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, 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