Precision Builds with Pangea Speed

Precision Builds with Pangea Speed
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“I have this bad habit of never being satisfied. I’ll always look at a project and think that I can do it better.” Andy Carter is a perfectionist. When you consider that he is the owner of his own custom motorcycle and parts company, Pangea Speed, and one of the major organizers behind the second annual Salt Flat Social, this quality, which he refers to as either an “evolution or a sickness—depending on the day,” is exactly what you’d hope to find. … read more

Localized

Localized
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This July 8 at the Urban Lounge, SLUG’s Localized is serving up a heaping pile of doom and sludge, courtesy of old-school heavyweights Muckraker, the newly returned Maraloka, and openers Dwellers. The show starts at 10 p.m. and is only $5, so get your metal pants on and join us! … read more

Leaving Las Vegas

Leaving Las Vegas
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I’ve heard it said that in times of recession, two industries thrive: alcohol and prostitution. Las Vegas is undoubtedly familiar with both these industries, but something else is thriving out there in the desert wasteland: skateboarding.  The city is teeming with empty foreclosed pools and new, never-occupied construction left over from the boom that led up to the current economic state. … read more

Put on Your Birthday Suit: Fresh Turns Two

Put on Your Birthday Suit: Fresh Turns Two
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Operated by the lovely sibling duo of Helen Wade-Joice and Ian Wade, Fresh calls the bustling 9th & 9th district home and offers Salt Lake’s young men and women an affordable, local alternative to the corporate cookie-cutter clothes you find at the *gag* mall. Fresh has survived in this cutthroat economic state to see two years worth of clothing walk in and off their racks due to the owners’ dedication and insight. … read more

 
 
Cupcake Social Code with Frosty Darling

Cupcake Social Code with Frosty Darling
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Cupcakes, kids and cuteness—the holy trinity of a good time is happening once again at Frosty Darling on Friday, July 29, for their fifth annual Frosty Darling Cupcake Social (177 East Broadway). This event will provide everything you’ve had in years past at the super-cute boutique, like the cupcake walk and cupcake decorating, but owner Gentry Blackburn is giving the format a shot in the arm with a new coloring book challenge and live music from Heber’s Holy Water Buffalo. … read more

Blonde Grizzly Year One

Blonde Grizzly Year One
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When I walked into Blonde Grizzly, owners Caleb and Hillary Barney greeted me immediately and were happy to show me their latest addition to the gallery. It wasn’t a painting and it wasn’t a T-shirt or a new piece of jewelry. It was their brand new bundle of joy in a baby carriage, Lily. She slept quietly as we chatted, snug and cozy between the fixtures and decorative art lining the walls of the independent shop, which is celebrating its one-year anniversary this month. … read more

Making Some Paper Noise: Potter Press at Alt Press Fest

Making Some Paper Noise: Potter Press at Alt Press Fest
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Paper Noise, a zine published by husband and wife duo Nick and Erin Potter, is the latest manifestation of the adventurous, collaborative spirit behind their Potter Press. Starting from the traditional DIY aesthetic of a zine, but adding more sophisticated design and printmaking techniques, Paper Noise is a showcase for writers and artists who submit works inspired by mixtapes Nick curates. … read more

Superbike Slides with Tate Roskelley

Superbike Slides with Tate Roskelley
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Tate Roskelley is a rare breed. You’re more likely to see him riding his bike backward down a stair-set or manualing a chain than you are to see him in a skate park. Despite all of his abnormalities, this Utah native has his feet firmly planted in the professional BMX industry with his own signature frame, the Volume Drifter, and mind-blowing full-length video parts and online-edits with companies like Volume and Demolition. … read more

The Riders Project: A New Way to Give

The Riders Project: A New Way to Give
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Philanthropy is a word that seldom enters the vocabulary of younger generations. It’s not that we don’t care, but between rising gas, tuition and beer prices, there is not much left over after the bills are paid. Enter TheRidersProject.org, a small organization with large aspirations to get young people, especially those active in the outdoors, to donate to worthy causes around the globe. … read more

Fuckin’ Fixies: Sam Allgood FGFS Profile

Fuckin’ Fixies: Sam Allgood FGFS Profile
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Get off the road. Get some gears. Get a brake. Sam Allgood hears it all as he rides his fixed gear bike, and what does he have to say about it? “Brakes will just slow you down.” So without further ado, here’s SLUG Mag’s first interview with a fixed gear freestyle rider. … read more