2013 Twilight Concert Series Presents MGMT with FOXYGEN ON SALE SAT, JUNE 1ST @ 12PM!!
Event on 2013-09-05 17:00:00
Gates & Twilight Market open @ 05:00PM
Music begins @ 07:00PM
Cosmic forces were at work when MGMT's co-founders, Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser met over ten years ago at Wesleyan University. Drawn together by a mutual love of music and mysticism, the duo signed to Columbia Records in the eve of 2006. On a mission to sprinkle the music industry with unpredictability the band delivered their critically acclaimed debut album, Oracular Spectacular, in 2008. The record garnered the band three Grammy nominations, along with numerous accolades across the globe, including landing at #18 on Rolling Stone magazine's Top 100 albums of the decade. The album was certified Platinum and has spawned three Platinum singles as well. With 2010's Congratulations’ the band took a less electronic approach and unconventional pop structures which reflected the chaotic vibrations of the world. Congratulations debuted at #2 on the US Billboard 200 and #4 in the UK, going on to become one of the most talked about albums of the past decade.
Foxygen is the bi-coastal songwriting duo of Sam France and Jonathan Rado.They are the raw, de-Wes Andersonization of The Rolling Stones, Kinks, Velvets, Bowie, etc. that a whole mess of young people desperately need. They create a sometimes-impressionistic, sometimes-hyper-real portrait of sounds from specific places and times. Yet, it never comes across as anything but absolutely modern music. They bring the manic, freewheeling qualities of an artist like Ariel Pink to those aforementioned influences to make for one of the most refreshing listens of the year. They are the real deal and total savants. Their albums are love letters to vinyl collections. After listening to even a few songs on the duo's album We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, any attempt to define its genre will start a discussion and end with a shrug, maybe "rock and roll?" or "psychadelic?" And that's how things need to be said. More question marks. Less periods. Less declarations. Foxygen knows this, or at least it sounds like they do.
ALL CONCERTS ARE HELD RAIN OR SHINE.
Performers are subject to change.
Tickets for this event will be available Sat, Jun 01 @ 12:00PM MDT.
at Historic Pioneer Park
300 South & 300 West
Salt Lake City, United States