Rock and Roar: Shawn James and the Shapeshifters

Rock and Roar: Shawn James and the Shapeshifters
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Fusing only the best elements from blues, metal and rock n’ roll, Arkansas-based rockers Shawn James and the Shapeshifters describe their eclectic, frenzied sound as “Rock and Roar.” Their most recent release features some of their most ambitiously soulful pieces to date with plenty of fiddle, banjo and heavy guitar to accent frontman Shawn James’ richly fervent vocals. … read more

Rock n’ Roll Swap Meet

Rock n’ Roll Swap Meet
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The first Rock n’ Roll Swap Meet will take place at the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake on April 24 with a special collector’s hour from 10 to 11 a.m. for $20. The meet will be open to the public from 11 to 4 p.m. for $2 and is free for children under 12. … read more

Mostly Harmless: David Bello of The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die

Mostly Harmless: David Bello of The World is a Beautiful...
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Harmlessness, the second full-length album from emo band The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die, has elevated the band’s status in the indie community. … read more

The Legend of Star Wolf

The Legend of Star Wolf
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As part homage to the well known game Star Fox, Star Wolf started as a side project for Campana, who is also known for his role as lead guitarist and songwriter for local metal act Visigoth, as a way to work on music late at night. … read more

Dance Out in the Sun: Interview with Hive Riot

Dance Out in the Sun: Interview with Hive Riot
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Comprising brother/sister-in-law duo Mindy (vocals) and Dustin Gledhill (synths), Hive Riot brings both artists’ best attributes to light. “I felt like we both had strengths we could bring to the table” says Mindy. … read more

Localized: Herban Empire

Localized: Herban Empire
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Homegrown alt-reggae group Herban Empire have been a part of the local circuit for almost 10 years, as they are the product of good friends with a shared love for music. The interest in the same kind of bands, such as 311 and Sublime, fed into their style, and soon they were creating their own take on the genre. … read more

Localized: Tribe of I

Localized: Tribe of I
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Since forming in 2012, Tribe of I have been a group that thrives on live performances and improvisation. The positive vibes that Tribe of I emanate come from a unique mix of alternative, reggae and hip-hop. It’s a combination that has garnered the attention of the larger, national acts that Tribe of I have opened for, as well as earning them a solid and loyal fanbase within the Salt Lake reggae scene. … read more

Babes in Toyland @ Urban Lounge 09.01 with FEA

Babes in Toyland @ Urban Lounge 09.01 with FEA
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Babes in Toyland, having reunited after a 14 year hiatus, are touring again with original members Kat Bjelland and Lori Barbero. … read more

Babes in Toyland: Babes on Tour

Babes in Toyland: Babes on Tour
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Photos: Robin Laananen The height of the grunge era of the ’90s was defined by loud, aggressive rock, distorted guitars and high-octane performances, and Minneapolis-based Babes in Toyland epitomized this

Localized: Heartless Breakers

Localized: Heartless Breakers
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This month’s Localized will feature the heavy-hitting, poetic antics of Sights, followed by the addictive melodies of Larusso and Heartless Breakers headlining the show. If you miss the angsty days