Local Reviews: ZODIAC

Local Reviews: ZODIAC
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Crash-landing in your backyard with proof that Salt Lake is actually in outer space, ZODIAC is here to take revenge for what you did to him in Roswell. That revenge is taking place in your eardrums.  … read more

Local Reviews: Replica Mine

Local Reviews: Replica Mine
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It’s always a pleasant surprise to hear good, interesting dark music made locally. While we have plenty of good bands, industrial is rare at best. Sandy-based Adam Harmon, former guitarist and keyboard player for Carphax Files, is the force behind this meandering industrial experiment, a follow-up to $ra, their 2008 5-song EP. … read more

Local Reviews: Roses and Exile

Local Reviews: Roses and Exile
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Yet another project by local Christopher Alvarado (Twilight Transmissions, Little Sap Dungeon, Harsh Reality), Roses and Exile is on its way out with this bang of a final album. … read more

Local Review: Little Sap Dungeon

Local Review: Little Sap Dungeon
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Six years since their previous album, Kevin Cazier (Perception Cleanse Perception) and Christopher Alvarado (Twilight Transmissions, Roses and Exile, Harsh Reality) are back with seven (no, eight! There’s a hidden one!) tracks, marrying their dismal dystopian visions to harsh yet beautiful, heavy post-punk industrial noise. … read more

G Tom Mac at Salty Horror International Film Festival

G Tom Mac at Salty Horror International Film Festival
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Gerard McMahon (pronounced McMann), or G Tom Mac, as he’s more recently known, is one of those artists you may think you’ve never heard of. 

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Battles@ Urban Lounge 07.20

[email protected] Urban Lounge 07.20
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While the crowd surged and bounced and shouted, Battles delivered a solid and fascinating mixture of electro-jam and arty experimentalism, like an organic Daft Punk minus the helmets. The music drew from widely varied sounds and influences. I heard Cuban rhythms, reggae and ska licks, Philip Glass minimalism, James Bond heroism and early Oingo Boingo excitability. … read more

Voltaire, Hellblinki, This Way to the Egress @ Area 51 10.14

Voltaire, Hellblinki, This Way to the Egress @ Area 51...
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It’s an hour or so after the sun has gone down on a crisp October evening, and practically everyone I know is at Area 51 to see Voltaire. … read more

Carphax Files @ Metro Bar

Carphax Files @ Metro Bar
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Around 100 local members of the Salt Lake industrial scene poured into the glitzy Club Metro on Wednesday night for a free, one-hour long performance by COP International artist Carphax Files, and they were not disappointed. Carphax Files is an explosion of unholy rage at the political machine, but underpinned by a sensitivity to the plight of the people. A new Carphax Files t-shirt declares that they are the 99%. … read more

Puscifer, Carina Round @ Capitol Theatre 11.09

Puscifer, Carina Round @ Capitol Theatre 11.09
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Not everyone at the Capitol Theater for Puscifer’s SLC stop was scruffy, pierced and topped with a beanie. Sure, there were those, but despite Maynard James Keenan’s understandable appeal to the working class dirtbag in us all, the crowd was diverse, including gents in suits and several older couples. … read more

Photowalking Utah: 5th Annual Studio Lighting Photowalk 02.25

Photowalking Utah: 5th Annual Studio Lighting Photowalk 02.25
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After a good deal of “will she/won’t she” deliberation on my part, I headed down to Draper on a Saturday morning for Photowalking Utah’s 5th Annual Studio Lighting event. About 175 photographers crowded into the Gateway Community Church, along with 11 models, a makeup artist and 10 different studio lighting sets. … read more