Localized: Bluebird Radio, Libbie Linton and Indian Headset – May 2010

Localized: Bluebird Radio, Libbie Linton and Indian Headset – May...
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May’s Localized is going down Friday the 21.  Come for the urgent, electric indie rock of Bluebird Radio, and stay for the eloquent vocals and somehow heartening melancholy of singer/songwriter Libbie Linton.  Indian Headset opens.  Five bucks at the door. … read more

Uinta: Straight-Up Crooked

Uinta: Straight-Up Crooked
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Releasing thoroughly unique, high alcohol craft brews in big, celebration-style bottles, Uinta Brewing Co. has gone to great lengths for their labor of love: a new line of beers dubbed The Crooked Line.  When it comes to brewing the delicious cornucopia of mass-produced Utah beers, consistency is paramount.  But with a Crooked beer, bending the rules is more acceptable, and creativity takes center stage.  The Crooked line will be, quite literally, the biggest and strongest beer ever produced in our fair state. … read more

CLC Artist: Andy Chase

CLC Artist: Andy Chase
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Hailing from the greater Ogden area, Andy Chase is a Craft Lake City veteran.  Chase’s paintings, silkscreened and lino-cut prints and pillows will be available at this year’s CLC from $15 up. Like many prolific crafters, Chase’s “hobby” is fed by a serious love for the process.  “It’s a need I have—an outlet.” she says, “If I don’t create for a while, I feel like I need to release the creative tension.” … read more

Serious Entertainment: Plan-B Celebrates 20 Years of Socially Conscious Theatre

Serious Entertainment: Plan-B Celebrates 20 Years of Socially Conscious Theatre
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This city is lucky to be the home of Plan-B Theatre Company. 2011 marks Plan-B’s twentieth year of socially conscious theatre, and this season’s plays can be experienced beginning in October through November of this year, and continuing in February through May of next year, at the beautiful Rose Wagner Theatre downtown. Two decades of producing intimate, progressive theatre is hardly an accomplishment to be taken lightly, and at times Plan-B has had to fight tooth and nail. … read more

It’s Just a Jump to the Left: Doing the Time Warp with Salt Lake’s Latter Day Transvestites

It’s Just a Jump to the Left: Doing the Time...
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow cast performance at the Tower Theatre is a Halloween mainstay that Salt Lake’s own Latter-Day Transvestites have been bringing us since 1995.  A dozen crew members and a cast of nine (plus five or so extra trannies for good measure) regale the audience with their own semi-slapdash rendition of the cult musical while the movie itself plays on the screen behind them. … read more

Top 5 Video Games – 2010

Top 5 Video Games – 2010
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As much as I try, I can’t play everything. So if you can’t find Super Scribblenauts or Starcraft II or the latest WoW expansion on this list, it is not a reflection of their merit, so much as an indication that I am but one nerd with finite resources.  Don’t be hatin’ … read more

Giving You the Business: A Look at Growth Within Utah’s Craft Beer Industry

Giving You the Business: A Look at Growth Within Utah’s...
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As the national economy swings dangerously above a pit of crocodiles on a rickety rope bridge, the craft beer industry is up ahead, bushwhacking its way forward. You will not find Salt Lake’s craft beer fanciers catching a self-loathing buzz in an alleyway after spending their last three bucks on a Pfeifferhorn Lager from Epic Brewing Company. These well-made beers aren’t popular because they take the edge off your shitty life—they’re popular because they’re well-made to begin with. … read more