Sick of all this snow? Hopefully an evening with any of these hot numbers will warm you right up. There isn’t too much on the docket, but still plenty to sing about.
Showing up in SLC on February 17 are the Redwalls. If you like the Shout Out Louds, you’ll also want to shout out loud and clap along with this Illinois-based group. Formerly a cover band and known as the Pages, these young talents soon found their own sound. They mix it up with an array of musical instruments, and you never know which way they’re heading. Somehow, the sound always manages to come full circle.
Redwalls: Listen here. Suggested track: “Edge of the Night”
Perhaps you tuned into the season finale of “Six Feet Under.” If so, you also tuned in and likely fell for Sia and her song “Breathe Me.” This Aussie sings with such emotion that she almost makes you stop dead in your tracks. (No pun intended.) It takes careful listening to take it all in. If you can get past her vibrato, chances are you could have a new favorite, if passionate is the kind of artist you go for. Find out at the Avalon on February 23.
Sia: Listen here. Suggested track: “You Have Been Loved”
And if you still have no idea what to get your valentine, hold out until Thursday, February 28 and take your better half to the Joshua Radin/Ingrid Michaelson show at the Urban Lounge. After hearing sonnets from this duo, you’ll probably start slow dancing on the spot. Radin got a big boost from Zach Braff when one of his tunes was featured on an episode of “Scrubs.” He then released his 2006 album “We Were Here,” which showcases his dreamy and oh-so-romantic voice. With just one listen, you’ll be hooked.
Joshua Radin: Listen here. Suggested track: “What If You”
Who could forget Ingrid Michaelson’s Old Navy commercial? Her voice was definitely more memorable than the retailer’s holiday collection (though spring 2008 is looking pretty good). I bet she still has you cozying up to her “The Way I Am.” With a singalong voice reminiscent of Regina Spektor only a bit more delicate, her songs are both brilliant and catchy. If you’ve only previewed this gal via Old Navy or “Grey’s Anatomy” I daresay you’re missing out.
Ingrid Michaelson: Listen here. Suggested track: “Breakable”
Other bands that might be worth your tuning into include pop prince Mika this weekend, and college favorites Built to Spill on the 27th. Here’s what’s up for the rest of the month:
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