Summer music

OK, listen up fools. Do you anticipate being short on traveling cash and long on summer boredom in the all-too-brief (but gloriously unacademic) space between May 1 and Aug. 28? Are you short on meaningful social interaction and long on multi-sided dice with miniature wizard figurines? Can’t get out of the Valley long enough to join the rest of your college-age, Pabst-swilling, wayfarer-sporting fauxhemian bretheren/sisteren at SXSW this summer? That doesn’t mean you have to spend your summer in the same social insularity that defined your school year — below is a list of concerts that are sure to get you out of the house/basement/cramped apartment and enjoying yourself.

You can sway awkwardly, hands thrust into BDG hoodie pockets, at the Drew Danburry CD release or just lose all self respect at the Paramore concert in the E Center. It’s up to how you’re going to spend your parents’ hard-earned moola. Just be sure to tell your priest, bishop or rabbi about Starf***er, OK?


May 1 Cameron McGill, Drew Danbury CD Release — Velour Live Music Gallery
May 5 Coheed and Cambria — Murray Theater
May 7 Flogging Molly — In the Venue
May 8 Neon Trees — The Rail
May 8 Despite Despair, Lady Boy — Muse Music
May 10-15 Battle of the Bands — Muse Music
May 10 Paramore — E Center
May 11 Toots and the Maytals — The Depot
May 12 Drive-By Truckers — In the Venue
May 13  Frightened Rabbit, Maps and Atlases, Our Brother Native — Urban Lounge
May 14 Drew Danburry, The Continentals, Michael Gross — Kilby Court
May 15 Horse Feathers, Dawn Lendes, Libbie Linton — Kilby Court
May 17 The Tallest Man on Earth, Nathaniel Rateliff — Kilby Court
May 19 Plants and Animals — Kilby Court
May 20 Starf***er, The Continentals (early show) — Kilby Court
May 20 Starf***er, Vile Blue Shades, Palace of Buddies — Urban Lounge
May 22 Cobra Starship — In the Venue
May 22 Vinyl Club — Muse Music
May 24 Angels and Airwaves — In the Venue
May 27 Reviver, Caravels, Despite Despair
May 28 The Heavy — Urban Lounge
May 29 Follow the Earth — Muse Music
May 29 MxPx — The Loft
May 31 Eluvium — Kilby Court Gallery
June 2 The Black Keys — The Depot
June 2 Fruit Bats/ Vetiver — Urban Lounge
June 3 Till We Have Faces — Muse Music
June 3 U2 — Rice Eccles Stadium
June 8 Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa — The Depot
June 10 Sting — USANA Amphitheatre
June 10 Cute is What We Aim For — Murray Super Theater
June 14-19 Summer Battle of the Bands — Velour Live Music Gallery
June 14 The Brian Jonestown Massacre — Urban Lounge
June 16 The Mountain Goats — Urban Lounge
June 22 CocoRosie — Urban Lounge
June 23 Backstreet Boys — Energy Solutions Arena
July 3 Reviver, Despite Despair — Muse Music
July 13 Slick Idiot, Mona Mur, En Esch — Urban Lounge
July 19 Kings of Leon — USANA Amphitheatre
Aug. 13 Jack Johnson — USANA Amphitheatre

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