Local Reviews: Written in Fire

Local Reviews: Written in Fire
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I’ve never felt any personal opposition to the recent thrash revival some of us metal fans have been noticing. Written in Fire are not purely a thrash band, but the influences are heavy in every way and I find myself enjoying them quite a bit. … read more

Wolves in the Throne Room: Madrigal of the Wolf

Wolves in the Throne Room: Madrigal of the Wolf
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With raw production, blazing guitars, shrieking vocals and blasting drums, black metal has always purported an extreme display of individualism, making every effort to reject all things politically correct and

Strange Books and Found Sounds: Red Light Bookstore

Strange Books and Found Sounds: Red Light Bookstore
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As Sugarhouse slowly devolves into corporate strip malls, ultimately pushing the small business owners out, many patrons of the area are already looking for an alternative free market. On March

Review: Morning Constitutions

Review: Morning Constitutions
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Morning Constitutions Larry the Cable Guy Warner Brothers Street: 04.03 Daniel Whitney, or as America knows him, “Larry the Cable Guy,” is a marketing genius. Work with me here. When

Pelican Show Review

Pelican Show Review
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Pelican has become quite prolific since their humble beginnings, partly thanks to signing with Hydra Head Records, and their associations with ISIS. It’s funny to me that Pelican started as a side-project to another band, Tusk, however it makes sense that the Pelican project would have a bit more success. … read more

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As I Lay Dying Show Review

As I Lay Dying Show Review
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The last time I attended a show out at the Saltair Pavilion was about 10 years ago, and my goodness has it changed. Out with the “nearly abandoned warehouse” atmosphere, this old building has really shaped up to be pretty nice venue. Everybody touch up your sleeve tattoos and put on the tough guy scowl, a heavy metal show is coming to town! … read more

Cage @ The Urban Lounge

Cage @ The Urban Lounge
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Despite my unfamiliarity with much of his material, Cage has always intrigued me due to his traumatic life experiences, D.I.Y. attitude and generally anti-hip hop approach to things. When I saw he was coming to town, I knew it was a show I didn’t want to miss. … read more

Giant Squid @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge

Giant Squid @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge
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Music that is heavily riff-based and creates an atmosphere of oceanic depth weaved with elusive, yet interesting lyrics is a genre that is not exactly tapped out. After having the pleasure of seeing Giant Squid open up for Agalloch up in Portland, Oregon in 2006, I sure as hell wasn’t going to miss seeing them play their new material here in Salt Lake City. … read more

The Australian Pink Floyd Show @ USANA

The Australian Pink Floyd Show @ USANA
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I don’t claim to love Pink Floyd more than any other guy but if I’ve had a few drinks, Pink Floyd is one of the subjects I can often talk about until those around me are tired of hearing it. … read more