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  • Cavetown @ The Complex

    • Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    • The Complex in Salt Lake City, UT
    S&S Presents Cavetown

    S&S Presents Cavetown Doors: 6:30 PM   Robin Skinner makes music by himself, in his bedroom, but his songs belong to the world. The son of a professional flautist and Cambridge University’s director of music, the 20-year-old UK singer/songwriter—who’s performed under the name CAVETOWN since 2013—has musical talent literally embedded in his DNA. But that underlying musical theory is nothing without the emotional underpinnings that take a song from technically proficient to transformatively powerful. Marrying the two is what makes Cavetown so captivating and resonant with fans. They see themselves in Skinner’s music: tales of love and loss, of yearning to make sense of life and all the feelings that go along with it. For three minutes at a time, listeners feel less alone inside his songs, finding comfort in times of chaos and confusion. “I speak about very genuine things and very personal things that I find hard to say,” Skinner explains. “That’s why I write a song about it. I think people relate to that: Sometimes they can’t put things into words, but when they hear a song about it, they can point to that.” The direct through-line to fans’ emotions is the result of the barrier-free relationship Skinner has created with his audience. Outside of his deeply personal music, Cavetown’s YouTube channel is full of day-in-the-life, behind-the-scenes vignettes – along with covers of his favorite songs and other musical treats – that allow fans to get to know Skinner as more than just a voice filling their earbuds. And ultimately, their appreciation for this beautifully symbiotic relationship is reflected back in their devotion, as fans around the world have built and nurtured their own underground, grassroots community centered around Cavetown. They line up for hours ahead of Cavetown shows, coordinate homemade art projects, and bring the own kazoos to play along with him. It’s an unbreakable, authentic bond made all the more moving by how organically it’s developed over the years, the result of the Skinner’s tireless and whole-hearted optimism taking roots amongst his listeners. With a magnetic personality and such universally relatable songs, Skinner is well on his way to expanding that musical family. Cavetown’s most recent full-length album, LEMON BOY, has won over listeners far and wide with effortless, bright melodies and economic songwriting on full display. From the looping folk-pop title track (with an inventive music video that’s racked up more than 7 million YouTube views) to the uke-meets-electronica “Fool” and jazzy “888,” it’s an intimate, calming collection that displays a songwriting craft far beyond his years. Following the breakthrough success of the Lemon Boy and worldwide tours – including multiple-night residencies in London, Los Angeles, and New York City – Skinner is venturing deep into the ANIMAL KINGDOM, a digital mixtape series that features new songs, covers and re-imaginings of catalog material each month along with a song from a friend or peer that he’s had a hand in creating. “I love making music with friends,” he says. “I love making music period. I’m a very in-the-now kind of person and excited about every opportunity I have to create and write songs. I just go with the flow and see where it takes me. I want to make music forever” XX

    https://www.nowplayingutah.com/event/cavetown-the
  • Tales of Magic & Music

    Enjoy music from your favorite movies like Frozen, Fantastic Beasts and Pink Panther, with special guest magician Brooklyn Tanner!

    The Murray Symphony's first concert of the 2019-20 season is designed especially for children of all ages. Music linked to magical stories both old and new will ignite and delight your imagination. This concert will also feature professional magician Brooklyn Tanner. You and your children are invited to participate in a costume parade.

    https://www.nowplayingutah.com/event/tales-of-mag
  • NF: THE SEARCH TOUR

    Postfontaine Presents NF: THE SEARCH TOUR

    Nathan "Nate" John Feuerstein (born March 30, 1991), whose stage name is NF, is an American Christian hip hop rapper, singer and musician. He released an extended play in 2014 with Capitol CMG, NF, and it was his breakthrough release on the Billboard charts. He has released tho studio albums: Mansion in 2015, Therapy Session in 2016, and Perception in 2017.

    https://www.nowplayingutah.com/event/nf-the-searc
  • Rhythm in the Heights

    Riverton Jazz Band will accompany amazing vocalists and dancers for a night of classic big band and jazz songs! This will be a wonderfully entertaining evening.

    The Riverton Jazz Band will accompany amazing vocalists and dancers for a night of classic big band and jazz songs! This will be a wonderfully entertaining evening. Admission: $5 adult, $3 student, $20 groups of 7

    https://www.nowplayingutah.com/event/rhythm-in-th
  • 2nd Saturday Scandinavian Folk Dance - Live Music!

    Enjoy a lively evening of folk dancing!

    Scandinavian folk dancing is fun, social, and a wonderful, moderately strenuous, non-impact activity for all ages. Some instruction is provided. Dances include group dances plus couples waltz, polka, schottische, and hambo. Enjoy live music by our Scandi Band. See website for more info.

    https://www.nowplayingutah.com/event/2nd-saturday
  • Keb’ Mo’ Solo



    It all took off for Keb’ Mo’ in 1994 with the self-titled release under his newly coined Keb’ Mo’ moniker, and over the years, he has proven that he is a musical force that defies typical genre labels. Album after album, 14 in total, garnered him 4 GRAMMY awards and a producer/engineer/artist GRAMMY Certificate for his track on the 2001 Country Album of the Year, Hank Williams Tribute — Timeless. He has received 11 GRAMMY nominations, in total, including Country Song of the Year for “I Hope,” co-written with The Dixie Chicks, and three alone for his 2014 self-produced release, BLUESAmericana including Americana Album of the Year. Keb’ has also been awarded 11 Blues Foundation Awards and 6 BMI Awards for his work in TV & Film. Over the past two decades, Keb’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. Artists who have recorded his songs include B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker, Robert Palmer, Tom Jones, Melissa Manchester, Solomon Burke and the Zac Brown Band to name a few. He’s collaborated with giants in the music industry including Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Jackson Browne, Natalie Cole, Lyle Lovett, India Arie, James Cotton, Bobby Rush, Timothy B. Schmit, Marcus Miller and many more. His guitar playing has garnered him two invites to Eric Clapton’s acclaimed Crossroads Festival and has inspired leading instrument makers, Gibson Brands, to issue the Keb’ Mo’ Signature Bluesmaster and Bluesmaster Royale acoustic guitars and Martin Guitars to issue the HD-28KM Keb’ Mo’ Limited Edition Signature model.

    https://www.nowplayingutah.com/event/keb-mo-solo/
  • +LIVE+ & Bush – The Altimate Tour



    Live & Bush are hitting the road together this fall for The ALTimate Tour. Your chance to see them LIVE with special guest Our Lady Peace is October 12th at USANA Amphitheatre!

    https://www.nowplayingutah.com/event/live-bush-th
  • Paul Draper: Master Magician & Mentalist



    According to “Mental Mysteries,” his website, “Paul Draper is a comedy presenter, mind reader and speaker who has appeared on the History Channel, A&E, HBO, Hallmark, the Travel Channel, HGTV, and shows like Hell’s Kitchen, Pawn Stars, Ghost Adventures, Mindfreak, and House Hunters. Draper has appeared with David Copperfield, Lance Burton, and Teller of Penn & Teller as an expert for the History Channel. He has performed for HBO Comedy Fest at Caesar’s Palace and hosted companion documentaries for Steven Spielberg’s Poltergeist.” “In Las Vegas, he has headlined for many casinos, including the Orleans Casino and Planet Hollywood V Theater, in addition to his seven years as house magician for the Venetian Hotel & Casino.” “The International Magicians Society awarded Draper a Merlin Award for World’s Best Corporate Performer. Recently, Draper has performed at Yale, USC, Apple, YPO, the Magic Castle in Hollywood, Off-Broadway, and the Magic Circle in London.” “In addition to his corporate shows and lectures, Paul Draper is frequently called upon as an expert in fields ranging from magical history to human consciousness. As an anthropologist and member of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness, Paul Draper studies Native American ghost dancers, South American cannibals, and spiritualists.” The show will begin at 7:30pm on October 12th. Tickets are $30, $10 for students with a current student ID.

    https://www.nowplayingutah.com/event/paul-draper-
  • Verdi's La traviata

    • Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 07:30 PM – October 20, 2019
    • Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City, UT


    Come experience Verdi’s heartbreaking masterpiece, and see the opera for yourself that moved Julia Roberts’ character to tears in Pretty Woman. The beautiful, but ill, courtesan Violetta Valéry falls in love with the upper-class gentleman Alfredo and leaves her life as a kept woman for an idyllic life in the country with him.  When pressured to leave Alfredo by his father, she flees to her former life leaving only a note. But Alfredo’s love will not be denied, and he isn’t going to stand aside as he sees her on the arm of another man. Highlights: Stars Anya Matanovic, praised for her “power” and “rich, warm soprano” (Utah Arts Review) as Violetta Valéry, the young Parisian courtesan who is conflicted by her love, lifestyle, and health. Tenor Rafael Moras makes his Utah Opera debut as Alfredo Germont, Violetta’s love interest Metropolitan Opera-regular Michael Chioldi, one of the most sought-after dramatic baritones of his generation, returns as Alfredo’s father Features Utah Opera’s newly refurbished and ever-popular production designed by Peter Dean Beck with costumes by Susan Memmott Allred Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

    https://www.nowplayingutah.com/event/verdis-la-tr
  • Menagerie: Beasts of the Middle Ages and Renaissan

    Join us for an evening of animal themed music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

    There is no shortage of creatures that slither, swoop, and pad through the pages of ancient music! Gothic harp and recorder join a vocal quartet to celebrate the gentle lamb, the loyal hound, the glorious phoenix, and the industrious silkworm, to name a few. With Medieval chant and trouvère song, jolly Renaissance madrigals, and delicate ars subtilior textures, our concert will revel in the chirps, bahs and rustlings of the animal world.
    Emily Nelson, soprano • Nate Pence, countertenor • Christopher LeCluyse, tenor • John Bergquist, bass • Therese Honey, Gothic harp • Lisa Chaufty, recorder and flute


    https://www.nowplayingutah.com/event/menagerie-be