The Word

By Makena Walsh, Red Pulse Contributor

La Farsa
Aug. 28
7 p.m.
$7
Kilby Court (741 S. 330 W.)

Local rock act La Farsa rocks bilingually8212;in English and en Español. Formed fairly recently, the group has been hard at work promoting the June release of its Unbraidable EP and securing a spot on KRCL’s Breakfast Jam program as well as X96’s Live and Local. La Farsa is currently hard at work on their next record, which they plan on supporting with a nationwide tour.

GZA
Aug. 29
8 p.m.
$15
Urban Lounge (241 S. 500 E.)

The GZA (aka: “the Genius,” aka: “Gary Grice”) is no stranger to the rap game. While best known for his crucial role in the Wu-Tang Clan, the Genius has been brandishing his notoriously intelligent rhymes since the late ’80s with fellow Wu-Tang members RZA and ODB under the group All In Together Now. Riding on the buzz surrounding the trio, Grice secured a deal with Cold Chillin’ Records to release the first of his five solo releases: 1990’s Words From the Genius. 1993 saw GZA’s participation in what many deem the seminal record of that decade: Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). The rest is hip-hop history.

Bob Dylan
Aug. 31
7:30 p.m.
$49.50
Deer Valley Resort (2250 Deer Valley Dr., Park City)

If you are unfamiliar with the story of a young man from Hibbing, Minn., named Robert Zimmerman, there is a serious gap in your popular culture education (I recommend starting with Martin Scorsese’s documentary of the man: “No Direction Home”). Long story short, Dylan is one of the major figures (artistic or otherwise) of the latter half of the 20th century. Sure he’s recently made some “interesting” artistic decisions (his book, Chronicles, was bad but the Cadillac commercial was worse)8212;but that’s the beauty of Bob Dylan: he can do whatever the hell he wants.

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