Wovenhand @ Urban 02.03 with LIGHT/BLACK, INVDRS

Wovenhand @ Urban 02.03 with LIGHT/BLACK, INVDRS
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Edwards, whether performing a role as prophet or actually communing with God on these occasions, is a riveting performer. He shakes and quakes, rolls his eyes back into his head, quivers his feet, and seemingly speaks in tongues. … read more

Chant @ The Depot 03.28 with Legion Within, KMFDM

Chant @ The Depot 03.28 with Legion Within, KMFDM
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Folks who waited to show up late made a real mistake. Austin, Texas’ two-piece Chant blew both of the following bands out of the water. … read more

Watsky @ Kilby Court 04.19 DJ Dstrukt, Dumbfoundead

Watsky @ Kilby Court 04.19 DJ Dstrukt, Dumbfoundead
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With boundless energy and more talent and charisma than any one person should have, Watsky had the crowd eating out of his hand from the second he stepped in the door.  … read more

Something Wicked This Way Came: The Dark Arts Festival @ Area 51 06.07-09

Something Wicked This Way Came: The Dark Arts Festival @...
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Celebrating its 12th anniversary, Utah’s Dark Arts Festival once again brought all manner of spooky, introspective and dark fun to club Area 51 last weekend.  … read more

Luna Blanca Taqueria Soft Opening 06.15

Luna Blanca Taqueria Soft Opening 06.15
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With its quaint, simple stars-and-moon motif repeated in signage throughout the restaurant, and even cut into the artfully rusted fence that surrounds the patio seating, Luna Blanca immediately establishes its identity: playful, upbeat and mindful cuisine appropriate for families yet sophisticated enough for discerning diners.  … read more

Gathering the Flocks: Star City Games Open Series Magic: The Gathering Tournament @ Salt Palace Convention Center 08.10, 08.11

Gathering the Flocks: Star City Games Open Series Magic: The...
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Two hundred and sixty-four players on Saturday and 152 on Sunday vied for top honors and cash prizes at the Star City Games Open Series Magic: The Gathering tournament. Flipping over little rectangles of cardboard may seem like the province of 90-pound weaklings and the nerdiest of the nerds, however, MTG players cover a lot of territory—from athletes who have suffered injuries to middle-aged moms who got into to the game while supporting their kids’ interest to professional players who travel from event to event and make significant money from the game and its related industries.   … read more

Stargazing at Stoneground

Stargazing at Stoneground
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After over a decade of providing gourmet thin-crust pizzas and pastas in their second floor digs overlooking the Salt Lake Public Library on 400 South, Stoneground is unveiling a new face to the world—and looking up to the sky.  … read more

Cinamon: The High Cost of (Being) Death

Cinamon: The High Cost of (Being) Death
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Picture death personified. Maybe you imagine a skull-faced reaper with a cloak and scythe or a terrifying angel on his pale horse. Or maybe, if you’re of the right age and background, death is a perky goth girl with a penchant for Mary Poppins and an Eye of Horus spiral on her cheek.This incarnation of Death, introduced in a 1989 issue of the DC/Vertigo comic The Sandman, (or rather, the woman who inspired her appearance) also happens to be a Salt Lake City native. … read more

Black Unicorn Confidential: An Interview with Voltaire

Black Unicorn Confidential: An Interview with Voltaire
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One of the most beloved artists in the goth scene over the last two decades has been the unusual, Cuban-born Voltaire. With his first club hit, “When You’re Evil,” from 1998’s The Devil’s Bris, goths got something they desperately needed: an artist with a sense of humor. Voltaire’s wickedly biting humor conveyed something that few artists had managed at the time: He was comfortable enough with his goth cred that he could make fun of it. … read more

Local Reviews: Perception Cleanse Perception

Local Reviews: Perception Cleanse Perception
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At the end of his decade-long experiment, KJ Cazier (Little Sap Dungeon) closes with inVERSIONS. Citing the instability of the project and the mixing of genres within it, Cazier decided to end PCP with an album mainly composed of remixes of previous material.  … read more