Sometimes, Life Feels Like a Story: David Sedaris @ Kingsbury Hall 04.30

Sometimes, Life Feels Like a Story: David Sedaris @ Kingsbury...
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We hear a lot about author and humorist David Sedaris’ incisive wit and genius storytelling. Until he visited Salt Lake as the final installment of Kingsbury Hall’s season, it never occurred to me just how impressive it was that Sedaris could fill up an auditorium by, essentially, reading his stories aloud. … read more

They Might Be Giants @ The Depot 05.05

They Might Be Giants @ The Depot 05.05
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One of the coolest things about being a They Might Be Giants fan is the knowledge that it doesn’t really matter what era the band is in, how many times you’ve seen them or even if you like their latest album—their live shows kick all sorts of humorous ass. … read more

SLC Roller Derby Transforms: WRD Shakeups

SLC Roller Derby Transforms: WRD Shakeups
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Shouting and whistles echo through the warehouse, christening the “Derby Depot.” I walk by the oval-shaped track where nearly two dozen skaters practice to the rhythm of blasting music. … read more

A Brief History of Melancholy Book Release @ The Rose Establishment 05.02 with The Circulars, Bat Manors

A Brief History of Melancholy Book Release @ The Rose...
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Often are the times that I have been to book releases and been bored to tears. Usually I’ll go to see a specific author and hear them read various parts of the book they are releasing, but by the end of it I wind up hearing bits of other books by other authors that I could usually care less about, and find myself habitually checking the clock to see when it’s going to end. … read more

 
 
Nine Inch Nails: The Latter Years

Nine Inch Nails: The Latter Years
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I love the band Nine Inch Nails. Is it rare to wholeheartedly devote yourself to everything a group (and, mostly, a single artist) puts out when you didn’t hear the music until your early 20s? This isn’t the stuff that got me through—and fostered—teenage angst. … read more

John Moreland @ The Heavy Metal Shop 05.06 with Sammy Brue, Blackkiss

John Moreland @ The Heavy Metal Shop 05.06 with Sammy...
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The Heavy Metal Shop has been around for over 25 years now. In that time, the owner, Kevin Kirk, has seen many musical trends come and go. Through these trends, he has seen many great (and terrible) musical acts and, because of this exposure to so much music, he’s been able to sniff out the mediocre pretty well. … read more

Renaissance Faire 2015: A Knight To Remember

Renaissance Faire 2015: A Knight To Remember
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The sun was high and the ground muddy. Horses slipped as they attempted to trot through the jousting field. The sprawling grounds on which the Renaissance Faire is located were void of their weekend crowd. The many stages were bare and the only noise came from the multitude of birds and crickets from the surrounding swamp and the sporadic, distant barking of an unknown dog. … read more

Wasatch Roller Derby: Junior Rollers

Wasatch Roller Derby: Junior Rollers
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Wasatch Junior Roller derby is made up of some of the most dedicated young men and women I have ever seen. The Junior Rollers are taught by some of the top players in Utah Roller Derby. The amount of skill and technique these players have rivals that of the competitive teams on WRD. … read more

Natashia Mower: Just Being Funny

Natashia Mower: Just Being Funny
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Natashia Mower is one of the hardest working comedians currently in the Utah Comedy scene, and she’s one funny force to be reckoned with. Her quick and accessible comedy is second only to how genuinely nice she is as a human being. … read more

Four Vintages: Red Rock’s Rêve Tasting 05.11

Four Vintages: Red Rock’s Rêve Tasting 05.11
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Kicking off American Craft Beer Week on Monday, May 11, Red Rock held a tasting event featuring four vintages of their Rêve, a soured Belgian tripel–style ale. Red Rock first released the much coveted Rêve in November of 2007, and it continually sells out within a matter of days. The gastropub hosted the dinner in their sectioned-off private dining room at their Fashion Place location at 6227 S. State St. … read more