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Lounge Act Tuesday: To China and back


Salt Lake City gets some exotic flares tonight: Take a trip to China and the Balkans, dig on late-night conscious hip-hop or some swinging bluegrass.---

The Music at Main continues tonight with Matteo and Le Decollatage for an ethnographic foray. On their Myspace page, Matteo describes their sound as “Four Anglo Americans wandering through a Chinese night market.” Check out the video below for a sampling. Le Decollatage boasts a gypsy swagger that’s “dirty and distorted, just like you, [with a bit of ] steam punk Mideast musical madness,” as described on Facebook. The show is free and begins at 7 p.m. on Library Square.

On the day of their acoustically minded release, Damnesia, Alkaline Trio will play In the Venue, so it’s not too farfetched to expect a few acoustic renditions of their numerous crowd favorites that span the band’s 15 year career. On their dark leanings, here’s what our music critic Dan Nailen had to say: “Often tagged as Satanists due to their admittedly dark, mostly tongue-in-cheek lyrics through the years, Alkaline Trio have always had a knack for writing insistent rock tunes and delivering solid live shows.” The show starts at 7 p.m. with the Smoking Popes set to open.

Hip-hop converges on Urban Lounge tonight with DopeThought, P-Chill and Lumis on the Now or Never Tour. DopeThought, born Deyshawn Thomas Chapman, is a Salt Lake City native, whose stage name comes from the idea of encouraging dopamine release (happiness) through natural activities rather than substances. So check out some conscious hip-hop for a mere $6 starting at 9 p.m.

And for some pickin’ ‘n’ grinnin’ head over to the Jewish Community Center to hear locals Red Desert Ramblers.


Matteo from Jake Larsen on Vimeo.