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Kilby Court, Salt Lake City 84101


741 S Kilby Ct Granary District Salt Lake Cty
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
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Today's Shows

Sat, August 17, 2019 (7:00pm - 9:00pm MDT )
Head Portals with Savage Daughters, Patio Fires, Foxtrot
Head Portals $7.00

Upcoming Shows

Sun, August 18, 2019 (7:00pm - 9:00pm MDT )
Hot Flash Heat Wave with Adult Prom, Dad Bod
Hot Flash Heat Wave

San Francisco indie-rock quartet Hot Flash Heat Wave rose to prominence in the Bay Area music scene in 2015 with the release of their 'Gutter Girl' music video, from their debut album Neapolitan, which was uploaded to YouTube and eventually made its way to the front page of reddit. Their versatile sound, at times reminiscent of golden 60s, power pop, dream pop, post-punk and indie rock, demonstrates a dynamic range of songwriting prowess centered around consistently infectious, sun-soaked melodies and guitar hooks. HFHW formed in Davis, California as a noise collaboration between Adam Abildgaard and Nick Duffy in 2010, expanding to a full band when bassist Ted Davis and guitarist Nathaniel Blum joined the group in the following years. Renouncing the traditional front-manned format of most contemporary bands, the four instead each contribute songs and share the lead. With the release of their sophomore album, Soaked, accompanied by a string of creative self-produced music videos in 2017, the group embarked on its first nationwide tour. Their first single, 'Bye Bye Baby', appeared on Canada's Viral 50 Spotify playlist. In 2017, HFHW released their sophomore album Soaked with OIM Records, which charted on college radio in the U.S. The band just finished up a national tour and SXSW visit with No Vacation to promote their new single 'Glo Ride' - a song released in collaboration with Broken Ent. Hot Flash Heat Wave will continue to release music and new videos throughout 2018.

$13 ADV / $15 DOS
Mon, August 19, 2019 (7:00pm - 9:00pm MDT )
Mal Blum with Housewarming Party
Mal Blum $12 ADV / $15 DOS
Tue, August 20, 2019 (7:00pm - 9:00pm MDT )
Prince Daddy & the Hyena with Kississippi, Retirement Party
Prince Daddy & The Hyena

Cosmic Thrill Seekers, the new record from Albany punk rock band Prince Daddy & the Hyena, is many things. It is an odyssey of epic, The Monitor-esque proportions, a great, galloping sonic roadtrip across space and time and Albany, boomeranging around a horn of punk, pop, indie, garage rock, and orchestral, Queen-style arrangements and theatrics; it is an exploration of the fall-out after an acid trip, manic self-destruction, bottoming-out and recovering, and then slipping again; it is a candid, acute documentation of frontperson Kory Gregory’s cyclical mental health states as told through three acts and 14 songs/chapters; it is an existential presentation of eternal return theory, a victory via surrender to impermanence; and perhaps most of all, it is about Dorothy Gale and The Wizard Of Oz. “Dorothy was the OG cosmic thrill seeker,” Gregory says. “Dorothy kind of encompasses everything I was trying to get at.” There are three acts in Cosmic Thrill Seekers. Gregory explains, “Act One is The Heart, which is the Tin Man. Act Two is The Brain, which is the Scarecrow, and Act Three is The Roar, which is the Lion.” Each act explores a stage in Gregory’s mental health. “I remember watching the Wizard of Oz one time, and noticing some weird kind of parallels between the cyclical nature of my mental health and that movie,” he says. “My mental health rotates and jumps from one stage to the next, and then repeats itself.” The closing moments of Cosmic Thrill Seekers reflect this, as the outro to the last track, “The Wacky Misadventures of the Passenger,” morphs into the first muted notes of opener “I Lost My Life.” Gregory’s assessment of his mental health is a process that’s coded into CTS’ DNA. “Observing my mental health for four years kind of gave me enough to work with to write this album,” Gregory continues. He wrote the entire record—music and lyrics—in solitude over a four year period in a closet in his bedroom. No one heard any of it until it was finished and ready to record—not even bandmates Cam, Zak, and Daniel. “When you have OCD like me, you want it to be perfect,” Gregory says of the process. During recording at PonderRosa Studios in Lafayette, New Jersey with producer Nick Dardaris (AKA beloved pal and Albany scene comrade Scoops), Gregory would ask his bandmates to leave before his vocal takes. Even pre-studio practices were held without a PA system, meaning no one else knew any of the words or melodies. The process and finished product are tributes to the sort of friendship and community supports that define Prince Daddy. Gregory’s bandmates are his best friends, and they encouraged him to pursue the record he needed to make. “It’s very, very, very much a selfish record,” he says. “It wasn’t just the record I wanted to write, but this is for me, this is to help me, and hopefully to look back on when I’m in the more destructive phases of the cycle and realize that it’s not permanent, and that I’ve confronted it before. I’ve put some math to it.” But the calculus of reckoning with mental illness isn’t linear, and neither is Cosmic Thrill Seekers. “I Lost My Life” opens the record with muted acoustic guitar and plinking keys as Gregory wrestles with the catalyzing acid trip. “I hit it one too many times and I lost my life,” he sings before a crescendo that crashes into “Lauren,” a triumphant pop punk gem with scorching leads. “I’m trying to move past this but no such luck/But you drag me the furthest from giving up!” Gregory shouts. “Fuckin’ A” follows suit, a similarly bright, guitar-forward headbanger that sees him in a state of recovery. There are many dialogues and characters on the record; each represent a different piece of Gregory’s mental composition. But none of this first suite of songs is linear; each deviates from its own schematic, swerving gleefully between style and sound as the song sprints onward. “Cosmic Thrill Seeking Forever” is a falsetto-driven Blue Album-waltz that climaxes in duelling Thin Lizzy harmonies underscored with thrilling Brian May-style lines. It’s a bit of Worry., and a bit of escapism (“Dear heart, my vehicle, I will teach you how to fly, and if not, I’ll sit by while you rot”). “Slip” is all Nirvana guitar tones and grunge riffing while “Breather” borrows from the brisk mid-2000s guitar and hyper high hats of Franz Ferdinand and Interpol. The journey ends with “The Wacky Misadventures of the Passenger,” a brilliant, 5-minute+ punk rock ballad that switches time signatures midway through before ending, alongside a brass section, where it began—with Gregory at his lowest point. “I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again/I’m bored and need support,” he roars. Cosmic Thrill Seekers is a constant replaying of this cycle, equal parts joyous and challenging; it’s a punk rock, mental health-oriented declaration of, ‘time is a flat circle.’ “The record title is very ambitious and big and grand, but as the first and last song kind of display, the message of the story is almost like, ‘There’s no place like home,’ even though Cosmic Thrill Seekers is the direct opposite of that,” Gregory says. “But it takes a journey to realize that, as it did for me, and as it did for Dorothy.” To summarize in Gregory’s words: “This has the potential to get semi-dark, if you’re down with that.”

$12 ADV / $14 DOS
Wed, August 21, 2019 (7:00pm - 9:00pm MDT )
Nick Jordan
Nick Jordan $10-$12
Wed, August 21, 2019 (7:00pm - 9:00pm MDT )
Nick Jordan with Rufio
Nick Jordan $10 ADV / $12 DOS
Fri, August 23, 2019 (6:00pm - 8:00pm MDT )
Bay Faction with Fashion Jackson, Kipper Snack
Bay Faction $7.00 - $10.00
Fri, August 23, 2019 (9:00pm - 11:00pm MDT )
OSTON with Bri Ray, Adam Turley
OSTON

Park City, Utah native, OSTON's first project is called “Sitting at the Kids Table.” It’s a group of songs about love, insecurities, and coming into your own. When OSTON first moved to Chicago, she started working with a team that she loves, but along the way always felt like the little kid of the family. Everyone was more seasoned, more creative, and further along in their careers. She was told to wait her turn and she did. Now she's here. So, here it is… an open book detailing her journey so far. If you listen, she hopes you feel as awkward and confused as she did writing it… but she hopes it makes you smile!"

$10
Sat, August 24, 2019 (5:00pm - 7:00pm MDT )
Allies Always Lie with Low Life, Hylian, No Company, The Conscience, Saving Sydney
Allies Always Lie $12
Sun, August 25, 2019 (7:00pm - 9:00pm MDT )
Starover Blue with Kambree
Starover Blue $7.00
Tue, August 27, 2019 (7:00pm - 9:00pm MDT )
Alec Shaw with Brooklyn Kohl
Alec Shaw

Alec Shaw, Born 1997 is a singer/songwriter and producer from Seattle, Washington, known best for his full band projects and live shows that marry Indie, Soul, and Modern folk, for an honest down to earth yet fresh, and often summery feel. Alec is currently working on his 3rd Studio Solo album with producer Andy Park. He has recently developed a following in Washington with performances from his 7-piece band, and has performed at festivals including Sasquatch (The Gorge main stage), a featured show at Upstream Music Fest, and also headlining some smaller festivals in the Washington area. Even having his band featured at Dick’s Drive-in, a Seattle Staple with their Infinity Music Series. Alec has played alongside and worked with artist such as Derek Hodge, Members of Fleet foxes and Supertramp, Robert Glasper and shared a stage with artists, most notably Ray LeMontagne, The National, Leslie Odem Jr. and Noah Gunderson. Alec is set to release a side project under the name “Alec & Zan” in 2018. This Project, an acoustic EP will be the product of two years of touring and working alongside Singer/songwriter Zan Fiskum.

$13 ADV / $15 DOS