Urban Wild: Crook & The Bluff Meet Craft Lake City, Take Two

Urban Wild: Crook & The Bluff Meet Craft Lake City,...
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Wilford and Dath met eight years ago, when they moved in together, but they didn’t start playing music until just over a year ago. Since then, they have been detonating music out of two guitars that is much more thunderous than you would imagine, aided by some extra hardware. … read more

Kick-Ass Cosplay in 6 Easy Steps

Kick-Ass Cosplay in 6 Easy Steps
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So, you want to cosplay at Comic Con this year. Awesome! I appreciate anyone who takes the time and effort to go beyond putting on a geek T-shirt and calling it good. I’ve got a couple of tips to help get you started. … read more

Northern Exposure: The 15th Annual Summer of Death Skate Contest at Crossroads

Northern Exposure: The 15th Annual Summer of Death Skate Contest...

SLUG’s Summer of Death contests have served as a springboard for countless Utah skaters. This summer’s first installment of SLUG’s 15th annual Summer of Death series took place at Ogden’s Crossroads Skatepark on Go Skateboarding Day on June 21. Split pants and busted shoes abounded, as the contestants in the amateur and open divisions vied for First Place. Lucky Stables and Austin Ramirez won the amateur and open, respectively. After First, Second and Third place titles were awarded, local band Sunchaser played their signature multi-layered dirge while people kept ripping through the park. … read more

Bike Prom: Going Tandem

Bike Prom: Going Tandem
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The aromatic month of May is once again dedicated completely to our city’s most sustainable form of transportation: cycling. The Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective is holding their fourth annual Bike Prom at Pierpont Place on May 10 at 8 p.m. after an open invitation ride around the city. I sat down with this year’s organizer, Jace Burbidge, and discussed the ins and outs of what this event is all about.  … read more

Blue Skate

Blue Skate
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If you’ve ever eaten at the locally famous Blue Plate Diner, you may have noticed that more than one employee is zipping around the restaurant in shoes with blown-out toes. And if you’ve any reckoning of the talent that graces our streets and skateparks on four wheels and a narrow mass of plywood, then you know that some of Salt Lake’s finest shred-sledders are also employees of one of Salt Lake’s finest diners … read more

Localized: Gnawing Suspicion

Localized: Gnawing Suspicion
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This month’s Localized is a meeting of veterans of Salt Lake’s original punk scene and the new breed of local soundsters creating their own musical voice—the experimental, dub-influenced Muzzle Tung open. The Guard Cats have existed barely a year, but they display a diverse sonic palette. On the other end of the continuum, Gnawing Suspicion was one of the first Salt Lake punk bands coming out of the mid-’80s. This inter-generational insurrection will take place Feb. 14 at Urban Lounge at 9 p.m., emceed by Ischa B. and sponsored by Bohemian Brewery and KRCL. It’s $5 to get in if you’re 21+.  … read more