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First of all, I would like to thank those who purchased my Mother’s Day card! After the release of that card, I received many requests for a Father’s Day companion. After a few days / weeks trying to come up with a phrase & a little help from a friend 😉 I finally settled… here is the end result. You can purchase them here on Big Cartel or here on Etsy!

One Hell Of A Father's Day Card

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Three years ago this month I got my hands on a little EP titled Life Of Leisure by Washed Out, the lo-fi electronic bedroom project of Ernest Greene. I pumped a few tracks on my KRCL program and started noticing the listeners were interested in hearing more. Well, thanks to the brilliantly funny comedy series Portlandia, for using Washed Out’s track ‘Feel It All Around’ as the opening theme and sending him down a road to indie success. In 2011 Washed Out signed to Seattle’s Sub Pop label and released the solid album Within Without.

Thursday, September 20th, Washed Out will return to SLC. The fist time through was a sold out show. This time around will be close to a sell out.

Well, summer is quickly coming to a close & it’s time to welcome fall. Fall: the season of  Radiothon & me trying to hit a string of shows stopping in town. I’m looking forward to School of Seven Bells who will kick off September with their dream pop that I’m sure will mesmerize me into the extended Labor Day weekend!

August!!! Really? Where did my summer go? I didn’t go on that trip I wanted, or hike, or see old familiar faces. For me, August means a new chapter, new adventure, closures & moving on.

 

Oh boy! The day has finally arrived, My Morning Jacket returns to the Salty City! My first experience with the band was ages ago (2002 it think) when they opened up for the English band The Doves on the tiny side stage at Bricks. I remember watching these guys with their extremely loooong hair hanging over their faces and looking at my friends thinking “WTF? Who are these guys?” Of course “these guys” had already released like three albums & went onto becoming a very big deal. In 2007 a rare thing happened, my husband wanted to go to their show at the Depot. You see, it takes a lot for my husband to go to a show, it was this moment that I knew the band had become something.

Salt Lake, you got to hand it to the City Arts Council for booking this band for the Twilight Concert Series, they did a mighty fine job & I thank them.

Also, please arrive early to catch Provo boy (by way of Nebraska) & major talent, Joshua James. He’s been listed on Paste Magazine‘s “Next 25 Artists You Need To Know”. He’s toured with Ani Difranco, John Mayer & has performed at various festivals like SXSW, Lollapalooza & Bonaroo. He is currently recording his third album which will be produced by Richard Swift (wow!!!)

 

The Twilight Concert Series takes place every Thursday during summer in Salt Lake, it’s THE event most locals look forward to. Now in it’s 25th year the series can draw up to 33,000 attendees each week. Over the last few years we have seen artists like, Sonic Youth, Bon Iver, Black Keys, Neko Case, Modest Mouse, Sharon Jones, The Roots, Big Boi & others. This year the series implemented a new $5 entrance fee… well worth it In my opinion. The series even recived a stamp of approval from, pitchfork

Well, the locals have been waiting patently & finally the series kicks off tomorrow with an evening of two stellar bands, Baltimore husband/wife duo Beach House & Brooklyn’s The Walkmen. Hope to see the usual faces there. Good times ahead.