The great holiday of Pioneer Day is upon us and, whether you’re celebrating the fact that “this is the place” or tearing it up on “Pie ‘n Beer Day,” this is an exciting weekend to be in Utah. Keep reading for a very thorough list of things to do in Ogden, Provo and SLC for the Days of ’47.
Provo: The City Down South (sorry, I’m a Utah fan) is taking the 24th to a whole new level with its Pioneer Day Extravaganza. Festivities are FREE at North Park starting at 10 a.m. going all the way to the late, late hour of 2 p.m., but live music, fun activities, a Farmer’s Market and delicious fresh pie should be enough to lure you in.
Ogden: O-town has jam-packed this entire week with fun and excitement. Wednesday, the 23rd at noon the Eccles Conference Center features the Miss Rodeo Utah Fashion Show (sexy!!!) and Silent Auction (shhhh!), while the PRCA Rodeo kicks off with Mutton Bustin’ at 6:30 p.m. at Ogden Pioneer Stadium. It's the time-tested battle between kids and sheep. The 24th is ushered in on Thursday morning at 9 with the Grand Parade down Washington Blvd., which is always a good place to score some free Utah Vitamin Chews, saltwater taffy. Then, the final installment of the PRCA Rodeo begins again with more Mutton Bustin’ at 6:30 p.m., followed by the coronation of Miss Rodeo Utah and, or course, a huge fireworks show.
Salt Lake City: Downtown "is the place” for you this Pioneer Day weekend. Leave the burbs and head to the capital city. If you’re an early riser the Tabernacle has a sunrise service at 7 featuring music and Days of ’47 Royalty presentation. Since you're up anyway, head to State St. at 9 a.m. for the HUGE parade. X96 will be there, floating on a float. After that you've got the Days of ’47 Rodeo at Energy Solutions Arena at 7 p.m. or hang out with Jon Smith at Trolley Square at 7 for swag, the best viewing for fireworks and some tunes. The rodeo is also happening on Friday and Saturday - choose wisely. Whatever you do, have fun, be safe and be thankful there’s no Mormon Cricket Armageddon.
Keep it safe. Keep a bucket or water, and get a ride home if you imbibe too much. Here are some suggstions for a ride option is you need one.
Last night in Cleveland, Ohio the inaugural Alternative Press Music Awards paved the way for the future of alternative music. There were monstrous performances from upcoming bands such as Twenty One Pilots, Alternative hotshots All Time Low & A Day To Remember, and rock legends like Slash(yes, from Guns N’ Roses), Joan Jett, and The Misfits. An event like this only has room to grow, meaning that with each year this event will help spotlight this scene and help bring many of its talented bands into mainstream attention(if that is the goal). Just because a band doesn’t make it to the Grammys doesn’t mean that its not deserving of awards and attention. The awards were voted on by fans and here are the results along with the performances:
Best Vocalist (Presented by Tyler Carter of Issues and Craig Owens of Chiodos)
Best Live Band (Presented by members of Crown The Empire, We Are The In Crowd, & The Word Alive)
Breakthrough Band(Presented by members of Yellowcard)
Best Bassist (Presented by members of I See Stars)
Jeremy Davis (Paramore) Zack Merrick (All Time Low) Ryan Neff (Miss May I) Jaime Preciado (Pierce The Veil) Devin “Ghost” Sola (Motionless In White) Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy)
Winner: Jaime Preciado (Pierce The Veil)
Best Guitarist (Presented by members of Every Time I Die)
Best Drummer (Presented by Caleb Shomo of Beatooth, Shane Told of Silerstein, and Spencer Chamberlain formerly of Underoath)
Most Dedicated Fans (Presented By Levi Benton of Miss May I and Frankie Palmeri of Emmure)
Most Philanthropic Artist (Presented by members of Bayside, Letlive, & Less Than Jake)
Song of The Year (Presented by John O'Callaghan of The Maine & Mike Hranica of The Devil Wears Prada)
Best International Band
Album Of The Year (Presented by members of We Came As Romans)
A Day To Remember • Common Courtesy Avenged Sevenfold • Hail To The King Black Veil Brides • Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones Bring Me The Horizon • Sempiternal Fall Out Boy • Save Rock And Roll Paramore • Paramore Sleeping With Sirens • Feel Touché Amoré • Is Survived By Twenty One Pilots • Vessel The Wonder Years • The Greatest Generation
Winner: Bring Me The Horizon - Sempiternal
Artist Of The Year (presented by Korn)
Rock Icon Award:
Guitar Legend Award:
Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco performing Frank Sinatra w/Ohio Contemporary Youth Orchestra
Falling In Reverse performs “Gangsta’s Paradise” with Coolio and Tyler Carter of Issues
Sleeping With Sirens performs “If You Can’t Hang” & “Alone feat. Machine Gun Kelly”
Asking Alexandria performs “Hungry Like The Wolf” with Jonathon Clark of Korn
Twenty One Pilots’ performance includes them climbing up on the rafters and a crowdsurfing drum kit
All Time Low performs with New Found Glory & Vic Fuentes of Pierce The Veil
Machine Gun Kelly
A Day To Remember
Ice T & Body Count
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts feat. Slash
Final performance: Fall Out Boy “The Phoenix”
Well, there you have it! Overall, it was a great music awards show and a promise of something truly great in the years to come. After a few audio/sound engineering problems are fixed, online streaming becomes avaiable and a more accessible channel provides this awards show; then, this will certainly become one powerhouse of an awards show.
Written by: Intern Zach McEntire (Twitter:@McEntireZach)
If you caught the This Is Gospel tour with Panic! At The Disco in Salt Lake, you probably heard Magic Man for the first time as one of the openers. This five-piece band from Boston sat down with Richie before their first show on the tour and after their pre-show workout. (Seriously though, Justine on synths/keys was leading the guys through a series of push-ups and jumping jacks while we set up. The guys gave up.) Learn about the forming of the band, their Fox Den, and the most surreal moment of being in the band in Richie T's latest interview for Meet The Bands.
Check out the entire interview HERE
Here's a clip from the interview:
— The Fox Den —
Alex: To be fair, an important part of the songwriting phase was first nesting and building our little home studio and making sure that it was a very comfortable and inspiring place. So we spent the first couple months just collecting all sorts of weird things; we called it the fox den. We had taxidermy foxes and…
Justine: If you know where the foxes are now, please call Alex Caplow, they are missing. Not joking. They’re gone.
Alex: Someone stole them, I think someone threw a crazy party when we weren’t there and walked off with the foxes.
Daymnnnnn, Weezer will be dropping their 10th studio album on September 30th called, "Everything Will Be Alright." We have been the victims of teasing the third time Rick Ocasek from The Cars has entered the studio with the boys from Weezer and it has always produced some of the finest Weezer - The Green and Blue albums.
Today they released, "Back to the Shack." Riff heavy and a slight anthemy, it's great sing along Weezer and a self-proclaimed throwback. I am not sure this is a good thing, though. What 90s band has really mad a huge splash recently by pointing out how good things used to be. The crop has not been on fire as of late. Coldplay's album is a dullard's delight. Jane's Addiction gives it a shot once in a while to no one's amusement. NIN's last one tanked though most people really wanted to like it (NIN is probably just a great live band at this point). Les Claypool's stuff falls into the same category. Scott Weiland, well, he put out that Christmas album - something more akin to a Vegas act than Rock N' Roller.
Weezer, aside from Pinkerton, has always been somewhat light and fun and you know a Weezer song when you hear it, but declaring self-awareness ane reminiscing of days gone by may not be the way to put your best foot forward.
I am going to reserve judgment until I hear the entire album. I always want Weezer to be champions.
Tonight, at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, music history will be made as the first ever Alternative Press Music Awards will be presented to the world. Nothing this prestigous or grandiose has been attempted in this scene or genre of music. The event will go on at 8pm ET(6pm our time). You can watch it on AXSTV(channel #340 on DirectTV and #167 on Dish Network, sorry Comcast/Xfinity customers we'll give you the recap tomorrow). Here are the awards and what to expect:
AP Music Award Nominees
Artist Of The Year (Presented by Monster Energy Drink) A Day To Remember Avenged Sevenfold Black Veil Brides Bring Me The Horizon Fall Out Boy Of Mice & Men Panic! At The Disco Paramore Pierce The Veil Sleeping With Sirens
Album Of The Year (Presented by Journeys) A Day To Remember • Common Courtesy Avenged Sevenfold • Hail To The King Black Veil Brides • Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones Bring Me The Horizon • Sempiternal Fall Out Boy • Save Rock And Roll Paramore • Paramore Sleeping With Sirens • Feel Touché Amoré • Is Survived By Twenty One Pilots • Vessel The Wonder Years • The Greatest Generation
Artist Philanthropic Award (Presented by Sub City / Take Action) All Time Low — Skate4Cancer Memphis May Fire— Peta2 Modern Baseball — 1BlueString Pierce The Veil — The Keep A Breast foundation Rise Against — Shirts For A Cure The Used — Living The Dream Foundation
Best Live Band A Day To Remember All Time Low Asking Alexandria Fall Out Boy Pierce The Veil Twenty One Pilots
Breakthrough Band The Color Morale Crown The Empire Issues Letlive. The Story So Far Twenty One Pilots
Song of the Year All Time Low feat. Vic Fuentes • “A Love Like War” Bring Me The Horizon • “Shadow Moses” Fall Out Boy • “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” Falling In Reverse • “Alone” Paramore • “Still Into You” Sleeping With Sirens feat. Machine Gun Kelly • “Alone”
Best International Band Asking Alexandria (U.K.) Bring Me The Horizon (U.K.) Crossfaith (Japan) Parkway Drive (Australia) Silverstein (Canada) Frank Turner (U.K.)
Most Dedicated Fans (Presented by Fearless Records) All Time Low Avenged Sevenfold Black Veil Brides Mayday Parade My Chemical Romance Pierce The Veil
Best Vocalist Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) Vic Fuentes (Pierce The Veil) Kellin Quinn (Sleeping With Sirens) Oli Sykes (Bring Me The Horizon) Brendon Urie (Panic! At The Disco) Hayley Williams (Paramore)
Best Guitarist JB Brubaker (August Burns Red) Synyster Gates (Avenged Sevenfold) Phil Manansala (Of Mice & Men) Jack O’Shea (Bayside) Chris Rubey (The Devil Wears Prada) Jacky Vincent (Falling In Reverse)
Best Bassist Jeremy Davis (Paramore) Zack Merrick (All Time Low) Ryan Neff (Miss May I) Jaime Preciado (Pierce The Veil) Devin “Ghost” Sola (Motionless In White) Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy)
Best Drummer Jess Bowen (The Summer Set) Josh Dun (Twenty One Pilots) Mike Fuentes (Pierce The Veil) Matt Greiner (August Burns Red) Luke Holland (The Word Alive) Ryan Seaman (Falling In Reverse)
Live performances from: Fall Out Boy • Joan Jett & The Blackhearts • The Misfits • Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco • A Day To Remember • All Time Low • Asking Alexandria • twenty one pilots • Sleeping With Sirens • Falling In Reverse • Body Count • Machine Gun Kelly • Special collaborations & more!
Special appearances from: Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) • Slash • Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!) • Ice-T & Coco • Suicide Silence/Silverstein - Black Veil Brides • Chiodos • Crown The Empire • Emmure • I See Stars • Issues • Korn • Memphis May Fire • Miss May I • Motionless In White • Paramore • We Came As Romans • Yellowcard • Attila • Bayside • Beartooth • The Devil Wears Prada • Echosmith • Less Than Jake • Letlive. • the Maine • Mayday Parade • Neck Deep • New Found Glory • Pierce The Veil • We Are The In Crowd • The Word Alive • & more!
The event will be hosted by Mark Hoppus of Blink-182! You can find more info at the Alternative Press website here!
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