The Adarna @ Kilby 07.17 with Berlin Breaks and The Departure

The Adarna @ Kilby 07.17 with Berlin Breaks and The...
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Hailing from Seattle, The Adarna is a band that is holding to the tradition that has fallen by the wayside for most of the musicians lured toward the brass ring on television—the tradition of writing great rock music, touring and playing anywhere and everywhere that can hold an audience and a tireless work ethic that would kill most lesser musicians.  … read more

The English Beat @ The Depot 05.21 with The Interrupters, Show Me Island

The English Beat @ The Depot 05.21 with The Interrupters,...
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Tonight is not the first time I’ve seen the English Beat and I’m certain it won’t be the last. Last year I covered their gig and I’m sure tonight’s show will not be a disappointment. I arrive at the Depot just in time to catch the Show Me Island set. … read more

Play @ Photo Collective Studios 05.01

Play @ Photo Collective Studios 05.01
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Throughout Play—an evening of dance performance, multimedia installation and license to discover—I found myself wanting to chorus a resounding “Yes!” to all of it: to women in collaboration, to dance, to the intersection of more art forms than one, to open-minded spaces, to inspired interaction. … read more

Savory Salt Lake: Put It in Your Mouth and Squeeze

Savory Salt Lake: Put It in Your Mouth and Squeeze
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Listening to experts like Eva’s Charlie Perry walk you through the culinary tapestry of their featured cuisine is one of the most enjoyable parts of Savory Salt Lake. The way words like “grated Manchego cheese” or “braised beef shoulder” roll off their tongue betray the reverence that these chefs have toward their product. … read more

 
 
A Wanderlust Invasion: Chatting with Zex’s Jo Capitalicide

A Wanderlust Invasion: Chatting with Zex’s Jo Capitalicide
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If you thought punk was choking on its last breath, you would be very mistaken. At this very moment, there is an invasion blazing its way through the United States, and it’s centered around punk quartet Zex. Based in Ottawa, Ontario, Zex has begun making radical waves in the punk community through the release of their debut album, Fight For Yourself. … read more

unReal @ Red Butte 06.23

unReal @ Red Butte 06.23
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unReal premiered on June 23 at Red Butte Gardens. Under a half moon in a desert sky, the crowd gathered. American rock music from The Weekenders drifted on the wind

48 Hour Film Project – No Sleep ’til Screening

48 Hour Film Project – No Sleep ’til Screening
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Local filmmakers, actors and writers put their skills to the test last weekend for the 2015 installment of the 48 Hour Film Project and subsequent short film festival. Starting Friday, June 12, registered teams celebrated the 48-hour time-crunch kick-off by drawing a genre from a popcorn bucket, and then racing to get their films in by the Sunday, June 14 deadline. … read more

Video Game Review: Lovely Planet

Video Game Review: Lovely Planet
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As I pulled open the colorful box in great anticipation, a long list of quesions about this game ran through my mind: “Is it like Katamari Damacy? Is it some sort of RPG? Is this a kids’ game?” … read more

CrucialFest Day Three Recap @ Area 51 and Urban Lounge – 2015

CrucialFest Day Three Recap @ Area 51 and Urban Lounge...
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Festivals where there is a large number of bands—with an equally large number of influences and references—causes the brains in most writers to melt out of their noses. … read more

CrucialFest Day Two Recap @ Urban Lounge – 2015

CrucialFest Day Two Recap @ Urban Lounge – 2015
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The evening started with the band Døne, a two-piece comprising of Cache Tolman (bass/guitar/vocals) and Andy Patterson (drums). they were definitely the most “metal” of the evening. Musically, they had moments that combined doomier bits like Electric Wizard, but with the melodic sensibilities of a musical child produced by Stone Temple Pilots and Jimi Hendrix. … read more