You can just imagine my sheer elation when I got a call from one of my good friends Dia Diabolique telling me I was being made an honorary Slippery Kitten for their Halloween show on October 23 at Bar Deluxe.In case you have been living under a rock, the Slippery Kittens are SLC’s premier burlesque troupe. Started by the glamorously fabulous Lorrie Dohoney (aka Miss Lorrie Ann), the Slippery Kittens features some of the hottest talent this side of the Mississippi.
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When I asked the SLUG editors what they wanted me to write my article about this month, they were very specific. They told me not to write it about Mike Brown Fest 5 (Urban Lounge, Oct 30). Instead, they specifically asked me to write about things I am familiar with. The editors asked me to write about boobs, even though they both have boobs and I don’t. Now I’m faced with the challenge of writing 850 words about tits with a broken pinkie finger. I like a challenge. … read more
Bánh mí (or Saigon subs as they are called in America) are a kind of submarine sandwich, that might also be a rite of passage for a secret society. If you haven’t had one, you don’t know what I’m talking about, and if you have, you probably have buddies with whom you share your passion for this amazing dinner-sized, snack-priced foodie favorite. They are cheap, delicious and like no other sandwich. … read more
Rock n’ roll and youth go together better than poofy pants, glow sticks and shitty electronic music. When you’re young, your liver can deal with the large amounts of alcohol you push through it, and you’re still pretty attractive even if you’re ugly, especially when you can play an instrument. The kids in Avi Buffalo certainly still have their youth, and after touring with Japandroids, Rogue Wave and Modest Mouse this year, it seems they have the rock n’ roll part down as well. … read more
This month we reviewed a wide variety of products, including a flash drive shaped like R2-D2, a keychain that is also a speaker, gaming headphones, shoes from Keen Footwear, and a a rechargable guitar pedal power source from Sanyo. … read more
In the world of Middle Eastern dance, Meada is definitely one of a kind. She has been involved in the Salt Lake dance community for almost 20 years, and in that time, she has managed to not only stay with the same teacher for 17 years, but has danced with the same troupe for 16 years. Meada is dedicated to the dance and loyal to those with whom she performs—admirable qualities to have in an often fickle and changing environment such as belly dancing. … read more
Sure, businesses open up all the time, but art galleries take a special risk during times of financial hardship. Art is usually purchased with disposable income, and let’s be honest, who has disposable income anymore? To fight the good fight, you have to be creative, and these galleries are taking risks and setting new rules. … read more