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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!

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.

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.

Chance Lewis, Apt, Shawty and the Beast and more

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

On June 24, 2011, Muse hosted a local hip-hop show featuring Chance Lewis, Apt, Shawty & the Beast, Bonus Bandits, Dream Eater, MC Untytled and Al the Golden Child.

Al the Golden Child and MC Untytled started off the show, but I arrived a little late and didn’t get to see them perform.
Dream Eater, Landon Young’s solo electronic project, took the stage next and said, “This is going to be a change of pace, so come closer.” Landon hung the mic cable from his neck and came off the stage to dance during a few songs, and he even got the crowd to sing along to one of them.
Next up, the Bonus Bandits brought “The Don” from The Playground Bandits onstage to rap and dance with them for a few songs. The high point of the Bonus Bandits’ set was a rap about beards, and after the song, the clean-shaven Bandit in a striped shirt told the crowd that his bearded bandmate had been growing his beard for 11 months straight. The Bonus Bandits ended on a high note, and everyone stayed close to the stage in anticipation for the next act.
Shawty and the Beast had more energy than all the previous acts combined, and they fed off of the attention of the crowd to give them a high-powered set. It was obvious that this was who the audience came to see, along with the headlining act of some more local hip-hop favorites, Apt and Chance Lewis.
Apt, who calls himself #kinghipster on twitter, invited the people in the cafe portion of the venue to come watch him by telling them, “all of my hipster friends, you can come in here now.” Apt and Chance Lewis used the free-flowing, collaborative nature of a hip-hop show to their advantage, and wove their songs together along with bringing a few guests on-stage to perform with them including Cody Rigby, Emily Brown and Donnie Bonelli. Cody sang parts of the chorus to one song, and Emily sang the melody on another. Donnie Bonelli, wearing short orange swim trunks, proceeded to make up a rap about Apt’s mother. The final few songs of the night included Apt’s new single, “Apt Is the New Nervous” and Chance Lewis’s “Velour Girls.”

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

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.

Upcoming events

Posted on: May 27th, 2011 by Alex Powelson No Comments

On Friday, Phil Forte will be playing with the Lovecapades and Jesse Hart. Then on Saturday, Prime Time Real Estate, Auditory Disposition, Lycanthrope, Renegade and Camel in the Headlights will be performing. You can always look at our calendar to see what else is going on around Provo.

Check out our videos of Phil Forte and Prime Time Real Estate, and subscribe to our YouTube channel so you can keep up with our videos.

Mindy Gledhill and Meaghan Smith will be playing the next concert in the Rooftop Concert Series on Friday, June 3. In related news about free concerts, the line-up for Salt Lake City’s Twilight Concert Series was recently announced.

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Divine Comedy performed at Muse Music Cafe

Posted on: May 27th, 2011 by Alex Powelson 1 Comment

On Thursday, May 19, BYU’s Divine Comedy performed some sketches at Muse. They kicked things off by throwing out glow sticks to the audience, and then they went right into their skits. Topics ranged from awkward first dates to songs that make terrible things seem ok.

Below are some photos from this event; click to enlarge and use the arrow keys to scroll through.

Jon Schmidt records new music video at Muse Music Cafe

Posted on: May 19th, 2011 by Alex Powelson 1 Comment

Jon Schmidt and Steven Sharp Nelson recorded their new video, Michael meets Mozart, at Muse Music Cafe after bad weather conditions changed their plans to shoot outside in Salt Lake City. The entire video was recorded on Tuesday, May 10.

Check out our photos from the video shoot, and watch the video below:

May 12 & 13 show recap

Posted on: May 19th, 2011 by Alex Powelson No Comments

On Thursday, May 12, Muse hosted a hip-hop show featuring MC Pigpen, Pat Maine, Chance Lewis, Apt, Venom and Arhythmatik.

MC Pigpen is located in Salt Lake City, Utah, and he is working on an album with Pat Maine, also from Salt Lake. Chance Lewis, Apt and Arhythmatik are all located in Provo, and Venom is from Orem.

Then on Friday, May 13, electronic acts Gigawhat and Dream Eater played along with Jason Tidwell and Tess Bybee.