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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  • Nigel & The Metal Dogs @ Canyons Resort
  • Karla Bonoff @ Egyptian Theatre
  • Slow Food Park City: Food & Film Festival @ Jim Santy Auditorium
  • Ill Fede @ Kilby
  • Bermuda, Set To Reflect, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, Seeker, No Safe Way Home, It's Awake, Amorous @ Loading Dock
  • Happy Birthday, Kelli Tompkins!
  • Active Strand, Ocean Commotion, John Lane @ Kilby
  • The Animal In Me @ Loading Dock
  • Flagship, Little Daylight, Terraplane Sun @ Shred Shed
  • Katie Herzig, Mideau @ Urban
  • The Minimalists: Reading & Signing @ Weller Book Works
  • Jett Fesler @ Why Sound
  • Atoms Fall @ Burt's
  • The Underachievers, Denzel Curry, Dillion Cooper @ Complex
  • The Cosmonauts, Super 78, Black Seas @ Garage
  • Psychic Fair @ Golden Braid Books
  • Joshua Cook @ Hog Wallow
  • Phantogram, TEEN @ In The Venue
  • Psyche Ward Messiah, Salt Lake Spitfires @ Kafeneio
  • St. Paul & The Broken Bones @ Kilby
  • The Delta Saints, Candys River House @ Lo-Fi Cafe
  • OFF!, Cerebral Balzy @ Loading Dock
  • Big Shiny Geek Show Pub Quiz @ Lucky 13
  • RAMP Factory Yard Sale and Open House @ RAMP Sports
  • Step Brothers @ Shred Shed
  • Michelle Moonshine, Woody Wood & Tony Holiday, Puddle Mountain Ramblers @ Urban
  • Mideau @ Velour
  • Salt Lake Comic Con: FanXperience @ Salt Palace
  • T-Pain, Yung Cash, Vantrease, Big Reeno @ Saltair
  • Crab Legs @ Shred Shed
  • Shovels & Rope, Parker Milsap @ State Room
  • CunninLynguists, J-Live, Sadistik, Nemo Achida @ Urban
  • Joe Dean Recital @ Why Sound
  • Amigo The Devil @ ABG's
  • Mahler's Symphony No.5 @ Abravanel
  • Syndrome Psychology @ Art Access
  • Rubedo, Roots Of Acatia, Folk Hogan, Tom Bennett @ Bar Deluxe
  • A.M. Bump @ Bayou
  • Aisle Of View @ Brewskis
  • Eat The Turnbuckle, Burn Your World @ Burt's
  • Frankie Negron @ Club Karamba
  • Tribal Seeds, New Kingston, Inna Vision @ Complex
  • New to the Pagan Community Meetup @ Crone's Hollow
  • Tribal Seeds, New Kingston, Inna Vision @ Depot
  • DJ Dolph @ Downstairs
  • Roger Payne @ Eccles Center
  • Peter Yarrow @ Egyptian Theatre
  • David Williams, The Circulars @ Garage
  • Grow Room Family, Big Peck, Boss Lady Satinn, Escape @ Gino's
  • Lady Legs @ Hog Wallow
  • The Goddamn Gallows @ In The Venue
  • Mahler's Symphony No.5 @ Abravanel
  • Tavaputs, Callow, Ike Fonesca @ Bar Deluxe
  • The West Water Outlaws, Danger Hailstorm @ Brewskis
  • Queer Prom @ City Library
  • Spring Forward Psychic Fair @ Crone's Hollow
  • No Quarter @ Depot
  • WRD: Bonneville Bone Crushers vs. Ladies Of The Lake @ Derby Depot
  • Miss DJ Lux @ Downstairs
  • Peter Yarrow @ Egyptian Theatre
  • Lady Legs @ Garage
  • Record Store Day with KRCL & SLUG @ Graywhale
  • Back Wash @ Hog Wallow
  • Combichrist, William Control, New Years Day @ In The Venue
  • Tim's Vermeer @ Jim Santy Auditorium
  • Sleeper Agent, Holy Child, Pagiins @ Kilby
  • Fifty Shades Of Men @ Lo-Fi Cafe
  • Lion I Am, We Rise The Tides, I Assailant, The Conscience @ Loading Dock
  • Faraday Le Soleil, Red Yeti, Under The Oak Tree, Robbie Stewart, Jason Allen Is A Jerk @ Mojos
  • Colt 46 @ Outlaw Saloon
  • Birding @ Red Butte
  • Winter Farmers Market @ Rio Grande
  • Lukas Geniusas @ Rose Wagner
  • Salt Lake Comic Con: FanXperience @ Salt Palace
  • Dipped In Whiskey, Disengage, I Buried A Box @ Shred Shed
  • JD McPherson, The Hollering Pines @ State Room
  • UCW-Zero Pro Wrestling @ UCW-Zero Arena
  • DJ Matty Mo @ Urban
  • Record Store Day @ Various Venues
  • James Shepard, John Lane @ Why Sound