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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  • 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
  • New to the Pagan Community Meetup @ Crone's Hollow
  • Tribal Seeds, New Kingston, Inna Vision, Bludgeon Muffin @ 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