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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  • Geek Show Movie Night @ Brewvies
  • Emby Alexander @ Burt's
  • Naomi Punk @ Diabolical Records
  • Last Honky Tonk Series, Peewee Moore @ Garage
  • Park Silly Sunday Market @ Historic Main Street
  • Solstice, Deicidal Carnage, Burn Your World, Deathblow, Deathead @ Loading Dock
  • Saturday's Voyeur @ SLAC
  • 2014 Great Salt Lake Yoga Fest @ SLC Krishna Temple
  • Happy Birthday, Steve Thueson!
  • The Maension, The Raven Black Project @ Burt's
  • Vincent Draper, Charles Ellsworth, Shadow Puppet @ Copper Common
  • Koala Temple, No Body, Creature Double Feature @ Shred Shed
  • 2014 Great Salt Lake Yoga Fest @ SLC Krishna Temple
  • Swans, Carla Bozulich @ Urban
  • Appleseed Collective @ Burt's
  • Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton @ Complex
  • Run On Sentence, Wing & Claw @ Diabolical Records
  • DocUtah @ Dixie State College
  • Crown The Empire, Secrets, Volumes, Ice Nine Kills, The Family Ruin @ In The Venue
  • Emby Alexander, Ex Era @ Jazzy's
  • Tuesday Farmer's Market @ Pioneer Park
  • 908, Test, Second Nature, Jim Fear @ Shred Shed
  • The Entrance Band, Dark Seas, Red Telephone @ Urban
  • Catherine Feeny & Chris Johnedis, Little Barefoot, Calling Audible @ Why Sound
  • Happy Birthday, Brock Grossl!
  • Neal Adams Store Signing @ Black Cat Comics
  • The Yev @ Burt's
  • DocUtah @ Dixie State College
  • The Rhythm Combo @ Garage
  • Genders, 90's Television, Koala Temple, Prince Polo @ Kilby
  • Big Shiny Geek Show Pub Quiz @ Lucky 13
  • Arctic Monkeys, Mini Mansions @ Saltair
  • Faster Pussycat, Bullet Boys, SevenTKing @ The Royal
  • Leopold & His Fiction, Marinade, Rick Gerber & The Nightcaps @ Urban
  • Happy Birthday, Andy Wright!
  • Shellshock Lullaby @ Burt's
  • DocUtah @ Dixie State College
  • Joe McQueen Quartet @ Garage
  • Brian Ernst @ Hog Wallow
  • Colony House, Knox Hamilton, Little Barefoot @ Kilby
  • Paleo; Esme Patterson; Sun House; Like, Listen To @ Muse Music
  • The Penguin Lady Presents @ Rose Wagner
  • Salt Lake Comic Con @ Salt Palace
  • Monophonics, Marinade, DJ Street Jesus @ State Room
  • Butch Wolfthorn @ The Royal
  • Cornered By Zombies, Crux, Baby Gurl @ Urban
  • Pick up the new issue of SLUG anyplace cool!
  • Happy Birthday, James Bennett!
  • The Jingoes, E.L. 84 @ ABG's
  • The Shame, Oh! Be Clever, Burnell Washburn @ Bar Deluxe
  • SYNKOFA @ Barrel Room
  • Badfeather @ Brewskis
  • The Aquabats, Kepi Ghoulie @ Depot
  • DocUtah @ Dixie State College
  • DJ Dolph @ Downstairs
  • Carey Odes, Eric Hunter @ Egyptian Theatre
  • Utah County Swillers, Triggers & Slips @ Garage
  • Being As An Ocean @ In The Venue
  • Sala & The Shakedown @ Jazzy's
  • EDJ, David Williams, The Circulars @ Kilby
  • The Riddim & Blue, All Black Party, Alo Key @ Metro
  • The Ladells, Marla Stone, Secret Abilities @ Muse Music
  • Carnivore Conservation with Mark Chynoweth @ Natural History Museum
  • Urban Gallery VI: Dreams to Reality @ Neighborhood House
  • Silver Bullets @ Outlaw Saloon
  • Rooftop Concert Series: The Moth & The Flame, The Brocks, Coral Bones @ Provo Town Square Parking Terrace
  • The Penguin Lady Presents @ Rose Wagner
  • Salt Lake Comic Con @ Salt Palace
  • Porter Robinson, Lemaitre @ Saltair
  • Charley Jenkins @ Sandy Amphitheater
  • No Cigar, Last Gatsby, Bear Eats Fish @ Shred Shed
  • Transfusion Dance's "Lucid Jubilee" @ Sugar Space
  • Sugar House Farmer's Market @ Sugarmont Plaza
  • SteelFist Fight Night 27 @ The Rail
  • Advent Horizon, 5 State Killing Spree, Beach Cops @ The Royal
  • Glenn Weyant @ UMOCA
  • Noah D, Illoom, Raw Fidelity, Drink @ Urban
  • Wahl Face Of The Day Tour @ Utah State Fair Park
  • Provo Gallery Stroll @ Various Galleries
  • Ogden's First Friday Art Stroll @ Various Galleries
  • Lost By Reason, MiNX, Afterburn @ Woodshed
  • Red Desert Ramblers @ 1443 East Kensington Ave.
  • Black Taxi, The Red On Black @ Bar Deluxe
  • Shah Team Joey & Jare, Jesse Tucker, Illest Lyricist, Holistic Meditation, Monley D/yung Skills @ Burt's
  • Paradise Fears, Hollywood Ending, Wililam Beckett, Empire Kings @ Complex
  • DocUtah @ Dixie State College
  • Miss DJ Lux @ Downstairs
  • Carey Odes, Eric Hunter @ Egyptian Theatre
  • Hectic Hobo @ Garage
  • Tomato Sandwich Party @ Grateful Tomato Garden
  • River House @ Hog Wallow
  • Rage On The Stage, A Lily Gray, Entomb The Wicked, Silent Sorcerer, Of Ivy & Ashes, Less Than A Hero, Fried Arm, Away At Lakeside @ In The Venue
  • Land Locked, Ex Era @ Jazzy's
  • The Blue Aces, The House Guests, Archaeopteryx @ Kilby
  • Eidola; The Salt, The Sea & The Sun God; My Fair Fiend @ Muse Music
  • Utah's Animals; Don Walker presents Boot Making @ Natural History Museum
  • Silver Bullets @ Outlaw Saloon
  • Downtown Farmer's Market @ Pioneer Park
  • The Penguin Lady Presents @ Rose Wagner
  • The Summer Flea @ Salt Lake Equestrian Park
  • Salt Lake Comic Con @ Salt Palace
  • Howard Jones, Tom Bailey, Midge Ure, China Crisis, Katrina @ Sandy Amphitheater
  • Red Hands Black Feet, Portal To The Goddamn Blood Dimension @ Shred Shed
  • HVDD: Sirens Of Steel vs. Rollin' Rebellion @ The Hive
  • International Vulture Awareness Day @ Tracy Aviary
  • Kurtis Blow, Atheist, Matty Mo @ Urban
  • Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival @ USANA
  • Static Waves, Violet Waves, Drew Rindlisbacher @ Velour
  • The Mary B Lucky Fundraiser @ Willies