CHOICE OF MUSIC: 7 – 13 OCT | Choice of music | Salt lake city
AG Club at the beehive
The Beehive has hit hard with shows in the past few months since their reopening. Locals and tours have filled the gritty DIY place with sound, and soon they’ll have some big shit coming. AG Club is one of the Bay Area’s hottest novelties – a musical collective with Brockhampton numbers, but with a harsher side performed with finesse by its members, despite their youth. Among their main creators are singer Baby Boy, Jody Fontaine, Mick Antony and their must-have music video director, 777 Media. There’s another thing they have in common with Brockhampton: a multimedia approach to creating fiery music with matching colorful and inspired promotional content. The “AG” in AG Club means “avant-garde”, a fitting name for a band that widely experiments with their multitude of influences – a quality that makes their style of hip hop deeply dynamic and ever changing and surprising. They will integrate perfectly with The Beehive. The show, Tuesday, October 12, is open to everyone and the doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $ 22. La Ruche now requires proof of vaccination for all shows. Visit sartainandsaunders.com to hang tickets.
The front stockings at the Union
Classic rock for a certain type of alternate-minded millennial, The Front Bottoms have gained lasting popularity since their first hits at the end of the years. With the ironic breathlessness of popular folk-punk at the time, plus the angst of Midwestern emo, The Front Bottoms carved out such an influential niche you can still hear it in DIY bands today. ‘hui – spare guitar + wild drums + lyrics that can be sardonic as often as they can be emotionally raw = a simple equation to identify with, go wild and perform for your own music. While things have changed a lot since their first more detached releases (guitars have long been fleshed out and more uppercase Rock ‘n’ Roll), they are still just as busy, just released. In sickness and in flames in 2020. They will stop at the Union Event Center on Sunday, October 10 alongside contemporary emo indie sensation Oso Oso, as well as Sydney Sprague, who has just released her pop-hued debut album. maybe I’ll see you at the end of the world This year. The show is for all ages, the doors are at 6 p.m. and tickets are $ 26.50. Visit theunioneventcenter.com for tickets and more information.
Thelma Houston at Loud and Queer: The Ballroom
It’s hard to know what to get most excited about with this fundraising event for the Utah Pride Center. On Saturday, October 9, Soundwell will host a who’s-who of Utah’s top drag queens, LGBTQ + dancers and performers, speaker Matty Easton (BYU promotion major who “lives free in the mind of Jeffrey R. Holland “to be openly gay) and to top it off, Motown legend Thelma Houston! His classic tunes (like the iconic disco hit “Don’t Leave Me This Way”) will help set the stage for Soundwell’s transformation into a Studio 54-themed night, with a Pose– a lighted runway with walks from the ballrooms of SLC, Vom Blush, Stephens and Devonce. It will be hosted by Gia Bianca Stephens — Southern States National Showgirl 2021, member and producer of Quorum of the Queens and former Miss Gay Utah. Meanwhile, Jason CoZmo will play the role of Disco Dolly alongside dancers from his show Viva La DIVA, and Marrlo Suzzanne will also make an appearance with his Galaxy Band performing covers of hits from the 70s and 80s. ‘Andrew Christian and Lyle Anthony, with go-go boys in the back, of course. One thing is certain with this event: there is more than enough to have fun! The show is 21 and older, starts at 8 p.m. and tickets range from $ 40 to $ 120. Visit soundwellslc.com for tickets and more information, and follow @queenhousemusic on Instagram for more artist details.
Language Nation at Metro Music Hall
If you’re in the mood for fresh and clean New Wave, look no further than Metro Music Hall on Sunday, October 10. Nation of Language will stop there during its tour with its 2020 album, Presentation, Presence along the ride. The album came out over the course of several years of slowly released singles, all teasing a contemporary take on the ’80s synth-pop that has been all the rage in recent years in the independent circuit. There is a lot of fluff in this revival, but this is the rare contemporary album that goes above and beyond many others with clear, intentional and synthesized melodies that play well with the guitar and basslines that are everything. also intelligently placed, all of which play an equal part in the 10-track album. While the music itself encourages everything good synth-pop does, namely dancing, it’s emotional work that centers around being stuck in place, stuck. This too helps the album stand out from a lot of others that focus solely on the aesthetic of the glittery genre. They’re backed up by opener Bobo, who also finds joy in experimenting with synth-pop, and his experiments can range from slightly melancholy to bubblegum, depending on the day. The show is 21+, the doors are at 7 p.m. and tickets are $ 13. Metro Music Hall requires proof of vaccination or a negative test, as well as masks, at all performances.
801 Sessions Present at Kilby Court
The youth-run Spy Hop 801 Sessions music production group has long been breeding ground for some of Utah’s best young talent, and so it is today. 801 Sessions allows local youth to learn how to run a music production business by taking over the program, which is offered three times a year, in a learning style that receives funding from Spy Hop. Children are therefore paid to acquire valuable skills. Recently 801 Sessions affiliates include OK Vision, Gavin Palmer, Marcus Koncar, Obabo, English Budgies, Sunfish, and Madi’s Tattoo, all of which showed up at the end of 2020. 801 Sessions Compilations Vol. 1 album. In addition to help from Spy Hop, 801 Sessions finds a partner in Kilby Court, who provides a testing ground for those learning the ropes of putting on a show. And on Monday, October 11, that’s exactly what they’ll be doing, when people like the aforementioned solo artist Obabo perform in a showcase centered on 801 Sessions, alongside the somewhat chaotic DIY-style group Mildred Mildew & The. Leftovers, and indie crooners who killed Candace. The show is for all ages, as always, doors are 6 p.m. and tickets are $ 8 at kilbycourt.com. Kilby Court requires proof of vaccination or a negative test, as well as masks, at all shows.