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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.

  This week, KUER's Dan Nailen focuses on the concerts coming up this summer at Red Butte Garden.

Follow Dan Nailen's blog at slcene.com

Dan Nailen: Odd Couple Still Odd

Apr 5, 2013
Alexander Weisman

  KUER's Dan Nailen and Dan Bammes talk about Pioneer Theatre Company's production of The Odd Couple by Neil Simon as well as other entertainment options for the weekend.

Dan Nailen's entertainment weblog slcene.com

Dan Nailen: Philadelphia Story

Jan 25, 2013
Alexander Weisman

  We're going into the final weekend of the Sundance Film Festival, but Dan Nailen's been watching live theater this week.  He's been to see the Pioneer Memorial Theatre's production of The Philadelphia Story.

Dan Nailen's entertainment blog slcene.com

  The many reasons to attend and participate in the Sundance Film Festival include some lovely weather -- not what we're experiencing on the Wasatch Front.  Dan Nailen was happy enough to get up in the mountains and enjoy the fresh air.  He talks with KUER's Dan Bammes.

Dan Nailen's entertainment blog slcene.com

Dan Nailen: Sit Down Comedy

Jan 11, 2013

KUER Entertainment Reporter Dan Nailen talks with Dan Bammes about Robin Williams' sit-down show at Kingsbury Hall.

Dan Nailen's entertainment blog slcene.com

Dan Nailen: Bullets, Belles & Bieber

Jan 4, 2013

The huge cultural juggernaut that is Justin Bieber needs no help from Dan Nailen to get noticed.  But there's other music in Utah this weekend that's worth another look. 

Bullets & Belles appearance on KUER's Radio West.

Dan Nailen's weblog slcene.com

Dan Nailen: EVE's Here

Dec 28, 2012
SLC Downtown Alliance

KUER Entertainment reporter Dan Nailen previews New Year's Eve festivities, including the evolving EVE celebration in downtown Salt Lake City.

Downtown Alliance EVE Website

Dan Nailen's weblog slcene.com

Dan Nailen: No Apocalypse Yet

Dec 21, 2012

If Snoop Dogg's appearing in Salt Lake City, the apocalypse must be upon us.  Dan Nailen talks with KUER's Dan Bammes about this weekend's entertainment.

Dan Nailen: Got Twang?

Dec 14, 2012

Dan Nailen loves all kinds of music, but his eyes light up when he hears a good ol' country twang.  He talks with KUER's Dan Bammes about this week's music lineup.

Dan Nailen's entertainment blog slcene.com

Alexander Weisman

Count on Utah entertainers of all types to crank up the Christmas volume after Thanksgiving. Dan Nailen gives us the rundown for today and the coming weeks.

Pioneer Theater Company's production with a twist.

Dan Nailen: Don't Thrash Just Yet . . .

Nov 16, 2012

KUER's Dan Nailen and Dan Bammes talk about a new tour by the 80's band English Beat, and the energetic new band from Vancouver, Japandroids.

Dan Nailen's entertainment weblog slcene.com

Dan Nailen: Milo Greene's 'Laurel Canyon' Sound

Nov 9, 2012

  They call it the "Laurel Canyon" sound.  It originated with the Mamas and the Papas, the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash back in the 60's.  KUER entertainment reporter Dan Nailen talks with Dan Bammes about the new generation that's embraced it. Dan Nailen's entertainment blog slcene.com  

Dan Nailen: Kaki King

Oct 26, 2012

Entertainment reporter Dan Nailen talks with KUER's Dan Bammes about guitar virtuoso Kaki King -- who you may have heard even if you haven't seen her.

Dan Nailen's entertainment blog slcene.com

Dan Nailen - Rose Exposed

Aug 31, 2012
Rose Exposed

Many groups call the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake their home, and they're all being featured this weekend as part of an event called The Rose Exposed.  KUER's Dan Nailen  says there's a lot to see and do -- though dance is perhaps best left to those who have the talent for it. The Rose Exposed website

Dan Nailen: Summer Music Crescendo

Aug 24, 2012
Built to Spill
Built to Spill

KUER's Dan Nailen and Dan Bammes talk about the coming week and the amazing number and variety of shows around town, including Built to Spill, a local favorite coming back to Salt Lake.

Dan Nailen: Free Shows!

Aug 10, 2012

A lot of the concerts and plays Dan Nailen talks about each week have twenty and thirty and fifty dollar ticket prices, so it's a bit of relief when he points out how many things are available for free around Salt Lake.  He spoke with KUER's Dan Bammes.

Dan Nailen's entertainment blog slcene.com

Dan Nailen: My Morning Jacket

Jul 27, 2012

Dan Nailen is counting the hours until next week's Twilight Series concert in Salt Lake City.  He's a fan of My Morning Jacket, a band that was playing the Zephyr Club in Salt Lake City just a few years ago.

Salt Lake City's Twilight Concert Series website

Dan Nailen's weblog slcene.com

This is the weekend for the Utah Arts Festival, but there's also a show on Tuesday at the Sandy Amphitheater that's caught Dan Nailen's notice.

Sandy Arts website

Dan Nailen's entertainment weblog slcene.com

Note:  There are no more tickets available for the Wilco show at Red Butte Garden on Monday, June 25th.  Our broadcast on Friday morning was incorrect.  KUER apologizes for the error.

Aaron Swenson as Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Rick Pollock for Plan B Theatre Company

Plan B Theatre Company's production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch has a tender love story -- but Dan Nailen says it's hiding behind a lot of hard-driving rock 'n' roll.

And that painted piano sitting on a streetcorner in Salt Lake is actually art -- as soon as you sit down to play it.

Dan Nailen's entertainment blog slcene.com

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art website

art by Pilar Pobil
Pilar Pobil

KUER entertainment reporter Dan Nailen is comfortable in any crowd, and he's proving it this weekend.  He's talking with KUER's Dan Bammes.

Dan Nailen's entertainment website slcene.com

 

Dan Nailen: Living Traditions

May 18, 2012

Dan Nailen loves Salt Lake City's annual Living Traditions festival -- not least because of the wide variety of ethnic food available. But he's also looking forward to Betty LaVette's performance on Saturday. He's talking with KUER's Dan Bammes.

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