On October 13, in celebration of the Utah Film Center’s 10th anniversary, the legendary Pope of Filth, John Waters, will entertain audiences at Salt Lake City’s Rose Wagner Theater. No stranger to Utah—traveling to the state for Sundance Film Festival, special screenings of his films at Tower Theater and once to record the soundtrack for his film Serial Mom—this time Waters will present his one-man show, This Filthy World.
On Fri., Oct. 14, The Suicycles and Long Distance Operator come together at Urban Lounge for SLUG’s Localized to give you a night of unapologetic rock n’ roll bliss. Local indie act YYBS opens the show, releasing their new EP that night to celebrate the occasion. Localized is 21+, and $5 gets you in.
On September 24, the Roughneck crew came out to Salt Lake City from their San Franciscan homeland once again for SLUG’s 2nd annual Summer of Death: Roughside of the Trax skate contest. Roughside of the Trax, the Salt Lake version of Roughneck Hardware’s BART Tour, takes skaters along our city’s Trax line to street spots in a contest format.
Upon first hearing of a band that calls themselves Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits, one might find it somewhat difficult to discern just what the hell type of music these weirdos actually play. Describing themselves as a “satiric folk rock band,” the duo has been active for going on 16 years, and on October 7, the two-piece will return to Salt Lake City.
Springing from the heat of Phoenix, Ariz., Come On Die Young is a band seemingly on the verge of shaking up what most people know as “punk rock.” With members who have been playing music of all types for more than half of their lives, and a guitarist whose roots lie in Salt Lake City, the band combines elements of traditional punk rock, powerviolence, metal and late-‘90s beard rock.
Anchor Ink is celebrating its fifth anniversary this October. Five years surviving on a street lined with about a million competitors is no small feat. But for the shop that claims to employ “the most regular people in the tattoo industry,” their success comes from their ability to create all kinds and styles of tattoos.