The Moth & the Flame @ Velour Live Art Gallery 06.21 with Sun House

The Moth & the Flame @ Velour Live Art Gallery...
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“Ten years ago I was sitting exactly where you are,” said Brandon Robbins, in front of the loyal and enthusiastic crowd at the Velour Live Art Gallery. “Ten years ago I came to visit my brother here in Provo and I was so impressed with this place that I went back to Washington, packed up, and moved here to start a band.” The band he was speaking of was The Moth & the Flame, a dark brooding collaboration of rock soul that finds its way into your chest and haunts it like a song you can’t get out of your head. … read more

Allah-Las @ Urban Lounge 06.19 with Pest Rulz, Super 78

Allah-Las @ Urban Lounge 06.19 with Pest Rulz, Super 78
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Allah-Las’s presence on stage invokes unanimous cheers from the assembled onlookers. They produce an aura that is calm and cool, giving their demeanor a sort of relaxed but charismatic feel. Their style incorporates a very vintage sound with clear influences of ‘60s rock n’ roll combined with the strong elements of psych-garage rock. … read more

Punk’s Dead Concert Shoot With Indiegogo Fans @ The Complex 06.20 with Screeching Weasel, The Dwarves, Eight Bucks Experiment (Extreme Corporal Punishment), Ulteriors, Dog Party

Punk’s Dead Concert Shoot With Indiegogo Fans @ The Complex...
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Many have traveled from all over the states and even internationally to take part in something inspirational for punks. If anything, the showing of support proves that punk is not dead. Not even close. The camaraderie around this event is impressive to say the least. Even if this film is controversial for some, this gig helped put Salt Lake City back on the map for punk rockers. Exactly where it should and always be. … read more

EMA @ Kilby Court 06.24 with Strong Words, Secret Abilities

EMA @ Kilby Court 06.24 with Strong Words, Secret Abilities
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Despite the fact that Anderson was friendly and approachable while running their post-show merch booth, her stage presence is fantastic—and kind of terrifying. Through her live performance, she was able to capture the versatility of her music, resulting in an emotional punch to the gut that was both sincere and thought-provoking. … read more

Dark Arts Festival @ Area 51 06.20-22

Dark Arts Festival @ Area 51 06.20-22
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When I stepped foot through the doors of Area 51 during the Summer Solstice, I realized that I was in store for a not so ordinary weekend at my frequent haunt. The bar was decorated like an enchanted forest and I felt as if I had fallen through the looking glass into a world of faeries, Red Queens, vampires and all creatures of the dark. It was time for the Dark Arts Festival Of Utah. … read more

Punk Rock Summer Nationals 2014 08.26 @ The Complex with The Offspring, Bad Religion, Pennywise, Stiff Little Fingers

Punk Rock Summer Nationals 2014 08.26 @ The Complex with...
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On Aug. 26, The Punk Rock Summer Nationals tour featuring The Offspring, Bad Religion, Pennywise and Stiff Little Fingers stopped at The Complex in Salt Lake City. Two SLUG writers, Eric U. Norris and Nick Kuzmack, offer their unique perspectives of the show.   … read more

Swans @ Urban Lounge 09.01 with Carla Bozulich

Swans @ Urban Lounge 09.01 with Carla Bozulich
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To describe Swans’ live set is nearly impossible—but I’ll try. Simply put, it was the most violently loud performance I’ve ever seen—and I’ve experienced Motorhead. … read more

Welcome to Salt Lake, Night Vale

Welcome to Salt Lake, Night Vale
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I was stunned upon first walking up to the Rose Wagner Theater on Monday. Hundreds of people were crowding the sidewalk and lobby, at least half of them in cosplay. The crowd was a sea of black, purple, white and gray – and mysteriously ominous-looking eyes were painted on every other body. … read more

7 Seconds @ Club Sound 07.23 With The Copyrights, Resistor Radio, Blinded By Truth

7 Seconds @ Club Sound 07.23 With The Copyrights, Resistor...
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Kevin Seconds really knew how to keep the crowd excited, and if it wasn’t through his onstage banter, the excitement reached overflowing levels when they played “Young Until I Die” and combined it with a rendition of Minor Threat’s “Minor Threat.” I went fucking nuts.   … read more

Porter Robinson @ The Great Saltair 09.05 with Lemaitre, Giraffage

Porter Robinson @ The Great Saltair 09.05 with Lemaitre, Giraffage
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If I were to juxtapose the energy and emotion coming from the entire room during this show with any electronic show I’ve been to in the last year, I’d say that the majority of the fans are starting to crave a more heartfelt and artistic side of an industry almost always labeled as “party music.” Robinson showed in two short hours that you can put emotion into a rave. … read more