Local Reviews: Discourse

Local Reviews: Discourse
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Discourse is like a big wedding cake in outer space. This six song EP has layer upon layer of reverbed-out, sugary goodness. Each song is well thought-out and intelligently played. It’s nice to hear local music like this.  … read more

Local Reviews: Jef Doogie

Local Reviews: Jef Doogie
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Something Original is good, solid underground rap in the style of most solid underground rap: old-school production and angsty subject matter.  The last part is what kept me from really loving this album.  … read more

Local Reviews: Drop Dead Julio

Local Reviews: Drop Dead Julio
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Drop Dead Julio (pronounced “Jewlio”) is a band that transcends genres. This band is so subtly complex that words probably won’t be invented for hundreds of years to even begin to describe the amount of layered lyrical and musical mastery provided to our ears on The Stories We Could Tell. Wait, no. They’re actually the exact opposite.  … read more

Local Reviews: Mary May I

Local Reviews: Mary May I
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Have you ever heard those bands that seem to dabble in many different genres, but don’t really have a core or a niche? That’s how Mary May I is. They’ve got a punk crust with post-punk sauce, nu metal crumbs drizzled over chunks of groove rock, baked in an indie-rock oven.  … read more

 
 
Local Reviews: Skud Missile Smugglaz

Local Reviews: Skud Missile Smugglaz
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This EP surprised me, as most great local hip hop/rap does. The beats are interesting, the production utilizes samples well and the emcees are on point with some really well-versed rhymes. It is VERY nice to see a local group bringing up political ideas that challenge the mainstream with questions about the quality of westernized lifestyles and the wars fought in the name of the American people in the guise of “freedom.”  … read more

Local Reviews: Tough Tittie

Local Reviews: Tough Tittie
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Tough Tittie has the greatest band name of all time. How could there ever be a band name that could ever compare to the perfection of Tough Tittie? It transcends life. The only thing that can compare with their band name is their choice of album title.  … read more

Dear Dickheads – May 2009

Dear Dickheads – May 2009

I think it’s time to address the skatepark etiquette column and make the following statement: “Dave Amador is the Rush Limbaugh of the SLC skate scene.”  … read more

The Re-Emergence of the Funkiest Thing Since P-Funk: The Funkman Del

The Re-Emergence of the Funkiest Thing Since P-Funk: The Funkman...
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Del, Deltron, The Funky (or Funkee) Homosapien. Maybe too many names for one man, but he wears them all with panache … “You can just call me Del, man.”  … read more

Forgetting the Rules with Kristin Hersh

Forgetting the Rules with Kristin Hersh
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Kristin Hersh is a super force of nature. My own introduction to Hersh was in 1987 when my sister came running into the house waving a video cassette containing the music video to the song “Fish” by Hersh’s first band Throwing Muses.  I watched it and I was harpooned. … read more

SLC Bicycle Culture Art Show: The Gallery Roll

SLC Bicycle Culture Art Show: The Gallery Roll
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One event clearly illustrates the community aspect of those who love cycling in Salt Lake City and, subsequently, captures the spirit of the entire month.  Mixing art and cycling of all kinds is Salt Lake’s first ever bicycle art show: The Salt Lake City Bicycle Company and SaltCycle.com’s Gallery Roll. … read more