Issues: Issue 273 - September 2011
Rocky Hudson Jr.
Skating with Rocky Hudson Jr. usually starts off with a twist and a flat ground session. He carves around tranquil and smooth, popping no-complies and thunderous switch heels. He’s got massive pop—you’ll never see a worm burner out of Rocky. For Rocky, skateboarding is all for the love: The whole experience of going out to film tricks, playing games of skate in empty parking lots and always having a reason for a road trip keeps him pushing. … read more
On Fri., Sept. 9, the heavy violin and drum duo known as Cicadas will join the female-fronted retro garage pop group The 321s at Urban Lounge for SLUG’s Localized. Shoegaze indie band The Saintanne opens the show. As always, Localized is 21+ and only $5. … read more
Calling You Out: An Interview with Thrice
Though it may seem to some an identity crisis, Thrice have been widening their musical berth with every new release over the last decade, earning the respect and admiration of true music fans. The West Coast four-piece continue to develop their talents and taste with their latest studio album, Major/Minor. With the same rawness as 2009’s Beggars, but with added weight and conviction, Major/Minor is sure to strike a chord with Thrice fans new and old. … read more
Pago: Sustainability, In-Field Dining & The Future of Farming for...
Behind an average yet well kept house near the suburban Sugarhouse district of Salt Lake City sits a micro-farm, or “hobby farm,” as owner Scott Evans puts it. Since May 2009, Evans has been enacting what is increasingly more commonplace in other, more food-forward cities like San Francisco and Portland—an almost entirely locally sustained restaurant where in the summertime, “85 percent to 95 percent of the food is sourced locally,” says Evans. … read more
Ty Segall: Riding a Wave of 7 Inches and Tape...
Since 2005, Ty Segall has been leaving his dirty, tape-delayed impression on vinyl, originally with Epsilons, then Party Fowl, followed by The Traditional Fools, The Perverts and even Sic Alps. Most notably, however, he has released his music under his own name, with four full-length albums and countless 7”s. Over the last few years his sound has matured, trading in undirected aggression for a much more calculated, noisier sound. … read more
Breaking Down the Scene: Urban Media Show
If you live in Utah and don’t know about its underground, then you are missing an important part of the state’s culture that has become a lifeblood for those of us with a different perspective. For these scenes to sustain themselves, some exposure is required. One man helping to get the word out is Anthony Ambriz with his Urban Media Show, a web-based series of videos, which showcases local artists and musicians. … read more
The SLC Photo Collective and You
If you’ve attended any worthwhile events in Salt Lake over the past few years, chances are you’ve had your mug taken in one of Dave Brewer’s photobooths. Brewer’s high-quality work has led to features in a number of publications and, after building an extensive portfolio from action sports to product photography to studio portraits, Brewer set his viewfinder on giving back to the photo community that has treated him so well. This July, Brewer opened the SLC Photo Collective. … read more
Milosport Orem owner Benny Pellegrino noticed that there were a lot of kids in his community who skateboarded, but didn’t really care about the contest circuit. In an effort to decrease the emphasis on competition at skate events and get back to having fun, positive sessions, Pellegrino decided to do something different this year. Instead of throwing contests at the skatepark, Pellegrino and Milosport are throwing a series of Skateboard Drive-ins in their parking lot. … read more
That’s Not It: A Shawn Elf Walters Interview
Putting together a BMX video is no easy task these days, but filmer Shawn “Elf” Walters and the boys behind 2007’s That’s It are at it again. This time around, they are going the independent route with no financial backing from brands or shops. Walters, a professional rider himself, has been around the Salt Lake BMX scene long enough to watch it blow up—and he wants to show the world just what makes our city so special. … read more
Dennis Nazari and his crew at Salty Peaks have played a pivotal role in the progression and growth of the snowboard industry in Utah. After nearly twenty-five years of slinging boards out of the small space on 3300 South, Salty Peaks is releasing their first full-length snowboard film entitled Eighty Seven. The title refers to the year Salty Peaks was founded, and in addition to paying homage to the shop’s history, it also showcases the shop’s current talent. … read more