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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  • Rick Gerber, 3 Bad Jacks @ Garage
  • Artifex Pereo, Breaux, Dustbloom, Loss of Existence, Sorrow For Virtue @ Metro
  • EDHOCULI, Wounds of Valor @ MusicGarage
  • Edhoculi, Wounds of Valor @ Shred Shed
  • Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside, Strong Words @ Urban
  • Happy Birthday, Ashley Lippert!
  • Seizures, Curseworship, Fever Dreams @ Kilby
  • Mimosa, Swindle @ Urban
  • Royal Bliss, American Hitmen, October Rage, Otherwise, Bobaflex @ Depot
  • Tinashe @ Elevate
  • Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Mark Chaney & The Garage Allstars @ Garage
  • Jordan Young @ Hog Wallow
  • The Maxies, Sturgeon General, The Beam Me Up Ska-Ts, HiFi Murder @ Bar Deluxe
  • The Hot Club of Zion @ Bar X
  • Chalula @ Bayou
  • 90's Night @ Club X
  • Chris Kennedy @ Downstairs
  • Cory Mon @ Garage
  • Marinade @ Hog Wallow
  • Erik The Red @ Jazzy's
  • Olde Worlde Erntadankfest @ Mestizo
  • Living Element, The Ripple Effect, The Uncertain, For The Weekend @ Mojos
  • Bad Boy Bill @ Moose Lounge
  • Disngaged @ Shred Shed
  • KIDS Jewelry - Mom Necklace @ Silverschmidt Design Studio
  • Opening Day @ Snowbasin
  • Sturgill Simpson, Lucette @ State Room
  • Green River Blues, Ghostowne, Whiskybravo, Preston Creed, Young Apollo @ The Royal
  • Iceburn, La Verkin, Baby Gurl @ Urban
  • Park City's Last Friday Gallery Stroll @ Various Galleries
  • Shake Shot @ Woodshed
  • Messiah Sing-In @ Abravanel
  • Fetish Ball: Latex/Rubber/PVC @ Area 51
  • The Family Gallows, Canvas Heart, Redd Johnson @ Bar Deluxe
  • Joshua Payne Orchestra @ Bar X
  • The Number Ones @ Bayou
  • The Breakfast Klub @ Brewskis
  • Incredibly Strange Movie Night @ Brewvies
  • Club X Cosplay Ball @ Club X
  • DJ Mom Jeans, Miss DJ Lux @ Downstairs
  • Controlled Burn @ Garage
  • Son Of Ian @ Hog Wallow
  • Wasatch Front Farmers Market Holiday Market @ Holladay City Hall
  • Suicide Girls @ Infinity
  • The Pablo Sextet @ Jazzy's
  • Tainted Halos, The Highway Thieves, Mathew Lanier, Brad Rizer, Racecar Racecar, Versian Z @ Mojos
  • Bastard Feast, Plague Widow @ MusicGarage
  • Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand @ Peery's Egyptian
  • Made In Movember @ Poplar Street
  • Winter Farmer's Market @ Rio Grande
  • Life In Color @ Saltair
  • Bastard Feast, Plague Widow @ Shred Shed
  • Flash & Flare, Gravy.Tron @ Urban