Local Reviews: All Systems Fail

Local Reviews: All Systems Fail
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All Systems Fail is one of the best local punk bands in Utah. They’re also one of the most underappreciated punk bands in Utah. If you’re unfamiliar with this band it’s time to get acquainted.  … read more

Local Reviews: Negative Charge

Local Reviews: Negative Charge
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Although Negative Charge have been together (in some form or another) since 2005, it’s probably a good thing that they waited until now to release their debut album. After opening for many decent punk bands here in SLC (Street Brats, Lower Class Brats, Funeral Dress, GBH, The Casualties, etc.) and a plethora of lineup changes, Negative Charge finally seem to have perfected their sound.  … read more

Local Reviews: �Andale!

Local Reviews: �Andale!
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After years of teasing and torturing with a single-track acting as the only officially released material, �Andale! have finally released a full-length album. Although the wait was long, the self-titled album lives up to the precedent set by “Hit the Ground,” the track featured on DBS II.  … read more

Local Reviews: All Systems Fail/ Sarcasmo

Local Reviews: All Systems Fail/ Sarcasmo
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This 7″ was two years in the making and unfortunately for fans of either band, the sound quality just doesn’t do them justice. Sarcasmo hails from Mexico and their four-song side of the 7″ features angry punk rock reminiscent of the 80s.  … read more

Local Reviews: Vile Blue Shades

Local Reviews: Vile Blue Shades
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John Thursday California Adventure is the perfect record. It’s raunchy, fun and ridiculously danceable. A unique brand of sexuality oozes from every track. Songs like “Black Pussy,” “Purple Rain” and “Banana Hammock” are all instantly infectious and I couldn’t help but lose myself in the music. … read more

Review: Millions of Women are Waiting to Meet You

Review: Millions of Women are Waiting to Meet You
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When freelance journalist Sean Thomas (who’s pushing 40 and still single) is asked by an editor of a men’s magazine to do a cover story about online dating, he was reluctant. Hell, I don’t blame him. … read more

Critical Mass: Put the Fun Between Your Legs

Critical Mass: Put the Fun Between Your Legs
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On the last Friday of every month, cyclists all over the world take to the streets in a loosely organized celebration/protest known as Critical Mass. Safety in numbers and promoting the idea that bikes are legitimate traffic are the two key statements Critical Mass makes. … read more

Fuck FYE, Buy Local: Slowtrain Records

Fuck FYE, Buy Local: Slowtrain Records
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“I didn’t think we’d make it six months,” jokes Anna Brozek, one of the owners of Slowtrain Records while standing behind the counter of their modestly-sized retail location. “We really

Gentry Blackburn

Gentry Blackburn
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Gentry Blackburn graduated from the University of Utah in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. Her first solo show, Frosty Darling, was held at the Downtown Library in

Lumber Jack Jam Wrap-up

Lumber Jack Jam Wrap-up
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On St. Paddys Day over sixty of Utah’s best skiers and shredders dressed in flannel, gathered at the top of the Magestic lift at Brighton to participate in the last