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10:48 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Dan Nailen: Front Bottoms

The Front Bottoms
frontbottoms.com

  KUER entertainment reporter Dan Nailen is well aware of the calendar -- but he thinks his list of the top albums from last year needs revision.

Dan Nailen blogs at slcene.com

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10:01 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Dan Nailen: Before the New Year

Bronco and Honey Pine play The Garage on Saturday, December 28th.

  In this week between Christmas and New Year's Day, Dan Nailen says there's a great opportunity to get into some good shows that might otherwise be sold out. Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER... and blogs at slcene.com

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9:29 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Dan Nailen: Elf, Tab Choir & Pub Crawl

Pioneer Theatre Company

  We're not sure about raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but we do know that musical theater is generally NOT on the list of Dan Nailen's favorite things Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER... and blogs at slcene.com

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9:15 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Dan Nailen: Lower Lights

The Lower Lights

  No matter where you go in Salt Lake City this time of year, the holiday spirit is out to get you -- and Dan Nailen says there are good reasons to get swept up in it. Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com

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10:36 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Dan Nailen: Radio Hour, American Idiot

Plan B Theatre's Fairyana will be performed Tuesday, December 3rd
Plan B Theatre

  Green Day's musical American Idiot and Plan B Theater's annual radio drama are on Dan Nailen's list of entertainment this week in Salt Lake City.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com

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8:27 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Dan Nailen: The Hollering Pines

The Hollering Pines at Red Butte Garden
Steve Martinez / The Hollering Pines

  It's a little like biology -- bands break up and the parts reassemble into something new.  That's how Dan Nailen sees the evolution of a local band performing in Salt Lake this weekend.  Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com 

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11:10 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Dan Nailen: Jewish Arts Festival

IJ & Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center

  The Jewish Arts Festival begins this weekend at Salt Lake City's Jewish Community Center -- and that's Dan Nailen's first stop on his weekend tour.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com

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9:26 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Dan Nailen: Sleigh Bells

Derek Edward Miller and Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells

  Even if their story is too cute to be true, Dan Nailen says Sleigh Bells is one act that gets better -- and plays bigger venues -- every time they come to Salt Lake.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com.

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11:12 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Dan Nailen: Waterboys & Jake Shimabukuro

The Waterboys

  For Dan Nailen, the Waterboys have been his "white whale" band -- he's been a fan for years, but he's never been to one of their shows.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com

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9:41 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Dan Nailen: Glen Tilbrook Solo

Glen Tilbrook

Dan Nailen's looking forward to the Glen Tillbrook appearance at the State Room in Salt Lake City tonight. Tilbrook's someone he's followed for a long time.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com

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9:19 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Dan Nailen: Mideau & Neko

Libby Linton and Spencer Harrison of Mideau

  Dan Nailen needs to come up with a chart for all the talented musicians who've been coming out of Provo over the last several years.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com.

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1:37 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Dan Nailen: State Fair Special

38 Special is among the acts appearing at the Utah State Fair this year

The Utah State Fair is underway, and for Dan Nailen, there's a certain category of performers who turn up there every year.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com

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7:40 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Dan Nailen: That Was Then, This is Now

Jane's Addiction
Michael Goldberg

  For a lot of performers who were once on the cutting edge, maintaining a career over the long term is tough.  Dan Nailen talks with KUER's Dan Bammes about one band coming to Salt Lake this week that's fighting to stay relevant. Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER . . . and blogs at slcene-dot-com

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1:44 pm
Sat August 10, 2013

Dan Nailen: Craft Lake City

  Dan Nailen talks about Salt Lake City's annual Do-It-Yourself festival among the week's entertainment offerings.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com

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9:13 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Dan Nailen: Frightened Rabbit

Scott Hutchinson and Frightened Rabbit

Ever heard of Frightened Rabbit?  Neither has anybody else, but Dan Nailen insists they're worth a listen.  They're at the top of this week's long list of summer music.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com  

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1:32 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Dan Nailen: Son Volt in SLC

Jay Farrar and Son Volt

   If KUER's entertainment reporter Dan Nailen is good for anything, it's pointing out artists who've been underappreciated.  This weekend, he's talking about a country artist who rarely makes headlines. Dan Nailen blogs at slcene-dot-com.

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9:50 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Dan Nailen: Byrne and St. Vincent at Red Butte

David Byrne and St. Vincent appear at Red Butte Garden July 15th

 Dan Nailen says the summer live music season is reaching its peak -- and he's looking forward to a voice that's been around a long time putting on a new kind of show. 

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene-dot-org  

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9:01 am
Sat July 6, 2013

Dan Nailen: Rooftop Concert Series

Fans crowd in at Provo's Rooftop Concert Series

  Provo's Rooftop Concert Series features music from the Rolling Stones this weekend.  KUER's Dan Nailen says it's worth a drive.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com.

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9:41 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Dan Nailen: Cartoonists Convention

Pat Bagley's take on the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas
Pat Bagley - Salt Lake Tribune

  Salt Lake City hosts a lot of conventions -- some shut locals out of their meetings entirely, but there's one that's welcoming visitors to several of its events.  It's the editorial cartoonists -- and Dan Nailen has been watching the scribblers.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com

Listen to Doug Fabrizio's conversation with Pat Bagley, Steve Benson and Kal Kallaugher on KUER's Radio West

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1:45 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Dan Nailen: Utah Arts Festival

Jason Isbell performs Sunday evening at the Utah Arts Festival
Wikimedia Commons

  It's looking like a wonderful weekend at the Utah Arts Festival, with Dan Nailen looking forward to some of the late evening performances.  And if you want to get there in a good mood, he recommends taking TRAX and not trying to park downtown. Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER... and blogs at slcene-dot-com

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12:14 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Dan Nailen: WingFest

Beehive Sports

More often than not, Dan Nailen is talking about music when he looks at Salt Lake City's entertainment choices.  Now and then, it's art or theater.  But he can't pass up a chance to celebrate chicken wings.  Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER  and blogs at   .

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11:59 am
Fri June 14, 2013

KUER News Pod: Friday June 14, 2013

Granite and Park City school districts expand their pre-k programs thanks to Goldman Sachs, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that a Utah company can’t patent genes, and Dan Nailen gives us a look ahead to Wing Fest.

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5:07 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Dan Nailen: Andre Williams at the Garage

Andre Williams

  The last time Andre Williams came to Salt Lake, the Garage on Beck caught fire.  Dan Nailen talks about the show in Salt Lake and other entertainment options for the week.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com.

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11:06 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Dan Nailen: Jersey Boys

Wikimedia Commons

  Dan Nailen says he's generally not a fan of musical theater, but he's interested in Jersey Boys, the Broadway show playing this week in Salt Lake City.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com

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11:02 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Dan Nailen: Fine Art & Dropkick Murphys

The Dropkick Murphys
Wikimedia Commons

  The first stop for Dan Nailen's entertainment tour this Memorial Day weekend is the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.

Dan Nailen's entertainment weblog slcene.com

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10:13 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Dan Nailen: Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo
Wikimedia Commons

  Salt Lake City's Living Traditions Festival is this weekend and lots of other entertainment choices are available.  But Dan Nailen's excited about a band that's making a stop in Salt Lake.  He talks with KUER's Dan Bammes.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com

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12:26 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

KUER News Pod: Friday May 10, 2013

Utah considers walking away from a high risk insurance pool, the University of Utah considers stricter rules for skateboarders, and Dan Nailen shares why Salt Lake is in for night after night after night of good music.

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11:58 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Dan Nailen: Night after Night after Night

Indie rockers The Black Angels from Austin, TX
Stefano Masselli

  The way Dan Nailen tells it, great music is lined up "night after night after night" in Salt Lake City this week.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com

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11:21 am
Thu May 9, 2013

KUER News Pod: Thursday May 9, 2013

Family and friends honor the death of fallen soccer referee Ricardo Portillo, the Great Salt Lake Council discusses gays in the Boy Scouts, and the Salt Lake City Arts Council announces the lineup for the Twilight Concert Series.

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6:43 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

2013 Twilight Concert Series Announced by Salt Lake City Arts Council

Erykah Badu performing at the Twilight Concert Series August 8th
Credit Courtesy photo: Salt Lake City Arts Council

With performers like Flaming Lips, Belle and Sebastian and Grizzly Bear coming to the Twilight Concert series, the Salt Lake City Arts Council expects another banner year for the series. Casey Jarman  is the series director. He says schedule challenges make it rare for him to be able to land the good bands on the first try.

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