Electric Cathedral / Charles Ellsworth Tour Kickoff

Electric Cathedral / Charles Ellsworth Tour Kickoff
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Shows that comprise only local acts tend to be some of my favorites. Call me biased if you will, but I’ve found that local shows tend to have a greater

Chaos Raids USA Tour 2015 @ Area 51 02.17 with 1349, Origin, Abysmal Dawn, Wolvhammer, Die Off

Chaos Raids USA Tour 2015 @ Area 51 02.17 with...
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As I arrived at Area 51, I walked toward the stage on the second floor, where the bands would be playing. While I did, there was definitely a feeling one would get at a church congregation, however this “legion” (as 1349 calls their fans), was not there to celebrate anything remotely “holy.”  … read more

MOTUS After Dark @ The Red Door 02.28

MOTUS After Dark @ The Red Door 02.28
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If the show performed by the Musicians Of The Utah Symphony (MOTUS) at The Red Door on Feb. 28 is any indicator of how this group of a dozen or so musicians plan on bringing the music of classical composers closer towards the “mainstream,” then I think they stand a very good chance of realizing their goals. Allow me to explain.   … read more

Westward CD Release: Local Show at The Loading Dock 03.06 with Standing In For Joe

Westward CD Release: Local Show at The Loading Dock 03.06...
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Westward are a truly talented group of musicians playing a very interesting take on what I would describe as “space cowboy rock.”  … read more

Magic and Friendship with That 1 Guy

Magic and Friendship with That 1 Guy
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It saddens me to think that there are people in this world who have never heard of That 1 Guy (a.k.a. Mike Silverman) before. It saddens me much in the same way as when I find out that the newest karaoke-winner on American Idol has released their debut album and it opens at number one on the charts.  … read more

Hurray For The Riff Raff @ The State Room 03.26 with Adia Victoria

Hurray For The Riff Raff @ The State Room 03.26...
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The night began with Adia Victoria taking the stage with her backing band—composed of guitarist/home-town hero Mason Hickman, bassist Jason Harris and drummer Tiffany Minton—and immediately played a set that will forever be etched into my memory.  … read more

Mushroomhead @ Area 51 04.02 with Doyle, The Family Ruin, Natas Lived

Mushroomhead @ Area 51 04.02 with Doyle, The Family Ruin,...
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The punk and metal faithful were out in droves Thursday night at Area 51 to see the spectacle that is Mushroomhead, and I can say that the only way you could have walked away from that show without being completely pumped full of adrenaline was if you were dead. … read more

Koala Temple @ Urban Lounge 04.27 with LA Font, Shark?, Starmy

Koala Temple @ Urban Lounge 04.27 with LA Font, Shark?,...
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Monday, April 24 was “Haight-Ashbury” night at The Urban Lounge, as every band performing that evening either contained an element of psychedelia and surf-rock, or overall had a feel that would make you think you were hearing a garage band playing from somewhere in that area during the 1960s. … read more

A Brief History of Melancholy Book Release @ The Rose Establishment 05.02 with The Circulars, Bat Manors

A Brief History of Melancholy Book Release @ The Rose...
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Often are the times that I have been to book releases and been bored to tears. Usually I’ll go to see a specific author and hear them read various parts of the book they are releasing, but by the end of it I wind up hearing bits of other books by other authors that I could usually care less about, and find myself habitually checking the clock to see when it’s going to end. … read more

John Moreland @ The Heavy Metal Shop 05.06 with Sammy Brue, Blackkiss

John Moreland @ The Heavy Metal Shop 05.06 with Sammy...
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The Heavy Metal Shop has been around for over 25 years now. In that time, the owner, Kevin Kirk, has seen many musical trends come and go. Through these trends, he has seen many great (and terrible) musical acts and, because of this exposure to so much music, he’s been able to sniff out the mediocre pretty well. … read more