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This Week's Music Picks Playlist

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Gritty and raw. Those words are often used to describe music, but I don’t usually use them to describe the playlists I compile for Salt Lake City’s music live list.--- While there are usually a few organic songs scattered in the playlists, the scale always seems to tip with synth-heavy sounds.

This week, a week that happens to be perfect for getting back to the basics and getting dirty in the garden, I’ve put together a playlist fitting for any earthy endeavor. As different as Deer Tick’s down-homey track, "Ashamed" is from Khaira Arby’s internationally influenced beats, they both feel like natural expressions of music unadulterated by strong reverb or electronic layers. Electronica certainly has a well-deserved presence in today’s soundscapes, and I’m sure I’ll find a nice home for an electropop tune on next week’s playlist, but this week I’m tipping a hat to the unplugged. Celebrate a tiny bit of refuge from the digital world by plugging in and checking out some of the bands coming to town. 5.9 by katherinmiranda on Grooveshark

5.10

Deer Tick, Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside

The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, 9 p.m.; $18 in advance, $20 day of show

5.11

Suckers

Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), 7 p.m.; $10 in advance, $12 day of show

5.12

Katie Herzig

The State Room, 638 S. State, 9 p.m., $17

5.14

Khaira Arby & Her Band

The Urban Lounge, 9 p.m.; $10

Peter Yarrow at the Peaceful Uprising Benefit

The State Room, 6:30 p.m.; $60, $100 -- includes signed book and CD

5.16

Plants and Animals

Kilby Court, 7 p.m.; $10 in advance, $12 day of show

Dinosaur Feathers

The Urban Lounge, 9 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 day of show

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