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This was my third time seeing Yo La Tengo this year — and overall — and I’ve got to say, this was up there with the first time I saw them. Of course, I’d have loved a long set, but you can’t have everything. It was only marred by the antics of Guided By Voices guitarist Mitch Mitchell, who found it necessary to run across the stage, leading Yo La Tengo’s tech-hand to get a bit aggressive with the guy. Can’t blame him.
Having returned from the city of, well, a bunch of things I don’t really enjoy — to see and experience a bunch of things I do enjoy — I thought it may be prudent to post some photos from my experience. Here are some shots of Belle and Sebastian, and I have to say: What a set! The group opened with “I Didn’t See it Coming,” and you know? It was masterful. The first track from their new album made for a great live opener.
The New Pornographers performed in Salt Lake City, Utah, at a free concert in Pioneer Park. The concert was part of the Twilight Concert Series, and acts booked this year include Modest Mouse, Matisyahu, Beirut, and more.
Third-wave ska outfit Reel Big Fish made their first appearance in St. George in ten years; to see them again was a real treat for the young St. George audience. Here are some photos for your viewing.
Apologies for the spotty posting the last week — some unforeseen circumstances (I now need reading glasses, and operating for extended periods without them is intolerable) have caused a bit of a slow-down. Thanks to our friend Steven Swift, Cedar City musician and artist, we’ve got some photos from the Harper show at Groovacious last night. Check out his photostream on Flickr.
Saturday saw the release of the latest project from the home of independent music in Cedar City, Groovacious Records. Cedar Breaks Out!, a 14-track compilation consisting of some of the town’s best singer-songwriters, made its debut last night at the record store, which was nearly bursting at the seams with attention.
The compilation features 14 artists from the Cedar City area, and 11 of those performed at Saturday evening’s celebrations. It serves as a refreshing reminder that not only are Open Mic nights at Groovacious packing a punch with their unique performances and evocative covers, but these musicians can provoke an emotional response with their own music.
The album sees a street release date of Tuesday, when it can be purchased for $9.99 at Groovacious Records. The album is being released on Groovacious Platters, the record label run by Groovacious Records owners Tim and Lisa Cretsinger.
The Low Anthem are a American folk-rock group currently comprised of four members. With a range of interesting musical instruments and vocal harmonies, they create a comforting blanket of sound to easily float away in. The Low Anthem are incredibly talented across the board and are worth a serious listen.
The Low Anthem’s first headlining tour begins February 23rd in Pittsburgh, PA with stops at SXSW Music and Media Conference and Festival and Sasquatch! Music Festival at The Gorge in George, WA. The Low Anthem are set to release a limited-edition 7″ of their single “Charlie Darwin,” on the A-side and previously unreleased tracks on B-side. The 7″ will be available for purchase March 2nd, 2010. Their latest album, Oh My God, Charlie Darwin, released with Nonesuch records in 2009. It is available for purchase on CD as well as 12″ vinyl here: www.lowanthem.com/store
The Low Anthem — “Charlie Darwin” | download