TedxSaltLakeCity & Topher Horman: The Language Of Symbols

TedxSaltLakeCity & Topher Horman: The Language Of Symbols
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Photo: LMSorenson.net 2015 is the third year of TEDxSaltLakeCity, and the excitement that it has created in the valley has not died down. On Sept. 19, Kingsbury Hall will be filled

Hops Hunters Hikes: Range Brew

Hops Hunters Hikes: Range Brew
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Photos: Talyn Sherer Range Brew: Summit Land Conservancy and Wasatch Brewery Unite Deep in the misty crags and sprawling agricultural meadows of Summit County lies a hidden oasis of wild hops,

Local Review: Irun Toh

Local Review: Irun Toh
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Where Reality Sleeps is a smorgasbord of heady guitar licks compiled haphazardly into an enigmatic debut compilation. The entire project is reminiscent of late-’60s/early-’70s heavy blues (with a modern twist).  … read more

Local Review: Brisk1er

Local Review: Brisk1er
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Brisk1er’s second compilation album coalesces meaty funk beats with a wide variety of local rap artists. If he continues to pump out substantial mix tapes, the crossroads of the West will soon be a heavy contender in the national underground rap scene. … read more

Mercies @ Kilby with Daisy & the Moonshines, Your Meteor, Artesia 09.14

Mercies @ Kilby with Daisy & the Moonshines, Your Meteor,...
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Connecticut foursome, Mercies, looked endearing when the tambourine began to ring, initiating the intro into their opening number. Ambient rhythm guitar blanketed rolling drums in an unsteady and beautiful crescendo that would cut off just when you needed it most for a split second, then continue and pull you swiftly back in like breakers at high tide. … read more

Diego’s Umbrella, Vokab Company @ State Room 10.09

Diego’s Umbrella, Vokab Company @ State Room 10.09
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I was lubed up just enough for San Francisco gem Diego’s Umbrella. Bejeweled gloves ablaze under the disco ball, Vaughn Lindstrom lifted his arms toward the ceiling in a slow arc. Benjamin Leon took his place at the makeshift snare set, looking severe, and Jake Wood tromped over to the full drum-set, also intimidating. … read more

Legend of Aahhh’s Film Review

Legend of Aahhh’s Film Review
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 Endless pristine snowscapes flow languidly over jagged, ominous mountain cliffs as bat-shit powder hounds blast along fifty-plus-foot drops at a breakneck pace. However, I’m not sure that any words in my vocabulary could properly encompass the mind-bending shots that Greg Stump and the gang have brought once again to theaters near you.  … read more

Carnivorous Acquisition: Sea Wolf Take a Bite Out of Utah

Carnivorous Acquisition: Sea Wolf Take a Bite Out of Utah
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The Wasatch Mountains don’t bring to mind the ocean, obviously, but if you think twice, there is often a giant body of water cushioning us soundlessly in the winter time. A sea of snow is a pristine manner in which to welcome new Utah tour dates from Sea Wolf.  … read more

Sea Wolf @ Urban 01.19 with Pentagraham Crackers, The Devil Whale

Sea Wolf @ Urban 01.19 with Pentagraham Crackers, The Devil...
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After a brief pause in the green room, Sea Wolf emerged congenially, all looking dapper and composed. The spotlights dimmed and the performers glommed onto their devices. Familiar, lilting guitar, a cymbal smash, and a wave of illumination ushered in “You’re a Wolf.”  … read more

Matt & Kim @ The Complex with Passion Pit

Matt & Kim @ The Complex with Passion Pit
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Matt & Kim pounded onto the stage to “Harlem Shake” as the horde of witnesses released a guttural snarl, and commenced grinding their asses on the floor. Matt Johnson flailed a water bottle into the the scuffle while he and Kim Schifino (his “partner in crime and in sex”) thrashed their appendages to and fro. … read more