SLUG Magazine

The Crooked Line

Salt Lake City has become the unlikely location of a meticulously fashioned merger between a vibrant art scene and a competitive craft brewing community.  Uinta Brewing has been long revered for its perfectly balanced selection of beers, but now it is tipping the scales with the continuation of its Crooked Line. “The Crooked Line is a blank piece of canvas to make some fun beers with fun names and [work with] fun local artists,” says Uinta president Will Hamill.

Devastator Race Car

Jon Lee is an adrenaline junkie and self-described former “snow bum” who cut his teeth boarding fast in the Wasatch Range and the Rockies. As head brewer at the Utah Brewers Cooperative (which combines the talents of Wasatch and Squatters under one roof), Lee splits his time crafting award-winning beers and driving number 93—The Devastator—named after the popular Wasatch label brew.

Localized

On Friday, June 10, come out to The Urban Lounge to give your aural senses a swift thrashing on all accounts. Prep your ears for the blackened atmospherics of Moon of Delirium and the rolling, uncontainable stomp of IX Zealot. The auditory assault launches at 10 p.m. with Beyond This Flesh, and $5 gets you in on the action.

Black Lips

It was a windy afternoon in Austin, Texas during SXSW when I found myself sitting poolside at a swanky hotel with Cole Alexander and Ian Saint Pé of Black Lips in a cabana that was clearly marked as being reserved for someone else. “We like to come in and improvise. See, this was reserved,” Alexander says as he picks up the sign. “This was reserved for us.”

The Odd Beer Out

Drinking delicious, locally made beer has become a no-brainer. With so much to choose from, even here behind the Zion Curtain, the consumer’s cup literally runneth over in a marketplace full of options. However, the standard styles—pilsner, stout, amber ale and hefeweizen to name a few—are no longer enough. Increasingly, brewers all over the world are pushing the envelope of what is considered normal for beer, and the results are as tasty as they are groundbreaking.

Utah's Beer Missionaries

For most of my adult life, I’ve been a beer guy. Growing up in Utah, I never really knew about the differences between “Utah beer” and “regular beer.” Let’s face it, if you’ve had any youthful experiences with beer in Utah, you’ve likely heard the terms “piss,” “water” and “near beer,” especially from those outside of the Zion Curtain. So why would anyone outside of Utah want to try any of this pissy, watery beer? The answer is simple: Utah beer is none of those things.

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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
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  • 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