Check out how Iron & Wine has broken the mold of sleepy folk ballads by incorporating a little funk and world rhythms into their mix. That's not to say Sam Beam’s (the band’s mastermind) old repertoire isn’t excellent, because it is. With a little bit of this and a little bit of that, this In the Venue show on Friday will no doubt prove to be excellent.
Starting today, the three day Ogden Music Festival has moved to North Fork Park in Liberty, Utah to avoid flooding, but still boasts all the folk and rock swagger and stellar camping that it always has. Junior Brown, Leslie Stevens & the Badgers and Clumsy Lovers headline the shindig. Single day and weekend-long passes are still up for grabs.
Utah Pride Festival takes over the City & County Building grounds over the weekend. Inside the gates, the proud participants will be rewarded with music and merry-making. Saturday, on the music front, the Latino flare of Kat Deluna followed by New Orleans bounce rapper Big Freedia (video below) will ensure the crowd gets its freak on. Sunday will see Expose, local funky blues act Marinade and festival closer Dances with Wolves on the main stage. Visit the Pride Festival website for a full line-up.
On Saturday, the dance-making electronic duo Ratatat takes on The Complex, showing that, as Ratatat's Evan Mast told City Weekly, “so much can be done with instrumental music.” Check out Sarah Kramer’s interview with the band here.
Later, if these options aren’t enough, the dance party continues at Urban Lounge with locals Laser Fang and Night Sweats to round out an epic night.
But if your Saturday is more folk inclined, head over to the Post Theatre for a triple bill to include The Old World, Cory Mon & The Starlight Gospel and Paul Jacobsen & Ryan Tanner & the Madison Arm—that’s a lot of guys with guitars. Over at Bar Deluxe Michael Gross & The Statuettes will perform cuts from their new EP, Imaginary Signs.
Whoa, and that’s not even the end of the weekend yet.
If you’re not basking in the shy spring sun on Sunday, then get on your hog and head to Wendover for some hair-metal. To raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy Association, Harley-Davidson is taking its annual Wendover MDA Ride which will end with a little Cinderella and Slaughter.