CHOICE OF MUSIC: 18 – 24 NOV | Choice of music | Salt lake city


Playboi Carti at Great Saltair
As things get colder, especially near the desert off the lake, The Saltair is seeing some of its last shows of the year, but the one that takes place this week will be hot enough to keep things warm for at least a while. night. Playboi Carti will provide that warmth when he stops in Utah on his “King Vamp” tour. The album he is promoting, Red Lotta Whole, is certainly vampy enough to justify the tour’s nickname; Vampirism has long been a benchmark for his style, both sonically and personally. With a career that has lasted since his teenage years, the 25-year-old offers on his latest album even more uniqueness that made him famous: his talent for making mumble-rap sound like an atmosphere, and his occasional dives into a rap style that sounds like baby goo-gah-gah babbling. Carti is part of a younger generation of rappers who lean into weird shit, from the way they rap to the way they dress, and lately he’s leading the way, especially with the distinctive beats and synths. thunderous on Red Lotta Whole that other artists are referencing like crazy right now. The same goes for opener Rico Nasty, a brandon who channels punk rage with a crank guitar to create his signature sound, which often feels more aggro than anything his macho male contemporaries offer. Carti’s protégé Ken Car $ on will also open, with his 2021 album Project X in tow. The show takes place on Thursday, November 18, the doors are at 7:30 p.m. and tickets to the show for all ages are $ 54.95 on

Tribute to Oscar Peterson at the Capitol Theater
While musicians are always passed down, the beauty of their work is that it can live on through other artists, and luckily this is also true in the case of Oscar Peterson. The famous jazz pianist left this realm almost 15 years ago, but he left behind his legacy of smooth, mellow jazz piano, which will be covered at an upcoming show here at SLC. The pianist was successful from an early age, studying classical piano under Paul de Marky, a Hungarian pianist who had previously been estranged from Franz Liszt himself as a mentor. As he grew into adulthood in the 1940s, he turned to more contemporary styles, like blues-inspired boogie-woogie and swing, and contemporary artists like Nat King Cole. In addition to gaining a reputation as a super competent pianist, he developed a method of playing that relied on standards while brimming with his own flair and speed, creating tapestries of cascading sounds that he filled. often with a rotating distribution of accompaniments. group members. His unique ability to play to the ears of jazz fans and non-jazz fans alike made him a star in the jazz world, so that although times have changed and the genre’s popularity has waned in the 1970s and beyond, he continued to perform often on many different stages. Peterson also recorded frequently, and by 2000 he had amassed 130 amazing albums recorded under his own name. So it’s good that when this tribute concert comes to the Capitol Theater, it will be Peterson’s own protégé, Benny Green, who will cover his songs, with the support of bassist Christian McBride, guitarist Russell Malone and drummer Jeff Hamilton. The show for all ages will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 19 and tickets are between $ 10 and $ 20 on


Bad Religion and Alkaline Trio at the Union Event Center
A bit of punk rock history will soon cross the Union Event Center, and for fans of this revival of the genre, this is an evening not to be missed. Before becoming part of the fast and loud punk rock revival of the 90s, Bad Religion made a name for itself in the 80s, releasing their debut album How the hell could it be worse on what is now the iconic Epitaph Records label, founded by Bad Religion co-founder and lead guitarist Brett Gurewitz. Their fame grew with the release of albums with Major Atlantic, like the years 1993 Recipe for hate and the years 1994 Stranger than fiction—The latter which includes instantly recognizable melodic hits like “21st Century (Digital Boy),” a quintessential ’90s rant against middle-class discouragement. From the same focus of mid-90s punk rock appreciation was born the Alkaline Trio, which not only found inspiration in the same hardcore and traditional punk genre as Bad Religion, but also helped lay the groundwork for what would become a pop-punk and emo sound later in the 2000s, that’s also when they hit their stride, with the 2001s From here to the infirmary and 2003 Hello. In some ways, Alkaline Trio and Bad Religion were once two sides of the same coin, sharing a punk aesthetic that shaped what popular rock looked like at the start of the new millennium, the former juggling political and cultural angst. , and the second indulging in the most disorderly. emotions and human nature. See them headlining at the Union Event Center on Saturday, November 20 at 6 p.m., with the opening of War on Women. The show is open to everyone and tickets cost $ 35 at

Tisoki in Soundwell
For those who take their dubstep with a dose of atmosphere, rejoice! British electronic man Tisoki is on his way here. Tisoki’s work, like all EDMs, is heavy and often falls back on those essential pre-fall energy-building moments (electronic hats that ring all day), but on his new 2021 album, 01953 the atmosphere and the awkward moments elevate everything to something groovable, even for those outside of the EDM realm. The album is reminiscent of the brilliant trippiness of other British bands like Palmistry at times, and there are even house-like moments that channel the eerie aura of early pioneers like Burial. These are some really interesting features to choose from from the expertly produced album, where the stars include “GLASS”, “WAVY” and the sultry builder “ALL NIGHT”, assisted by Cry4Tre and byblood. He’ll find an opener in JAWNS, who has a heavier hand with his stuff, especially on his 2021 single, which features extremely swaying drops that come after deep, dripping buildups, making it a song that sounds like a fighting with itself, or shorting out – a good example of the boisterous, brash EDM style that has made the genre recognizable to a wider audience over the past 10 years. The two will balance out nicely when they stop at Soundwell on Saturday, November 20, brought to the venue by the local Mutiny Music Collective. The 21+ show starts at 9:45 p.m. and tickets are $ 20 at


Royal Bliss Pre-Thanksgiving Party at the Depot
A Thanksgiving tradition returns this year to its traditional location. If you already know where we’re coming from, it’s the annual party hosted by local rockers Royal Bliss, who certainly add some of their signature attitude to an otherwise low-key vacation. This show comes as they’ve just released new singles this year, including “Lead The Way” and a cover of “Going To California” by Led Zeppelin. The latter departs a bit from their usual heavy contemporary alt-rock sound, but leans towards their abilities in more traditional rock roots. As well as having the vast repertoire of Royal Bliss songs to look forward to, the group will be joined by other popular Utah bands like Jordan Mathew Young, Ginger & The Gents and Tony Holiday. It seems their cover of Led Zeppelin isn’t the only way Royal Bliss leans on Americana – all of their openers have some kind of Americana bent, whether it’s Ginger & The Gents blues, Tony’s melodic roots. Holiday or Young’s outlaw country vibes which he perfected with a passage on The voice. Hear new tunes from the Bliss and enjoy the other locals as well, when they bring Thanksgiving with a bang on November 24th at The Depot. Doors are at 7 p.m., the show is open to everyone, and tickets are $ 20 on


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