The Crafty and Captivating Trisha McBride

The Crafty and Captivating Trisha McBride
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Trisha McBride is a lady of endless energy. Her many talents include designing jewelry, clothing and costumes, choreographing and performing in a variety of dance styles, practicing and teaching yoga and even fronting experimental musical projects. This year at Craft Lake City, she will be performing with her belly dance troupe, Lunar Collective, as well as selling some home-crafted goodies at her booth. … read more

Handcrafted Hacking: The Transistor and Make: SLC

Handcrafted Hacking: The Transistor and Make: SLC
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The word “hacker” often connotes a lone, bespectacled computer villain sitting in a dark room, breaking code to alter the White House’s homepage or gain access to people’s personal account information on Amazon. For the people who actually do it, however, hacking is more about taking something that was made for one purpose and integrating it into your own creation to do something else. The Transistor and Make: SLC are part a community of people around the globe who see something cool and think, “Hey, I could make that!” … read more

Localized – Daisy & The Moonshines, Folk Hogan and L’Anarchiste

Localized – Daisy & The Moonshines, Folk Hogan and L’Anarchiste
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Come out to Urban Lounge on Saturday, Aug. 18 to catch the multi-faceted rock n’ roll of Daisy & The Moonshines and the upbeat folk punk of Folk Hogan. L’Anarchiste will kick off the $5 show at 10 p.m. for all you 21-plus music lovers. … read more

Sick as a Bird: An Interview with Fever Year Director Xan Aranda

Sick as a Bird: An Interview with Fever Year Director...
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When most people come down with a fever, the tendency is to seek refuge in the comfort of bed, load up on meds, and call in sick for a while. For musician Andrew Bird, a 102-degree temperature is no reason to cancel shows or take a break. In fact, despite being under the weather for most of 2009, Bird not only managed to stay committed to a relentless touring schedule of 165 shows, he also commissioned indie-filmmaker Xan Aranda to direct the aptly titled documentary, Fever Year. … read more

 
 
Roll with the Lunches: Brown Bag Concert Series Celebrates 35 Years

Roll with the Lunches: Brown Bag Concert Series Celebrates 35...
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The Brown Bag Concert Series is the Arts Council’s longest running and most consistent concert series, celebrating 35 summers of lunchtime entertainment. This year, the series starts in August and runs every weekday of the month from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.—the typical lunchtime for the average worker—in a variety of parks and plazas around downtown Salt Lake. The concert series is a chance for local art types to showcase their talent, whether it’s music, dance, theatre or poetry. … read more

Beneath the Salt: Enter through the Coffee Shop

Beneath the Salt: Enter through the Coffee Shop
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Beneath the Salt is an event designed to promote local art and provide a bit of group therapy for artsy Utahns who need a quick boost to their creativity and enthusiasm. The event consists of an intimate gathering of around ten local artists who will be displaying their work on both levels of Kokopelli’s Koffee. In addition to the artwork, attendees will be treated to live music, DJs and even a hula hooper or two. “It’s really more of an art party,” says organizer Jadey Crofts. … read more

La Barba’s DIY Coffee Operation

La Barba’s DIY Coffee Operation
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On the West Coast, high-end coffee roasters and cafes long ago ditched the Irish crème and the breakfast blend, instead focusing on the flavors of the (gasp!) actual coffee itself. This new school of coffee emphasizes a lighter roasting style, which highlights the different flavor profiles of coffees from particular regions. Salt Lake’s own La Barba Coffee Roasting is roasted in a modified barbecue grill in a Rose Park backyard, and it’s on par with some of the roasters that inspired it. … read more

Women’s Redrock Music Festival: Continuing Support For Independent Female Artists

Women’s Redrock Music Festival: Continuing Support For Independent Female Artists
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Located in the scenic town of Torrey, Utah, the Women’s Redrock Music Festival brings in local and national talent, with the fantastic red rock scenery surrounding the area serving as a backdrop. Originally the brainchild of former Salt Lake City resident Carol Gnade, the festival sprouted from her love of community action, her new community in Torrey and music. … read more

Bomb the Beehive: Bomb the Music Industry! Returns to SLC

Bomb the Beehive: Bomb the Music Industry! Returns to SLC
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The first time Bomb the Music Industry! played Salt Lake City in the fall of 2007 just so happened to be one of the worst days in Jeff Rosenstock’s life. “I had the flu, and I was having fever dreams in the van. It was snowing that morning, and I got woken up by a text message from a friend that said, ‘Yo, Radiohead just totally yanked your style, dude,’” he says.  Even so, Bomb the Music Industry! rocked the fuck out of Red Light Books that night with their spazzy blend of ska, pop-punk and ‘80s-style hardcore. … read more

Ross Imburgia: Mad Light Science

Ross Imburgia: Mad Light Science
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Fiddling with old computer circuit boards and tapping out lines of code, Ross Imburgia prefers the term “tinkerer” to “artist.” Even though the brilliant light trails left in the wake of his colorful, strobing hula hoops might appear artsy at first glance, he maintains that his design process is closer to invention than creativity. Nonetheless, his easy laugh and relaxed demeanor evidence the satisfaction he feels at successfully implementing his ideas and creating his fun, functional inventions. … read more