Swamp Life with Lindsey Kuhn

Swamp Life with Lindsey Kuhn
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Lindsey Kuhn was making art and skateboarding way before it became the cool thing to do. Most well known for his work as a poster artist under the business name Swamp, he also founded Conspiracy Skateboards in 1994. The Denver based artist has also become a mainstay at the Salt Lake City Tattoo Convention, and this year’s convention marks his seventh year in attendance. … read more

SLUG Games: Night Riders

SLUG Games: Night Riders
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On Jan. 8, PCMR hosted the first stop of the 2011 SLUG Games amateur ski and snowboard contest known as Night Riders. Not only would it go down in the books as the first contest to be held in Park City’s newly redesigned night park, but also as one of the greatest SLUG Games events during the course of its eleven year legacy. … read more

Localized: DJ Knucklz

Localized: DJ Knucklz
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SLUG Magazine celebrates 22 years at this month’s Localized music showcase! It’s not unusual to find DJ Knucklz behind the tables on any given night of the week. The Salt Lake City based DJ holds residencies in Salt Lake City and in Park City and often plays snowboarding competition after-parties. When he’s not rocking crowds of skiers and snowboarders, he’s often teaching kids in afterschool skateboard and music producing programs. … read more

Localized: Max Pain and the Groovies

Localized: Max Pain and the Groovies
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SLUG Magazine celebrates 22 years at this month’s Localized music showcase! “People like to let out a lot of emotion at our shows. There are people throwing each other around and couples dancing super close to each other,” bass player Jake Brimley says when describing a typical Max Pain show. The description is spot on. … read more

 
 
Localized: Speitre

Localized: Speitre
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SLUG Magazine celebrates 22 years at this month’s Localized music showcase! When I first lay mine eyes upon the music video for Speitre’s “Eternal Konkwest,” I mused: How many legions of warriors hath Speitre smote in one battle? “It’s hard to say a precise number … There’s so damned many, it’s hard to count,” says Hölger, the band’s lead guitar player. “We can’t say how many, but we can say, ‘It was a lot.’” … read more

Tempest Couture

Tempest Couture
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Tempest Couture is definitely making a name for itself as a unique and premiere boutique. The shop came about because of the love that owners Melissa Christensen and Patrick Bogdanich have for designers that no one in Salt Lake was carrying. Tempest stands apart from everything else because of the edgy bondage-chic style they present. The pieces in the store have more attention to detail and are better quality because they come directly from the designers and artists. … read more

Blue Plate Diner

Blue Plate Diner
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Since 2000, Blue Plate Diner has been a favorite of local scenesters of every age. Owners John Bouzek and Tamrika Khvtisiashvili attribute the unique diner’s style to falling in love with an old 1940s soda fountain in Salina, Utah while they were passing through on a road trip. Inspired, the two combined their fondness of mom-and-pop cafés and appetite for authentic American cuisine with Bouzek’s cooking skills, and Blue Plate was realized. … read more

Urban Lounge

Urban Lounge
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In 2008, after nearly a decade of working at Urban Lounge doing sound, Chris Wright became majority owner of one of Salt Lake’s most prominent 21+ venues. “I put in a lot of blood, sweat and tears into the place over the years. It was a ‘home away from home’ and I just couldn’t imagine Salt Lake without The Urban Lounge,” says Wright. “When I heard it was in jeopardy of going out of business, I put a team together and we were able to [purchase Urban].” … read more

Slowtrain

Slowtrain
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Since 2006, Slowtrain has been a fixture on Broadway (300 S.). Through a blog, Twitter, newsletter and Facebook, they keep their customers in constant contact, which may be the key to their success. Apart from their social networking, Slowtrain has also put on some really good shows (the majority of them free) that undoubtedly inspired loyalty amongst local audiophiles. Slowtrain’s ncredible level of involvement with local music has made it an indispensible local feature. … read more

Fresh

Fresh
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Adding a little plaid and pizzazz to the yuppy Ninth and Ninth district, Helen Wade-Joice and her brother, Ian Wade, are the proud owners of Salt Lake City lifestyle-inspired clothing boutique, Fresh. Having opened up shop in July 2009, Fresh offers a perfect blend of your favorite modern apparel brands with a sprinkling of local flavor. Fresh defines Salt Lake City style—bet you didn’t even know there was such a thing. … read more