Local Reviews: Birthquake!

Local Reviews: Birthquake!
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In many instances of math rock, the progressions can feel forced. The beauty of that music is its subtle tension. There’s a comfort to the cascading riffs and staccato rhythms. These guys feel utterly at home in their musical space, which is fitting, as the three members are brothers.  … read more

Local Reviews: Daniel Day Trio

Local Reviews: Daniel Day Trio
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Listening to Champions is almost as good as seeing DDT live, and that’s saying a lot (Dave Bowen slays on the upright bass). Drummer Day has been around for a while (Iceburn, Cosm), and local guitar guru Gentry Densley even contributes to four tracks on this album. With the exception of two original tracks, Champions is a cross section of brilliant lounge covers.  … read more

Local Reviews: Drew Danburry

Local Reviews: Drew Danburry
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Drew Danburry can do no wrong. It’s been a few months since his release Goodnight Gary, and now we are blessed with its companion piece, Goodnight Dannii, an album recorded in five different cities: Provo, San Francisco, Chico, Fargo, and Huntington Beach. … read more

Local Reviews: IX Zealot

Local Reviews: IX Zealot
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Prepare yourself for IX Zealot’s Articles of Ophidian Faith. It provides three tracks of damn good, scary-as-immortal-sin audio distortion that will help you open a door to your very own black hole. Combining elements of doom, death and black metal, each track is over nine (seemingly endless) minutes of sonic darkness that brim forth from the massive abysmal depths of metaldom. … read more

 
 
Local Reviews: Mechanical Skies

Local Reviews: Mechanical Skies
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Richfield’s Mechanical Skies is an unorthodox group of musicians. Guitarist and occasionally gruff vocalist Henry Reese formed a band with bassist/vocalist Jaylee Amey freakin’ Toro (pardon the language) and drummer Zefree, who are each half Reese’s age. This adds to the appeal of the simple, backyard-BBQ-type rock they produce together. … read more

Local Reviews: Onesfate

Local Reviews: Onesfate
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Every band has a beginning, and those beginnings rarely strike lightning on their first shot. Salt Lake City’s Onesfate have provided four solid cuts for their debut demo CD that hark back to old school thrash and mix in some progressive metall and blues styles. … read more

New Utah Breweries

New Utah Breweries
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Years of combined planning have given rise to two new breweries in Utah days apart, proving that even in a downward economy people in Utah still thirst for great beer. Epic Brewing Company located in downtown Salt Lake City received their final license on March 26 and went into production on that day. Shades of Pale Brewing Co. in Park City acquired their permits exactly two weeks later on April 9, 2010 and began making pilot batches of beer that day. … read more

Heavy Hitters: Getting High Point Beer to the Masses

Heavy Hitters: Getting High Point Beer to the Masses
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When I first arrived in Utah, I knew two things: I was going to ski over a hundred days a year and I would have to settle for 3.2 beer.  The second fact was tolerable because of the first.  However, over the years I have learned that this need not be the case.  Due to changes in local legislation and brewing laws, all Utah residents can enjoy high point beer—they just have to know where to find it. … read more

Getting Wood for Utah Beer

Getting Wood for Utah Beer
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The concept of aging beer in oak casks is nothing new to the brewing world. It was how the drink was served and stored at the dawn of the beer age. Hell, even oaking beer with soured bacteria was a well-known craft perfected by the Belgians at the beginning of their artisanship. So why would this have anything to do with Utah? Believe it or not, Utah has been busting out high-quality oak-aged brews for beer festivals since 2005, and the general public since around 2007. … read more

A Tribute to Krista Moroge-Beutler

A Tribute to Krista Moroge-Beutler
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May 9, 1974 ~ May 24, 2010
Inspirational, motivational, talented, sweet, caring, supportive, ambitious, teacher, leader, thinker, friend, loving wife, skateboarder, snowboarder, motorcycle racer, business owner. A confident, strong, and amazing woman: THESE ARE ALL THINGS KRISTA—The most killing-it Lady and beautiful Angel. … read more