To say I was excited for the season opener for the Salt City Derby Girls would have been a gross understatement. Now that the ladies finally have their official home at the Salt Palace (now known as the Salt City Derby Palace), I can only expect all the games I can stand this season.
This past Sunday, Mazza hosted a private event with special dishes not normally found on their menu. Beginning at 6 p.m., the evening was made even more beautiful by the 9th and 9th location’s décor at dusk—Owner Ali Sabbah, I learned, has collected all of the lavish adornment from Lebanon, and even pieced together the elegant liquor cabinet piece by piece. The sun glinting off of the copper pillars created a gorgeous environment to enjoy specialty Middle Eastern food.
One half of The Hood Internet stomped onstage, slammed down a covert can of Cherney Bock and stiffly swung his arms above his head holding up a #1 sign. Oh no. STV SLV was the only one of the duo to make it onto stage and was left to dance on his own. Chugging bass overlaid with intense, windy noises morphed suddenly into Two Chainz’s voice.
They started playing and Urban was immediately filled with a sense of euphoric melancholia. Daughter has some of the saddest, most tragic songs I have ever heard, and hearing them live was painstakingly beautiful.
Utah’s newest theatre production company, Alligator Press Productions, has opened its first theatrical season with The Righteous and Very Real Housewives of Utah County—a world premiere containing six strong female roles.
A lime-green chair is the only thing Damien Jurado needed to perform to an intimate crowd of no more than 50 people last Tuesday night at Big Cartel in downtown Salt Lake.
Marina Diamandis and Charli XCX look and sound similar enough to successfully pull off a Parent Trap-style swap—beyond being British teen idols (well, Marina is Welsh, actually) they’ve recorded together, they have the same bratty ’90s pop aesthetic and yes, they really do look alike, especially when you’re drunk and bouncing up and down in a packed venue.
Add a Dash of Local Art at Whole Foods Sugar House features the work of local artist, Megan Kennedy. Her work will be hanging throughout May. Be sure to stop by the café area at Whole Foods Sugar House to see her pieces.
Add a Dash of Local Art at Whole Foods Trolley Square features the work of local artist, Corigan Kushma. Her work will be hanging through the month of May. Be sure to stop by the café area at Whole Foods Trolley Square to see her pieces.
Holy shit it was hot Monday night. The fact that anyone showed up anywhere in the city is something short of a miracle. Originally, this was going to be a review of the Black Pus show scheduled for the night, but the band’s mastermind Brian Chippendale was pulled over for being too cool and as a result, couldn't make the show. Here's to hoping he comes back as soon as possible and that his insurance rates stay low.