By Lacey Jane Pappas
Hello, October! Check in with some of these spook-tacular bands this month:
Boston-based Passion Pit will be here to share their electronic sounds at Urban Lounge on October 7. What started as a music project for singer/songwriter Michael Agelakos’s girlfriend (on Valentine’s Day, no less) is now a successful, five-piece band. Be sure to check out their recent release, “Manners.”
Suggested listen: “To Kingdom Come”
Where do you start with a band like Yo La Tengo? Formed in 1984, this rock trio has a stocked anthology. They’re adventurous, eclectic and a band that’s constantly redefining itself. If you have yet to see this quintessential band play live, do yourself a favor and see them on October 12 at the Urban Lounge.
Suggested listen: “Mr. Tough”
The genius Bob Dylan will be stopping by Utah once again to play at Saltair. Although Dylan’s voice has changed in recent years, he remains a worthwhile performer with impactful songs that become even more exceptional live. (He’s still Bob Dylan, after all.) Find out if he’ll play classics like “Mr. Tambourine Man” or “The Times They Are A-Changin’” on October 19.
Suggested listen: “Mr. Tambourine Man”
Portland natives Blitzen Trapper stop by again on October 21 with alternative artist Mirah. You can expect a decent amount of energy when these groups go live. Blitzen Trapper will take on a variety of sounds, but watch out for their lo-fi, electronic grooves. Mirah, on the other hand, will share her passionate and sultry tunes in support of her recent release, “(A)spera.”
Suggested listen, Blitzen Trapper: “Furr”
Suggested lsiten, Mirah: “Don’t Die in Me”
For future planning, add these upcoming shows to your calendar:
- David Bazan with Say Hi to Your Mom, November 2. Details here.
- Regina Spektor, November 6. Details here.
- Mason Jennings, November 14. Details here.
Also visiting this month:
Juliette Lewis / October 7 at Club Vegas, $16 / Tickets here
Passion Pit with E 603 / October 7 at Urban Lounge, $18.25 / Tickets here
The Shaky Hands / October 9 at Kilby Court, $8.75 / Tickets here
Dr. Dog/Jole Holland / October 9 at Urban Lounge, $18.25 / Tickets here
Snow Patrol / October 10 at McKay Events Center, $30 / Tickets here
Yo La Tengo / October 12 at Urban Lounge, $20.75 / Tickets here
A Hawk & A Hacksaw with Damon & Naomi (of Neutral Milk Hotel) / October 15 at Urban Lounge, $10.75 / Tickets here
Ingrid Michaelson / October 17 at In the Venue, $19 / Tickets here
Bob Dylan / October 19 at Saltair, $46 / Tickets here
Say Anything / October 19 at In the Venue, $20.50 / Tickets here
Mount Eerie / October 19 at Kilby Court, $10.75 / Tickets here
…And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead / October 19 at Urban Lounge, $15.25 / Tickets here
Blitzen Trapper with Mirah / October 21 at In the Venue, $17.75 / Tickets here
Sunset Rubdown / October 24 at Urban Lounge, $12.75 / Tickets here
Jay Brannan / October 25 at Urban Lounge, $14 / Tickets here
The Bravery / October 28 at Murray Theater, $19 / Tickets here
Mat Kearney / October 28 at In the Venue, $19 / Tickets here
The Sounds / October 30 at In the Venue, $22 / Tickets here
Dinosaur Jr. / October 31 at Urban Lounge, $26.25 / Tickets here