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Annie Clark of St. Vincent performs at the Twilight Concert Series at Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City, Thursday, August 27 2015. (Chris Ayers, Daily Utah Chronicle)

Live Venue Concerts Returning to SLC

By Brianna Fuller, Arts Writer March 8, 2021

  For those familiar with the local music scene here in Utah, the name Sartain and Saunders brings to mind unique music venues and shows dedicated to the promotion of local, ground-breaking artists....

Daft Punk Concert in 2007 at Dusseldorf. (Photo by Andreas H. | Courtesy Flickr)

Legendary EDM Duo Daft Punk Split After 28 Ground-Breaking Years

By Paige Gardner , Arts Writer March 6, 2021

  Famed electronic music duo Daft Punk announced their retirement in a video at the end of last month. After 28 years of revolutionizing the electronic dance music scene, their curtain has closed. Formation You...

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Playboi Carti Gets Experimental with Punk-rap Record ‘Whole Lotta Red’

By Parker Dunn, Assistant Arts Editor March 4, 2021

  It’s been over a month now since rapper Playboi Carti dropped his long-awaited second studio album “Whole Lotta Red.” Released on Christmas Day of 2020, “WLR” shows Carti embracing...

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TikTok’s Impact on the Music World

By Brianna Fuller, Arts Writer March 1, 2021

  Video-sharing platform TikTok allows users to post their video creations — comedy skits, outfit collages, challenges and more — called "TikToks" for millions of other users to see. A large...

Ariana Grande at the 2020 Grammys. (Courtesy Getty Images)

Ariana Grande’s ‘Positions (Deluxe)’ is the ‘Main Thing’

By Jacqueline Mumford, Managing Editor February 22, 2021

  On Oct. 30, Ariana Grande positioned herself as the leader of the music industry, dropping a surprise album, “Positions,” that jumped to the top of the charts within hours. In 2021, Grande...

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2021 SXSW Online Film and Music Festival Set For Mid-March

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer February 20, 2021

  South By Southwest announced the 2021 lineup for its annual film and music festival on Feb. 10. This year, after the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the 2020 event, the festival will take place across...

Hildur Guðnadóttir, composer of the award-winning soundtrack for

The Chronicle Playlist: Scores That Tell Stories

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer February 19, 2021

  Back in 2007, I got an iPod Nano for Christmas. I then proceeded to spend my entire iTunes gift card on just one thing: the soundtrack to “A Series of Unfortunate Events” by Thomas Newman....

Drumset (courtesty of Eric Openshaw)

The 5 Black Alternative Bands You Need to Know in 2021

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer February 16, 2021

  The alternative rock genre is overwhelmingly white despite the poignant role that Black artists have played in the scene since its conception. The creativity and talent of Black musicians are...

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32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards Nominees Announced

By Heather Graham and Parker Dunn February 11, 2021

  Impactful projects centering on LGBTQ people of color, women, and transgender issues lead the 2021 GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Award nominations, recognizing diversity,...

Hardcover copies of Halsey's collection of poems

Halsey’s ‘I Would Leave Me If I Could’ is Long-Lasting

By Jacqueline Mumford, Managing Editor February 8, 2021

  For years, I was a Halsey-hater. Maybe hate is a strong word. I didn’t love her music, I didn’t despise it. I was indifferent — not changing the station if a song came on, but turning...

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