2013 Twilight Concert Series Presents BELLE & SEBASTIAN with BLITZEN TRAPPER
Event on 2013-07-18 17:00:00
Gates & Twilight Market open @ 05:00PM
Music begins @ 07:00PM
BELLE & SEBASTIAN
Since being launched on the River Clyde in Glasgow in 1996 the good ship BELLE AND SEBASTIAN has sailed far and wide on the oceans of international indie‐pop, stockpiling a treasure trove of gold and silver records, a loyal legion of fans and critical kudos by the barrel‐load.The current line‐up has been in place for more than 10 years, selling over 3 million albums, releasing a dozen singles and playing countless sold‐out concerts around the world. In 2003, the band collaborated with producer Trevor Horn on Dear Catastrophe Waitress, their fourth gold‐selling record after debut Tigermilk (1996), If You’re Feeling Sinister (1996), and The Boy With The Arab Strap (1998). All three singles from the album reached the UK top 20. Three years later, the band decamped to California to record The Life Pursuit with Beck producer Tony Hoffer, a record that took B&S into the UK album top 10 for the first time and went on to sell more than a half a million copies globally. B&S repeated the formula of The Life Pursuit in 2010 with Belle And Sebastian Write About Love, recording again in California with Hoffer. The latest installment in the illustrious recording career of Belle And Sebastian comes with the release of The Third Eye Centre in June 2013, a gathering of rarities and B‐sides from the past decade.
BLITZEN TRAPPER singer/songwriter/guitarist Eric Earley wrote the group’s sixth full-length album, American Goldwing, during a six-month period of grief in the wake of tragedya death of which I cant speak. The band then recorded most of the release, then went on tour in support of their fifth LP, Destroyer of the Void, all the time knowing that this new record I’d recorded was the real record, the Blitzen Trapper record to come. American Goldwing is Earley trying to hazard a new American nostalgia. The albums subjects, he says, range from drug-running good old boys in the hills, to that final high school dance, to pondering that moment when the one you love walks away and you can’t help but love her anyway. Sonically, American Goldwing delivers heavy guitar riffs and blasting drum fills live side-by-side with plucking banjos and wailing harmonicas. Its muddy slide guitars make you want to shotgun a beer in the shower while listening to the Stones or Joe Walsh.
ALL CONCERTS ARE HELD RAIN OR SHINE.
Performers are subject to change.
at Historic Pioneer Park
300 South & 300 West
Salt Lake City, United States