Review: Prompt Me

Review: Prompt Me
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Prompt Me W.P. Kimball Self-Released Street: 09.01 Prompt Me is an excellent example of the proliferation of flash fiction in the Internet age—this being loosely defined as any story under 1,000

Localized: Temples and The Salt, The Sea and The Sun God

Localized: Temples and The Salt, The Sea and The Sun...
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This month’s Localized features the spastic math-pop of Provo’s The Salt, The Sea, and The Sun God, headliner Temples’ sprawling post-rock, and openers Tavaputs. If you have a taste for

Kishi Bashi @ Urban Lounge 05.23

Kishi Bashi @ Urban Lounge 05.23
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When I arrived at Urban Lounge at 8:30 Friday night, thinking the show would start at 9—there was still a line outside and another show going on inside! This meant that the show started at the old 10pm time, which kinda sucked, but it’s got to be a good thing if we’re getting so many bands wanting to play in Salt Lake that Urban has to double-book, right?
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Rubblebucket @ The State Room 10.04 with Body Language

Rubblebucket @ The State Room 10.04 with Body Language
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Part way through their set, Rubblebucket’s singer Kalmia Traver was hyping the crowd between songs and screamed that she wanted us to, “make a noise that a baboon makes when you fuckin’ slice it’s dick up!” I’m not sure I’ve ever screamed like that, but I tried my hardest at what was probably one of the best, and most energetic, shows I’ve ever been to. … read more

Musée Mécanique @ Kilby Court 10.23 with Book on Tape Worm, Richie Kissinger

Musée Mécanique @ Kilby Court 10.23 with Book on Tape...
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Seeing a band live can give a more human quality to what may otherwise be somewhat otherworldly music, and I think this is especially the case with Musée Mécanique. … read more

Spoon and A Giant Dog @ The Depot 12.08

Spoon and A Giant Dog @ The Depot 12.08
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Monday night, Spoon played to a completely packed room at the Depot with openers A Giant Dog, and it was awesome. … read more

No Cities To Love: Sleater-Kinney Rock The Depot

No Cities To Love: Sleater-Kinney Rock The Depot
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More often than not, when bands come back from the dead after a decade or more of inactivity, their new material really fails to live up to the quality of their previous work. Luckily for us, Sleater-Kinney don’t even flirt with lowered expectations on this new record. … read more

Escaping SXSW: This Will Destroy You

Escaping SXSW: This Will Destroy You
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Ambient post rock act This Will Destroy You play music to calm you down and help you contemplate the deepest parts of your soul. They fill their songs with layers of emotion without lyrics and can touch your soul without saying a word.  … read more

Tame Impala @ The Depot 05.29 with Kuroma

Tame Impala @ The Depot 05.29 with Kuroma
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I arrived at The Depot right as Kuroma, who apparently have members of MGMT’s touring band, were walking on stage and getting into their first song. These guys play a really great blend of psychedelic rock and sunny, beach-ready indie pop. After they finished their first song and I’d gotten settled on the main floor, their guitarist ran off stage and disappeared for about three minutes because he’d left his electric guitar on the service elevator on the side of the stage. … read more

Ned Clayton: Creative Music Electronics with Hex Amps

Ned Clayton: Creative Music Electronics with Hex Amps
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Initially, before Densley and Smith started Hex Cabs, Clayton says he worked at modifying old amps they’d find. “Gentry was always bringing me crazy, junked amps to try and make something cool out of,” he says. “We would take old Peaveys and weird amps, and gut them and rewire them for his own use. Eventually, we were like, ‘Let’s make our own amps!’”

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