To Space, Comrade! Josie Cordova’s Arcade Endeavor

To Space, Comrade! Josie Cordova’s Arcade Endeavor
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The night that Cordova unveiled To Space, Comrade! I was sitting in the back of Twilite Lounge. A typical night out at the bar developed into an experience that both inspired and struck the audience. … read more

Salt Lake City Staycation

Salt Lake City Staycation
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You may be in town for some film festivals, or you may be a born-and-raised, diehard Salt Laker. Either way, you deserve your Salt Lake City staycation. … read more

The New Nest: Albatross Recordings & Ephemera

The New Nest: Albatross Recordings & Ephemera
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In only a few short years, Hatziathanasiou has earned a local reputation (such as “Best Eccentric Nostalgia” by City Weekly) for his assemblage of offbeat recordings and strange but alluring pieces of art. … read more

Beachmen @ Diabolical Records with The Wild War, 90s Television

Beachmen @ Diabolical Records with The Wild War, 90s Television
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A shimmering ambiance hovers over my memory of Beachmen’s second album release show, bathing the whole experience in orange and bronze. I see guitar pedals and muffled drums from five

Ghetto Ghouls @ Diabolical Records 04.28 with Lorelle Meets the Obsolete, Lake Mary, Seven Feathers Rainwater, Swamp Ravens

Ghetto Ghouls @ Diabolical Records 04.28 with Lorelle Meets the...
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Thwarting all the attempts of curing my rock ‘n’ roll psychosis, I am lured to the most visited alleyway in Salt Lake City. It’s Monday night—I need music to feed my soul. … read more

Radioactivity @ Diabolical Records 05.05 with Suspicious Beasts, Murder Mystery Party

Radioactivity @ Diabolical Records 05.05 with Suspicious Beasts, Murder Mystery...
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I have again found myself at Diabolical/ Albatross Records. Again I am here to check out some of the coolest rock n’ roll gigs Salt Lake has to offer, as well as to tempt the lightening of my wallet. This place usually attracts a steady contingent of regulars, and tonight is no different. … read more

Diabolical Records Celebrates Two Years

Diabolical Records Celebrates Two Years
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Photos: Gilbert Cisneros On July 5, Diabolical Records celebrates its second-year anniversary. Their existence in Salt Lake City has made a remarkable impact on the music scene—both as a record shop

The Shivas @ Diabolical Records 10.29 with Super 78

The Shivas @ Diabolical Records 10.29 with Super 78
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The Wednesday before Halloween, I found myself at Diabolical Records for the first time, surprised by the tiny crowd. I arrived promptly at 9 p.m. and could hear the first note struck from the alley, as Salt Lake’s Super 78 had taken the stage and began play. From that first tune I heard from the alley, I knew I was going to dig this band. … read more

Shivery Shakes @ Diabolical Records 11.21 with Problem Daughter, Hard Girls, Spacegazerr

Shivery Shakes @ Diabolical Records 11.21 with Problem Daughter, Hard...
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Venturing into a night characterized by the allure of downtown’s illuminating lights, I glide past the sprinkling of hip, art types who are coming out of the shadows for gallery stroll. My journey takes a sharp turn up the most-visited alleyway in Salt Lake City. … read more

Peach Kelli Pop @ Diabolical Records 04.08 with Tim Allen’s Forces, Lowgrey, Baby Ghosts

Peach Kelli Pop @ Diabolical Records 04.08 with Tim Allen’s...
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It’s 7:50 at Diabolical Records, and the wide, fluorescent-lit spaces between the record racks and the walls stretches out before me, filled only by the scanty clatter of setup—empty. Not 20 minutes later, though, suddenly everything’s buzzy—full, clamoring and ready to go. … read more