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The 2011 Twilight Concert Series Adds Two Supporting Artists
Wild Nothing, August 11
Phantogram, August 18
Salt Lake City, UT: The 2011 Twilight Concert Series producers have just added two more supporting artists to an already impressive summer line up. Wild Nothing will open for Bright Eyes on August 11 and Phantogram will take the stage before Ghostland Observatory on August 18.
Wild Nothing is the solo project of Virginia-born Jack Tatum, whose music is the product of an “unhealthy obsession” with nostalgia. Equal parts teenage wasteland and inexplicable regret, Tatum’s songs are the kind that could only be made by the young at heart. Unlike the current herd of one-man bedroom bands, Tatum creates complex textural environments that aim and deliver more; melodies that yearn to stay with you; warped interpretations of Johnny Marr’s guitar work; and The Cure’s careful synth arrangements. The distinctive sound is dreamy, catchy, and intriguing.
Phantogram’s music sounds as though it is urban-based, despite the fact that the band calls the town of Saratoga Springs, NY home. Electronic loops, hip-hop beats, shoegaze, soul, pop—each finds its way into their music. Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel, the duo that make up Phantogram grew up in the nearby town of Greenwich and have flourished in Saratoga. They drive almost every day to a barn they call Harmony Lodge to write and record. Serving as their homemade studio/practice space/think-tank/bat-cave, the barn is equipped with various samplers, tapes, records, synths, drums, and both percussive and stringed instruments. It’s here that Phantogram allows their natural surroundings and metropolitan influences to meld together and create the beautiful, beat-driven dreamlike pop songs that appear on their 2010 release, Eyelid Movies.
The free Thursday night concert series has become one of the most anticipated summer events in Salt Lake City, boasting some of the music industry’s most innovative artists. Last year, each concert averaged 30,000 visitors at its new location in Pioneer Park.
To complement the music, the Twilight Market offers a variety of food, beverages and locally made crafts. The Twilight audience can enjoy artists' work and purchase handcrafted items such as jewelry, clothing, soaps, and ceramics.
The 24th annual season kicks off July 14. The Twilight concerts are free, Thursday evenings from July 14–August 25 at Pioneer Park (350 West 300 South). Gates open at 5pm and music begins at 7pm. Seating is first come, first served, and a person must be present at all times to reserve seating. Standing room only in the immediate stage area; no chairs or blankets in the immediate stage area. No alcoholic beverages can be brought into the venue. Beer and wine are available for purchase on-site. No smoking. No pets.
For artist details, photos, information and updates visit www.twilightconcertseries.com
2011 Twilight Concert Series updated schedule:
July 14: Explosions in the Sky / No Age
July 21: The Decemberists / Typhoon
July 28: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros/ Support Artist TBA
August 4: Thurston Moore / Kurt Vile and the Violators
August 11: Bright Eyes / Wild Nothing
August 18: Ghostland Observatory / Phantogram
August 25: Lupe Fiasco / Support Artist TBA
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