Noise Pop 2010: Zee Avi, The Hot Toddies, Leslie and the Badgers, Tiny Television @ Rickshaw Stop

Review and Photos by: Nic Buron One of the many strengths of the Noise Pop Festival is its ability to bring together such solid and eclectic bills. Of course tonight’s show was no exception. Show opener Tiny Television is a San Francisco band (by way of Denver, Colorado), that prove difficult to describe. Their sound is so familiar, but feels undeniably new: think hard charging, dark Americana, but with something that you just can’t put your finger on. Tonight they played as a six-piece: two guitars, bass, drums, pedal steel, and a back-up singer flown in from Denver. Striking three-part [...]

Or, the Whale Acoustic Set Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow night has got some great local shows to check out. On top of the great show over at Thee Parkside we just wrote about, one of our favorite local bands, Or, the Whale, will be performing a special acoustic show ("Porch Set") tomorrow night over at the Hotel Utah Saloon. Joining them will be Salt Lake City's Band of Annuals and Los Angeles-based Leslie and the Badgers. Or, the Whale - Shasta (Live on Rainydawg) Or, the Whale has had quite the year following their opening performance over at the Treasure Island Music Festival last Fall. A [...]

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