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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  • 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
  • Pick up the new issue of SLUG anyplace cool!
  • 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