Musings of Provo (Our Blog)

News on Battle of the Bands and some local Kickstarters!

Posted on: November 12th, 2011 by Alex Powelson No Comments

I apologize for not updating this in a long time! There is a lot going on in Provo music right now, so I should be back to posting updates more regularly after this. First off, our battle of the bands starts next week:

Have you heard Chance Lewis’s big announcement yet?

There are a few local bands with Kickstarters that are all worth checking out:

Baby Ghosts – they covered The Sonics at one of our Halloween shows and it was AWESOME! They also dressed up as characters from the movie Ponyo. I will post pictures ASAP.

The Archer’s Apple:

The Rooftop Concert Series (already fully funded, but it is still active for almost another month!)


In other news, The Moth & The Flame played a sold-out album release show on 11.11.11, and they have another one scheduled for 11.14.11. Congrats guys – and the album is great. SLUG’s podcast, Soundwaves from the Underground, previewed some of the album in Episode 18. Check it out!

Pick up a copy of The Student Review!

Posted on: September 22nd, 2011 by Alex Powelson No Comments

The Salt Lake Tribune wrote about The Student Review relaunch and had this picture to go along with it – they’re all standing right outside of Muse! We are very excited about The Student Review, and we have a stack of them in Muse if you haven’t picked up your copy yet. Alex Wiberg, the blogger behind Muse, also wrote an article about Provo music. Head on over to their website to learn more about The Student Review.

The Dinner and Bikes Tour is stopping by Muse on Saturday, Sept. 17

Posted on: September 16th, 2011 by Alex Powelson No Comments

Because of the BYU vs. U of U game, we will actually be having brunch at 11 instead of dinner. You can read everything about the Dinner and Bikes Tour on their website, but I, your friendly neighborhood blogger, just want to say that I saw them the last time these guys came through (I think it was a year ago) and it was awesome.

This time around, they are bringing a vegan chef (Joshua Ploeg) to make a meal for everyone; so, tickets are between $10-20 and this includes the meal. Joe Biel will have a collection of Microcosm zines (which I saw last time: AWESOME!) and will be showing clips from his upcoming documentary about bike culture. Elly Blue will be speaking more about bike culture and about other bicycling issues; it’s very informative and will help show how we can make Provo more bicycle-friendly.

Please stop by for an entertaining and informative morning – Facebook event

Jon Schmidt will be performing here on Wednesday, September 14

Posted on: September 11th, 2011 by Alex Powelson No Comments

Jon Schmidt is returning to Muse, where he shot his latest video “Michael Meets Mozart,” to play a show on September 14. Tickets can be purchased here on our website ( for $16 in advance. Tickets will be $18 on the day of the show. Check out our blog post from May to see exclusive photos from the video shoot.

Jon Schmidt tickets for September 14 at Muse Music Cafe – $16


New sandwich bread and art in the cafe

Posted on: September 11th, 2011 by Alex Powelson No Comments

We now have fresh, homemade bread for our sandwiches. You can also buy a piece of toast for $1 or toast and tea for $2.50.

It is delicious!

Radiation City (from Portland) stopped by on their nationwide tour

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

Rachel Slawson, His Name Is Simon and Don Juan all played on August 11 as well. Below are some photos from the show; click to enlarge and use the arrow keys to scroll through. (Check our Facebook page for videos tomorrow, and be sure to like us!)

To this week… and beyond!

Posted on: August 10th, 2011 by Alex Powelson No Comments

On Wednesday, August 10th, we are hosting a ward dance party for the first time. If your ward is interested in having a party here too, contact us!

Then on Thursday, Radiation City from Portland, Oreg. is playing with His Name Is Simon and Don Juan [Facebook event]. Listen to some of Radiation City’s songs below:

His Name Is Simon and Don Juan are both relatively new bands, but Don Juan has already been getting some praise on Twitter:

Side Dish’s tenth anniversary show is on Friday, and Super Hero and Fatigi will be playing as well. Just in case you forgot, Fatigi won our summer battle of the bands, and they’re the band featured on our home page.

Tara Craig (from Austin, Texas) performs Saturday with Janey Lyon and Whitley Collier. Janey and Whitley are both located in Utah, and all three artists play sweet folk music.

Rooftop Concert Series: The Abbey Road Show

Posted on: July 6th, 2011 by Alex Powelson No Comments

The Provo Rooftop Concert Series takes place on the first Friday from May-October. For the July concert, a bunch of local musicians got together and covered The Beatles’ album, Abbey Road, from start to finish.

Click on photos to enlarge and scroll through with the arrow keys.

June 27, 2011 – Brinton Jones and Joshua James at Muse

Posted on: July 6th, 2011 by Alex Powelson 2 Comments

Thanks so much to Brinton Jones (of The Devil Whale) and Joshua James (on Northplatte Records) for playing this show.

Emily Brown’s farewell show

Posted on: July 3rd, 2011 by Alex Powelson No Comments

Emily Brown set up a stage and decorated the Paul Ream Wilderness park for her farewell show before she leaves to do a semester abroad in London. She had her friends Alex Powelson, Maddison Colvin, Kathleen Frewin, Cody Rigby and Jennifer Blosil open the show for her.

Click photos to enlarge and scroll through using the arrow keys.

Photos by Alex Powelson (first color photos) and Trevor Christensen (starts at b&w photos)