Twilight Recap: Blind Pilot

 

There’s something to be said for a single event having the ability to bring people of various ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles together. Concerts are a prime example of this phenomenon, sparking solidarity over the love and appreciation of a specific artist and their music.

Setting the Stage

Last Thursday evening, Salt Lake City locals began to stream into the Gallivan Center eager to see Blind Pilot, Foxwarren and The Hollering Pines. Anticipation rose throughout the night as each band played their set to an ever-growing crowd. Families sat together in the grass, dancing and swaying to the beat. Young adults casually bobbed their heads, careful not to spill their local brews and food truck bites. Just right of the stage, trash pong was a hit with old and young alike. The surrounding office building windows sparkled in the setting sun as it fell between the downtown skyscrapers, and the Walker Center Tower was lit just as Blind Pilot appeared on stage.

From concert to community

The cheers from the crowd were soon drowned out as Blind Pilot began their first song. Each instrument flowed together in perfect harmony: Israel Nebeker on guitar and vocals, Ryan Dobrowski on drums, Luke Ydstie on drums, Dave Jorgensen on trumpet, Kati Claborn on guitar, and Ian Krist on percussion. As the band played on and the night drew to a close, the mass of concert attendees became a community. When the show ended around 11pm, we all streamed out back into the streets of downtown Salt Lake. Everyone a little more united with the people walking next to them, connected by the joint experience of that one night.

-Written by Victoria Barrera

-Photos by Sage Holt

2019 Twilight Concert Series Kicks off

The 2019 Twilight Concert Series kicked off with Hippie Sabotage, Xylo, and Tishmal this past Saturday at the Galivan Center downtown. Kuteradio.org was thrilled when we heard that our partners at S&S took it upon themselves again to save the annual summer concert series this year!

Gallivan Center

This is the first year the concert series has come to the Gallivan Center. The change in location is ultimately for the better for the summer series. The Gallivan Center did exponentially better than Pioneer Park in terms of handling that many people for the sold out show. In addition, they have done a lot to make the Gallivan center a unique outdoor venue experience. They were lawn games in the mix, like giant pong and giant checkers, which was a fun interactive addition.

Hippie Sabotage

Hippie Sabotage came on around 8:30, treating everyone who came out to hear some fat beats to a clinic. We loved the crowd that showed up for the show. Everyone was having a good time at the new venue. There was a really big >21 presence at this particular show, but the younger generation still showed up and expressed themselves through costumes, outfits, body art, etc. Lots of community members came out for the show, and I ended up running into an old homie sporting some sick face-paint.

Looking Forward

We’re really looking forward to the rest of the Twilight Concert series this summer. There is a lot of diversity when it comes to the artists they are bringing out. All of the Hip Hop Heads of Salt Lake are certainly looking forward to seeing Vince Staples, Leikeli47, and local producer Concise Kilgore on August 8th! Thanks again to S&S for presenting the 2019 Twilight Concert Series and partnering with us to give our listeners the opportunity to see these shows for free!  Stay up with K-Ute on our social medias for ticket giveaways to all the next Twilight Shows and more S&S sponsored shows. Don’t forget to come say whats up at the U of U Student Media booth this Thursday for Blind Pilot at the Gallivan Center where we’ll be giving away even more free tickets and making connections with all of our fans!