SLUG Magazine

Issue 289 - January 2013

Narco Cultura

“Out of poverty, poetry; out of suffering, song.” This old Mexican saying has proven its merit throughout history. World-renowned photojournalist and filmmaker Shaul Schwarz came across this cultural connection in one of the most controversial yet underground conflicts currently marring our continent: the drug war. Schwarz makes his Sundance debut this January with Narco Cultura, a unique and engrossing film documenting the plague of cartel violence and the subculture that has sprouted from the bloodbath, making its way onto U.S. stages and airwaves.

Localized

Embarrassment might hold you back from admitting you were scared to make plans beyond Dec. 21, but if you’re reading this, the new year came and you survived the world’s end. Come celebrate your survival with the thrash-punk-metal noise of Screaming Condors and Simian Greed at Urban Lounge on Jan. 12. Cancer Culture open at 10 p.m.—your 21-plus ID and $5 get you in.

Team Prospect

Team Prospect is Smith Optics’ and Spacecraft Collective’s Intermountain, regional grassroots, ski and snowboard team. Being a part of this experience offers local athletes the opportunity to fast-track advancement through their five-tier sponsorship program. What sets Team Prospect apart from other flow sponsorships is the organization from top to bottom. The riders are backed by seasoned leaders and a company dedicated to life-long relationships, offering rider input and a larger-than-most advertising/marketing budget for its riders, regardless of their status.

David Ross Fetzer 12.17.82 – 1

The first time I met David Fetzer, we bumped heads. Literally. I rounded a corner in the Tower Theatre too quickly and ran into David head first. After two minutes of apologies, he introduced me to the event’s co-creator for an interview, we exchanged numbers, and then he took off to go act in a play. Since that time, I’ve had the honorary pleasure of being able to call David a good friend ... and a great co-conspirator for creativity.

Provo’s Food Scene

Up until recently, I never really considered Provo a place that cultivated any authentic type of food culture. It’s full of various chain restaurants, fast food joints and a few dives that offer a bit of local charm, but Provo’s food scene was almost nonexistent. That was until I attended Local First’s Celebrate the Bounty event, where three Provo sparkplugs brought their A-game: The farm-to-table virtuosos of Communal Restaurant, the Southwestern Native American pioneers of Black Sheep Cafe, and the regional comfort food experts of Station 22.

Baby Ghosts

Part Provo and part Salt Lake, the aggro-adorable music of Baby Ghosts exists in a nebulous world where pop-punk, cuddlecore, anime, garage rock and 8-bit video games coalesce into a perfect party soundtrack. The co-ed four piece utilizes three of its members as vocalists—singing, screaming and harmonizing playful yet thoughtful lyrics over bouncy melodies that give way to some certifiably shredding guitar work. The band has a wide appeal, equally embraced by the more indie rock-oriented crowds of Velour as well as the blossoming Provo hardcore scene.

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  • Park Silly Sunday Market @ Historic Main Street
  • Conor Oberst @ Red Butte
  • Sister Dottie Dixon Thinks Sim's Just Super! @ Rose Wagner
  • Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes, The North Valley, Mimi Knowles @ Urban
  • Happy Birthday, Alexandra Topolewski!
  • Hobart W. Fink @ Burt's
  • loveDANCEmore: Mudson @ Masonic Temple
  • We The Wild, She Preaches Mayham @ Shred Shed
  • Cloud Cult @ Urban
  • Happy Birthday, Michael Crum!
  • GBH @ In The Venue
  • Mother Falcon, Porch Lights, Lake Island @ Kilby
  • Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat @ Maverik Center
  • Captives, We The Wild, She Preaches Mayhem, Tylor Blackburn @ Muse Music
  • Tuesday Farmer's Market @ Pioneer Park
  • Citizen, You Blew It, Hostage Calm, Heartless Breakers, Praise @ Shred Shed
  • BonkFest @ Various Venues
  • Happy Birthday, Dean Hillis!
  • Happy Birthday, Alexander Coulombe!
  • Tycho, Christopher Willits @ Depot
  • The Rhythm Combo @ Garage
  • Violent Affair @ Kafeneio
  • Racecar Racecar, Ghost Of Monroe @ Kilby
  • Merit, Somewhere In the Attic @ Metro
  • Joe Nichols @ Outlaw Saloon
  • Mama Rags, Green River Blues @ Shred Shed
  • School Yard Boyz, Flash & Flare, Concise Kilgore, MLittle801 @ Urban
  • Proposed Wasatch Canyon Development (Mountain Accord) @ City Library
  • From Indian Lakes, Golden Sun, God Country, Uinta @ Jazzy's
  • Grass, Suburban Birds, Wilson Michael @ Kilby
  • Wasatch, The Anatomy of Frank, Ben Swisher, Malcolm Jackson @ Muse Music
  • Second To Last, Such A Mess, Save The World Get The Girl, The Mailbox Order @ Shred Shed
  • Trevor Hall, Love Trevor Hall @ State Room
  • Beachmen, High Counsel, Koala Temple, Palace of Buddies @ Urban
  • Emily Bea @ Velour
  • Merit, The Rompstompers, My New Mistress @ Why Sound
  • Mortigi Tempo, The Troubles @ ABG's
  • Bronfman Plays Brahms @ Abravanel
  • Alfred Lambourne Prize Ceremony @ Alderwood Fine Art
  • Oxcross, Worst Friends @ Bar Deluxe
  • Playing Ghosts @ Barrel Room
  • Hot Doggin' Friday @ Bonnevillains
  • Mike Reilly, Billy Watson's International Silver String Submarine Band @ Brewskis
  • Last In Line, Irony Man @ Burt's
  • Atmosphere, Prof, deM atlaS, DJ Fundo @ Complex
  • Miss DJ Lux @ Downstairs
  • Groove Garden After Dark @ Garage
  • Groove Garden "After Dark" @ Garage
  • Wirelefant, House Of Sons, Land Locked @ Jazzy's
  • Orenda Fink, Modern Kin, Big Wild Wings, Henry Wade @ Kilby
  • Urashima Taro: Japanese Folktale @ Kingsbury
  • Movement Forum: Mine Goes to 11 @ Marriott Center
  • Elton John @ Maverik Center
  • Okkah, King Cardinal, Grizzly Goat, Michael Radford @ Muse Music
  • Patrice Kurnath and David Belnap @ Natural History Museum
  • Dirt Road Devils @ Outlaw Saloon
  • Katchafire, Natural Roots, Jordan T. @ Park City Live
  • Samba Fogo: Axe´ @ Rose Wagner
  • Fall Of Zion Fest @ Shred Shed
  • Jeff The Brotherhood, Music Band @ State Room
  • Sugar House Farmer's Market @ Sugarmont Plaza
  • Royal Bliss @ The Royal
  • RedFest: B.o.B, Vic Mensa, Pigeon John, Better Taste Bureau @ University Of Utah
  • Desert Noises, The North Valley, Coyote Vision Group @ Urban
  • Matthew Coolidge @ Utah Museum of Fine Arts
  • Seasons @ Why Sound
  • Funk & Gonzo, Wade Wilson Project @ Woodshed
  • Mike Reilly Band & West Water Outlaws @ Brewskis
  • Salt Lake AIDS Walk @ City Creek Center
  • FKF Boxing @ Complex
  • DJ Dolph @ Downstairs
  • Marcus Schossow @ Elevate
  • Harry Lee & The Back Alley Blues Band @ Garage
  • JCRD: Loco-Motioves vs. TVR Boise River Rollers; Trainwrecks vs. Calgary Roller Derby All Stars @ Golden Spike Arena
  • Tayyib Ali @ In The Venue
  • Allred @ Jazzy's
  • The Owells, Skaters @ Kilby
  • TEDxSaltLakeCity @ Leonardo
  • Amorous, Alumni, We The Equinox, Uintah, The Glass House @ Loading Dock
  • Movement Forum: Mine Goes to 11 @ Marriott Center
  • Newborn Slaves, Tribe Of I, Atheist, Donnie Bonelli, MC SkratchMo @ Muse Music
  • Cowboy Festival & BBQ; Utah's Animals; Drawing Dinosaurs with Cal Grondahl @ Natural History Museum
  • Dirt Road Devils @ Outlaw Saloon
  • Paul Oakenfold @ Park City Live
  • Downtown Farmer's Market @ Pioneer Park
  • Samba Fogo: Axe´ @ Rose Wagner
  • Fall Of Zion Fest @ Shred Shed
  • 2nd Annual Utah Clean Air Fair @ SLC Main Library
  • Justin Furstenfeld @ State Room
  • HVDD Home Team Tournament @ The Hive
  • EAT Bike Tour @ UMOCA
  • Brother Ali, Bambu, DJ Last Word @ Urban
  • Wood Sculptures @ Utah Museum of Fine Arts
  • The New Electric Sound @ Velour
  • Rocky Mountain Fight Championships @ Western Park Arena, Vernal