Localized: Temples and The Salt, The Sea and The Sun God

Localized: Temples and The Salt, The Sea and The Sun...
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This month’s Localized features the spastic math-pop of Provo’s The Salt, The Sea, and The Sun God, headliner Temples’ sprawling post-rock, and openers Tavaputs. If you have a taste for

Localized: Mimi Knowles

Localized: Mimi Knowles
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Feel-good indie rock and hip-hop are going to be filling the Urban Lounge as they once again host some of the Beehive State’s finest musicians for Localized, brought to you

Anthony Lucero: Feeding the Art Monster

Anthony Lucero: Feeding the Art Monster
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When the last bell rang at Valley Christian School in Kearns, 8-year-old Anthony Lucero gathered his things just like the rest of the students. Only instead of heading for the door to be free until the next morning, Lucero headed to another part of the building. Lucero and his friend Garritt Tucker, whose mom was also a teacher at the school, needed a way to pass the time each day. The two of them would unfold sheets of computer paper—the kind that was attached together with feed strips down each side—lay them out and just draw.
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Sumo Bots: Robot Fanatics Unite

Sumo Bots: Robot Fanatics Unite
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Whether you’ll admit it or not, you’ve walked the city wondering why giant robots aren’t pouring out of alleyways battling to save the galaxy. Sumo Bots at Craft Lake City DIY Festival are giving you the opportunity to witness this on the miniature scale. Contestants who have constructed their own miniature monsters will drop them in a ring with the goal of pushing the enemy out of the circle, for all of the cyber glory this city has to offer. … read more

Somebody Else’s Baby: Understanding the Mechanics of Andy Farnsworth

Somebody Else’s Baby: Understanding the Mechanics of Andy Farnsworth
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Andy wanted to do a show here in SLC that granted comics the same opportunity to perform a set-list style of comedy. Since the idea is actually somebody else’s baby, he named the show just that: Somebody Else’s Baby. Farnsworth says, “Each time, we feature a picture of a new baby on the screen. Sometimes I steal the pictures from the photography studio on South Temple, the giant babies with the hoods.” … read more

Localized: The Circulars

Localized: The Circulars
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On Friday, Dec. 13, come to Urban Lounge for the warm, emotionally sophisticated dark pop of The Circulars, and get wrecked by Fossil Arms’ articulation of what tape hiss sounds like choking on glass—during shock treatment. Alexander Ortega, of Filth Lords and Editorial Assistant at SLUG, is the opener. Localized is hosted by Ischa B., tickets are $5 and the show is 21+. It begins at 9 p.m. and is brought to you by Bohemian Brewery. If you are unable to attend, are underage or on house arrest, catch the show on gigviz.com. … read more

Localized: JAWWZZ!!

Localized: JAWWZZ!!
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This month’s Localized is a cross-section of SLC punk: the visceral, dissonant hardcore punk of openers Foster Body, the surf-soaked party punk of JAWWZZ!! and the acerbic, bittersweet pop punk of Problem Daughter. The convergence of punk dexterity happens Nov. 8 at the Urban Lounge at 9 p.m., emceed by Ischa B. and sponsored by Bohemian Brewery. It’s $5 to get in if you’re 21+. If you’re not, watch it online at gigviz.com. … read more

Localized: The Weekenders and The North Valley

Localized: The Weekenders and The North Valley
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Salt Lake City is set to soar through space and time on Sept. 20 with this month’s Localized, featuring the psychedelic sludge of The Weekenders combined with the classic blues rock quintet of The North Valley, alt-indie rockers The National Parks opening at 9 p.m. … read more

A Shipping Crate Full of Record Crates at Diabolical Records

A Shipping Crate Full of Record Crates at Diabolical Records
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Adam Tye and Alana Boscan opened Diabolical Records this past July 5 in the new Granary Row. In a short time, they’ve already established a good following among local vinyl enthusiasts and people eager to support any shop adding to Utah’s relatively scarce options for places to buy albums. They’re dedicated to creating a homey environment for those interested in discovering new music and obscure bands, or having a good conversation about records and Tommy Lasorda. … read more

Mason Guitars and the Physics of Music

Mason Guitars and the Physics of Music
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“If there’s one thing I’m gifted with, it’s working with my hands,” says Mike Mason, local craftsman and guitarist of Cult Leader. Mason comes from a family of builders and mechanics and learned the value of understanding the way things work.

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