Gavin's Underground

Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Beehive Skate Revolution

Exploring one of Utah's biggest recreational roller derby leagues.
Roller derby season may be wrapping up for most of the leagues over the next two months, but for recreational leagues, they've still got the winter to look forward to. Those who love derby, and either want to stay in shape and have fun during the offseason, or don't care to be competitive and just want to skate in an open bout, there are options around the Wasatch Front for everyone.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Geeking On Music

A chat with the hosts behind the popular music blog and podcast.
The music community in Utah has a ton of support within it, but there isn't a ton of accompanying national attention. Those of us in journalism and media, in general, do what we can to promote what's happening in your own back yard.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Grassroots Shakespeare

Peering behind the traveling "original practices" theatre crew
Shakespeare! It doesn't matter how the hell you feel about the man, or the many men rumored to make up the man, the works he produced are timeless classics that have been passed on in the grand lore of theater.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Pipeline: Being A Space Trucker In RIVE

We preview the latest sci-fi shoot 'em up from Two Tribes.
It's rare to get an awesome preview for a sci-fi game, since many developers are paranoid about what die-hard gamers will think about it before it drops onto a system. And that's perfectly understandable, as geeks will tear shit apart for random reasons.

Monday, August 22, 2016

August Gallery Stroll: Tess Cook

A look at the latest works hanging at Mountain West Hard Cider.
Slowly but surely, the heat is finally decreasing, and we're able to move about more around town on foot without melting into a puddle of sweat. Still, this past Salt Lake Gallery Stroll was a warm one, plus an orange pollution sunset to start the weekend, so it was only natural for me to take a break with a drink.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

In The Loop: 8/20/16. Donny, You're Out Of Your Element!

Awesome events to check out from Aug. 21 through Sept. 3
Hello to all you coffee-drinking, iTunes playlist-listening, steam-howling, booth-hugging, out-late-getting-with-the-night-owl-crew enthusiasts! Lately, I've been hitting up random coffee shops past 11 p.m. to write stuff, and see what's been going on with the city before half of the downtown crowd make their way back to college.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Bianca Velasquez

The local visionary managing several badass businesses.
If you've never had the opportunity to see one of Bianca Velasquez's projects in action, do yourself a favor and go over this list when you're done reading this interview. This SLC resident is a member of the band Dream Slut, the creator of Happybutton Cartoons, a co-creator for Piñata TV, manager for several local bands, and creator of neon signs for a small business she founded called Neon Bite.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Booked On 25th

Checking out the latest shop to hit Historic 25th Street
Last month, we talked about how Historic 25th Street in Ogden is going through a bit of a resurgence with new businesses. The highlight of that last visit was Lavender Vinyl; this month, we head back to check out Booked On 25th, a new and used book shop looking to replace the missing locally-owned literary aspect to the street, and help bring back a physical book store to the Ogden landscape.

The Pipeline: Monsters and Monocles

Pip pip to this ethereal multiplayer arcade shooter.
I'm a longtime fan of multi-player arcade games. I can't imagine how much money I dropped into games like The Simpsons, X-Men: Children Of The Atom and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sound & Vision Vinyl

A look into the latest record shop to call SLC home.
Record shops in SLC are becoming a rarity themselves these days, a lot of them catering to either a specific area of music or trying to be an all-in-one shop as they compete with bigger chains. Few are taking the route of just being a shop for the sake of being a shop so that anyone can walk in and find something they like.

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