The 1975 - SOLD OUT
Ages: All Ages
Time: 7:00pm
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THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
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With special guests:

Palewaves and Colouring

Before Matty Healy could go forth and do battle with the world again, he had to get the small matter of doing battle with himself out of the way first. The 17 songs on The 1975’s new album I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it give some hints as to what that battle involves. But really, who knows what goes on in Matty’s head? Confidence, anguished self-doubt, morbid introspection, and ceaseless self-laceration surely play a part; as do arrogance, urgency, passion, panic. Add to that ambition, exhaustion, elation, and dejection. A member of the band’s inner circle has remarked: “Matthew has what every great frontman has: a massive ego and extremely low self-worth. That’s great for a frontman. For a human being’s mental health, though, it’s debilitating. His confidence is sky-high but wafer-thin. He has amazing self-belief and resilience, and a huge work ethic, but all of that is shadowed by a darker side.”

When Matty sings “If I’m lost, then how can I find myself?” on the new track “If I Believe You,” his fans will identify at once. The relationship between The 1975 and its fanbase is built on an empathic, almost telepathic understanding. It helps explain why the band’s gigs have the fervor of a revivalist meeting; and why they remain conscious of the vital part their fans play in everything they do. The thought of being aloof pop icons inaccessible behind a velvet rope is anathema to them.

“We’ve got fans, and then we’ve got fans,” Matty says. “Why would you want to feel above that? So much of the power in what we’re trying to do comes from their emotional involvement in and understanding of the way I feel things. I’ve never dramatized or fetishized the reality of addiction or flirted with the idea of suicide and subjects like that, but nor have I shirked them, and I think that’s why they relate to us. I’m convinced that what people really want to invest in when it comes to music is something they can genuinely identify with. Otherwise, what? It’s a backdrop to our lives? Music is more than that. It’s everything.”

School friends Matty, Adam Hann, George Daniel, and Ross MacDonald formed The 1975 in the English town of Wilmslow, south of Manchester, in 2002. Upon emerging ten years later with the Facedown EP, it was instantly clear that this was a band that was going to be controversial, even problematic, for some. Their sound was unashamedly glamorous (one of Matty’s favorite words), the lyrics heart-on-sleeve, spill-your-guts confessional, and the music brazenly diverse. In their frontman, they had a singer who saw live performance as a precipice just asking to be jumped from. Matty’s head might be a mix of impenetrable fog and startling lucidity, but he has always been totally clear about the primacy of unabashed charisma and fierce commitment in the makeup of a lead singer. Never apologize has long been the band’s mantra.

When The 1975’s debut entered the UK album chart at No. 1 in September 2013, it cemented in their minds the sense that, if the band were to mean anything, they had to stick to their guns, trust their instincts, and resist outside interference. Ten years of raised hopes, broken promises, and false starts had hardened the four friends, and now, with the prize suddenly within their grasp, they weren’t about to change tack. That old “they sound too different from one song to the next” response had been thrown back at their detractors after all; and, as the saying goes, he who laughs last laughs longest. As Matty says with real fire, such attitudes strike the band’s generation as prehistoric. “The historic adherence to one type of anything is so pointless,” he adds. “My generation consumes music in a completely non-linear way, and we reflect that because that’s how we create. Fifteen-year-olds are listening to A$AP Rocky but also to something way over on the other side from that. Why create one type of music when nobody consumes one type of music?”

That’s not an official manifesto, but as I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It demonstrates, it could be. Who else but The 1975 would follow the pop-perfect FM-radio groove and arch, self-knowing lyrics of “She’s American” with “If I Believe You”? The latter song billows with gospel choirs, cascading harp, and haunting trumpet: a devotional hymn of tormented, existential inquiry. More cautious bands would have buried “If I Believe You” at the end of the album. Not The 1975, and they’re right; placed as it is, the song is devastating precisely because of the contrast.

The band’s beloved ’80s sonic palette dominates the new songs, with echoes throughout of Peter Gabriel, Scritti Politti, INXS, Hall & Oates, and Tears For Fears; but there are other reference points that darken the brew — both “Lostmyhead” and the title track have a Sigur Rós-like expansiveness and complexity — testament, as is the whole album, to the role played by George Daniel, a sonic architect of extraordinary inventiveness and ambition, with whom Matty wrote the album.

Matty, Ross, Adam, and George have made an album of breath-taking scope, ambition, depth and beauty. It’s an album that will come to define 2016, and be looked back on as a game-changer. On one level, Matty sort of knows this. For him to 100 percent believe it, though, well, that wouldn’t be Matt Healy? The question is, would we have it any other way?

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TRANSMIT
Ages: 18+
Time: DOORS AT 7:00PM
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GA: $35+
VIP: 70+
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FEATURING:

Dada Life
‘The Compound: Evolved’ Tour

More artists TBA..

We’ve dialed in the frequencies and the signal strength is at the perfect level, Transmit is back on air! Our annual broadcast has returned, plus we’re bringing some special guests with us… none other than the banana munching champagne chugging duo DADA LIFE! Prepare for the air to be buzzing with positive vibrations and unified sounds as we unite at The Saltair this Spring. More details coming soon.

LOCATION:
The Great Saltair
12408 W. Saltair Dr. Magna, UT
18+ entry / 21+ Bars (WITH ID)

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Russ-The Wake up Tour
Ages: ALL AGES
Time: DOORS 7:00; SHOW AT 8:30
Ticket Prices:
$31.50 Adv / $36 Day Of
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“I’ve been at this shit nine years and now they start to call,” Russ sings on his breakout single, “What They Want.” Don’t confuse this as idle boasting from the eclectic Atlanta phenom; it’s a reminder that his rapid ascent was anything but accidental.

As the truism goes, there are 10 years of hard work behind every overnight success. In an industry filled with plants and manufactured hype, Russ did it all himself. No deep-pocketed managers funded his ascent. No co-signs propelled his rise.

Since 14, the Atlanta native has dedicated himself to music with a passion you usually only see in Tour De France champions and fictional whaling captains. His music boasts the diverse tastes of someone who grew up everywhere: New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Kentucky and Ohio, and eventually Georgia.

You can detect those regional influences in his hooks of the artists he grew up with—a rich gumbo that resembles 50 Cent passing blunts with Jim Morrison; The Allman Brothers jamming with Drake; The Beatles with George Martin swapped for Outkast.

Early in his teenaged years, his family eventually settled 20 miles outside of Atlanta. Around that same time, he began making beats. Towards the end of high school, he picked up a mic, and taught himself how to play the piano, guitar, and drums. After dropping out of Kennesaw State as a freshman, Russ formed his DIEMON Crew. They shot their own videos, made their own merchandise, and mostly recorded in isolation. At the age of 23, he’s emerged as a DIY pioneer.

When most of his peers mimic the most popular disposable art, Russ has created an uncategorizable style—one almost as brilliantly alien as history’s finest ATLiens. No exact analogues exist. Russ doesn’t slip back and forth from hyper-melodic inspirational guitar anthems to raw East Coast hip-hop—they’re all effortlessly combined in the same song. There are hints of hammock-rocking reggae, whiskey-soaked Southern rock, and soul-scarred R&B. No gimmicks, just eclectic fusion at its most advanced.

Russ made all the beats. He wrote all the raps and the hooks. He engineered and mixed and sang the songs, played the guitar, programmed the drums, and delved deep into his soul to figure out who he is and what he wants out of life. Then he wrote manifestos like “Do It Myself” to outline the road map for others to follow.

This is heartfelt, truthful music for self-empowerment. Real soul. It’s hard but melodic, sophisticated but with a direct emotional message. There is a quote from the Alchemist, “and, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Russ internalized that message, actualized it, and now, this story’s really about to begin.

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X96 Toyota BASH Concert Series featuring AFI & Circa Survive
Ages: All Ages
Time: Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm
Ticket Prices:
$9.60-$32
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RANCID and DROPKICK MURPHYS From BOSTON To BERKELEY Tour
Ages: ALL AGES
Time: DOORS: 5:30
Ticket Prices:
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017
$37.50 - $40
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RANCID AND DROPKICK MURPHYS

ONSTAGE TOGETHER FOR JOINT ENCORE

With special Guests:

THE SELECTOR

KEVIN SECONDS (OF 7SECONDS)

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DAS ENERGI FESTIVAL 2017
Ages: 18+
Time: DOORS AT 5:00 PM
Ticket Prices:
2 DAY TICKETS STARTING AT $100
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Das Energi 2017

August 18th & 19th 2017

PASSES ON-SALE SOON!

There are those brilliant moments in life where you start to feel the butterflies, you can’t help but catch your breath and you start to notice the goosebumps on your arms. In that moment everything is perfect and simple, your heart feels whole and you could almost touch the electricity flowing in the air. That moment, that feeling, is the same current that fuels Das Energi, it’s the current that connects us all.

This Summer you’ll feel the electricity charge and grow as we venture deeper. You’ll feel the energi flowing through each and every dancer with connecting frequencies. When the vibrations enter your soul, and the visuals stimulate your inner being you too will begin to emit the same energi. Then, once we reach the highest frequencies, you’ll feel the current of Das Energi flowing within your soul and all your stress and anxieties will dissipate, being replaced with a pure pulsating bliss…

Das Energi, the current that connect us all.

LOCATION:
The Great Saltair
12408 W. Saltair Dr. Magna, UT
18+ entry / 21+ Bars (WITH ID)

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Parking: $10 Cash Only
DAS ENERGI FESTIVAL 2017
Ages: 18+
Time: DOORS AT 5:00
Ticket Prices:
2 DAY PASSES STARTING AT $100
Addl' Info:

V2 Presents:

Das Energi 2017

August 18th & 19th 2017

PASSES ON-SALE SOON!

There are those brilliant moments in life where you start to feel the butterflies, you can’t help but catch your breath and you start to notice the goosebumps on your arms. In that moment everything is perfect and simple, your heart feels whole and you could almost touch the electricity flowing in the air. That moment, that feeling, is the same current that fuels Das Energi, it’s the current that connects us all.

This Summer you’ll feel the electricity charge and grow as we venture deeper. You’ll feel the energi flowing through each and every dancer with connecting frequencies. When the vibrations enter your soul, and the visuals stimulate your inner being you too will begin to emit the same energi. Then, once we reach the highest frequencies, you’ll feel the current of Das Energi flowing within your soul and all your stress and anxieties will dissipate, being replaced with a pure pulsating bliss…

Das Energi, the current that connect us all.

LOCATION:
The Great Saltair
12408 W. Saltair Dr. Magna, UT
18+ entry / 21+ Bars (WITH ID)

Connect to the ENERGI:
Twitter: @V2Presents @DasEnergiFest
Instagram: @V2Presents @DasEnergiFestival
#DasEnergi #DasEnergi2017 #V2Presents

Parking: $10 Cash Only