In House #1679: Death Cab for Cutie & Mates of State in Utah Tonight; DeVotchka Tomorrow Night; New Jim Noir, Viva Voce
Was a time when the cozy confines of Salt Lake City's Kilby Court was an ample space for Death Cab for Cutie, essentially meaning that their northern Utah contingent of followers was such that it fit into your standard two car garage. Everything's bigger for the band these days, though: the label, the ticket prices, and the venues. Thus, the band finds themselves in Orem' s (Orem?) McKay Events Center tonight as part of a bill that also includes the Mates of State. Death Cab's most recent album, of course, was Plans, appearing last summer as their major label debut. Lately, they've been keeping busy touring, sharing a stage with Elvis Costello, that kind of thing.
Death Cab for Cutie
Speaking of the Mates of State, the husband/wife, mother/father, drums/keyboards duo released their first album on the Barsuk label, Bring It Back, in March. Also keeping plenty busy, the Mates recently returned from Austrailia (mate) and are touring with Death Cab (later to be joined by Spoon) through mid-August before convening with labelmates the Starlight Mints for some eastern U.S. dates beginning in mid-September. Also, they put on one helluvan entertaining show.
Mates of State
In House #1679.
Focus: Death Cab for Cutie and Mates of State tonight in Orem, UT, plus DeVotchka plays Salt Lake City tomorrow night, and new music from Jim Noir, Viva Voce, Matthew Friedberger and more.