One Way System frontman Jay Susel kept the crowd of punks all riled up throughout their set. Photo: Frank Carroll
For most of Salt Lake City, Monday night was a cold, wet and somewhat snowy night—one last night (hopefully) for hot cocoa, sweaters and watching that Magic School Bus box set you mom got you in December. Those of us foolishly brave enough to venture out to the Salt Haus got a quite the treat. Hosted by the Pyrate Punx SLC, the bands Discoid A, Desolate, All Systems Fail, Mass Terror and One Way System played quite the show. Unfortunately, I missed Discoid A, but I got to hear the last half of Desolate’s set, who’re pretty thrashy—think Megadeath, but with a punk edge or The Accused. I hope to catch them at another show because to give a better assessment. Before I go on to the two main acts, I want to highlight a local band that, after their performance, turned me into a super-fan: All Systems Fail.