The Daily Utah Chronicle

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 ...

Pop-Cultured: The power of music docs

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By Palak Jayswal, Arts Editor

April 26, 2020

  What is it about documentaries that pull people in? For most people, watching documentaries is a way of learning more about a certain topic, movement, person or idea. Like biographies, what makes documentaries so poignant is the insider look they offer to those who watch them. While there...

The importance of art

“Art lives around us, it’s everywhere all at once — in the literature we read, cinema we watch, architecture we admire and more.” (Photo by Igor Miske | Courtesy Unplash)

By Oakley Burt, Arts Editor

April 24, 2020

  Imagine a world without the arts — a world without any music, film, dance, literature or any of the countless other mediums art exists through. That world is difficult to imagine, as a world without art or culture would be a devastatingly desolate, meaningless and dull one — devoid of the ...

Binge Bytes: ‘Rolling Stone Music Now’

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By Oakley Burt, Arts Editor

April 21, 2020

  When I first started listening to podcasts, I was instantly drawn to the idea of hearing others talk about anything and everything under the sun for an extended period of time. As a society, in many ways, we have moved away from long-form conversations in favor of short, simple and sweet ones...

Pop-Cultured: The Morality of Leaked Music

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By Oakley Burt, Arts Editor

April 17, 2020

  There’s something to be said about the excitement a music listener feels leading up to an album's release. There’s the waiting in anticipation — for what feels like an eternity — since your favorite artist announced the release of their upcoming album. The singles the artist has drop...

50 Years of ‘Elton John:’ The Weird, Wonderful and Songs In Between

Celebrating 50 years of “Elton John” (Cartoon by Isabelle Schlegel | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Oakley Burt, Arts Editor

April 11, 2020

  Happy birthday to Elton John’s smash hit album, “Elton John,” released 50 years ago on April 10, 1970. There are few artists who have achieved the cross-generational appeal and success Elton John has. Throughout his decades-long career, he’s been loved by millions of fans, young and ...

5 Seconds of Summer’s ‘CALM’ Gives a Splash of Life

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By Paige Lee, Arts Writer

April 11, 2020

  In the midst of a global pandemic, 5 Seconds of Summer released an album titled “CALM.” “CALM” contains 12 songs, two of which were already very popular stand-alones long before the full album was released  — “Teeth” and “Easier." Though 5SOS has been an internationally popu...

‘Together At Home’ Series Showcases Music’s Limitless Abilities

By Oakley Burt, Arts Editor

March 26, 2020

  As the nation and many countries across the globe adjust to the new reality of life amidst the coronavirus outbreak, the music industry has taken a significant hit. With concert venues closed and live performances either rescheduled or canceled, musicians — touring or not — are trying t...

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