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Upcoming events (and look at our new booths!)

Posted on: June 23rd, 2011 by Alex Powelson No Comments

We got some new booths a couple of weeks ago, so if you haven’t seen them yet then come on over and try one of our new sandwiches too.

There are a lot of great shows coming up in the next two weeks. On Thursday, June 23, Divine Comedy is stopping by Muse again. Friday’s show has Chance Lewis, Apt and other hip hop and electronic acts, and Saturday is Schroeder’s CD release.

Check out our calendar for more upcoming events in Provo, and be sure to support the free Rooftop Concert Series as well; the next show is on July 1.

Rooftop Concert #2 – Meaghan Smith, Mindy Gledhill and Ryan Innes

Posted on: June 15th, 2011 by Alex Powelson No Comments

The headlining act of the second Provo Rooftop Concert was recent Juno award winner Meaghan Smith, a Canadian singer-songwriter who is signed to Warner Brothers Records. Locals Mindy Gledhill and Ryan Innes opened the show for her.

Meaghan recorded this video to promote the show:

And here are some photos and live footage from the show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cgsh6G5qhj4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1LZjdE2_yg

Book on Tape Worm plays last show (until January) at Velour

Posted on: June 1st, 2011 by Alex Powelson 6 Comments
Book on Tape Worm played their “last show until January” at Velour on Saturday, May 28. As you’ll see in the pictures, the bands all played on the floor, surrounded by everyone, and the stage was filled with seats.
Unfortunately, I missed the first hour of the show, so I didn’t get to see Apt, Cory Mon, Cody Rigby and Donnie Bonelli play before The Moth and the Flame. You can check out the #100block tag on twitter to see what some people were saying about the show (and if you’re ever at a show on 100 Block, tag your tweets with #100block so we can find you!)

During their first song, The Moth and the Flame‘s guitarist and lead vocalist Brandon Robbins played a message from his cell phone through his guitar pickups, and he continued to strum his guitar with the phone so the audience could hear a woman’s voice behind the sound of the guitar. Towards the end of the song, he took another cell phone and sang with both of them near the microphone for an additional effect, as you can see in the photos below.

Later on in their set, the audience sang along with The Moth and the Flame, and you can watch a clip of that below:

More photos of The Moth and the Flame:

Book on Tape Worm‘s Scott Shepard prefaced their first song by saying that Book on Tape Worm would be playing all of their songs that night, including some rarely-heard songs. He also announced that thanks to their Kickstarter project, they would be able to finish recording before the three band members (Shepard, Emily Brown and Ciera Black) all part ways for the summer and fall.

(Click on photos to see full size images and scroll through)

 

Book on Tape Worm calls their band “the world’s first lullaband,” and that’s probably the best way to describe their music. Their songs are mostly characterized by beautiful, captivating arrangements and vocal harmonies, and while their music may be able to put you to sleep, it’s not a bad thing. See for yourself: