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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  • Park Silly Sunday Market @ Historic Main Street
  • Conor Oberst @ Red Butte
  • Sister Dottie Dixon Thinks Sim's Just Super! @ Rose Wagner
  • Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes, The North Valley, Mimi Knowles @ Urban
  • Happy Birthday, Alexandra Topolewski!
  • Hobart W. Fink @ Burt's
  • loveDANCEmore: Mudson @ Masonic Temple
  • We The Wild, She Preaches Mayham @ Shred Shed
  • Cloud Cult @ Urban
  • Happy Birthday, Michael Crum!
  • GBH @ In The Venue
  • Mother Falcon, Porch Lights, Lake Island @ Kilby
  • Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat @ Maverik Center
  • Captives, We The Wild, She Preaches Mayhem, Tylor Blackburn @ Muse Music
  • Tuesday Farmer's Market @ Pioneer Park
  • Citizen, You Blew It, Hostage Calm, Heartless Breakers, Praise @ Shred Shed
  • BonkFest @ Various Venues
  • Happy Birthday, Dean Hillis!
  • Happy Birthday, Alexander Coulombe!
  • Tycho, Christopher Willits @ Depot
  • The Rhythm Combo @ Garage
  • Violent Affair @ Kafeneio
  • Racecar Racecar, Ghost Of Monroe @ Kilby
  • Merit, Somewhere In the Attic @ Metro
  • Joe Nichols @ Outlaw Saloon
  • Mama Rags, Green River Blues @ Shred Shed
  • School Yard Boyz, Flash & Flare, Concise Kilgore, MLittle801 @ Urban
  • Proposed Wasatch Canyon Development (Mountain Accord) @ City Library
  • From Indian Lakes, Golden Sun, God Country, Uinta @ Jazzy's
  • Grass, Suburban Birds, Wilson Michael @ Kilby
  • Wasatch, The Anatomy of Frank, Ben Swisher, Malcolm Jackson @ Muse Music
  • Second To Last, Such A Mess, Save The World Get The Girl, The Mailbox Order @ Shred Shed
  • Trevor Hall, Love Trevor Hall @ State Room
  • Beachmen, High Counsel, Koala Temple, Palace of Buddies @ Urban
  • Emily Bea @ Velour
  • Merit, The Rompstompers, My New Mistress @ Why Sound
  • Mortigi Tempo, The Troubles @ ABG's
  • Bronfman Plays Brahms @ Abravanel
  • Alfred Lambourne Prize Ceremony @ Alderwood Fine Art
  • Oxcross, Worst Friends @ Bar Deluxe
  • Playing Ghosts @ Barrel Room
  • Hot Doggin' Friday @ Bonnevillains
  • Mike Reilly, Billy Watson's International Silver String Submarine Band @ Brewskis
  • Last In Line, Irony Man @ Burt's
  • Atmosphere, Prof, deM atlaS, DJ Fundo @ Complex
  • Miss DJ Lux @ Downstairs
  • Groove Garden After Dark @ Garage
  • Wirelefant, House Of Sons, Land Locked @ Jazzy's
  • Orenda Fink, Modern Kin, Big Wild Wings, Henry Wade @ Kilby
  • Urashima Taro: Japanese Folktale @ Kingsbury
  • Movement Forum: Mine Goes to 11 @ Marriott Center
  • Elton John @ Maverik Center
  • Okkah, King Cardinal, Grizzly Goat, Michael Radford @ Muse Music
  • Patrice Kurnath and David Belnap @ Natural History Museum
  • Dirt Road Devils @ Outlaw Saloon
  • Katchafire, Natural Roots, Jordan T. @ Park City Live
  • Samba Fogo: Axe´ @ Rose Wagner
  • Fall Of Zion Fest @ Shred Shed
  • Jeff The Brotherhood, Music Band @ State Room
  • Sugar House Farmer's Market @ Sugarmont Plaza
  • Royal Bliss @ The Royal
  • RedFest: B.o.B, Vic Mensa, Pigeon John, Better Taste Bureau @ University Of Utah
  • Desert Noises, The North Valley, Coyote Vision Group @ Urban
  • Matthew Coolidge @ Utah Museum of Fine Arts
  • Seasons @ Why Sound
  • Funk & Gonzo, Wade Wilson Project @ Woodshed
  • Mike Reilly Band & West Water Outlaws @ Brewskis
  • Salt Lake AIDS Walk @ City Creek Center
  • FKF Boxing @ Complex
  • DJ Dolph @ Downstairs
  • Harry Lee & The Back Alley Blues Band @ Garage
  • JCRD: Loco-Motioves vs. TVR Boise River Rollers; Trainwrecks vs. Calgary Roller Derby All Stars @ Golden Spike Arena
  • Tayyib Ali @ In The Venue
  • Allred @ Jazzy's
  • The Owells, Skaters @ Kilby
  • TEDxSaltLakeCity @ Leonardo
  • Amorous, Alumni, We The Equinox, Uintah, The Glass House @ Loading Dock
  • Movement Forum: Mine Goes to 11 @ Marriott Center
  • Newborn Slaves, Tribe Of I, Atheist, Donnie Bonelli, MC SkratchMo @ Muse Music
  • Cowboy Festival & BBQ; Utah's Animals; Drawing Dinosaurs with Cal Grondahl @ Natural History Museum
  • Dirt Road Devils @ Outlaw Saloon
  • Paul Oakenfold @ Park City Live
  • Downtown Farmer's Market @ Pioneer Park
  • Samba Fogo: Axe´ @ Rose Wagner
  • Fall Of Zion Fest @ Shred Shed
  • 2nd Annual Utah Clean Air Fair @ SLC Main Library
  • Justin Furstenfeld @ State Room
  • HVDD Home Team Tournament @ The Hive
  • EAT Bike Tour @ UMOCA
  • Brother Ali, Bambu, DJ Last Word @ Urban
  • Wood Sculptures @ Utah Museum of Fine Arts
  • The New Electric Sound @ Velour
  • Rocky Mountain Fight Championships @ Western Park Arena, Vernal