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Phoebe Bridgers Delivers a Depressingly Beautiful Album With ‘Punisher’

Phoebe Bridgers released her second solo album on June 18, 2020. (Courtesy of Dead Oceans Records)

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor

June 22, 2020

  On June 18, 2020, Phoebe Bridgers released her sophomore album, “Punisher,” a day earlier than scheduled. In a tweet, Bridgers said, “I’m not pushing the record until things go back to ‘normal’ because I don’t think they should. Here it is a little early. Abolish the police. Ho...

The National Parks Shine on ‘Wildflower’

The National Parks release new album “Wildflower” (Courtesy Bari Lieberman)

By Paige Lee, Arts Writer

June 20, 2020

  As new music is continually released this summer, one notable album at the moment is “Wildflower” by The National Parks. The National Parks are a Provo-based band that have been making music for several years now. As the newest album from the band, “Wildflower” is a blend of several...

The Music Industry Reacts to Racial Injustice

Members of the music industry support the BLM protests that have followed George Floyd's death. (Photo by Magda Ehlers | Courtesy Pexels)

By Gabrielle Klinge, Arts Writer

June 11, 2020

  Members of the music industry speak out against racial injustice in order to spark change in our society. Well-known artists such as Beyonce, The Weeknd and Travis Scott have posted moving statements about the racism that led to George Floyd’s death. Many more musicians and record labels hav...

Escaping Into COIN’s ‘Dreamland’

COIN performs at The Depot on Feb. 20, 2019. (Photo by Kate Button | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor

June 4, 2020

  Earlier this year, on Feb. 21, COIN, an indie-rock band from Nashville, released their third album, “Dreamland.” Known for their upbeat and brightly optimistic anthems, this third album successfully continues the COIN sound that we’ve come to know and love, but they have also branched out...

The Chronicle Playlist: Tunes for a Summer Road Trip

(Photo by: Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle).

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor

May 31, 2020

  The turning of the seasons from spring to summer typically brings warmer weather, but for me, this seasonal change also entails shifts in my listening habits. When I might turn to more grunge and rock artists during the colder months, the sunny warm weather finds me reaching for more pop and ot...

The Nuncheon Sessions: Jumping Into Online Concerts

The Nuncheon Sessions bring the concert to you. (Photo by Wendy Wei | Courtesy Pexels)

By Paige Lee, Arts Writer

May 27, 2020

  The very idea of a virtual series of concerts is fascinating — the very thought of attending a concert from home rather than from a venue is a novel concept to many. The Nuncheon Sessions is one such example of a stay-at-home concert series that blew my mind. The Nuncheon Sessions is broadcast...

The 1975 Search for Meaning on ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’

(The 1975’s “Notes On A Conditional Form” | Graphic by Izzy Schlegel)

By Oakley Burt, Arts Editor

May 23, 2020

  “We had the opportunity to kind of be confident enough to make our most U.K. record and hopefully you guys understand that,” said Matty Healy, The 1975 frontman, while overlooking a sea of fans crammed into The Complex on Dec. 2, 2019. Moments later, the white stage lights illuminating his silhouett...

How local concert venues are staying afloat during the pandemic

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By Paige Lee, Arts Writer

May 4, 2020

  Salt Lake City is far from having a shortage of entertainment for music lovers. Venues like Kilby Court, Metro Music Hall and Urban Lounge have long been providing entertainment for those looking to enjoy music in a fun environment. Places like these have been hosting artists of all types —...

The music of Laurel Canyon: Then and now

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By Oakley Burt, Arts Editor

May 2, 2020

  In the late 1960s and early '70s, a collection of musicians from around the U.S. flocked to the woodsy Laurel Canyon — a neighborhood that has become one of rock 'n' roll’s most mythologized and romanticized locations. High above the city of Los Angeles, tucked behind Sunset Boulevard ...

The streaming era is wonderful for listeners, but not for artists

(Photo by: Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle).

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer

April 27, 2020

  There’s no debating the fact that digital streaming is the primary medium the music industry operates through nowadays. Sure, vinyl and CDs are still very much alive. In fact, vinyl is increasing in popularity almost every year, with 2018 seeing the most vinyl sales since 1988. Physical copies still hold a special appeal — es...

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