August’s Localized features three punk bands that seem to hold their high-energy performances together with a healthy (and sometimes excessive) amount of booze. Negative Charge and Dubbed each had plenty of booze-fueled stories to share with us. Check out the show with openers Desolate on Friday, August 14 at Urban Lounge. … read more
Everything Blackburn makes is immediately recognizable as her own. Her style evokes a sense of playfulness and nostalgia, recalling pop art from the 40s and 50s. She says she aims for “that State Fair, wholesome apple-pie” aesthetic (in fact, she regularly submits to the Utah State Fair, and has won the blue ribbon for a plush pig sty play set). … read more
t’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s … Chelsea Stephenson with Soaperhero! She’s here to get you clean and smelling good with—dog poop soap? That’s right, one of Stephenson’s made-from-scratch, melt and pour soaps is shaped like a piece of dog shit, but don’t worry, it smells like apple cinnamon coffee. … read more
Claire Taylor has an abiding love for animals. Wolves, lambs, pigs—subtly anthropomorphized beasts are her adopted symbols. “I choose animals because I relate to them,” she says, “You can be completely comfortable around animals. They’re totally non-judgmental and accepting.” Whatever the finished product, Taylor’s distinctly spare, dreamy and beautifully sketched style is always readily apparent. … read more
When not slaving away at Salt Lake City’s own FICE, Carrie Eldredge spends her time recycling. That is, she recycles things that other people have discarded into her own art. “I like to take objects that I consider to have spirit or soul and continue that feeling, especially if they are objects that have been somewhat cast aside. Things that most people would consider trash, I can still see value and beauty in,” she says. … read more
Julie Stutznegger is a busy, busy lady. She has no time for bullshit as she is frequently performing with her punk band, Azon and working as a full-time artist. She has been working with stained glass since 1995, and has been fusing glass since 2005. She’s been playing in local bands for over 20 years. She is a master of her mediums (glass and music) experimenting with new techniques any chance she gets. … read more
While I was hanging out with Bea Dazzler (this super fierce RGDQ/designer), I coaxed her into helping me patch a pair of my favorite skinny jeans. While I sat crafting my pants back together, I realized how much I missed sitting around a good old-fashioned stitch and bitch with my girlfriends.
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