The Alternative Press Collection

On the second floor of the Salt Lake City Library near the fiction reference desk and the periodical section, a handful of shelves hold approximately 2,500 zines––one of the largest public alternative press collections in the country. Unfortunately, if you weren’t looking for it … it’s unlikely that you’d ever know it was there.

True to Form: Sofa King

When considering the symbolic nature of the rat in parallel with Willy Nevins, it becomes obvious why his alias is “Ratchild.” His art, music, skateboarding and writings are the proverbial foods for you to devour. Infected with the disease of creation, he rapidly spreads it through the streets he scurries through.

Localized

Menlo’s intricately orchestrated indie-pop and Theta Naught’s improvised post-rock will be politely taking the stage July 9 at the Urban Lounge for only $5 with openers The Eden Express.

Swingin' Utters

Though the Swingin’ Utters haven’t released a studio album since 2003, they’ve released a live album, a b-sides/rarities compilation, and earlier this year a tribute record was released. With news that the band will be releasing a new 7” entitled Brand New Lungs on June 22, a new album coming this Fall and extensive touring in the near future, I felt the need to get an interview with Utters’ guitarist/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Darius Koski and to get his thoughts.

Frosty Darling's Cupcake Social

Nothing is worse than a cocktail party.  After squeezing into some spanks to get that slinky dress on, you sit around sipping martinis and trying not to make a pig out of yourself at the snack bar as you casually converse with a bunch of pretentious yuppies. Gentry Blackburn, owner of Frosty Darling, is getting you out of that yuppy mess on July 30 from 5 to 9 p.m. for the Frosty Darling Cupcake Social. A cocktail party gone cupcake, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Copper Palate Press

Create a design, apply photo emulsifier onto a screen, attach the design, shoot super-powered light at it, rinse the screen off and start applying paint through the holes the photo emulsifier made: that’s the most basic story of screen printing. But there’s more to the tale for a local woodcut and screenprint artists’ studio: “The goal of art, with all of us, is to communicate with an audience and to make an impression on people,” Cameron Bentley says.

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  • Happy Birthday, Maria Valenzuela!
  • 12 Minutes Max @ City Library
  • Marv Hamilton @ Garage
  • NOVA Chamber Music Series Presents: Russian Greats and Moldovan Musings @ Libby Gardner Hall
  • Wretched, Darkblood, Eyes of Damnation, Dezecration, In the Arms of Atrocity @ Metro
  • Christmas Art Adoption @ Photo Collective Studios
  • Park Silly Holiday Bazaar @ The Chateaux
  • Smoke Season @ Kilby
  • Ring Around The Rose @ Rose Wagner
  • Augustana, Scars On 45 @ Urban
  • Hanukkah Begins
  • Voice Male Christmas 2014 @ Abravanel
  • Wolvhammer, King Parrot @ Area 51
  • Amnesty International Write For Rights @ City Library
  • Maxx Teuscher, Moroni @ Why Sound
  • Candy's River House @ Bar Deluxe
  • Kevyn Dern @ Hog Wallow
  • Big Shiny Geek Show Pub Quiz @ Lucky 13
  • Kingdom of Giants, Wounds of Valor, Away At Lakeside, Black Throne, Dethrone the Sovereign @ Metro
  • Creativity in Focus - Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery @ UMFA
  • Blackalicious, Daniel Bambaata Marley, Scenic Byway, Better Taste Bureau @ Urban
  • September Say Goodbye @ Whittier Center
  • Happy Birthday, Joshua Joye!
  • Happy Birthday, Alex Cragun!
  • Kurt Bestor @ Abravanel
  • Corey Christansen @ Garage
  • Morgan Snow @ Hog Wallow
  • Bobby Meader @ Metro
  • Kathleen Frewin @ Muse Music
  • The Bee: True Stories From The Hive; Cobol, Bello, Artemis @ Urban
  • Discard Pile, Jonny Shae Rhees @ Why Sound
  • Happy Birthday, Traci Grant!
  • Magda Vega, Johnny Slaughter, The Bi-Polar Express @ ABG's
  • Kurt Bestor @ Abravanel
  • Razihel @ Area 51
  • Girl On Fire, Raw Fabrics, Zodiac Empire @ Bar Deluxe
  • A.M. Bump @ Bayou
  • Miss Omega @ Brewskis
  • DJ Dolph @ Downstairs
  • The Weekenders @ Garage
  • Stonefed @ Hog Wallow
  • Buttons @ Loading Dock
  • Eidola, My Fair Fiend, Men With Matches @ Muse Music
  • Wild Country @ Outlaw Saloon
  • Utah Blues Society Member Appreciation Holiday Party @ State Room
  • Royal Bliss, American Hitmen @ The Royal
  • The Devil Whale, Max Pain & The Groovies, The North Valley, Starmy, Pleasure Thieves @ Urban
  • Kaleb Austin @ Westerner
  • Kurt Bestor @ Abravanel
  • George T. Gregory All Stars @ Bayou
  • The Coverdogs @ Brewskis
  • Batcave Gothic Industrial Night @ Club X
  • Miss DJ Lux @ Downstairs
  • Parsons Dance @ Eccles Center
  • EC Twins, Ross K @ Elevate
  • Color Animal, The Circulars, Strong Words @ Garage
  • Tony Holiday & The Velvetones @ Hog Wallow
  • Love & Theft, Joel Crouse @ In The Venue
  • Oro Solido @ Infinity
  • Nick Thomas, My Body Sings Electric @ Loading Dock
  • Love & Theft, Joel Crouse, DJ DU @ Outlaw Saloon
  • 3LAU @ Park City Live
  • Winter Solstice Celebration @ Red Butte Garden
  • Winter Farmer's Market @ Rio Grande
  • Marry Christmas @ Rose Wagner
  • Seasons Beatings Pro Wrestling @ UCW-Zero Arena
  • Third Saturday for Families: Make a Clock @ UMFA
  • Flash & Flare @ Urban
  • All-Star Christmas Special @ Velour
  • Kaleb Austin @ Westerner