Salt Lake City is a great place to live. Rent is cheap and practice spaces plentiful. Positively Fourth Street music studios houses over 50 practice spaces with about 100 bands. I was deeply influenced by the community feel at the practice space growing up. I remember playing in an indie-pop band but making friends with other bands who played dance music or loud rock or folk. It is a small city, and everybody knows everybody. One thing about SLC that surprises people is how much there is going on. On any given night, there is a great local band playing, an art show or various city-sponsored events like the free shows every Thursday during the summer. Last year featured acts included Beach House, My Morning Jacket and Common.
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