Princess Kennedy: Thrift Whore

Princess Kennedy: Thrift Whore
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Let’s face it: In this struggling economy, we are definitely pinching our pennies, especially when it comes to fashion. The pickings often seem slim in SLC, feeling like Pib’s and Decades are all we have apart from the clone-like Deseret Industries. This prompted me to do something I never do: go out of my comfort zone by venturing past 2100 South to see what other stores are out in this great Salt City. … read more

Mike Brown: My First Tattoo

Mike Brown: My First Tattoo
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Like all my articles, this article is about me. I’m very narcissistic. This one is not about receiving my first tattoo, but giving my first tattoo. Aside from never holding a tattoo gun in my hands before, anyone who has read my zine and seen my comics knows what a terrible artist I am, although I am pretty good at drawing boobs. On July 15, Good Times was having their 11-year anniversary and celebrating by giving away $20 tattoos all day. … read more

A Lovely Little Restaurant: Tea Rose Diner

A Lovely Little Restaurant: Tea Rose Diner
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What makes the Tea Rose Diner special is the pure ambition of the place—it is the biggest tiny restaurant I’ve ever been in love with. For dinner, they make a perfectly excellent and unique rendition of Thai food. They also have one of the most original breakfast menus I’ve ever seen. I was there for more than just the pleasure of the food: I was on a mission. … read more

Fallen Fruit of Utah: Bounty, Beauty and Community

Fallen Fruit of Utah: Bounty, Beauty and Community
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Fallen Fruit is an artistic collaboration among three California-based artists: David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young. The trio’s original art project was to create maps of publicly accessible fruit—places in and around Los Angeles where fruit trees grow on or over public property. The same three artists have collaborated on a Salt Lake-based exhibit called Fallen Fruit of Utah. … read more

 
 
Destroying Crowds One Bass Drum at a Time: An Interview with Bass Drum of Death

Destroying Crowds One Bass Drum at a Time: An Interview...
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Bass Drum of Death’s debut LP buzzes with lo-fi guitars, heavy drumbeats and a loose garage rock style.  The album has such a cohesive sound that it’s hard to believe a relatively new band released it and that it was recorded in such a DIY fashion. The mastermind behind the project, John Barrett, played every instrument, wrote every song and recorded the entire thing solo. … read more

All Out Ballz Out with Cerebral Ballzy

All Out Ballz Out with Cerebral Ballzy
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As Cerebral Ballzy eased into the intro of “On the Run” at Urban Lounge last June, you knew that front man Honor Titus was going to do justice to the Dead Boys back patch on his jean jacket. The normal, grooving, garage rock vibe that Urban usually hosts transmogrifies into a pissed, circle-pit hardcore show as Titus screams, “Catch me if you can! Catch me if you can! I don’t think you can! … read more

Electrifying Late-20s Skateboarding: The Bolts of Thunder Story

Electrifying Late-20s Skateboarding: The Bolts of Thunder Story
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Bolts of Thunder Gone Wild is an upcoming skateboard video due to premier August 12.  This video is a little different than what you would expect to see from most professional and local videos. It’s not filmed in HD and there probably aren’t any names you will recognize from local or national videos.  What this video does have is a bunch of skateboard “lifers.” … read more

Ramp Locals on a Sunny Day in the Northwest

Ramp Locals on a Sunny Day in the Northwest
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This year for Go Skateboarding Day, I decided to explore something new and head to the Northwestern United States. I had never been to Seattle, Wash. before and felt it was time to experience some new terrain. I flew in early the morning of June 21 ready to skate and have a good time. I am lucky enough to quickly jump into a skate gang in any town I visit, and Seattle was no exception.  I was inducted into the Ramp Locals upon arrival. … read more

Beautiful Godzilla: Baby Got Back

Beautiful Godzilla: Baby Got Back
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This month’s blog is brought to you by Sir Mix-A-Lot and his appreciation of fine, fat bottomed girls. Unfortunately, being an FBG isn’t all limo back seats and baked goods. Aside from finding a pair of jeans to go over my voluptuous assets (thank the fashion gods for jeggings, right?), finding the right saddle on which to rest those back pockets has become a real … well … pain in the ass. … read more

Dear Dickheads – August 2011

Dear Dickheads – August 2011
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A call to action from local independent presidential candidate Barte P. Hess. … read more