Millworks Skateboard MFG.: Out of the Trash, Into the Streets

Millworks Skateboard MFG.: Out of the Trash, Into the Streets
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There is something magical about taking what some people consider garbage and recycling it to give it new life. This is especially magical when that garbage needing to be recycled is your old skateboard.  Millworks Skateboard Manufacturing, or in more appropriate terms, re-manufacturing, is a small venture started about a year ago out of the Millcreek garage of Aaron Schwendiman. “It started from just a stack of old decks,” Schwendiman says. “Every skateboarder has a pile of old decks—I just wanted to make them skate-able again.” … read more

Video Game Reviews 1/13

Video Game Reviews 1/13

Planetside 2 and Pokémon: Black Version 2 are reviewed this month. … read more

Beer Reviews 1/13

Beer Reviews 1/13
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Getting a beer-reviewing gig is no easy thing––every asshole out there with a tongue can pretty much tell you if they like or don’t like a beer.  Apart from being a conniving bastard, I’ve also been writing about the local beer scene at the Utah Beer Blog for the last seven years. I think I have a pretty good pulse on Utah’s beer culture and hope you can find some use for my reviews. … read more

Product Reviews 1/13

Product Reviews 1/13

Products from Aurorae, Plantronics, Point6, PowerA and RAMP are reviewed this month. … read more

 
 
Contributor Limelight: Mike Riedel

Contributor Limelight: Mike Riedel

Mike Riedel recently brought his wealth of beer knowledge to SLUG Magazine as our monthly Beer Columnist. Riedel started his Utah Beer blog (utahbeer.blogspot.com) in 2005, unpaid and on his free time, out of a sense of frustration toward people’s misconceptions of Utah craft beers, as well as the desire to create a community focused on local brews and breweries. … read more

Dear Dickheads

Dear Dickheads
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Dear SLUG;
You seem to be in the know (or at least pretend to), so what the fuck is up with Geeks Who Drink and Trivia Factory invading our bars? Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the occasional quiz night with friends from one of the locally-created games, but these bullshit monstrosity quiz nights have invaded our valley and turned every night of the week into a super-strict by-the-book yelling match between nerds. … read more

Local Review: Settle Down/Sure Sign of the Nail

Local Review: Settle Down/Sure Sign of the Nail
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This split single is a fantastic introduction to two of Salt Lake’s finest bands, and the songs they’ve chosen have a great emotional contrast. Sure Sign of the Nail opens with “Flora and Fauna,” a slow, ambient, tranquil trip with a thick bass line, overlaid with beautiful humming guitar and deep vocals that remind me of some primitive, Gregorian chant, rattling the deep parts of your chest with its dark beauty. … read more

Local Review: Robert & The Carrolls

Local Review: Robert & The Carrolls
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Can’t get enough Mumford & Sons? Want to be ahead of the curve on the next band from Provo destined to hit it big? Robert & the Carrolls are for you.  … read more

National Music Reviews 1/13

National Music Reviews 1/13

Releases from Amenra, Big Dipper, How To Destroy Angels, Old Man Markley, Pere Ubu, Teh Vaccines, Vomitor and more are reviewed. … read more

Movie Reviews 1/13

Movie Reviews 1/13

Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements, Django Unchained, The House I Live In, The Impossible, Spokanarchy and Zero Dark Thirty are reviewed. … read more