Summer Of The Battle Of The Bands

Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds / Slim Cessna's Auto Club with Brain Bagz

Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds' fourth and strongest album yet for In The Red Records, “La Araña Es La Vida”, summons the Mexican muse of The Great Spider Goddess of Teoticuhan, who sprouts hallucinogenic morning glories and protects the underworld, or in Kid’s eyes, the world of underground music. Recorded at The Harveyville High School gym in Kansas, Guitar slinger and singer, the legendary Kid Congo Powers (The Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds), bassist Kiki Solis (Baby Baby Dance With Me, Knife in The Water, Rhythm of Black Lines), drummerRon Miller (Switch Hitter, Up The Academy) are joined by Chicano, Mosrite playing guitarist Mark Cisneros(Medications, Deathfix) on this self-produced ball of wax.

“La Araña Es La Vida” rocks n rolls it’s way thru a planet of Glamazons (Psychic Future), blisters with the tricks of a “Magic Machine” then gets to work out a low rider groove on “Chicano Studies”. Tales of gender bending, disembodied heads, gente from La Puente and even a TCB-era, Elvis-inspired rave up on “Karate Monkey” is merely a smatter of the magic on this platter.

Tour and Talk: Spotlight on Housing

Dive into one of the biggest issues facing our state and how community members can get involved in addressing housing and homelessness. This Tour & Talk will cover:

  • What’s happening with affordable housing
  • What’s happening with the new homeless shelters
  • How wrap around services could play into the picture in Utah
  • How community members can get engaged in these issues

Guest speakers include June Hiatt (Policy Director, Utah Housing Coalition) and Carrie Butler (Policy Director, Action Utah). Plus, get a tour of the Capitol Campus.

This event is free and open to the public. So bring a bag lunch and join us! Space is limited, so please be sure to register:

Book Signing with Author David Habben

It’s the little things that can turn a bad day into a better one. One morning, Sherman’s bad mood takes the form of a literal rain cloud, soaking him and making his mood—and the weather—worse. An unexpected encounter with imaginative children helps Mr. Sherman find the silver lining to his cloud and brightens his day, turning his outlook from pessimism into optimism. ‚Äč The expressive graphic art creates an eye-catching and meaningful story. Readers will be empathetic to Sherman’s woes and uplifted when reminded that the sun does eventually come out again after the rain. Join us in welcoming David Habben to Provo City LIbrary on the evening of Wednesday, June 19th, to discuss and sign copies of his new picture book, Mr. Sherman's Cloud. This event will begin at 7:00 p.m.

I Want My MTV: Utah Film Center Screening

I Want My MTV was supported through our Fiscal Sponsorship program and Artist Foundry.

Post-film Q&A with director Tyler Measom moderated by KUER RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

A touchstone in the lives of millions of young people, as well as a home for musicians and filmmakers to display their frequently offbeat sense of artistic vision, upstart music network MTV burst onto televisions on August 1, 1981. Via a combination of the scrappy handful of young adults serving as hosts, the fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants production style, and the music mini-movies that were the foundation of the original channel, MTV was like nothing Americans had ever seen before.

A nostalgic and thrilling ride, I Want My MTV takes its audience back to the beginning, when the idea of a television channel devoted solely to screening newfangled videos from music’s hottest stars seemed destined for failure. From DEVO and Cyndi Lauper to David Bowie and Madonna, the film provides a peek into how the videos that defined a generation, as well as how the team of young executives—now some of the most prolific and powerful leaders in American media—tasked with growing this seed of an idea, would quickly flourish into a beloved but often controversial cultural juggernaut. Features commentary from StingTegan and SaraFab 5 FreddyJerry CantrellTabitha Soren, and more.

Charly Bliss: Young Enough Tour with Emily Reo

Charly Bliss is an American power pop band from Brooklyn, New York. Charly Bliss is Eva Hendricks (vocals and guitar), Spencer Fox (vocals, guitar), Sam Hendricks (3) (drums), and Dan Shure (vocals, bass). Formed by Eva Hendricks and Spencer Fox in Westport, Connecticut after they met at an indie rock gig in their teens. They were shortly joined by Dan Shure and Eva's brother Sam.

Ritual Talk with Static Replica

Forever Plaid

Once upon a time, there were four guys who discovered that they shared a love for music.  They rehearsed and worked hard, and eventually became the singing and entertaining sensation known as “Forever Plaid”.  On the way to their first big gig, the “Plaids” are broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly.  It is at that moment where their careers and lives end, and the story of Forever Plaid begins.

The production features a cast of locals and is Directed, Produced and Choreographed by Margene Conde and Kenny Nakashima.

Performances are at 7pm with seating beginning at 6:30pm from June 19-22 and 24-26. Tickets are $10 and $12.

Tickets and information:; email

Lilly Winwood

Patty Griffin

Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Patty Griffin performs at the Egyptian Theatre June 19-21st. Known for her stripped-down songwriting style of modern folk and Americana! Widely regarded among the best pure songwriters of this or any other era. See her on our intimate stage.

For more information and to reserve tickets head to our website or call the box office at 855-745-SHOW.