Product Reviews – September 2012

Product Reviews – September 2012

Products from Converse, Denik, Etnies, Kisstixx and Mojo are reviewed this month. … read more

Beer Reviews – September 2012

Beer Reviews – September 2012
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Summer is roaring to an end, and if you’re still reading this, your liver, or at least some motor functions, are still intact. That deserves a “cheers” and probably a slap on the wrist for not drinking hard enough to support our local brewers. Nonetheless, this month we have a stellar lineup of some hop-emphasized beers, and a newer stylization of beer to impress any Belgian connoisseur. So sit back, enjoy, and for god’s sake, please step up your game. … read more

Video Game Reviews – September 2012

Video Game Reviews – September 2012

Blacklight: Retribution and Darksiders II are reviewed. … read more

Book Reviews – September 2012

Book Reviews – September 2012

Dream Big: The Journey of the Jazz Bear by Aron Simkins, Instrument  by Pat Graham and Murder in the Front Row by Harald Oimoen and Brian Lew are reviewed this month. … read more

 
 
Movie Reviews – September 2012

Movie Reviews – September 2012

The Imposter, Lawless, Rose Tattoo: Live in 1993 from Boggo Road Jail, Sleepwalk With Me and The Words are reviewed. … read more

National Music Reviews

National Music Reviews

New and recent releases from Aesop Rock, Callow, Fang Island, Gallows, Hot Chip, Los Straitjackets, Om, Propagandhi, Purity Ring, Swans, Xibalba, and many more are reviewed. … read more

Holland Redd: A Man, A Van and No Plan

Holland Redd: A Man, A Van and No Plan
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I met Holland Redd when he was nine years old. We all crammed into the car and drove to the skate park, all the while teaching Holland new swear words and making him yell them at the drivers of the other cars. When we got to the skate park, it was evident that Holland wasn’t your typical lil’ buddy with a Wal-Mart board. He was already a full-fledged ripper. I’ve never been particularly good at skateboarding, but there is something humbling about skating with a 9-year-old who is better than you, and just about everyone else in the park. … read more

Local Reviews: Def Letter

Local Reviews: Def Letter
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Def Letter is Salt Lake’s own MC Dumb Luck and veteran DJ Linus Stubbs. Social Introduction is a very literal title for this album, as it is Dumb Luck’s premiere headliner. The album screams the white-boy angst of early Slim Shady with 20 tracks of high-speed life-struggle raps.  … read more

Localized – Cornered By Zombies, Settle Down and Gunner

Localized – Cornered By Zombies, Settle Down and Gunner
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September’s Localized brings to the stage two of the hardest-working heavy acts in the valley today: Cornered by Zombies, a thrash metal two-piece that is erupting onto the scene, and Settle Down, the latest hard rock collaboration of veteran musicians you may already know and love. On Sept. 14, Urban Lounge (21+) hosts these two badass bands and openers Gunner, who will tear up the stage. For a mere five bones at the door, you can’t afford to miss it. … read more

Local Reviews: Daisy & The Moonshines

Local Reviews: Daisy & The Moonshines
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Daisy & The Moonshines’ second release is six tracks of mediocre garage rock. It’s not bad rock music, but it is forgettable. The rhythm guitar feels like it’s mindlessly picked along with the drums, as if someone who didn’t know the music was playing along with a chord chart.  … read more