Edward Sharpe to play Pink Garter

By Jim Stanford on March 18, 2013

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Music fans have been clamoring for this show.

For Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros come May, “Home” will be the Pink Garter Theater in Jackson.

The popular group will play the Pink Garter on May 29. Tickets go on sale at noon Friday.

The 10-member ensemble is best known for the song “Home,” from its 2009 debut album, which became a pop hit and was used for NFL commercials. The group released its sophomore record, Here, to much acclaim last year and is about to release its third album.

The Magnetic Zeros are led by singer-songwriter Alex Ebert. (Edward Sharpe is a messianic character he invented.) Ebert’s solo album, Alexander, on which he played all of the instruments, was one of the best albums of 2011.

Ebert also rallied in support of environmental activist Tim DeChristopher, playing outside the courthouse where DeChristopher was tried for monkey-wrenching Bush-era oil and gas leases. Ebert made a video for “Let’s Win” at the protest.

Coupled with Deer Tick on March 31 and recently announced Ryan Bingham in June, the Garter is giving music fans much to look forward to this spring.

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Deer Tick to play Pink Garter

By Jim Stanford on February 27, 2013

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Mountain Fest weekend is going to end with a bang.

Deer Tick, the young rock band from Providence, R.I., will perform at the Pink Garter Theater on Sunday, March 31. One night earlier, O.A.R. will play a free concert at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort following the PPP.

Fronted by guitarist and singer John McCauley, Deer Tick has a stripped-down, almost retro sound that features strains of country and punk. The group has received a good bit of radio play locally since the 2009 album Born on Flag Day.

Tickets are $18, available online or at the Pink Garter and Pinky G’s.

The theater is about to hit the peak of its winter slate, with the Colorado bluegrass troupe Leftover Salmon performing Sunday and reggae legends The Wailers on March 7.

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Galactic, Hot Tuna headed back to Tetons

By Jim Stanford on November 27, 2012

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In what is fast becoming a winter tradition, the NOLA funk band Galactic will return to play the Knotty Pine on Feb. 20. This will be the group’s third visit to Victor, Idaho, in the last four years. Tickets are $35 and available now on the Galactic website, but go on sale Friday at the Knotty without a service fee.

Living Colour vocalist Corey Glover, featured above, again will accompany the band. Knotty Pine owner Brice Nelson called Galactic’s last visit in March “one of the best nights of music in our 17 years.”

The show is part of the “Freeze Out Tour” that will take Galactic from Mardi Gras in New Orleans across the West to The Fillmore in San Francisco.

The Pink Garter Theater in Jackson also has been fleshing out its winter schedule, with Hot Tuna — the acoustic duo of Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady — on Feb. 15 and slamgrass jammers Leftover Salmon on March 3. Tickets for Hot Tuna go on sale at noon Friday for $35.

The Pink Garter also will host a New Year’s Eve Funkathon with the Colorado rock band Fox Street Allstars for $15.

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Public Enemy tickets on sale tomorrow

By Jim Stanford on November 9, 2012

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From his roots on Long Island, rapper Chuck D emerged in the 1980s as a musical star and champion of social justice.

Believe the hype: Jackson is about to get a major infusion of hip-hop next month, headlined by Chuck D and Public Enemy.

The Pink Garter Theater presents the Hip Hop Gods Classic Tourfest on Sunday, Dec. 9. The James Brown-style rolling revue will feature Public Enemy, nominated this year for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and a rotating cast that includes X-Clan, Monie Love, Schoolly D, Leaders Of The New School, Wise Intelligent from Poor Righteous Teachers, Son Of Bazerk & No Self Control, Awesome Dre, Davy DMX and DJ Johnny Juice.

Tickets are $35 and go on sale at noon Saturday at the theater, Pinky G’s pizzeria, online or by calling 877-435-9849.

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Band of Horses roams Antelope Flats

By Jim Stanford on September 27, 2012

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The musicians from Band of Horses weren’t exactly Shut-In Tourists on their visit to Jackson Hole earlier this summer.

As Aaron Davis reported last week, the group stretched out in Jackson prior to performing at the Pink Garter on July 31. The rockers rehearsed at the theater for three days and enjoyed an off day before joining My Morning Jacket on tour.

The band’s time here bore fruit, as evidenced by the above video of “Slow Cruel Hands of Time,” a track from the latest album, Mirage Rock. Fans also can listen on Spotify to a live version of “Knock Knock,” the lead single from the album, recorded at the Pink Garter (see video after the jump).

While working their new songs into shape, the players ventured into Teton park to strum in the sagebrush. Was there a Ghost on Mormon Row?

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