The Utah Arts Festival has become a hallmark of summer in the Beehive State. And with this year's music line-up, you'll want to strategize so that you won't miss a beat. Check out Ghanaian drummers African Showboyz, shovel-guitar-wielding-surrealist-folk-superhero Shovelman and Drive By Truckers' Jason Isbell. The Utah Arts Festival happens June 20-23, 2013 at Library Square in Salt Lake City.
The National perform four acoustic songs from their new album, Trouble Will Find Me,as part of NPR's Tiny Desk concert series. Don't miss The National play live in Salt Lake City on August 1, 2013 at Pioneer Park - ticket details and more information here.
Ever noticed that Marketplace plays the best music? In show promos, in the segues between pieces, and of course when the stock market's doing well, Marketplace producers clearly know how to set a mood. The next time you find yourself humming to a tune in between segments, visit Marketplace.org for a complete playlist. In the meantime, enjoy Keyboard Cat, as featured in the June 7, 2013 episode.
Missed Vampire Weekend's launch of Red Butte Garden's Outdoor Concert Series? Watch them bust out a 12-song set for KCRW and a small audience at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica. Vampire Weekend's new album is called Modern Vampires of the City.
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.