Digging through records is a great way to discover bands, and this is how I came across La Luz. After procuring La Luz’s It’s Alive from Albatross Recordings and Ephemera, I took it home, dropped the needle and then soon began to uncontrollably gyrate to the surf-soulful sound of the first track, “Sure is Spring.” So, when I found out that La Luz was coming back to Salt Lake on Sept. 10 at Urban Lounge and that they released their new LP, Weirdo Shrine, through Hardly Art on Aug. 7, I felt that it was time to get the particulars surrounding all this excitement from guitarist and founder Shana Cleveland.
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The word in town surrounding tonight’s show has held my firm interest for months, as Tinariwen offer the appeal of the unique and the exotic. Upon entering Urban Lounge, I have slight concerns that the gig may be subject to a low attendance, but the night is still young, and throughout JJUUJJUU’s setup, the curious hip types of Salt Lake are still filing in. This audience represents a broad age range with open minds.
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