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New Music, Live Music - Voiceless Edition

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I've spent the past five days without a voice. The only saving grace to this forced silence is the continued ability to hear and see. December is not the best month for new music releases, with record companies and artists choosing to issue Best Of collections and holiday albums to capitalize on the gift-giving season. Today's must-haves are few and far between, so why not check out the local discs that might have passed you by?--- Salt Lake City's fine independent record stores can help you track down releases by The Platte, Eagle Twin, Big Sky Tribunal, David Williams, Glade, Little Sap Dungeon, Will Sartain and many other homegrown heroes who really knocked it out of the ballpark this year. Tune into KUER 90.1 tomorrow at 11 a.m. (rebroadcast at 7 p.m.) for RadioWest. Doug Fabrizio will be chatting with local illuminati about the best in Utah 09 tunes. I'm sending in my list as well to add to the conversation. Should be a good show.

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Undaunted by the snow? Get out tonight for one of two very different, equally tempting concerts:

For something mellow, hit up Kilby Court for the Ten Out Of Tenn tour stop. Strength in numbers is such an obvious business model, yet most artists tend to approach the promotional aspect of music with an every-man-for-himself perspective. The Ten Out Of Tenn tour embraces the communal aspect of DIY marketing by bringing together a group of solo artists, throwing them on one bill and promoting individual talents while redefining what it means to produce music down South. This year’s lineup features a diverse bunch experimenting with elements of pop, rock, folk and electronic sounds. Erin McCarley, Trent Dabbs, K.S. Rhoads, Butterfly Boucher, Matthew Perryman Jones, Katie Herzig, Jeremy Lister, Tyler James, Andrew Belle and Andy Davis are sharing the load this year, getting a taste of the full-band experience while also maintaining nightly moments in the spotlight. See what effect the best of both worlds has on an audience, tonight. Kilby Court, 741 S. 330 West, 7 p.m. All-Ages. Tickets: 24Tix.com

For something loud, check out AFI. I stumbled on this band as a freshman in college, starting with a series of fiery, ragged goth-punk albums including the short-and-sour All Hallow’s Eve EP whose “Totalimmortal” is a good place to discover Davey Havok’s tremendous, demonic howl. He can still wail—it’s just a controlled bellow. And it works, most of the time, as a pristine counterpart to the album’s production. Ultimately, even listeners who yearn for the old AFI know that onstage, this band delivers. In the Venue, 579 W. 200 South, 7 p.m. All-ages. Tickets: 24Tix.com

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