SLUG Magazine

Issue 288 - December 2012

Ultra Championship Wrestling

“Wrestling gives people an outlet,” says star Ultra Championship Wrestling (UCW) wrestler Martin Casaus. “They can forget about any other crap that’s worrying them and just yell at us for a while. It makes me feel good.” And yell they do, like a brawling chorus. They shout, growl and cheer with an unbridled gusto, while a real-deal muscular spandex soap opera, a bloody dayglo boot party, unfolds before their widening eyes.  They know what’s up, that UCW offers the highest quality in-ring product around.

Localized

This month’s Localized features two of Salt Lake’s most humble, eclectic and loud bands playing undefinable music that they love and that flows unfiltered. On Friday, Dec. 14, come worship rock n’ roll at Urban Lounge with two bands who truly believe in the power of music without pretense or ego, and transcend to a new level of musical consciousness for only $5. Rainbow Black opens.

Tyson Bowerbank

Having first set foot on a skateboard at the age of 8, Tyson Bowerbank is a prime example of the up-and-coming. With a resume including Fuel TV, ESPN and a repertoire of high-profile amateur contest finals, Bowerbank has some pretty high credentials. Now, at the age of 18, Bowerbank is a solid, humble skater who just loves being on a skateboard.  With a bag of tricks that most kids only have behind an Xbox controller, this baby-faced Sandy native is on a tear of a come-up and shows no signs of slowing down.

Top 5 of 2012

Whether you’re a Pitchfork diehard or a Metalsucks connoisseur, there’s no doubt that some drool-worthy albums hit the sound waves this year! Take in SLUG contributors’ Top Five albums to make sure you didn’t miss a beat from the rad releases of 2012

Top 5: Atom Age

The second full-length album from this Berkeley, Calif. quintet blows the doors right open with “Dig the Future,” blistering with punk rock fury and garage rock swagger. Brendan Frye’s sax is easily the standout element of The Atom Age’s sound, as he gives an extra gallon of rocket fuel to the band’s already frantically fast numbers , but is an equally effective attitude enhancer in slower songs.

Top 5: Baby Ghosts

Baby Ghosts are one of those surprise bands who were kind of overlooked when they arrived in 2010, but slowly grew on audiences as they got around and played all-ages gigs in Provo and Salt Lake City. The aggressive pop-punk rockers are one of those groups that, quite frankly, we may not deserve yet in the music scene.

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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