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SLCene Suggests: 5 Tips for Your Week

by on April 26, 2012

It’s a great music week in Salt Lake City (and Provo), but we start with a farewell party for one of SLC’s coolest stores.

1. Frosty Darling Bye Bye Bash, Friday, April 27, 6 p.m., free

Frosty Darling is a gem of Salt Lake City, a cool little shop at 177 E. Broadway where you could always find an awesome retro toy or lunch box, among other supercool treats thanks to the discerning eye of owner/artist Gentry Blackburn. Sadly, the place is closing its doors soon after five years in business, but before they do, there’s a party! Cupcakes, a DJ and live tunes from Sugartown are on tap for Friday night.

2. Desert Noises Tour Sendoff, Velour, Provo, Saturday, April 28, 8 p.m., cover tba

The latest in a steady line of Provo bands making some noise nationally (no pun intended), Desert Noises is firing up a farewell show in the town down south before heading out across the country in support of their latest release, Mountain Sea. If you’ve never been to Velour, one of the best live music venues in Utah, this would be a good reason to make the trip to Provo. The Archers Apple and The Mighty Sequoyah open the show.

3. Lambchop, The State Room, Sunday, April 29, 8 p.m., $20

Mark Wagner’s Nashville crew started its now-two-decade career by priding itself on being the “most fucked up country band in Nashville.” Eleven albums into Lambchop’s run, and not much has changed. The band’s latest release, Mr. M, once again combines some twangy elements with elegant lounge sounds, some soul and slightly damaged folk. All together, it makes for some entrancing music, and Wagner is a great lyricist, with a voice that should thrill fans of Leonard Cohen and Magnetic Fields’ Stephen Merritt. Awesome local crew The Folka Dots open the show.

4. Ben Kweller, In The Venue, Monday, April 30,6:30 p.m., $18 advance/$20 at the door

If it seems like Ben Kweller has been around forever, it’s because he has, at least in terms of the music community’s public consciousness. Just 31, Kweller has been touring the country and playing shows since his teenage band Radish made some noise in the early ’90s. His latest album, Go Fly a Kite, is a return to rollicking rock and roll after he veered in a more countrified direction on his last release, Changing Horses. Guess that will happen when your home address bounces between urban meccas like New York and San Francisco and the decidedly dustier Austin, Texas. Sleeper Agent and The Dig open the show.

5. Delta Spirit, The Urban Lounge, Monday, April 30, 9 p.m., $15

San Diego’s Delta Spirit have been thrilling audiences with their brand of soulful alt-rock since they debuted in 2005, and their third album, a self-titled set, just came out last month. They got a lot of great buzz out of this year’s South by Southwest Music Conference, and their tour brings them to The Urban Lounge Monday night. Waters and Tijuana Panthers open the show.

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  1. Elisabeth permalink

    Thanks for the heads up on Frosty Darling – won’t be able to make it tomorrow night but will stop by today. My girls will be crushed.

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