Happy Birthday Johnny Cash!
Johnny spent just under 50 years in the music industry. 49 to be exact. Released in 1994, American Recordings was produced by Rick Rubin, who approached Johnny with an offer to be a part of his record label, American Recordings.
Happy birthday to the late, great George Harrison! All Things Must Pass is a triple album that Harrison released in 1970. The album was co-produced by Phil Spector, using his “Wall of Sound” approach. The album was certified six-times platinum in 2001 by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Physical Graffiti is the sixth studio release from Led Zeppelin, released in the UK on Feb. 24, 1975. It was released as a two-record set, which took almost two-years to write and record.
Don’t miss Lord Huron, Sunday, Feb. 23 at The Urban Lounge!
21+, doors at 8 p.m., $15.
Happy birthday to the late Nina Simone! Known as the “High Priestess of Soul” for her stage performances. Simone studied music at the Julliard School of Music, where she became a songwriter and arranger. She wrote the collection of songs that became the standard for her sound. She was a civil rights activist, and after 1964 began including civil rights messages in some of her songs. She passed away on April 21, 2003.
Celebrating the life of Kurt Cobain with our album of the day: MTV Unplugged – Nirvana, recorded almost 21 years ago.
He would have been 47 today. Cobain passed away at the young age of 27 on April 5, 1994. Leaving behind a legacy, little did he know at the time he was blazing a path for future acts and artists just like him.
Cobain will be remembered as one of the most iconic rock musicians in the history of alternative music.
by Troy Williams
How do people overcome feelings of isolation and loneliness in the modern age? It’s a question that consumes Paul Larsen in his new film, Spirituality for the Uninsured. The project explores various spiritual traditions — Buddhism, Christianity, and Native American rituals — to explore they myriad ways humans can reconnect to both nature and each other.
by Troy Williams
Beijing, China not only shares a similar geography to the Wasatch Front, it also shares an air-pollution crisis. Can the two communities come together to find solutions? The University of Utah has invited several Chinese artists to “create artworks, collect images, and explore new creative practices” to address our shared air quality problem. Nick welcomes Mei Mei Chang, Dai Dandan and Kevin Deluca to discuss Beijing-SLC Connect.
Today we celebrate the 74th birthday of Smokey Robinson, one of America’s favorite R&B singers and songwriters. He is well known for being his time with The Miracles and Motown. Robinson was one of the most in-demand writers and producers for Motown, writing hits like “The Way You Do the Things You Do” and “My Girl” for The Temptations. After leaving The Miracles in 1972 Robinson took a year off and announced his solo career with his album, Smokey in 1973.
Robinson was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. Read more…
Lake Street Dive release their new album today – Bad Self Portraits.
With jazz at heart, Lake Street Dive pulls influences from classic rock, country and natural pop, top it off with Rachel Price’s killer vocals and you’ve got one unique sound. The group got together in 2004 and have since evolved into a versatile band, showing that they are just as at home on an acoustic stage as they are in a bar, jazz club or summer festival. Bad Self Portraits shows just how far Lake Street Dive has come since their Fun Machine EP. Pick up your own copy of Bad Self Portraits to brighten up the remaining gloomy winter days!