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Jonathan Jones readies Utah, Idaho tour in support of Community Group

Jonathan Jones

Jonathan Jones of We Shot The Moon is coming to you, Utah! Yes, the piano man behind the acclaimed indie pop troubadours We Shot The Moon is striking out on his own to support his latest solo effort, Community Group. He’s got a swell band to cover his ass on the way through the Inland Northwest as well. To help distribute the wealth of piano laced excellence, Jones has enlisted his fellow Moonies, as well as some new recruits including Spokane, Wa., based drummer Ben Hilzinger (The Young Professionals). It is suffice to say, something brilliant is in the work for you his already adoring fans.

Community Group is likely to be known as Jonathan Jones’s finest work to date. One listen to a track like “East Coast Feeling” brings to might the powers that be as being ever present and phenomenal in an entirely non-theological sense. Only the sense that one man’s sensual ability can bring your heart ablaze as melodies and harmonized beauty sweep and swill through your body. The kind of feelings only a wonderful song can invoke within you. So, find your way to whatever fine venue our hero of virtue and musical genius might be spitting his venom of positivity into the faces of an adoring crowd. Go ahead. Go get spit on!

To hear Community Group in its entirety and for three free downloads, including the amazing “East Coast Feeling”, visit

Find Jonathan Jones in a city near you very soon:

6/22 – Logan, UT @ Logan Arthouse

6/23 – Provo, UT @ Velour

6/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

6/25 – Rexburg, ID @ Hemming Village Complex (FREE Show)

6/27 – Boise, ID @ The Venue

PHOTOS: Trevor Green at Groovacious

PHOTOS: Reel Big Fish in St. George

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.

PHOTOS: Harper in Cedar City

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.

V-Tunes Music Festival returns for third year

Austin Joseph performs at V-Tunes 2009

V-Tunes Music Festival, which takes place outside Lake Powell in Big Water, Utah, will be returning for its third year running. Returning to the festival will be Cory Mon & the Starlight Gospel, who will be headlining the event, while Pat and Rosy Maloney, Steven Swift, Austin Joseph, and Easy Joseph will each return for the 2010 iteration of the festival. The one-day event will hit on June 5.

Announced Lineup

  • Cory Mon & the Starlight Gospel
  • Pat & Rosy Maloney
  • Matt Jennings
  • Dave McGraw & Crow Wing
  • Steven Swift
  • Easy Joseph
  • Sandy Stevens
  • Lindi & Company
  • Austin Joseph

Groovacious plans Harper, Beliss shows

Groovacious Records of Cedar City, Utah will be hosting a number of in-store shows in the coming month as they rev up for Groovefest 2010, which is just over three months away.

In a week, March 24, Australian rock-blues-soul-world musician Harper will feature at the store; tickets are $8 at the door. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Sister-duo Beliss, who performed in Cedar City during the 2009 southwest tour, will return on March 25. From Portland, Belinda and Melissa Underwood perform an eclectic blend of musical styles and aren’t to be missed. Tickets are available at the door, which opens at 7:30 p.m.


Groovefest lineup promises musical surprises

The Packway Handle Band at Groovefest 2007 / Matthew Montgomery

After a multitude of revisions by Tim and Lisa Cretsinger, the lineup for the 2010 Groovefest American Music Festival has been released. Tim and Lisa own Groovacious Records in Cedar City, Utah, and have been organizing Groovefest for nine years. Groovefest is free to the public, and the main event — two full days of music — will take place at the Cedar City Main Street Park on June 25 and 26. Further events are being planned from Wednesday, June 23 to Sunday, June 27.

Friday, June 25

  • 1:00 – 1:45 John Sotter
  • 2:00 – 2:45 Molly Venter
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Kort McCumber Band
  • 4:15 – 5:15 Karling Abbeygate
  • 5:30 – 6:30 Oakhurst
  • 6:45 – 7:45 John Lisi & Delta Funk
  • 8:00 – 9:15 Great American Taxi
  • 9:30 – 11:00 Traveler

Saturday, June 26

  • 11:30 – 12:15 John Batdorf
  • 12:30 – 1:15 Joe Baker & His Barefoot Brakemen
  • 1:30 – 2:30 The Gabrielle Louise Show
  • 2:45 – 3:45 Trevor Green
  • 4:00 – 5:00 The Henhouse Prowlers
  • 5:15 – 6:15 Chris Laterzo & Buffalo Robe
  • 6:30 – 7:30 The New Familiars
  • 7:45 – 9:15 The Scott Holt Band
  • 9:30 – 11:00 Lubriphonic

NEWS: SLC record store Slowtrain plans customer appreciation party

Slowtrain, one of Salt Lake City’s few independent record stores, is planning a customer appreciation party for March 28 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Not the first party of the sort they’ve thrown, the event includes a performance from David Williams and acts as a preface to a live show from Laura Gibson and Ethan Rose.

In other Slowtrain news, the store has placed their Blue Note reissue series LPs for sale online, with each running from $50 to $60. The store is the only outlet selling the LPs in Salt Lake City, and their stock is limited.

Slowtrain is located at 221 E Broadway in Salt Lake City and sells tickets to upcoming shows in the greater Salt Lake City area. Read on for a list of shows Slowtrain is selling tickets to — tickets are only available for cash and include a $1 service fee.