Top 5: Yuck

Top 5: Yuck
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You’d be hard-pressed to find a review of Yuck’s self-titled debut in which the reviewer doesn’t mention the band’s admiration for ’90s indie rock. Fine. I just did it. But dwelling on Yuck’s meticulous sound doesn’t fully explain why this record was so beloved this year. After all, it’s not like they are the only ones who’ve been copping Dinosaur, Jr’s sound lately. … read more

Local Reviews: David Williams

Local Reviews: David Williams
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This is the soundtrack that finally completed the film Parade, written in 2005 and shown in festivals in 2008. Writer and director Brandon Cahoon had been looking for just the right music to go with his film, and having heard David Williams’ music at Slowtrain, commissioned him to write the score.  … read more

Local Reviews: Long Distance Operator

Local Reviews: Long Distance Operator
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Long Distance Operator mine the twilight years of hard rock before it devolved into butt rock. This is a good thing for those of us who happen to like proto-butt rock, and Long Distance Operator hit their metallic stride on the excellent “Torches.” … read more

Local Reviews: Various Artists

Local Reviews: Various Artists
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Culled from live recordings from the third installment of the summer series of the same name, Music at Main showcases the breadth of good music in Salt Lake City. … read more

Built To Spill @ Urban Lounge 11.27 with Slam Dunk, Genders

Built To Spill @ Urban Lounge 11.27 with Slam Dunk,...
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If you haven’t seen Built to Spill live, you have no excuse. Starting and ending their most recent tour in Salt Lake City, they gave me the opportunity to see them twice in the last two months. … read more

The Dirty Dash: A Gateway Drug to Running

The Dirty Dash: A Gateway Drug to Running
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When most people think of running a 5k littered with swamps and walls of hay bales, the word “fun” may not be the first thing that springs to mind. Since the Dirty Dash started three years ago, however, every race they’ve held at Soldier Hollow in Midway has filled to capacity with runners eager to get sloppy—many clad in themed costumes. This year, each of their 10 races, from Albuquerque to Seattle, has sold out. … read more

Local Review: Robert & The Carrolls

Local Review: Robert & The Carrolls
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Can’t get enough Mumford & Sons? Want to be ahead of the curve on the next band from Provo destined to hit it big? Robert & the Carrolls are for you.  … read more