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3/8/11: Local Music - King Niko


By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, Utah – Tuesday, we're bringing more local music into the studio. King Niko has been crowned "Band of the Year" in the 2011 City Weekly Music Awards. The band wants to "make girls dance," but that doesn't mean the members don't take the music seriously. They join us to talk about the hard work of promoting themselves and of course to play some tunes. We'll also check in with local critics about new albums and other bands that are getting attention.

Local Music Picks:

Gavin Sheehan of Gavin's Underground
Best Albums Of 2010, in no particular order

  • Laserfang - Mammoth
  • The Red Bennies - Glass Hands
  • INVDRS - Electric Church
  • Cavedoll - An Enjoyable Tale From A Great Con Artist
  • Fox Van Cleef - Pleasure Junkies
  • The Black Arrows - We've Been Saying So Long For So Long
  • La Farsa - At The Circus
  • Michael Gross & The Statuettes - Telepath
  • The Lazy Waves - The Lazy Waves
  • Dave Chisholm - Radioactive
    Who to watch for during 2011
  • The Plastic Furs
  • The Future Of The Ghost
  • Merit Badge
  • Lindsay Heath Orchestra
  • Top Dead Celebrity
  • Subrosa
  • The Devil Whale
  • The Mollies
  • The Suicycles
  • Holy Water Buffalo

    Jamie Gadette, Morning Host, KRCL 90.9
    Metal and Hard Rock

  • Subrosa
  • Blackhole
  • INVDRS (pronounced Invaders)
  • Eagle Twin, currently touring Europe
  • Bird Eater
  • Gaza
  • Accidente
    Indie and Folk
  • Laserfang
  • Laserfang's Stephen Chai has a solo album in the works
  • The Salt Lake Electric Ensemble
  • Spell Talk
  • The Devil Whale
  • The Future of The Ghost forthcoming
  • Bronco forthcoming
  • Tolchock Trio forthcoming
    Utah County scene
  • Joshua James, signed to major label
  • Isaac Russell, signed to major label
  • Fictionist, in the running to be on the cover of Rolling Stone and to play on the Jimmy Fallon Show
  • Neon Trees are playing Coachella
  • Holy Water Buffalo
  • Desert Noises
  • Parlor Hawk
  • The Vibrant SoundFormer Band of Annuals frontman Jay Henderson is recording new material
  • David Williams
  • Sarah Sundahl, finishing her album with Jordan Badger
    Experimental Indie Front
  • Seven Feathers Rainwater
  • Palace of Buddies
  • Birthquake
  • Lindsey Heath Orchestra

    Dan Nailen, Music Editor, City Weekly

  • The Future of the Ghost
  • Subrosa
  • Cory Mon and the Starlight Gospel
  • Holy Water Buffalo
  • Muscle Hawk
    The Provo Contingent
  • Cory Mon
  • Parlor HawkJoshua James (who is playing in SLC on the 12th I believe)
  • Shark Speed
  • Desert Noises
  • Fictionist (involved in Rolling Stone cover contest right now)

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