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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  • Happy Birthday, Kia McGinnis!
  • Happy Birthday, Martin Rivero!
  • Dedritic Arbor @ Bar Deluxe
  • Geek Show Movie Night @ Brewvies
  • Black Cobra, Lo-Pan, Muckraker, OldTimer @ Burt's
  • Stromae @ Depot
  • Justin Nozuka, David Ryan Harris @ Kilby
  • Don Mclean, Judy Collins @ Kingsbury
  • Yellowman @ Liquid Joe's
  • Michael Homer @ Marriott Library
  • Blister Unit, Visions of Decay, Dezecration, Legion @ Metro
  • Comeback, A Minor Revolution, The Rompstompers, Fear Fiasco, Version two @ Mojos
  • WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs @ Salt Palace
  • Justin Townes Earle, American Aquarium @ State Room
  • Salt Lake City Comedy Carnivale @ Various Venues
  • King Cardinal, Matthew & The Hope @ Burt's
  • Katy Perry @ EnergySolutions
  • Magic Monday @ Hatch Family Chocolates
  • Fall Book Sale @ Marriott Library
  • The Adarna, Never Before, Fat Candice, Hisingen @ Metro
  • Grand Lake Islands, Snowblind Traveler, Micah Clemence @ Muse Music
  • Teach Me Equals, RedRumsey, 90's Television @ Shred Shed
  • Kopecky Family Band, Avid Dancer @ State Room
  • Ruben & The Dark @ Urban
  • Lecherous Gaze, Dead Larry @ Burt's
  • George Thorogood, Trampled Under Foot @ Depot
  • Peasants, Rich Girls, Anthony Pena @ Kilby
  • Tuesday Farmer's Market @ Pioneer Park
  • The Maxies, Bombshell Academy, Hamartia @ Shred Shed
  • The Adarna, Truth of Fiction, Driver Out @ Why Sound
  • Big Shiny Geek Show Pub Quiz @ Lucky 13
  • Artist Workshop Series: Bone Wreaths @ Natural History Museum
  • Candy Hearts, Batty Blue, Racecar Racecar, Paper Guns @ Shred Shed
  • The Dandy Warhols, Bonfire Beach @ Urban
  • Brandon Saunders, Rorry Forbush, Joe White @ Why Sound
  • Slap Nevada, DJ Joune, Red Bennies @ Burt's
  • Earth, King Dude @ Complex
  • O.A.R. @ Depot
  • Joe McQueen Quartet @ Garage
  • Celebrate The Bounty @ Gateway Grand Ballroom
  • Belphegor, Rotting Christ, Beheaded, Svart Crown @ In The Venue
  • Coasts, Ocean Commotion @ Kilby
  • Millionaires, A Careless Skyline, The Femme Medea, Minx @ Loading Dock
  • The Femme Medea, Minx, Kelly Packer @ Metro
  • The Porch - Storytelling @ Muse Music
  • RDT: Portal @ Rose Wagner
  • Bike Thief, Beach Cops, Creature Double Feature @ Shred Shed
  • Parker Millsap @ State Room
  • Tony Feher @ UMFA
  • Celebrate The Bounty @ Union Pacific Depot
  • The Drums, Beverly, Jawwzz!! @ Urban
  • Pick up the new issue of SLUG anyplace cool!
  • Irony Man @ ABG's
  • Impractical Jokers Tour @ Abravanel
  • Authority Zero, Ulteriors, Tainted Halos @ Bar Deluxe
  • Jazz Brulee @ Bayou
  • Stonefed, Badfeather @ Brewskis
  • Yeldah @ Burt's
  • Elite Fight Night 24 @ Complex
  • Seance with Adela, Psychic Medium @ Crone's Hollow
  • Stag Hare, Seven Feathers Rainwater @ Diabolical
  • Miss DJ Lux, Matty Mo @ Downstairs
  • Screaming J's @ Garage
  • Parachute, Matt Wertz @ In The Venue
  • Fiji, Drew Deezy, David Rhythm, Tribal Theory, Essel, Root Rawka @ Infinity
  • Gold Boot, Landlocked @ Jazzy's
  • Beach Fossils, Heavenly Beat, Axxa/Abraxas @ Kilby
  • SteelFist Fight Night 28 @ Legacy Events Center
  • Babylon A.D. @ Liquid Joe's
  • Inna Vision, Wasnatch, Makisi @ Lo-Fi Cafe
  • No Altars, Souls, DTA @ Mojos
  • Oso Negro, Ed Able, Kemp, Venom, IV + Stretch, Rap Open Mic @ Muse Music
  • Scientist in the Spotlight: David Wheatly and David Belnap @ Natural History Museum
  • Hearts Of Steel @ Outlaw Saloon
  • Rooftop Concert Series: Fictionist, The Blue Aces @ Provo Town Square Parking Terrace
  • RDT: Portal @ Rose Wagner
  • Cedar Speaks, Ars Nova @ Shred Shed
  • Carbon Leaf @ State Room
  • Sugar House Farmer's Market @ Sugarmont Plaza
  • DulceSky,Vibragun, The Statuettes @ The Royal
  • David Williams @ Tin Angel
  • Art Is 100 After-Hours Party @ UMFA
  • Dubwise, Biome, Illoom, Quintana, Artifax @ Urban
  • Genre Zero @ Urban Growth Community Garden
  • Provo Gallery Stroll @ Various Galleries
  • Ogden's First Friday Art Stroll @ Various Galleries
  • Driver Out @ Why Sound
  • Jennie & The Right Vibes, MiNX, Shasta & The Second Strings @ Woodshed
  • Jim Gaffigan @ Abravanel
  • Juana Ghani, Hectic Hobo, Folk Hogan @ Bar Deluxe
  • Latin Jazz Factory @ Bayou
  • Joan E. Rose & Petrichor, Secret Abilities @ D&R Spirits
  • The Led Zeppelin Experience, No Quarter @ Depot
  • WRD: Beehive Brawl @ Derby Depot
  • Gossimer, Braeyden Jae, Anecoria @ Diabolical
  • Miss DJ Lux @ Downstairs
  • Run Or Dye, ODX @ EnergySolutions
  • Screaming J's @ Garage
  • 2 1/2 White Guys @ Hog Wallow
  • Aura Surreal, King's Peak @ Jazzy's
  • King Nico, Ocean Commotion, Versus The Man @ Kilby
  • Step Afrika! @ Kingsbury
  • The Last Wednesday, Monkey Rum, The Departure, The Berriers @ Loading Dock
  • Shadow Windhaw & The Morticians, Godhunter, Demon Lung, Secrets Of The Sky, Hummingbird Of Death, Reproacher, Sorxe, Doperunner, Hollow Tonghue, Making Fuck, Stickfigures, Clark Stewart Radford, Josh Betten @ Mojos
  • Wild Apples; The Salt, The Sea and The Sun God; Night Wings @ Muse Music
  • Carol Kounanis presents the Utah Dressage Society, Navajo Seed Pot Artist Workshop, Utah's Animals @ Natural History Museum
  • Hearts Of Steel @ Outlaw Saloon
  • Brett Dennen @ Park City Live
  • Downtown Farmer's Market @ Pioneer Park
  • RDT: Portal @ Rose Wagner
  • The Summer Flea @ Salt Lake Equestrian Park
  • Post Season, Last Gatsby, Bear East Fish, Smile For The Captain, The Boy That Lives @ Shred Shed
  • Rubblebucket, Body Language @ State Room
  • Sober Down, Better Taste Bureau @ The Madison
  • Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Danava @ Urban
  • Boot Scootin Boogie Mud Run @ Utah State Fair Park
  • Eyes Lips Eyes, Coral Bones, Deadtooth @ Velour
  • Of Ivy And Ashes, Among The Ashes @ Why Sound