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This Week's Music Picks Playlist



Of the four, spring is the softest season. And, in Utah, we are usually denied the 3-month stint of perfect 70-degree weather and refreshing April showers for vacillation between snow days and cloudy skies.---

This year’s perfect spring, as unseasonable as it may be, has been a pleasant contrast to the area’s usual longer, harsher winter. In honor of this season’s mild temperament, This Week’s Music Picks Playlist features the softer side of a number of bands with a hard edge.

All right, some of the bands this week, like Rusted Root, have anything but a hard edge; they have velvety contours like a freshly made spring sorbet. But bands like Sleigh Bells, K-Flay and Foxy Shazam can make entire albums of pointed lyrics, rhythms and distortions. On this playlist, you’ll find sunnier and springtime-appropriate soundtracks for a lounge-worthy listen accompanied by cocktails on the patio.
CW 4/11 Playlist by katherinmiranda on Grooveshark

Thursday, 4/12

Sleigh Bells w/ Elite Gymnastics and Javelin

The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, 8 p.m., $20 in advance, $25 day of show

Foxy Shazam, Manic, Cadaver Dogs

Kilby Court, 741 S. 330 West, Salt Lake City, 84101

Friday, 4/13

Hanni El Khatib w/Sundelles and Max Pain & the Groovies

The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, 9 p.m., $8

Rusted Root w/Skinny Lister and Marinade

The State Room, 638 S. State, 9 p.m., sold out

The Revival Tour

The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, 9 p.m., $15 in advance, $17.50 day of show

Saturday, 4/14

RJD2 And Friends

The Depot, 9 p.m., $20 in advance, $25 day of show

Sunday, 4/15

K. Flay

Kilby Court, 7 p.m., $10

Tuesday, April 18

Damien Jurado w/Peter Wolf Crier

Velour, 135 N. University Ave., Provo, 8 p.m., $10 in advance, $12 day of show