Self Defense Family @ Kilby 03.31 with Makthaverskan and Solids

Self Defense Family @ Kilby 03.31 with Makthaverskan and Solids
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It’s a strange night. It feels like there should be a moody drizzle coming down but really it’s just cold and the streets are empty and everyone is probably home watching Netflix on the couch. But not me. No, I dragged myself here and here I am standing outside Kilby Court. … read more

Covenant: Keeping the Vow with The Labyrinth, Voicecoil, Tragic Black

Covenant: Keeping the Vow with The Labyrinth, Voicecoil, Tragic Black
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On April 6, Swedish band Covenant headlined the evening and, as always, kept their vow and blessed us with an amazing performance at Area 51. Locals Tragic Black, Denver-based Voicecoil and Seattle’s The Labrynth were the supporting groups for the evening. … read more

Viv Albertine of The Slits: A Not-So-Typical Rebellion

Viv Albertine of The Slits: A Not-So-Typical Rebellion
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Viv Albertine—the former guitarist for the post punk band, The Slits—has just had her memoir, Clothes, Clothes Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys. released through Thomas Dunne Books. It is a uniquely humble and provocative story that covers her perspective on a revolutionary era of punk rock music and culture that is usually dominated by a largely male narrative. … read more

Peach Kelli Pop @ Diabolical Records 04.08 with Tim Allen’s Forces, Lowgrey, Baby Ghosts

Peach Kelli Pop @ Diabolical Records 04.08 with Tim Allen’s...
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It’s 7:50 at Diabolical Records, and the wide, fluorescent-lit spaces between the record racks and the walls stretches out before me, filled only by the scanty clatter of setup—empty. Not 20 minutes later, though, suddenly everything’s buzzy—full, clamoring and ready to go. … read more

 
 
Wasatch Roller Derby: Portneuf Valley Bruisers v. Bonneville Bone Crushers / Black Diamond Divas v. Hot Wheelers

Wasatch Roller Derby: Portneuf Valley Bruisers v. Bonneville Bone Crushers...
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On April 11, Wasatch Roller Derby hosted a double-header bout at the Derby Depot. The first game was between the Bonneville Bone Crushers (WRDs B-level travel team) and the Portneuf Valley Bruisers of Pocatello, Idaho. The second game Wasatch hosted was between their two home teams, The Black Diamond Divas and the Hot Wheelers. … read more

Red Rockettes: Black Hearts vs. Cherry Bombs

Red Rockettes: Black Hearts vs. Cherry Bombs
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The Red Rockettes are Utah’s only strictly recreational roller derby league. Being around roller derby in Salt Lake City, I have heard different questions and statements about this group of skaters. Some spectators think they’re just your average recreational team.  … read more

Dengue Fever @ Kilby Court 04.10 with Melle, NSPS

Dengue Fever @ Kilby Court 04.10 with Melle, NSPS
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Upon waltzing through what is a lack of pearly gates and straight into the merch area of Kilby Court, I spent—willingly, mind you, and ever conscious of it—my last $20 on the Dengue Fever–produced compilation Dengue Fever Presents Electric Cambodia cream vinyl. … read more

Local H: An Honest Chat with Scott Lucas

Local H: An Honest Chat with Scott Lucas
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Scott Lucas of Local H thumped the music scene on the head in the mid-’90s with raw, catchy tunes that rocked your world and perhaps made you rethink your selfish, bitch-ass attitude. Now he’s coming to Utah at the Urban Lounge on May 18 to remind listeners that Mondays can still be a hell of a time. … read more

Review: Tori Amos – Little Earthquakes & Under The Pink Deluxe Remasters

Review: Tori Amos – Little Earthquakes & Under The Pink...
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I must be a record company marketer’s wet dream: I always buy into the concept of the remaster and, more often than not, the “deluxe” part—which is usually b-sides or remixes that had previously only been released on vinyl, and sometimes previously unreleased material. … read more

Two Gallants @ The State Room 04.20 with Blank Range

Two Gallants @ The State Room 04.20 with Blank Range
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A little bit of California crept into The State Room for this year’s April 20 social holiday; and it seemed fitting that the stoner celebration fell on a Monday since lethargic things tend to congregate around each other for shared smiles, munchies and lazy evenings. … read more