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A Tribute to The Civil Wars by The Backyard Revival featuring Paul Jacobson

This one-time special event will include all of your favorite songs by The Civil Wars performed live by Brian Bingham and Sarah Little Drum of The Backyard Revival. The evening will take you on an intimate journey through the nostalgic and eclectic catalog of John Paul White and Joy Williams. Tickets are $15 Presale, and $20 day of.

Location: Alliance Theater in Trolly Square. Free parking. All ages. ADA accessibility. Beer and Cider Cash Bar available for 21+

Doors at 7
Show at 7:30

Tickets here.

Featuring Paul Jacobsen (The Madison Arm, The Lower Lights)

About The Backyard Revival
In the Spring of 2018, Brian Bingham (founder and a long time fan of The Civil Wars) was looking for his “Joy Williams” and Sarah Little Drum came highly recommended. The pair instantly hit it off musically and has been working together ever since.

The Backyard Revival (TBR) is a progressive Folk/Americana band fromSLC, Utah. Best known for male/female duet style vocals and string-centric sound, TBR presents an eclectic show, abundant with toe-tapping originals and creatively interpreted covers! The group features Brian Bingham on guitar/mandolin/banjo/lead vocals. Sarah Little Drum on ukulele/guitar/mandolin/ lead vocals, Zaza VanDyke on upright bass/vocals, and Julliette Camille on fiddle.

The Backyard Revival is bringing the spirit of sound and song to brick streets, backyards, and maybe even a living room near you! For almost 5 years the members of The Backyard Revival have been playing bars, restaurants, festivals, and venues across Utah, and recently completed their first cross-country tour in May 2022. In July of 2022, the band released their first studio album entitled, a long year.

Notable Performances Include: The Gallivan Center (SLC Bluegrass Festival), Ogden Music Festival (OFOAM ‘22), IAMA features (2019 and 2022), The Stateroom, Utah Urban Arts Festival, Utah Arts Alliance, Illuminate Festival, Spring City Folk Festival, Vernal River Fest, and Sofar Denver.

GENRE: Folk, Americana, Progressive Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter

FOR FANS OF: The Civil Wars, Glen Hansard, I'm With Her, Damien Rice, Johnnyswim, Elephant Revival


Dustbowl Revival at The Egyptian Theatre Night 1 of 3

Pushing the boundaries of American Roots Music, Dustbowl Revival performs Thurs - Saturday February 2-4 at 8pm.

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Will Sheff / Okkervil River

John Craigie

Portland, OR-based singer, songwriter, and producer John Craigie adapts moments of solitude into stories perfectly suited for old Americana fiction anthologies. Instead of leaving them on dog-eared pages, he projects them widescreen in flashes of simmering soul and folk eloquence. On his 2022 full-length album, Mermaid Salt, we witness revenge unfurled in flames, watch a landlocked mermaid’s escape, and fall asleep under a meteor shower. After selling out shows consistently coast-to-coast and earning acclaim from Rolling Stone, Glide Magazine, No Depression, and many more, his unflinching honesty ties these ten tracks together

KRCL Presents: The Lone Bellow

Throughout their lifespan as a band, The Lone Bellow have cast an indelible spell with their finespun songs of hard truth and unexpected beauty, frequently delivered in hypnotic three-part harmony. In a departure from their past work with elite producers like Aaron Dessner of The National and eight-time Grammy-winner Dave Cobb, the Nashville-based trio struck out on their own for their new album Love Songs for Losers, dreaming up a singular sound encompassing everything from arena-ready rock anthems to the gorgeously sprawling Americana tunes the band refers to as “little redneck symphonies.” Recorded at the possibly haunted former home of the legendary Roy Orbison, the result is an intimate meditation on the pain and joy and ineffable wonder of being human, at turns heartbreaking, irreverent, and sublimely transcendent.

Dark Star Orchestra

Utah Film Center presents "Hidden Letters" Free Film Screening & Discussion

Utah Film Center is excited to announce our upcoming free film screening of Hidden Letters Wednesday, February 8 at 7 pm at the Salt Lake Downtown Public Library. Presented as part of the Utah Film Center’s Through the Lens Spring Series and in partnership with KUER’s Radiowest, Hidden Letters is a story of two Chinese women trying to balance their lives as independent women in modern China while confronting the traditional identity that defines but also oppresses them. This film is the story of two Chinese women trying to balance their lives as independent women in modern China while confronting the traditional identity that defines but also oppresses them. Join us afterward as KUER's Radiowest host, Doug Fabrizio, hosts a lively discussion with film director, Violet Du Feng via zoom cinematically exploring China’s gender issues as portrayed by this sensitive and stirring documentary.

Sarah Jarosz at The Egyptian Theater Night 1 of 3

Four time Grammy Award Winner Sarah Jarosz performs Thursday - Saturday February 8-11 at 8pm

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KRCL's Music Meets Movies

KRCL's Music Meets Movies returns Thursday, February 9, with the 2017 documentary Living on Soul. Party cocnert film, party behinds the scenes documentary, this film is a celebration of the Daptone Record label.

Cameras were rolling, think The Last Waltz, for the Daptone Family's 2014 historic, sold-out, three night stint at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem. The film highlights the entire roster of musicians through performances and behind the scenes footage celebrating more than just the music, but the family that was Daptone Records. 

Featuring performances from Miss Sharon Jones herself, Charles Bradley, the Menahand Street Band, Antibalas, The Budos Band, Sugarman 3, The Como Mamas, and more!

You may remember the Daptone record released last year, the Daptone Super Soul Revue, this is the docuementary of that historic night of music!

Join KRCL for a night of music on the big screen!

Music Meets Movies
Living On Soul
Thurs, February 9
Brewvies Cinema Pub in Salt Lake
Tickets $10 or 2-for-1 with a KRCL tshirt
(FREE for High Fidelity members!)
One screening only

Tickets at 6:30 / Movie at 7:30

KRCL Presents: Rubblebucket at The Commonwealth Room

“I’ve been coming a thousand years / you could call me the endless fuck,” goes the memorable opening line of Rubblebucket’s Earth Worship, a groove-forward, joyously layered collection of songs which work to dissolve the imaginary lines between the natural world and its human inhabitants. The prolific group’s newest record, it’s an album with renewed shimmer, showcasing Rubblebucket’s intricately sparkling beats, hushed-yet-hooky vocals, and irresistible melodic complexity—a celebration of togetherness, environmental curiosity, and the pleasure in doing what you love. Kalmia Traver and Alex Toth, the group’s front persons, co-writers and co-producers, first began a friendship as jazz students at the University of Vermont. Soon after, they formed Rubblebucket, using the project to delve into pop, funk, dance and psychedelia; performances have spanned Bonnaroo to Glastonbury to their self-curated Dream Picnic Festival, and they’ve collaborated with kindred genre-blenders including Arcade Fire and Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears. But before their musical relationship, Traver and Toth initially bonded over another shared passion: the two were part of UVM’s Sustainable Community Development program.

The Commonwealth Room