The Word

Moving at the Speed of Sound:
A music and poetry event
Feb. 28, 3 p.m.

Salt Lake Public Library (210 E. 400 South)

If you’re looking for something a little bit different from all the club shows and concerts rolling through town in the next few months, the City Library is the place you want to be. The library will be hosting numerous events throughout spring, and what better way to get yourself acclimated than with a music and poetry event starring local talent?

The Poet Michele (Michele Dalton) is headlining this event, which mixes poetry, drama, a capella and just about anything else these artists might be able to think of. Dalton will be accompanied by Phread, a local performance poet; Misty River, a musician playing her unique brand of melodic folk; and Eileen McCabe, a local writer and poet. These four performers will offer their own unique take on life, and it’s a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

We Shot The Moon
Feb. 28, 7 p.m.
$10 (plus $2.75 service fee)
Kilby Court (741 South Kilby Court)

We Shot the Moon is the kind of band Kilby Court was built for. The band plays a mellow, indie-rock style brand of music, and although they are not wholly original, We Shot the Moon is still remarkably easy on the ears. Having been a band for just under two years, We Shot the Moon has already accomplished more than a lot of bands twice their age. The band released Fear and Love last year and gained a respectable following on the road, playing more than 300 shows in 2008 alone. The band finished tracking a new full-length album in late January and is already back in the van, giving a little taste of what the new record, tentatively titled A Silver Lining, will sound like. The catchy hooks and big melodies should be more than enough reason to head down to Kilby Court this weekend, but just to sweeten the deal, Big Surrender and Black Hounds are opening the show.

Eagle Twin
March 4, 10 p.m.
Price TBD
Urban Lounge (241 S. 500 East)

If the names Gentry Densley and Tyler Smith mean nothing to you, I suggest you start doing your homework. These two have played in some of the most influential bands to come out of Salt Lake City in the past 15 years. Densley’s résumé includes stints in the mighty Iceburn, Ascend, Form of Rocket and Smashy Smashy while Smith has put in time in Clear, The Kill and now plays drums in Form of Rocket. They have been playing together as Eagle Twin for the past few years, but live shows were few and far between while both filled their time with other projects. The band just finished recording their debut for Southern Lord records and will unleash the fury of their new material at the Urban Lounge next week. Eagle Twin has several shows scheduled over the next few months, so be sure to clear your schedule at least once to see them8212;this band never, ever disappoints.