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It's About Foggin' Time
Fog Comes to Utah After Three Years of Subliminal Fan Worship

By Brent Sallay
Concert Preview:
OK Ikumi, Chaz Prymek and Emilio & Jen
Sunday, April 2 at 7:30pm
Kayo Gallery
315 E. 300 South
Salt Lake City
Orion's and Graywhale

It's about time that I introduced the lot of you to Fog. You see, Salt Shaker (or RED Magazine, The Salt Shaker's decidedly less salty predecessor) has a fairly long history with Fog, or Andrew Broder, as I would assume his mother calls him. Here's a quick rundown:

In 2003, there was the first (and coincidentally last) installment of RED's “Takin' it to the Streets,” a simultaneous homage to both the Doobie Brothers and “Jay-Walking,” in which a panel of four other people I know easily favored cuts from Broder's “Modern Hits” EP over three bands that suck when compared to Fog.

Then there was the end of 2003, when we placed “Ether Teeth” at no. 17 on our coveted list of the top 25 albums of the year. Now, I know that might not seem very high to you, but keep in mind that this is a very coveted list, and even making it at all is an honor. Know who's never made it on the list not even once? The Beatles. So yeah, 17 ain't sweating it.

Then there was March of 2005, when I wrote an overly long, arguably justifiably gushing five-star review of 10th Avenue Freakout, in which I did nothing short of hailing Broder as the second coming of, oh, let's just say Jarvis Cocker (not so blasphemous). So how did my review hold up? You be the judge—eight months later (which is coincedentally the amount of time required to gestate a one-month premature human baby), it placed all the way up at no. 8 on The Salt Shaker's Top 25 Albums of 2006. (So, for those of you scoring along at home, that's Fog 2, The Beatles still nothing.)

Now, I'm not going to go so far as to say that Fog is better than the Beatles. I'm not going to say that. But for those of you with a shred of doubt still left in your minds about this fact, I offer you Broder's own words, shared in confidence with me via email:

Salt Shaker: Is there anything I can tell people to expect about the show?

Fog: We will be a three-piece band for this tour. People can expect rock and roll music, not trip-hop, folk-hop or folktronica. The live show'll mostly be a reflection of 10th Avenue material with new stuff from the new EP [Loss Leader] and some new new stuff we are working on.

Salt Shaker: Are there any bold statements you would like to make (i.e. Coldplay announcing themselves as the next U2, Kanye West announcing himself as the next Jesus)?

Fog: I'd like to mention that we are the next Coldplay, U2, Jesus, Kanye West and Conor Oberst, Mobb Deep and Deicide all in one.


You heard it here first folks. Today it's the Kayo Gallery. Next year it could be the Delta Center. Or the E-Center. Or both at the same time, while Fog plays on a gargantuan stage protruding 5 miles from the earth's surface. Come see history in the making! I'll see you at the show!

Fog will play along with OK Ikumi, Chaz Prymek and Emilio and Jen on Sunday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Kayo Gallery (315 E 300 South) in Salt Lake City. Tickets are only $5 and are available at, Smithstix, Orion's and Graywhale. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.



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