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Music Monday Jan. 22: Sundance Redux

Skylar Grey, Chris Robinson, Michael Franti, Nelly and more


There is so much music happening at Sundance each year that compiling a comprehensive list that fits in the print version of City Weekly (Jan. 18, 2018) is a daunting and frustrating task. Especially ‘cause some events aren’t announced by deadline. Here are some other Sundance events you might wanna hit up:

Can’t Be Stopped (
Although it’s been valid and true since its outset, the significance of graffiti as an art form is still debatable to some who think it’s all about punk vandals. Can’t Be Stopped joins a growing list of documentaries (Wild Style, Style Wars, Infamy, Bomb It, Exit Through the Gift Shop, et al.) that examine and elevate the medium. The film follows the titular Hollywood crew founded by Skate in the ’80s, and how it instilled in a bunch of would-be punks the values of morality, respect and brotherhood. The after-party, hosted by Kosha Dillz, boasts a lineup of Street Profits (Street Jesus & Sam FM), Mr Vandal, Brisk, J Law plus—and this is the greatest typo, ever, barring maybe covfefe: “Surprised Guest MCs.” I’ll bet they didn’t even know they were playing. O.P. Rockwell, 628 Main, Park City, 7 p.m. (doors), free, 21+,

Skylar Grey
The five-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter co-responsible for hits performed by Rihanna and Nicki Minaj performs in her hometown for out-of-town guests. O.P. Rockwell, 628 Main, Park City, 9 p.m., $42, 21+,

An Acoustic Evening with Chris Robinson
The erstwhile Black Crowes frontman plays in Utah so often that he might have a summer or winter home here. Usually, though, it’s with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood—a band that’ll make you forget about them crows, quoth the maven. The Cabin, 825 S. Main Street (Park City), 10 p.m., $60, 21+,

Pixie & the Partygrass Boys

Local bluegrass favorites purvey covers and originals for a snowy hoedown leading into Sundance’s second and final weekend. O.P. Rockwell, 628 Main, Park City, 9 p.m., $10, 21+,


Besides his capabilities as a DJ, Carnage (aka Diamante Blackmon) has one other enviable blessing: Free burritos for life from Chipotle. Doesn’t that make you wanna pirate Ableton Live and see if you can’t compose your own tunes and score the same for yourself? Park City Live, 427 Main St., 8 p.m. (doors), $27.50-$55, 21+,

Michael Franti, Talia Keys
The event by frequent and welcome reggae/hip-hop singer-songwriter Franti and local does-it-all singer-songwriter-instrumentalist Talia Keys is understandably sold out—but it’s Sundance; talking your way past the velvet rope is part of the fun. O.P. Rockwell, 628 Main, Park City, 9 p.m., $80 (sold out), 21+,

Nelly, Fred Matters

Has it really been 18 years since Country Grammar (Universal/Fo’ Reel), Nelly’s debut album? Where does the time go? Although he’s been non-committal about whether or not he’ll release new music (his last album was 2013’s M.O. for Republic), it hasn’t stopped Nelly from taking his catalog on tour. Park City Live, 427 Main St., 8 p.m. (doors), $50-$150, 21+,