By the time the third song rolled around, lead singer Mauro Remiddi let the small, but active audience know that somehow his next song, “Shapeless and Gone,” had something to do with the Rocky Mountains—even though the song wasn’t written with them in mind—and that he was blown away with the landscape of Utah and Colorado.
The stage was already set up with various props and canvasses by the time I arrived at the Urban Lounge for the Genral Jackett show on Monday night in SLC. Everything was already prepped for the small but elaborate “Hot Rod Acid Blooze” show that Genral Jackett has been performing versions of for 40-some years.
The beautiful Hotel Monaco in downtown Salt Lake City was the setting for On the Edge of the Bed, a “ tastefully sexy” seminar presented by The Healing Group, a women’s clinic located in Holladay.
On Monday, September 16, Nike Snowboarding hosted a 24-hour online premiere of their newest shred flick, Never Not. Directors Joe Carlino and Per-Hampus Stalhanske split the film into two parts. Part 1 is your traditional snowboarding movie with backcountry pow scenes and city rails, while Part 2 has a documentary-like focus, bringing clarity to the snowboarding wizards behind the curtain
“Summer is Over,” Case had sung as the night grew its coldest, warning us that the warmest of days are behind us. In many ways, the final concert of the Red Butte Concert Series did indeed harken the end of summer. The air is steadily cooling and the outdoor venues are steadily closing. The Twilight series has ended and USANA Amphitheater will close its doors for the season on Friday. I can’t think of a better way to welcome the sweet autumn air than with Neko Case.
As I am ever the hopeless-romantic, the iconic image of Jimmy Cliff as the outlaw Ivanhoe “Ivan” Martin with the ready, go stance with guns drawn plays into my love for the rebel. My true appreciation for Cliff began with seeing him star as an aspiring reggae artist who turns outlaw (Martin) in the legendary film Harder They Come.
The Sustainable Startup Series, organized by the Energy Commercialization Center (ECC) to promote its newest project, consists of three evenings at The Leonardo where successful entrepreneurs, who provide products with environmental sustainability in mind, serve as panelists to offer advice and business stories.
As part of the Two Head Cleaners and a Microphone Tour, the guys from EIT stopped by Brewvies Cinema Pub to show their two video collections: Comic Relief Zero and Everything Is Terrible! Does the Hip-Hop! It’s like getting really stoned and hating it, but you end up looking back on it fondly the next day—you value the “experience,” man.
For nearly thirty years, artist activists The Guerilla Girls have been a thorn in the side of the art establishment, working methodically, humorously and anonymously to cast light on the dismal fortunes of women and minority artists. Two of the groups’ founding members, Kathe Kollwitz and Frida Kahlo, guided Utah audiences through the Guerrilla Girls story.
Every fall for close to 20 years, The Nintendo Bus has left the comforts of its HQ in Redmond, Wash. to promote their list of holiday titles. This year, Salt Lake had the pleasure of being the first stop on the bus’s cross-country tour.