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Snow Patrol to take Saltair by storm

By Jonny Glines

If you haven’t heard of the alternative-rock band Snow Patrol, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve been living under a rock. It is evidence, however, that there are major disconnections within your music circuit.

Snow Patrol’s low-key, indie-rock sensibilities have spread beyond college campuses to the mainstream. The band has played with some of rock’s choice powerhouses-such as U2-and will play at the 2007 V Festival with the The Killers and Foo Fighters. Luckily for us, Snow Patrol has set out to astonish Utah fans at The Great Saltair tonight.

After releasing such hits as “Run,” “Grazed Knees” and “Chocolate,” the band is here to promote its latest album, Eyes Open. Somber singles such as “Open Your Eyes,” “Chasing Cars” and “Hands Open” have given the band national radio airtime and several TV and film soundtrack appearances. Big and small screen heavy-hitters such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The O.C.,” “House,” “E.R.,” “One Tree Hill,” “Garden State” and “The Last Kiss” have all sampled Snow Patrol music. The songs are gracious, sincere and well crafted. They have a down-to-earth, homey vibe that doesn’t seem overproduced.

On the band’s Web site, lead singer Gary Lightbody wrote that the band is not seeking overbearing popularity.

“There are swaggering bands, bands who are in your face. And then there are bands who get hold of you somewhere else. I think it’s a heart thing, an intimacy thing. Like you know them and they know you. I think we are one of those bands.”

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