Review: Bleached – For The Feel

Review: Bleached – For The Feel
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Luckily, three-song EP For The Feel comprises only good songs … … read more

Review: Blank Realm – Go Easy

Review: Blank Realm – Go Easy
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Judging by the opening bass line of the first track (“Acting Strange”), I thought Blank Realm was a Swedish hardcore band. … read more

Review: Airstrip

Review: Airstrip
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Willing is the debut album of this Chapel Hill, N.C. outfit. It is primarily slow, rhythmic, guitar-driven rock with a few poppy, almost upbeat numbers thrown in. … read more

Review: Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues

Review: Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
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Though there are a few stinkers, Transgender Dysphoria Blues actually isn’t horrible. “Drinking With The Jocks” and “Osama Bin Laden As The Crucified Christ” kick ass like the Eternal Cowboy and Searching days, and “Two Coffins” is the most paralyzing song I have heard in a long time.  … read more

Localized: Problem Daughter

Localized: Problem Daughter
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This month’s Localized is a cross-section of SLC punk: the visceral, dissonant hardcore punk of Foster Body, the surf-soaked party punk of JAWWZZ!! and the acerbic, bittersweet pop punk of

Step Out of the Sun and into Shades of Pale Brewing

Step Out of the Sun and into Shades of Pale...
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Sequestered deep inside the old Hi-Grade Meats compound at 2160 S. West Temple is Shades of Pale Brewing. You know the place: Its sign had those two smiling cartoon pigs, eager to be turned into hotdogs. The pigs are gone, and now a Shades of Pale sign beckons. … read more

Review: Stanley Classic and Adventure Series Drinking Vessels

Review: Stanley Classic and Adventure Series Drinking Vessels
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Stanley Classic and Adventure Series Drinking Vessels stanley-pmi.com In June of this year, I praised Portland Growler Co.’s ceramic Sprocket growler, but after trying Stanley’s Classic Vacuum Growler, I’m glad

Bitters Lab: Craft Lake City Craft Food

Bitters Lab: Craft Lake City Craft Food
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Bitters Lab bitterslab.com Most people with a hobby like gardening or record collecting are usually content to keep their hobby as something fun and relaxing to do on the weekend.

Queen Farina: Craft Lake City Craft Food

Queen Farina: Craft Lake City Craft Food
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Queen Farina queenfarina.com Queen Farina, purveyors of raw honey and honey-based products, began as a scheme to keep Aubrey Johnson’s kids busy. “My sister called me up one day and

Ben Franklin Blowing Bubbles at a Sword

Ben Franklin Blowing Bubbles at a Sword
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In his “first screening, ever, first short film, ever,” Jonathan Napolitano documents three “mental athletes” as they train for and compete in the 2011 USA Memory Championships. … read more