Geek Show Us All

Geek Show Us All
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Kerry Jackson of X96’s Radio From Hell and his cohorts have gathered in his basement and constructed a podcast that not only covers news of the sci-fi world and beyond, but has been entertaining enough to garner 20,000 plus downloads per episode. I had to see for myself what these geeks had been up to, so I ventured alone into the basement of a seemingly normal home and entered the world of the geek. … read more

Swingin’ Utters: Back in the Swing of Things

Swingin’ Utters: Back in the Swing of Things
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Though the Swingin’ Utters haven’t released a studio album since 2003, they’ve released a live album, a b-sides/rarities compilation, and earlier this year a tribute record was released. With news that the band will be releasing a new 7” entitled Brand New Lungs on June 22, a new album coming this Fall and extensive touring in the near future, I felt the need to get an interview with Utters’ guitarist/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Darius Koski and to get his thoughts. … read more

Derek Hunter

Derek Hunter
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For over seven years, Derek Hunter has been one of the few independent comic writers in Salt Lake. His flagship title, Pirate Club, features twisted tales of youngsters roaming the streets of their small town looking for adventure. Hunter, with a dozen or so friends, also informally hosts a weekly Tuesday draw night at Nobrow Coffee. The group recently decided to parlay the fruits of draw night into an art show that’ll be held at Nobrow on August 20. The night will double as Hunter’s debut of his new autobiographic comic––Derek Hunter is A Fuck. … read more

A Craftsman at Heart

A Craftsman at Heart
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Driving around Salt Lake, it’s easy to see that we have a healthy tattoo community. A copious number of shops have infested the landscape, and it can be difficult to sort out quality from the tremendous quantity. Heart of Gold Tattoo has that quality in spades. Owner Jon McAffee, a 10-year veteran of the Salt Lake tattoo terrain, has worked in shops like Apparition Ink and Oni, and recently entered a new stage of his career last September when he opened Heart of Gold Tattoo. … read more

You, Me and The Devil: The Devil Makes Three

You, Me and The Devil: The Devil Makes Three
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Drawing from folk, hot jazz, all types of acoustic music and just enough edge to put punk on the list, The Devil Makes Three is a one-of-a-kind act that has been spellbinding audiences around the country. This drummer-less three-piece conjures up thoughts of Depression-era sting and jug bands, but remains relevant to the present day. I had a chance to talk to frontman Pete Bernhard about the genesis of such a band and where The Devil Makes Three fits in this contemporary music scene. … read more

National CD Reviews – July 2011

National CD Reviews – July 2011
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New releases from Black Lips, Crystal Stilts, Dox, Explosions In the Sky, Friendly Fires, Iceage, Jello Biafra, Los Vigilantes, Set Your Goals, Sol Invictus, Thurston Moore. Tyler the Creator and many, many more are reviewed.
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The Country Side of Life

The Country Side of Life
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He may not look like he belongs on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, but after years of pioneering the psychobilly genre here in America, Tiger Army front man Nick 13 has taken some time to diverge from the world of fast-paced, hard-charging rock n’ roll to refocus his talents on country music. Elegant in its delivery and colorful in its tones, the self-titled debut sounds like it was created by a talented veteran of country music. … read more

Local Reviews: Mayson Lee and the Rock & Roll Space Studs

Local Reviews: Mayson Lee and the Rock & Roll Space...
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There’s ome pretty fun greasy pop punk with a little horror thrown in on the EP from Mayson Lee. At first I didn’t think much of the female fronted group—they sounded like a lot of other bands to me—but after a few listens, I was coming around and started to see that they may not be reinventing the wheel, but they do know how to get it spinning.  … read more

Heat Me Up: an Interview with Reverend Horton Heat

Heat Me Up: an Interview with Reverend Horton Heat
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Reverand Horton Heat are one of those bands that every music fan knows, and with the way they tour, fans have probably seen them live a few times. They’ve charged through a 28-year career, always attempting new and challenging paths. A recent choice has been to include a guest appearance by another musical figure in their set. Guests, so far, have been Lemmy of Motörhead, Deke Dickerson, and Jello Biafra, who joined them on their Salt Lake date.  … read more

Quit Shaking and Get Dirty with the Dirt Daubers

Quit Shaking and Get Dirty with the Dirt Daubers
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“I grew up watching TV and being influenced by pop culture like everyone else, but over time, I found that to be hollow, and eventually all you do is become a commodity to be bought and sold. But there is that undercurrent of culture that lives in every one of us—it’s indigenous, and we lose more and more over time. I love feeling connected to that history.” … read more