Are you resolving to become more of a music junkie this year? 2008 just might be your year to stay on top of that resolution, as many bands are coming through our part of the country.
First up is Alex Church’s Sea Wolf. This songster is oozing with creativity, and his inspiration and imagination stems from works by Jack London and John Steinbeck. (See “Winter Windows.”) Church released a five-song EP in May 2007 with a breathtaking array of strings as accompaniment. He’ll be in Salt Lake on Thursday, January 17 before rubbing elbows with other up-and-comers at the Sundance Film Festival.
Sea Wolf: Listen here. Suggested track: “The Garden that You Planted.”
And don’t forget to schedule in an evening with The Bravery. This band continues to tour in support of their latest release, “The Sun Became The Moon.” Since their self-titled debut album was released in 2005, The Bravery has converted many a fan with their use of punk-, dance-, and rock-infused tunes, though “The Sun” evidences a turn toward the band’s mellower side.
The Bravery: Listen here. Suggested track: “Bad Sun”
And finally, I couldn’t leave out Angela Correa who will be playing an early show at Area 51, of all places, on January 23. Correa recently appeared on the soundtrack for “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story,” performing a duet with John C. Reilly and she’s known for many a musical montage on “Grey’s Anatomy.” If you enjoy Rachel Yamagata or Gillian Wlech, you’ll probably appreciate Correa’s delicate voice and crescendo-ing melodies. I have a feeling she’s soon to become a household name—even if it’s an indie household.
Angela Correa: Listen here. Suggested track: “Racing Tides”
Or, if you’re in Park City for the Sundance Film Festival, don’t forget to check out the festival-playing bands which include Gold Streets, Ha Ha Tonka and Meridian West. They’ll be playing on Main Street during the festival as part of Music on Main. But keep those eyes (or ears) peeled, because, who knows? Maybe we’re in for a surprise Radiohead concert, as was the case a few years back.
Now, repeat after me: I resolve to see more live music, I resolve to see more life music….
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