High Octane Meets High Point: Wasatch’s Devastator Race Car

High Octane Meets High Point: Wasatch’s Devastator Race Car
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Jon Lee is an adrenaline junkie and self-described former “snow bum” who cut his teeth boarding fast in the Wasatch Range and the Rockies. As head brewer at the Utah Brewers Cooperative (which combines the talents of Wasatch and Squatters under one roof), Lee splits his time crafting award-winning beers and driving number 93—The Devastator—named after the popular Wasatch label brew. … read more

Cupcake Social Code with Frosty Darling

Cupcake Social Code with Frosty Darling
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Cupcakes, kids and cuteness—the holy trinity of a good time is happening once again at Frosty Darling on Friday, July 29, for their fifth annual Frosty Darling Cupcake Social (177 East Broadway). This event will provide everything you’ve had in years past at the super-cute boutique, like the cupcake walk and cupcake decorating, but owner Gentry Blackburn is giving the format a shot in the arm with a new coloring book challenge and live music from Heber’s Holy Water Buffalo. … read more

CLC Artist: Reclaimed Wreckage

CLC Artist: Reclaimed Wreckage
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Store-bought bags could not withstand Captain Chaos, the son of Reclaimed Wreckage’s Chris and Lisa Brown. Lisa started looking to discarded byproducts as a cost-effective, durable material and solution for her own bags. Made from abandoned tractor tire tubes, their bags sport rivets, satin-lined interiors and zippers. Lisa has expanded even more into upcycled vinyl product creation, including earrings and other accessories. … read more

Pago: Sustainability, In-Field Dining & The Future of Farming for Restaurants

Pago: Sustainability, In-Field Dining & The Future of Farming for...
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Behind an average yet well kept house near the suburban Sugarhouse district of Salt Lake City sits a micro-farm, or “hobby farm,” as owner Scott Evans puts it. Since May 2009,  Evans has been enacting what is increasingly more commonplace in other, more food-forward cities like San Francisco and Portland—an almost entirely locally sustained restaurant where in the summertime, “85 percent to 95 percent of the food is sourced locally,” says Evans. … read more

Local Reviews: The Bad Apples

Local Reviews: The Bad Apples
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Salt Lake locals, The Bad Apples are back by popular demand from fans. Penalty Box Records founder, MC/ producer Mike Booth, and MC Sir Louis Wildamiss bring some cognizant vocals to this LP with many local artists popping up in guest spots too.  … read more

Local Reviews: The Up Collars

Local Reviews: The Up Collars
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This disc got me interested in what’s going on in northern Utah, which I can’t say anything else has done in recent memory. Saxophone is mixed with shredderific guitar, thoughtful melodies and some interesting vocals form this release. … read more

Local Reviews: The Smash Brothas

Local Reviews: The Smash Brothas
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Hip Hop is not dead in Utah. Reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated. The crews around here should start paying attention, or at least start buying beats from the laundry list of producers and DJs that The Smash Brothas utilize on their latest release.  … read more

Local Reviews: Kill Everyone Now

Local Reviews: Kill Everyone Now
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I enjoy the occasional garage recording as much as the next SLUG staffer, and listening to Kill Everyone Now’s tracks remind me of just why I appreciate most start-out rock bands and their growth that occurs early on. … read more

Local Reviews: Pariah Poetic

Local Reviews: Pariah Poetic
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Pariah Poetic is not your Mom’s band. Nor are they your brother’s—they could be your kid sister’s, though. The guitarist has some really, really good things going on—the guit-fiddle is intricately woven throughout (listen to “Deviate Demonic” for confirmation).  … read more

Local Reviews: Feel Good Patrol

Local Reviews: Feel Good Patrol
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There’s something going on with Feel Good Patrol, but I’m not sure what. Well, that’s not true, it sounds like what a scene mainstay named Ryan Workman once described as “White-Boy-Frat-Funk-Rock,” with some rappin’ and scratchin’ thrown in.  … read more