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Gearing Up for the Grammys: Best New Artist

Gearing Up for the Grammys: Best New Artist

By Palak Jayswal, Arts Editor

January 18, 2020

  With the Grammys coming up at the end of the month, all eyes and ears from the music industry are focused on the nominees. While we've talked about the Grammys as a whole and the Record of the Year category, perhaps no category is more contentious this year than Best New Artist. This past year we witn...

Gearing Up for the Grammys: Record of the Year

Gearing Up for the Grammys: Record of the Year

By Oakley Burt, Arts Writer

January 15, 2020

  Awards season is officially in full swing, from the American Music Awards to the Golden Globes, and now, music’s biggest night is right around the corner — the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. Airing on Jan. 26, the Grammys boast 84 categories to recognize the achievements of those involved in music creation. As a p...

Burt and Button’s Favorite Albums of 2019

Burt and Button’s Favorite Albums of 2019

By Kate Button and Oakley Burt

December 27, 2019

  For a playlist featuring the albums listed in this article, click here. For more music recommendations from the Daily Utah Chronicle, click here. As 2019 comes to an end, it's time to look back on the albums that defined the year — including our personal favorites. We’re both die-hard music fans, and we’re always counting down the days until new music is release...

Kim Petras — Electrifying at The Depot

Kim Petras — Electrifying at The Depot

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

December 7, 2019

For the second-to-last stop in the United States on her “Clarity Tour,” Kim Petras played for a wildly energetic crowd at The Depot on Dec. 5. With her insane vocal talent that rose above and beyond what her recordings represent and a visually captivating show that few artists could pull off, the...

Gearing Up for the Grammys: The Nominations

Gearing Up for the Grammys: The Nominations

By Palak Jayswal, Arts Editor

December 4, 2019

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards are set to air on Jan. 26 with 84 categories of nominees, and music lovers and fans all over the world are anxiously awaiting the results. Over 1,160 candidates were submitted for consideration in the 2020 awards ceremony. As a review of the music industry and its accom...

Kim Petras Brings The Clarity Tour to SLC

Kim Petras Brings The Clarity Tour to SLC

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

December 2, 2019

Of all the rising names in pop music, there is no one like Kim Petras. After being thrust into the spotlight as one of the youngest openly transgender artists, her popularity as both an independent musician and LGBTQ+ icon has skyrocketed. Now on the North American leg of her The Clarity Tour, Petras...

Vérité Showcases Honest Heartbreak at Kilby Court

Vérité Showcases Honest Heartbreak at Kilby Court

By Kate Button, Arts Writer

November 23, 2019

At a tiny, garage-band style venue, Vérité, an electropop artist from New York, filled the Friday night air with enchanting vocals and captured everyone’s attention through her dynamic stage persona as she took the stage at Kilby Court on Nov. 22. As Kelsey Byne’s musical persona, Vérité explores themes of ...

The Frenetic Energy of EARTHGANG Comes to the Valley

The Frenetic Energy of EARTHGANG Comes to the Valley

By Christopher Payne, Assistant Arts Editor

November 22, 2019

The Complex was hardly two-thirds full when EARTHGANG took the stage, but with the energy shared between the rap duo and the crowd, you’d think the room was twice over capacity. The Atlanta based musicians — Olu (Johnny Venus) and WowGr8 (Doctur Dot) — came to Salt Lake City on Nov. 19 during the...

Artist of the Week: Nick Nash’s ‘Fortress of Gold’ Inspires Reflection and Reconciliation

Artist of the Week: Nick Nash’s ‘Fortress of Gold’ Inspires Reflection and Reconciliation

By Kate Button, Arts Writer

November 20, 2019

  For University of Utah alumnus Nick Nash, music has been a constant force throughout his life. From his undergraduate career as a first-generation student to his current life post-law school, writing, making music and playing shows have consistently allowed him to explore deep emotional truth...

October Arts Desk Favorites

October Arts Desk Favorites

By Palak Jayswal, Christopher Payne, Ray Gill, Kate Button, Weston Wood, Alison Myers, Hannah Keating, Abigail Raasch, Arielle Gulley, and Oakley Burt

November 19, 2019

Palak Jayswal While summer is my seasonal time to read without the nagging feeling that I could be doing 30 other important tasks, fall and winter are my binge-watching seasons. It's far too easy to climb into bed and binge a couple of episodes instead of doing, well, anything else. "Law and Order:...

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