Remember someone great at Club Vegas.
Headbangers long considered Dimebag Darrell Abbott a legend—some kind of monster guitarist who started out in spandex and shredded his way to the top as one of metal’s most brutal guitarists. Unfortunately, it took a crazed fan to bring his legacy above ground. Five years ago, an audience member shot the former Pantera member as he performed with his new band, Damageplan. The tragic, abrupt ending to his life resonated among members of the metal community and beyond. Abbott’s legacy lives on tonight with a special tribute concert featuring Blood of Saints, Vinia, Reaction Effect, Arsenic Addiction and Skies of Redemption. Come rage in his honor. And, if you're up to it, prepare for the evening by watching Behind the Music: Pantera. That shit is intense!
For something on the mellow side, visit Kilby Court's art studios (located adjacent to the venue at 741 S. 330 West) for a listening party for Moondial Tapes' new cassette series. More info here.
While you're there, check out Themselves (you can read more about the duo here) who are also headlining Urban Lounge tomorrow night.
Wrap up the weekend with either one-time Utah artist Jerry Joseph or Gregory Alan Isakov, who needs only an introductory foot-in-the-door — just enough leeway to showcase his many talents. The native South African/Philadelphia transplant’s new LP, This Empty Northern Hemisphere, helps distance him from clichéd singer-songwriter territory by avoiding the type of formulaic sap that could probably land him a heap of easy money. Instead, Isakov takes an honest approach crafting stick-to-your-ribs folk with timeless appeal. His process might not lead to overnight success, but you know what they say about slow and steady. The State Room, 638 S. State, 8 p.m. Tickets: TheStateRoomSLC.com