Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Of Montreal


Imagine a dark venue with fans chatting excitedly. The dimmed lights turn into bright blue lights, and screams ignite the room. The band walks out, with a man in a creepy looking face mask. He says, "Introducing the only man who can't eat steak because the cow comes back to life in his mouth... Kevin Barnes!" And everyone goes nuts as the legendary lead singer in Of Montreal dances on stage.

This performance was unforgettable. There were props, dancers, and visual arts. They twirled umbrellas and reflected pictures on them to make it move with the music. It blended so perfectly. Their music wasn't just fun tunes to listen to, but they shared a story. The style was inspiring and creative. We all experienced a true, genuine group tonight.

King Khan & the Shrines


First off, if you haven't heard of King Khan you are doing something wrong. Just kidding, but really. Look them up. This group of musicians was something really special.

Lead singer, King Khan himself, walked on stage with a flag in hand. The awe-strucken crowd was chanting and yelling at the top of their lungs. It was as though their king had just stepped before them. The music boomed. Madness and excitement erupted.

Fans were reaching for the band members, trying to touch their guitars and give them high fives. It was a worship fest. I understand why though.. the show was incredible! It was a mixture of saxophones, electric riffs, singing, and screaming. Khan's voice reminded me of a modern day Bono. His voice range was more than impressive, and he made it look so easy.

I would definitely see these guys again, in a heartbeat.

Future of the Ghost

Future of the Ghost came in with a bang this week at Urban Lounge. 
The show started with an incredible workout-inspired performance which had the crowd on their feet. Everyone was grooving, laughing, and having the time of their lives.

After the workout, and some killer rap tunes, Future of the Ghost revved up their instruments and continued to turn the crowd into party animals. 

Their rock n roll vibe and memorable stage presence was a joy for everyone. New music was played, with unique sound and lyrics that people can relate to. After all, that's what makes a good band.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Wild Belle

This week Urban Lounge was presented with a band by the name of Wild Belle

Lead singer Natalie Bergman, along with her brother Elliot, absolutely nailed it. The rarity of this sibling-duo band drew in an incredible amount of fans. It felt soulful and folkish at the same time. Their genuineness and lyrical talent were so crystal clear. 

Fans were rushing to the front as the lights dimmed to signal the start of their set. Everyone wanted the closest spot possible. There was an incredible amount of dedication in the room. Natalie noted that they had filmed their recent music video "Another Girl" in Salt Lake City. The crowd went nuts. I'm sure everyone who attended can agree that we'd enjoy seeing these lovelies again very soon.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Break Science

Urban Lounge, one of the greatest venues in Salt Lake City, is home to a lot of bands and musicians. Equipped with a bar, a spacious dance floor, and an all around good vibe this place is definitely happenin'.

This week we had Break Science take the stage and feed our ears with an upbeat electronica sound. The crowd went absolutely wild the second they started playing. People who had been sitting down, enjoying a drink and relaxing, were getting up on their feet to jiggle with the tune. 

These two talented musicians, Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee, came all the way from Brooklyn, NY to share their hip hop beats with a mix of electronic bass. It felt like a dance party, not just a concert. Everyone was feeding off of each other's energy, having the time of their life. Thanks Break Science!