Localized: Crook & The Bluff

Localized: Crook & The Bluff
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After a recent reordering of their lineup, Crook have surged the local scene with their thunderous, psychedelic-blues styling. Kirk Dath is the mainstay as vocalist, joined by Sarah Degraw, who learned how to play drums for the group. Ryan Arnold has joined as a second guitarist, and Kevin Schultz slays the bass. Their updated approach provides their followers with a new, exciting twist on their rough and sexy sound. … read more

Localized: June Brothers

Localized: June Brothers
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June Brothers’ music is emotionally charged, and lyrical focus is essential. “In order to know where the song is going, you need to have a distinct direction from the lyrics,” Riding says. Their singer-songwriter perspective has given them a playful view of their music. “ … read more

Sisyphean Art: David Brothers’ Rolithica

Sisyphean Art: David Brothers’ Rolithica
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David Brothers is a local multimedia artist best known for film sets built for directors of both local and national renown. This commercial scenographic work, though frequently seen by many, hardly represents the full range of his talents. … read more

Artes de México: The Art of Creating Community

Artes de México: The Art of Creating Community
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Artes de México isn’t just for the Latino community or just about art—Artes is for our entire community. … read more

Localized: Herban Empire

Localized: Herban Empire
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Homegrown alt-reggae group Herban Empire have been a part of the local circuit for almost 10 years, as they are the product of good friends with a shared love for music. The interest in the same kind of bands, such as 311 and Sublime, fed into their style, and soon they were creating their own take on the genre. … read more

Localized: Tribe of I

Localized: Tribe of I
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Since forming in 2012, Tribe of I have been a group that thrives on live performances and improvisation. The positive vibes that Tribe of I emanate come from a unique mix of alternative, reggae and hip-hop. It’s a combination that has garnered the attention of the larger, national acts that Tribe of I have opened for, as well as earning them a solid and loyal fanbase within the Salt Lake reggae scene. … read more

Beehive Distilling: Out of the Bathtub, Into the Barrel

Beehive Distilling: Out of the Bathtub, Into the Barrel
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Beehive Distilling has been slinging their aptly named Jack Rabbit Gin and its barrel-aged variant in Utah’s burgeoning booze scene since 2014. … read more

Salt City Vodka: Not Your Average Distillery

Salt City Vodka: Not Your Average Distillery
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Salt City Vodka is a vodka so smooth that one can drink it without adding the frills of a fancy cocktail. … read more

The Art of Safe Sex: Planned Parenthood

The Art of Safe Sex: Planned Parenthood
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There’s been ample precedent for an art-and–Planned Parenthood alliance, what with runway shows featuring dresses fashioned out of condoms, IUDs-turned-jewelry and condom packages touting designs by famous artists. This month,

Tusk Sculpture: A Welcome Challenge

Tusk Sculpture: A Welcome Challenge
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Currently, Tusk Sculpture is winding up the finer details on Kesler’s most massive sculpture to date: mother and calf humpback whales, both built to scale and clocking in at 50 feet long and 20 feet long, respectively. … read more