sunday, 2pm - 10pm.

Gates open at noon on both days. If you just want to go on Saturday the price is $30. A full, two-day pass is $50 and if you want to make the most of your experience the 21+, VIP pass is $100. 

Tickets can be purchased here.

If you are wicked-smart and ride a bike, scooter or motorcycle or skateboard there will be 2-Wheel Valet parking for only $2 a day.

Car parking will be VERY limited so carpool, take Trax, Lyft, Uber, have your mom take you or walk. 

If you need it, there is more info to be had at the official Reggae Rise Up page here. Oh, follow them on Facebook and Twitter as well for any updates.

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Concert Review: The Neighbourhood Sends Chills Through The Complex Richie T |
06/26/2014 | Filed In: The Neighbourhood | Travis Scott | White Arrows | The Complex | concert | Utah | Salt Lake City

Concert Review: The Neighbourhood Sends Chills Through The Complex

On Tuesday, June 24, The Neighbourhood came to the Complex along with Rapper, Travis Scott, and Indie Rock band, White Arrows. For those who are unfamiliar with The Neighbourhood, they are a rock band from Newbury Park, California, who combine elements of hip-hop with elements of Indie/psychedelic Goth rock.

The first band was a psychedelic pop-rock band from Los Angeles that go by the name of White Arrows. They had a very contagious pop sound that was driven by synthesizers and guitar. Similar to bands like The Killers, The Bravery, and Depeche Mode. The members seemed confident in their ability and, technically speaking, they performed very well. However, all the band members, except for the singer, stood still while playing. They were led by a very energetic and quirky frontman who, at one point, put on a dark purple wig that made him look like Jack White (or a character from Scott Pilgrim vs. The World).

(Is that Jack White on stage?) 

White Arrows has one full-length album titled Dry Land Is Not a Myth. They are releasing their second LP, In Bardo, in the fall. They were also named by SPIN magazine as an “Underdog To Watch.”

Next, Travis Scott came on stage. This Houston rapper definitely compensated for the lack of energy from the White Arrows performance. He first had his producer come out and play some hip-hop/EDM music to get the crowd excited and ready for Travis. After a few tracks, Travis Scott came out swinging, yelling at the top of his lungs and throwing his water all over the crowd. Travis Scott proved that he is one wild performer. He has previously co-produced Kanye West’s album, Yeezus, and Magna Carta…Holy Grail by Jay Z. Now the rapper is looking to make his own musical career. He may have seemed to be an interesting choice to open for The Neighbourhood, but considering their hip-hop influences and the fact that Travis Scott got the crowd wild and ready for headlining band, he fit perfectly in the line-up.

The Neighbourhood came out dancing and swinging with a lot of energy on their opener, “Female Robbery.” Even though their music isn’t necessarily up-tempo dance music, the band performed and moved around the stage as though they were.

      

The guitars and vocals were put through massive amounts of reverb and delay effects, adding dramatically to the “black & white” Goth atmosphere that the band wanted to portray. They had a projector screen set up behind them, that they used to display images from black & white movies, cartoons, and other images to entertain the audience and even add depth to their songs. For one song in particular, “Wires”, they had a short film play on the screen. The film showed these college graduates falling of a conveyer belt into a giant cardboard box and then being made into puppets by this giant omnipotent being in a suit and tie. There was something very dark and eerie about the imagery of The Neighbourhood’s performance, but it only added to the experience and gave the audience a lot more to take away from the show than just a handful of songs. The band ended up performing most of their LP, I Love You, along with a few B sides ("West Coast", "Leaving Tonight", etc.). The other stand-outs to me were when they performed their new song “Jealousy” from their new EP(or "mixtape"), Black & White.

And, of course, when they performed their double-platinum hit, “Sweater Weather.” The band closed their set with “Afraid” and the reverb from their guitar and vocal effects kept ringing long after the band left the stage.

        

While seeing The Neighbourhood, I couldn’t help but think of bands like Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, and The Cure. I suppose that Goth rock is making a comeback with bands like The Neighbourhood, The 1975, and Phantogram. The Neighbourhood may not sound like this glamorous or grandiose rock band, but they perform with this loudness and focused chaos that makes the dark things in life look and sound beautiful.  

Written by: Zach McEntire (Intern) (Twitter:@mcentirezach)

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Who Is Worth More: Foo Figthers, Kanye West or Adele? Corey O'Brien |
05/20/2014 | Filed In: Money | Concerts | Foo Fighters | Coldplay | Phoenix | Vampire Weekend | Weezer

Who Is Worth More: Foo Figthers, Kanye West or Adele?

Perhaps you want to throw the best BBQ anyone on the west coast has ever seen and invite Vampire Weekend to play.  Well, it will only set you back $100,000 to $200,000.  It's about the same for Weezer.  Perhaps you are having a bachelor party and you know it won't be epic unless Tiesto provides the beats.  No problem! $200,000 to $400,000 will get it done.  Who know, maybe $50k less if you throw in a pizza and some soda pop.

Deggy Entertainment has thrown together a list of a bunch of acts to help you plan your next book club with a performance by Adele (three-quarters of a million).

Get a load of the full list here.

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The Offspring Are Coming! The Offspring Are Coming! Corey O'Brien |
05/16/2014 | Filed In: The Offspring | Concerts | Saltair | August | Corey O'Brien | Pennywise | Stiff Little Fingers

The Offspring Are Coming! The Offspring Are Coming!

You can add one more must see show to your Summer list.  The Offspring are coming along with Pennywise and Stiff Little Fingers to Saltair on August 26th.  Killer lineup, bro!

Rumor also has it that The Offspring may be working on new music.  Noodles told Tut.by that the band planned to head in the studio after they wrapped up their last tour.  I guess we will have to wait and see on that front.  

Of course last month was the 20th anniversary of "Smash" the album that made The Offspring pretty damn big.  Pop that one in your playlist and remember what a badass this album made you feel like until you see them in August.

 

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Dirty Heads Interview with Richie T Richie T |
05/09/2014 | Filed In: Richie T | X96 | Dirty Heads | Meet The Bands | Concerts

Dirty Heads Interview with Richie T

 

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From: Hunington Beach, CA

 

Favorite Snack

Duddy: My Favorite snack… Mini-Pies. I make these at home. They’re literally like thick apple pie, but really small. But it still looks exactly like an apple pie. I call them “Pieders.” Pie Sliders.

“Pieders, Where Every Day Is Your Cheap Day”

Duddy: I have bought the website and patented it [“Pieders”]. The world will know the joy of holding a pie in your hand and eating it without any silverware.

Old Rap Tapes

Duddy: It is literally like ten dudes in a garage, my dad built a soundproof room in our garage. …We would go there after parties… I had this little four-track, mini-disc recorder and a cashio keyboard. We would make the dumbest beats and everyone would have rap on the song.

Utah Reggae-Rock scene

Duddy: You[Salt Lake City], are more of a mountain town. And this more like beach music… Utah, especially, has an amazing scene for out type of music.

escpeccially, has an amazing scene for out type of music.

 

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