Nick James: Craft Lake City Performer

Nick James: Craft Lake City Performer
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  Nick James facebook.com/SirNickJames Nick James is a DJ, writer, hairdresser and entrepreneur from Salt Lake City. As the current owner of both The People’s Coffee and its neighboring salon,

BEACHMEN with Koala Temple, High Counsel, Palace of Buddies 09.18 @ Urban Lounge

BEACHMEN with Koala Temple, High Counsel, Palace of Buddies 09.18...
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The Urban Lounge has been doing this thing lately where they showcase local music to the public every week at no cost. It’s a simple “walk in and enjoy yourself” strategy to support our homegrown heroes. As a Salt Laker who doesn’t really attend farmer’s markets or other such gatherings, I try to catch as many of these as I can. Besides, organic produce doesn’t have shit on the ripeness of this lineup. … read more

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band @ Urban Lounge 09.24 with Ugly Valley Boys

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band @ Urban Lounge 09.24 with...
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When Peyton and his posse take the stage, they’re greeted with saloon-style whistling and hollering. Sporting a pair of workman’s overalls and a scruffy beard, Peyton looks like he just finished picking crops for 10 cents a barrel. … read more

Fly Moon Royalty @ The Shred Shed 09.25 with Durandal, Attack the Sunset, Brain Detergent

Fly Moon Royalty @ The Shred Shed 09.25 with Durandal,...
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In the song “Action Speaks,” Fly Moon Royalty tell a story of attraction in a kind of back-and-forth dialogue style. Action J runs his mouth at top speeds about his fascination with a woman while Boo responds to him in choruses of slower, soulful words. … read more

Hell of a Ride, Into the Wide: Interview with Delta Spirit

Hell of a Ride, Into the Wide: Interview with Delta...
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Almost two years has gone by since Delta Spirit’s last album release, and the boys from San Diego have been busy moving across the country, fighting cramped spaces, replacing damaged equipment and constructing their moodiest album to date. Thankfully, SLUG had a chance to talk briefly with bassist and Delta Spirit co-founder Jon Jameson about their new release Into the Wide. … read more

Delta Spirit @ Urban Lounge 10.20 with SACCO

Delta Spirit @ Urban Lounge 10.20 with SACCO
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In any event, by 9 p.m. the dance floor is already filled with people, and the drip is steady underneath the approving eye of Jerry Sloan. The early birds are ready to go, and the main floor begins to compact as SACCO prepares their set. The width of space they have to play on is about the length of Shaquille O’Neal’s shoe, but the trio takes a strong stance against the ledge and faces the crowd. … read more

Foxygen 10.21 @ Urban Lounge with Dub Thompson

Foxygen 10.21 @ Urban Lounge with Dub Thompson
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When I heard that Foxygen canceled their opening spot with MGMT for the Twilight Concert Series last year, the news hit me pretty hard. So I have to admit, after hearing that they were coming to Salt Lake City this fall, I withheld my enthusiasm—I’ve been hurt before. But tonight, the marquis of Urban Lounge proudly boasts their arrival, and it thaws my cold, nervous heart. Uh, I mean … “Word.” … read more

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. @ Urban Lounge 10.27 with Miniature Tigers, Madi Diaz

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. @ Urban Lounge 10.27 with Miniature...
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I’ve been a junkie of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. ever since I first caught that guitar riff on “Vocal Chords” a couple years ago while cleaning my kitchen. It’s a hell of a song. If you haven’t listened to its hometown album, It’s a Corporate World, you should make out to it. Seriously. … read more

The Wytches @ Kilby Court 11.13 with Max Pain and The Groovies

The Wytches @ Kilby Court 11.13 with Max Pain and...
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It’s the first half-rain, half-snow storm of the winter, and small pairs of dedicated concert attendees hide inside the shelter of the Kilby Court playing space where their breath can’t be seen. Outside, the drips of sleet have a tendency to put out cigarettes and I do my best to achieve lung cancer while watching members of Max Pain and The Groovies huddle over the amplifiers that they’re carrying in from the van. … read more

Review: Branches and Twigs

Review: Branches and Twigs
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If you’re a typical resident of Salt Lake City, or perhaps even just “The West,” there’s a chance that your ancestors aren’t very clear, mentally. Meaning, you can’t say much about your greatgreat-grandparents other than that you have a vague awareness that they belonged to the nomadic, proletariat mass of people who left their homes at some point for greener pastures. … read more