Lacey, here. Welcome to July’s Music Guide. This month has plenty of options for live music. I’m particularly excited to see Yo La Tengo and the Fiery Furnaces at the Gallivan Center on the 19th. Also exciting, aside from the Twilight lineup? A few bands/acts that I’m willing to pay for:
Formed in Idaho, long-time indie rockers Built to Spill will be playing at the Depot on the 21st. The group’s most recent release, “You in Reverse,” has been praised as one of the band’s finest records in their fourteen-year history. With melodies that take listeners in all directions, Built to Spill has an unusual sound; they follow a writing style that leaves listeners waiting for witty lyrics amidst passionate jam sessions. Listen here. Suggested track: “Car.”
If venue is an important variable, you can’t go wrong with summertime shows at Red Butte Gardens. If Ryan Adams is the one taking the mic, it doesn’t get much better. He’s one of those singers that can pretty much do it all. He’s produced records for such big acts as Willie Nelson and Beth Orton, and he just released his ninth full-length album, “Easy Tiger.” The catchy and beautiful melodies are reminiscent of his 2001 album, “Gold.” The Cardinals provide twangy back up. Listen here. Suggested track: “Two.”
More bands worth paying to see?
- Boat: Listen here.
- Cary Brothers (made popular by “Garden State”): Listen here.
- Cowboy Junkies: Listen here.
Here’s what else is on the plate for this month:
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