Review: Blackout – We Are Here

Review: Blackout – We Are Here
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While this may sound like a formula for your garden-variety sludge, Blackout spare no opportunity to reimagine the genre. Oh yeah, and don’t forget your bong. … read more

Review: Big Star – Playlist: The Very Best of Big Star

Review: Big Star – Playlist: The Very Best of Big...
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In the latest catalog of the preeminent power pop group Big Star, Playlist outlines all the incarnations of this influential band. … read more

Review: Act Rights – Sweat Equity

Review: Act Rights – Sweat Equity
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Act Rights are too drunk to be the Raconteurs and they’re not drunk enough to be the Black Lips. … read more

Not Another Cog: An Interview with Matt Nelson of Saltair Cycles

Not Another Cog: An Interview with Matt Nelson of Saltair...
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In 2011, Nelson attended the United Bicycle Institute—or UBI—in Portland, Oregon, and has been building bikes ever since. … read more

What’s Doin’ at The RUIN

What’s Doin’ at The RUIN
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Just outside the hubbub of the recently bustling granite district of Sugar House is a bar that doesn’t care how fast you can chug a beer. … read more

Review: Natural Cause Skateboard

Review: Natural Cause Skateboard
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The first thing I noticed about this board was its good shape, something that I didn’t expect from a local company. Most likely, Natural Cause borrowed their board shapes from a time-tested company, though which one, exactly, I couldn’t say … read more

Treefort Music Festival 03.20-23

Treefort Music Festival 03.20-23
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Just five hours to the north, through the enchanted land of highway juniper, roadside rivers, and abounding Perkins restaurants, a little festival was born. … read more

Static IV Premier @ Post Theater 05.12

Static IV Premier @ Post Theater 05.12
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I’m now dated because owning the physical copy of a skate video was once necessary. This film and its constituent parts will be someday scattered into the vortex of YouTube, but do yourself a favor and get a copy anyway. … read more

Summer of Death: Go Skateboarding Day

Summer of Death: Go Skateboarding Day
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 The Summer of Death contests have served as a springboard for countless Utah rippers to go from snot-nosed kids who anihilate local spots and parks to permanent fixtures in the skate community, including local all-star Lizard King, who earned a spot at the Tampa Am for his win at a Summer of Death Contest when he was knee-high to a grasshopper. This summer’s first installment of SLUG’s 15th annual Summer of Death skate series took place at the indoor Crossroads Skate Park in Ogden on June 21. 
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Words with Caleb Orton: A Very Beautiful Thing

Words with Caleb Orton: A Very Beautiful Thing
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I was ordering tea and a dainty little slice of raspberry crème cake when Caleb Orton swaggered into the Salt Lake Roasting Co. With his son, Otto, in the crook