SLUG Magazine

Spell Talk

Walking into the home of Spell Talk is like walking onto the set of an independent film about hometown rock heroes on the verge of making it. It’s a Monday night and they all seem to be in a state of semi-recovery from the weekend before. Despite their various states of weekend disrepair, they manage to pull their shit together long enough to make spaghetti dinner with homemade pasta sauce, set the table and pair each meal with a cold can of Olympia beer.

Localized

From professional charm to boyish adventures, this month’s Localized features the smooth sounds of Fictionist and the adventurous souls of Bramble on August 20 at the Urban Lounge with opener Boots to the Moon. Only $5.

Bust Till Dusk

The first event in SLUG's annual Summer of Death skate competitions, Busk Till Dusk, was hosted on a hot-as-fuck July evening.  Skaters from all around Utah gathered in the parking lot behind Burt’s Tiki Lounge to skate on ramps, quarterpipes, boxes and rails, some hand built by the Summer of Death crew and others donated by Ezra Moss of Annex Skate.

CLC Artist: Tommy Dolph

On August 14, you can find Tommy Dolph sitting in a haunted lemonade stand made from the doors of an abandoned house. “I don’t think I’ll have any lemonade for sale … which confuses people,” Dolph says. Although he won’t be selling any delicious lemonade, Dolph will be selling  an army of cardboard wizards, creepy monster hands attached to coffin-shaped boards and a collection of hubcap portraits of classic Americana artists like Patsy Cline, Waylon Jennings and Elvis Presley.

CLC Artist: Illuminati

ILLUMINATI, a chandelier refurbishing and redecorating collaboration between Natasha Sebring and Callie Capps, has only been functioning since February, 2010, but the work these two ladies are spinning out is nothing short of, well, awesome. Thus far, none of their handiwork has been publicly displayed or sold, but all of that will change at this year’s Craft Lake City.

CLC Artist: Whitney Shaw

It’s difficult to imagine the petite Whitney Shaw working over her 900 lb. 1901 Golding Pearl press, but the unique artwork produced under her brand name Easy Keeper with that iron workhorse is quite tangible. From coasters and cards to notebooks and decorative pillows, this new Craft Lake City artist gives your everyday accessories classy details with a subtle sense of humor.

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  • Happy Birthday, Ashlee Mason!
  • Funeral Horse @ Burt's
  • Park Silly Sunday Market @ Historic Main Street
  • Strand Of Oaks, Christopher Denny @ Kilby
  • Slow Food Utah Benefit Dinner @ Meditrina
  • Brandi Carlile @ Red Butte
  • Temple, Nora Dates @ Shred Shed
  • Wade Bowen Band, Sean McConnell @ State Room
  • The English Beat, DJ Dubmatix @ Urban
  • Muscle & Marrow, Moon Of Delirium, MakingFuck, Die Off @ Burt's
  • Brown Bag: Zodiac Empire @ City Library
  • Razakel, Sicktanick, Dark Half @ Gino's
  • Wood Carver, The Hard Hearted @ Grounds For Coffee
  • The Photo Atlas, Signal Sound, Wasatch @ Loading Dock
  • Run-On Sunshine, Genre Zero, Red Bennies @ Shred Shed
  • MC Frontalot, Corn Mo @ State Room
  • Open Fields @ Burt's
  • Brown Bag: Tablado Dance Co. @ City Library
  • Jack & Jack; Phora @ Complex
  • The Rhythm Combo @ Garage
  • The Pelicant's @ Kilby
  • Melissa Etheridge @ Kingsbury
  • Silence, 2x4, Narrow Hearts @ Loading Dock
  • Big Shiny Geek Show Pub Quiz @ Lucky 13
  • Moonside Summer, Lakoda @ Mojos
  • Bluegrass & BBQ Night @ Natural History Museum
  • Beers with Becker @ O'Shucks
  • Rumba Libre @ Rose Wagner
  • Carousel Kings, For The Win, Racecar Racecar @ Shred Shed
  • Advocacy to Action: Expanding Health Care to Utahans @ SLCC Redwood Campus
  • Fall Film Series: Creativity in Focus @ UMFA
  • Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, Holy Water Buffalo, Lady Murasaki @ Urban
  • Happy Birthday, Ceza Dzawala!
  • Moira Scar, Jawwzz!!, Foster Body @ Boing! Anarchist Collective
  • Brown Bag: Coyote Vision Group @ City Library
  • Reverend Horton Heat, Pinata Protest @ Depot
  • Mark Chaney & The Garage All Stars @ Garage
  • Smoke Siignals, Trill Scott Heron, Morzfeen @ Lo-Fi Cafe
  • I Declare War, Oceano, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, Barrier, Invent Animate, Amorous @ Loading Dock
  • The Chickadee Society: Eggs @ Natural History Museum
  • Twilight Concert Series: The Head & The Heart, San Fermin @ Pioneer Park
  • The Brocks @ Velour
  • The Far West, Triggers & Slips @ ABG's
  • Jhonny K & His Krew @ Barrel Room
  • W.C. Lindsay @ Burt's
  • Brown Bag: Folk Hogan @ City Library
  • Hawthorne Heights, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, New Empire, Famous Last Words, Laguna Sunrise @ Complex
  • Ottmar Liebert, Luna Negra @ Egyptian Theatre
  • Cory Christiansen Trio @ Garage
  • Stonefed @ Hog Wallow
  • Drew Deezy, Trey Smoov, Fiji, Essel, Bonafide @ Infinity
  • Bobby Meader, This Nomad Heart, Brian Vidal @ Jazzy's
  • Sylvan Esso, Dana Buoy @ Kilby
  • Weazl, Alain DeCordova @ Mestizo
  • Disforia, Shadowseer, Melo, Eyes of Damnation @ Metro
  • Brad Rizer, Carrie Myers, Scott Ferrin, Baker Street Blues Band @ Mojos
  • The Delphic Quorum, Louth Debauch, Robin Mary, Farewell Nick Wan @ Muse Music
  • Cosmis Gate, Oliver Smith @ Park City Live
  • Earth, Wind & Fire @ Red Butte
  • Sara Larson, Wasatch Fault @ Shred Shed
  • Sugar House Farmer's Market @ Sugarmont Plaza
  • Hedwig & The Angry Inch @ Tower Theatre
  • Exhibition Opening Reception @ UMOCA
  • How To Dress Well, Salazar @ Urban
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tesla @ USANA
  • Movie Under the Stars: Frozen @ Utah State Capitol
  • Park City's Last Friday Gallery Stroll @ Various Galleries
  • Ferocious Oaks @ Velour
  • Happy Birthday, Lauren Slaughter!
  • Fetish Ball @ Area 51
  • The Number Ones @ Bayou
  • Symptoms, Sturgeon General, Victims Willing @ Burt's
  • The Slide Brothers @ Canyons Resort
  • Starstruck 5, Paul Anthony, Dirt Monkey, Exodus @ Complex
  • Vince Gill, Time Jumpers @ Deer Valley Resort
  • WRD: Home Team Championships @ Derby Depot
  • Ottmar Liebert, Luna Negra @ Egyptian Theatre
  • Patrick Sweany @ Garage
  • The Mondegreens @ Hog Wallow
  • Soul What @ Jazzy's
  • Golden Sun, The North Valley, Maer @ Kilby
  • Mojos Fest @ Mojos
  • The Sash, Avalon Landing, VanLadyLove (rare acoustic performance), The Mainstream @ Muse Music
  • HawkWatch: Birds in the Lab! @ Natural History Museum
  • The Horse: Labor Day Weekend Celebration! @ Natural History Museum
  • DJ MOTIV8 @ Park City Live
  • Relaunch Party @ Photo Collective Studios
  • Downtown Farmer's Market @ Pioneer Park
  • Alienate @ Rose Wagner
  • #UtahProgress Block Party @ Salt Lake Arts Hub
  • The Summer Flea @ Salt Lake Equestrian Park
  • A Province Of Thay, Star Grazer, Lo There Do I See My Brother, No Sun @ Shred Shed
  • 2014 Great Salt Lake Yoga Fest @ SLC Krishna Temple
  • Blackberry Smoke, Parchman Farm @ State Room
  • Hedwig & The Angry Inch @ Tower Theatre
  • Merchant Royal, Crook & The Bluff, Big Wild Wings @ Urban
  • Keith Urban, Jerrod Niemann, Brett Eldredge @ USANA
  • South Paw, Red Yeti, Queenadilla @ Velour