Review: Dronen – 284 Days

Review: Dronen – 284 Days
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Dronen = (Radiohead + The Smashing Pumpkins + Nirvana) x Breaking Benjamin  … read more

Local Review: The Cotton Ponies – Fancy as Fuck

Local Review: The Cotton Ponies – Fancy as Fuck
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The Cotton Ponies = The Coathangers + Hi-Standard x Joan Jet … read more

Broad Fork Bags

Broad Fork Bags
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Josh and Jacquelyn Van Jura have been the driving force behind their company, Broad Fork Bags, which has brought functionality and community to the bikepacking scene in Salt Lake City and Utah. … read more

Kenny Tadrzynski

Kenny Tadrzynski
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Homage to Kenny Tadrzynski’s accomplishments in life seems ill-fitting, as he wasn’t one to boast about his achievements, nor did he ever define himself by them. … read more

Killing the Grade: Reviving Art Education in Utah

Killing the Grade: Reviving Art Education in Utah
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 “If you don’t understand the art, it’s because there is nothing to understand. If it’s illegible, it’s illegible; it’s unsuccessful as a story, as a narrative.” An artist’s inability to communicate through their work can be largely attributed to the conventional four-year programs. The curriculum at CAS stems from traditional curriculum, found in 19th Century Paris, when art education was at its prime. … read more

Little Daylight, Terraplane Sun, Flagship @ The Shred Shed 04.15

Little Daylight, Terraplane Sun, Flagship @ The Shred Shed 04.15
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One of the charming aspects of Salt Lake City is being surrounded by everything that I need at a moment’s notice. Before stopping into the show, I grabbed a few drinks at Wasted Space and had a bite to eat at The Pie Hole—both within earshot of The Shred Shed– a beautiful example of SLC’s cultural geography. As part of the Three of Clubs Tour, Flagship, Little Daylight and Terraplane Sun hit Salt Lake on their way to Vancouver, putting on a show that was engaging throughout the bands’ performances as well as between sets.  … read more

The Creativity Crusades: The Museum of Nobody

The Creativity Crusades: The Museum of Nobody
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Founded on the idea of celebrating art regardless of meaning, The Museum of Nobody openly invites and encourages the exploration of creativity. … read more

The Soft White Sixties @ Bar Deluxe 05.20 With Breakers, The Safes

The Soft White Sixties @ Bar Deluxe 05.20 With Breakers,...
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Despite a venue mix-up on my part, I still managed to arrive at Bar Deluxe about 45 minutes before the opening band went on. Bar Deluxe’s tattered and torn aesthetic seemed to match perfectly with opening band Breakers’ distorted surf-punk sound. Mastering a sound check would be in their best interest, as it proved difficult to translate most of their songs, except when they were screaming—literally screaming.  … read more

Underpass Voices: Homeless Youth Awareness

Underpass Voices: Homeless Youth Awareness
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The core values and aspirations of Utah’s homeless youth are now proudly decorating the underpass of 600 South and 600 West in Salt Lake City. What started as Lesly Beck’s graduate thesis while studying at Westminster College has grown into a visual voice for a population often looked past and ignored. … read more

2014 Utah Arts Festival: Thursday 06.26

2014 Utah Arts Festival: Thursday 06.26
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The Utah Arts Festival draws a crowd even in less than ideal weather conditions. When I arrived, the rain soaked tents were no deterrent for the crowds cheerfully exploring the events many offerings. … read more