Local Reviews: Gripp

Local Reviews: Gripp
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Gripp does his own production. If he had some quality producers and an actual DJ backing him, his future rhymes could find a place in my album rotation. If I were a big fan of computer-produced rap, then this album would already be there. … read more

Local Reviews: Patches

Local Reviews: Patches
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This is what Tenacious D would sound like if they had a pinch of emo in them and listened to Brand New all day long. Patches is good in an acoustic death metal kind of way. This music is really pretty cool for just a couple of guys rocking out on acoustic guitars.  … read more

Local Reviews: Rapid Development

Local Reviews: Rapid Development
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This album took me by complete surprise. Everything about it made me wonder why Rapid Development isn’t already a super national hip-hop force with every show sold out across the states. The beats are quite well made and then on top of all that, the lyrics complement the music so perfectly you get lost in the sounds. … read more

Local Reviews: Cavedoll

Local Reviews: Cavedoll
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Cavedoll carelessly litter genres new wave, post punk, IDM, industrial, 70s glam, ethereal, darkwave, indie, trip-hop and avant-garde pop throughout their music without claiming allegiance to anything beyond their own musings. They’re a writer’s nightmare in their refusal to sit still long enough to be described; a detail further emphasized when the band decides to unleash its complete collection of unreleased material all at once.  … read more

 
 
Local Reviews: Dacho

Local Reviews: Dacho
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I have much love for Dacho. Chief and Doc are probably the two nicest, most chill individuals you will ever meet. This seven-song album marks a proper studio release from the band and, although the production quality lacks a little, the two wonder twins straight-up do work on the music on this album. The musicianship here is exceptional.  … read more

Local Reviews: Danger Hailstorm

Local Reviews: Danger Hailstorm
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I wish I could say that all local bands suck and that Utah doesn’t have any talent (you know, for national “street cred”), but when bands like Danger Hailstorm drop in my lap I can’t pretend anymore. This three-piece can gnash its teeth.  … read more

Local Reviews: Erratic Erotica

Local Reviews: Erratic Erotica
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This album is like the opening of a dimly lit film reel, starring one finetuned band that could morph into two separate perfomances, much like the theatrics in Xanadu. Playing is melodically haunting vaudeville like the Dresden Dolls, yet more emotionally frantic and energetic like Gogol Bordello.  … read more

Local Reviews: The Furs

Local Reviews: The Furs
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No need to worry PETA, The Furs aren’t out to collect helpless animals, but they could be turning Salt Lake into the next Haight-Ashbury. Although our hippies reside mainly at the Sunday drum circle, we have been getting a healthy dose of local psychedelic music. … read more

History of Beer in Utah

History of Beer in Utah
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This here is the timeline of beer happenings in Utah. … read more