We're halfway through the month and the release shows are picking up as bands look to be getting albums out before the holiday happens. Local music isn't that bad of a gift if you love what you listen to. We have five to chat about today, three of which are having album-release shows. We'll start with Mr. Vandal
, an SLC producer who has been creating his own brand of dirty dubstep and hip-hop music since 2011. He has released three EPs so far, the most recent of which was the Assassination
EP from October 2013. His fourth EP, Rude
, was quietly released last week for $4 on Bandcamp
Next up we have the debut album from The Wednesday Lion
. This is an SLC-based project from musician Drew Harris that features a rotating cast of contributing musicians. They’ve created an alternative-folk
sound that leans more to the easy-listening side of things. The Wednesday Lion’s self-titled debut album features James Thomer and Derek Pinnell as the session musicians, and was mastered by Jeremy Harris of Kid Cadaver. You can download it for $7 on Bandcamp
Moving onto release shows, on Saturday at Bar Deluxe, we'll see the latest album from The Chickens
. The six-piece acid-jazz band from SLC have been together for roughly five years now, and are known for making their live shows an interactive event. I still have fond memories of Brad McCarley dancing in a white suit while eating KFC onstage during a show at The Urban Lounge. Their latest release, Beyond the Starhole
, will be released tomorrow night at Bar Deluxe, and Swantourage will open the show. Tickets are only $6, and the doors open at 9 p.m.
And finally, on Wednesday, Dec. 17, we’ll see the latest album from September Say Goodbye
. This is a six-piece alternative band from Logan who have
made the effort to travel beyond Cache County and make a name for themselves in Provo and SLC. The band released an EP in September 2013 called You’re Lucky It’s the Weekend
, but since it could be purchased only on Big Cartel and wasn't available in a digital format, the album didn’t get much play. The band will be releasing their first full-length album, which as of this post the band still
don’t have a title or artwork for! So those of you going to their release show at the Whittier Community Center next week will be in for a surprise on multiple levels. As soon as we have more info, we’ll post about it here. The group My New Mistress will be opening the show. Tickets are just $5, and the doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Love music, head out and buy local