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, Cassie Loveless!
  • 9th West Farmers Market @ 1000 South 900 West
  • The Nerve Beats @ Burt's
  • Park Silly Sunday Market @ Historic Main Street
  • God's Revolver, Cornered By Zombies, Red Telephone @ Urban
  • Lenguas Largas, Treasure Fleet, White Night @ Shred Shed
  • The Coathangers, White Fang, Breakers, Green River Blues @ Urban
  • Brown Bag: Aspen Winds @ Washington Square
  • Happy Birthday, Mitchell Schultz!
  • All Hail The Yeti @ Burt's
  • Trampled by Turtles, Elephant Revival, Amy Helm @ Deer Valley Resort
  • Phil Friendly @ Garage
  • JCRD: Junction City Trainwrecks vs. The Durango Derailers, Junction City Locomotives vs. Portenuf Valley Bruisers @ Golden Spike Arena
  • Kottonmouth Kings, Pilot Touhill, Imperial Soundclash, Special Blend, C4 & Nicky Gritts, Chucky Chuck, Broken Silence, The Beginning At Last, $OOLOO @ Lo-Fi Cafe
  • Portugal. The Man, Grouplove @ Red Butte
  • The Waffle Stompers, The Anchorage @ Shred Shed
  • Brown Bag: Hot Club Of Zion @ Washington Square
  • Ferocious Oaks, Vincent Draper, Matthew & The Hope @ Bar Deluxe
  • Daniel Amedee, Shaun Daniel, Chad & Kristo @ Burt's
  • Ziggy Marley @ Depot
  • The Rhythm Combo @ Garage
  • Black Berry Bushes @ Hog Wallow
  • Big Shiny Geek Show Pub Quiz @ Lucky 13
  • Israel Vibration @ Park City Live
  • Full Of Hell, Cult Leader, Noisem @ Shred Shed
  • Pentagraham Crackers, Strong Words, Foster Body @ Urban
  • Shelby Earl @ Velour
  • Brown Bag: Lake Island @ Washington Square
  • Coral Bones @ Why Sound
  • Bloodgeon, Bloodpurge, Enabler @ Burt's
  • Class: Unlock your Psychic Powers @ Crone's Hollow
  • Juana Ghani @ Gallivan Center
  • Corrosion Of Conformity, Bl'ast, Brant Bjork, Lord Dying. @ In The Venue
  • Verities, Day By Day, Hands Of Desecration, The Glass House, Approach The Throne, Of Ivy And Ashes @ Loading Dock
  • Dungeons & Dragons Comedy Showcase @ Muse Music
  • Twilight Concert Series: De La Soul, Rapsody & 9th Wonder @ Pioneer Park
  • David Gray @ Red Butte
  • Grimblee, Mr. Vandal, Gravytron, Tetris Fingers @ Urban
  • Brown Bag: John Flanders Group @ Washington Square
  • Discard Pile @ Why Sound
  • Afro Omega, Coral Thief, The Green Leefs, Makisi, Tribe Of I, Roots Rawka @ Woodshed
  • Riksha, LHAW, Backwoods Burning @ 5 Monkeys
  • The Weekenders, The Utah County Swillers @ ABG's
  • Samuel Smith Band @ Bar Deluxe
  • Chalula @ Bayou
  • Drag The River, Johnny Slaghter @ Burt's
  • Energy 101 @ Crone's Hollow
  • Acidic @ Dawg Pound
  • The Presidents of the United States of America, July Talk @ Depot
  • Smoke In The Tavern, Matthew & The Hope @ Garage
  • Insidious Flow, Notes, No Sleep Mob, S.K.R. @ Gino's
  • Lady Legs @ Hog Wallow
  • Blue Moon Festival @ Holladay City Hall
  • Coral Bones, Preacher's Daughter Beggar's Son @ Jazzy's
  • Hi-Fi Murder, Tainted Halos, Danny Wildcard, Brad Rizer @ Metro
  • Michael Radford & The Road To Rome, Grizzly Goat, Awkward Anonymous, Matt Skaggs @ Muse Music
  • Red Shot Pony @ Outlaw Saloon
  • Rebelution, Iration, The Green, Stick Figure @ Saltair
  • Due West @ Sandy Amphitheater
  • Dave & Phil Alvin & The Guilty Ones @ State Room
  • Sugar House Farmer's Market @ Sugarmont Plaza
  • DJ Butch Wolfthorn, DJ Italia, The Reaper @ The Royal
  • Black Kids @ Urban
  • Home & Studio Crawl @ Various Venues
  • Peter Harper, Cory Mon @ Velour
  • Brown Bag: Giraffula @ Washington Square
  • Happy Birthday, Slugger!
  • Benefit for Art Kids with The Hardy Boys, The Empire @ Bar Deluxe
  • he Hardy Brothers, Empire @ Bar Deluxe
  • Marty Lyman Group @ Bayou
  • Lady Legs @ Brewskis
  • Utah County Swillers, Lorin Madsen @ Burt's
  • Dumpstaphunk @ Canyons Resort
  • Dark Moon Drumming Circle @ Crone's Hollow
  • Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten and Lennon & Maisy Stella @ Deer Valley Resort
  • The Clash MMA 11 @ Eccles Ice Arena
  • Control Room @ Fallout
  • JCRD: Loco-Motives vs. Portneuf Valley Bruisers @ Golden Spike Arena
  • House of Sons, Land Locked, Ex Era @ Jazzy's
  • Celph Titled, Apathy, Reef The Lost Cauze, SMG's, Melvin Junko, Pure Presure, DJ Street Jesus @ Lo-Fi Cafe
  • PSO, DTA Don't Trust Anybody, Drunk As Shit, Gorilla Tactics @ Loading Dock
  • Summit Bike Challenge @ National Ability Center
  • Bug Brigade @ Natural History Museum
  • Red Shot Pony @ Outlaw Saloon
  • Downtown Farmer's Market @ Pioneer Park
  • The Rose Exposed: Home @ Rose Wagner
  • The Summer Flea @ Salt Lake Equestrian Park
  • Listener, Confluence @ Shred Shed
  • Max Pain & The Groovies, The North Valley, Beachmen @ Urban
  • MusicGarage Kids @ Whole Foods, Sugar House