Raise Your Magick Steel: Visigoth Return With The Revenant King

Raise Your Magick Steel: Visigoth Return With The Revenant King
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Visigoth descend from a rich legacy of incredible heavy metal music in Utah, a long history of innovation and tradition woven together into a diverse tapestry of sound.

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To the Housewarming Party: East Liberty Tap House

To the Housewarming Party: East Liberty Tap House
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East Liberty Tap House sits at the sunset end of 9th East and 9th South. It started as rumors—initially conceived as a neighborhood bar, a symbol of Salt Lake’s progress. Here it is, not a full bar, but a tavern tucked inside a bright, tightly furnished, little restaurant.

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Plated In Gold: The Strongest Man at Sundance

Plated In Gold: The Strongest Man at Sundance
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Beef (Robert “Meatball” Lorie) and Conan (Paul Chamberlain) are best friends who gracelessly and humorously carry out a Don Quixote and Sancho Panza–style journey in The Strongest Man, a 2015 Sundance film in the “NEXT” section. “I think I have a hard time not putting some comedy in there,” says Kenny Riches, the film’s writer and director.

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NomNom Finder: Keeping Tabs On Utah’s Food Trucks

NomNom Finder: Keeping Tabs On Utah’s Food Trucks
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It was a situation in which I often found myself: hungry, in an unfamiliar part of town and not really wanting to hit up a fast food joint. Unbeknownst to me at the time, there was an app that could have made my food truck odyssey more efficient—NomNom Finder … read more

Princess Kennedy: Damn These Heels!

Princess Kennedy: Damn These Heels!
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In addition to Pride, one great party I did this year was a big Pride weekend kick-off with the Utah Film Center and Damn These Heels!, their official LGBTQ and A (IDK what half of those mean) film festival. We brought out my ghoulfriend Peaches Christ, Drag Queen of the Macabre and filmmaker extraordinaire. Anyone who reads my rants knows that I am super invested in the Film Center.  … read more

Wild About Sour Beers

Wild About Sour Beers
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Malted barley, hops, water and yeast—if there’s one thing that beer has going for it in the world of fermented beverages, it’s the great diversity of flavors that a brewer can coax out of these four main and important ingredients. For many beer drinkers, when the word “beer” comes to mind, tastes of light-toasted grain and grassy/floral bitterness pops into mind. This is what mainstream beer has been for so many people over the last 120 years, but there is a style of beer that goes back centuries, which owes its existence to necessity and ungovernable factors: the wild ale. … read more

Cult Leader: God’s Lonely Children Emerge From the Shadows

Cult Leader: God’s Lonely Children Emerge From the Shadows
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Discussing the moment the group was faced with an uncertain future for their past project, Gaza, Mason says, simply: “It can’t end like that.” So, from ashes, Cult Leader was born in Salt Lake City. Within less than a year, Mason, Hansen and Lucero faced the end of a successful band, the creation of a new one, and became part of the Deathwish Inc. record-label family: a redemptive myth in the music world, if ever there was one. … read more

Princess Kennedy: The Really Late Show with Princess Kennedy

Princess Kennedy: The Really Late Show with Princess Kennedy
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I’ve decided it’s about time I get my own talk show. To the TV station powers that be: I’m witty, charming and pretty—and classically trained for acting on camera. Hit me up for a full list of credentials. Aside from predicting that I’d be a great television personality, I think I have the deep appreciation for our “pretty great state” (which, in my opinion, is a self-deprecating motto) that comes from my constant travel outside of it. … read more

Zest Kitchen & Bar: Where Flavor Comes to Dance

Zest Kitchen & Bar: Where Flavor Comes to Dance
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There are few places in Salt Lake City as unique as Zest Kitchen & Bar, an intimate bar serving spot-on, downright craveable food with lively flavor. Contributing to Salt Lake City’s reputation as an up-and-coming vegan hot spot, the menu boasts intriguing cocktails and sustainable vegetarian (mostly vegan) fare as well as live music, DJs and dancing on the weekend. … read more