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Protect Your Ears

Earplugs for playing music & going to concerts

By Austen Diamond
POSTED // Jun 26,2013 - The speakers are screaming, and you’re in front of an ear-splitting drummer who’s pounding away as if he’s Thor. So, you stuff some toilet paper in your ears. We’ve all been there. It’s something, but better solutions abound.

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Utah Arts Fest: Local Music

Show Me Island, Big Blue Ox, Otter Creek, Minx

By Kolbie Stonehocker
POSTED // Jun 20,2013 - This six-member ska/reggae outfit, led by singer Lauren Hoyt, just released a self-titled album in May, and the nine songs are catchy examples of ska’s continual strong presence in Utah.

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The SteelDrivers

Arts Fest headliners create tunes for bluegrass veterans and newbies

By Savannah Turk
POSTED // Jun 20,2013 - “When I first heard The Beatles, I said, ‘I think I want to do that,’ ” Mike Fleming says in his Missouri/Tennessee accent about his entrance into the world of music.

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Swamp Cabbage

Swamp Cabbage wants to take you to the Florida backwoods

By Randy Harward
POSTED // Jun 20,2013 - There’s something about the swamp—the place and the sound. It’s dark, it’s grimy, it’s sinister. And it’s beautiful. “The sonic, emotional vibe of the swamp is [a feeling of] imminent danger,” says Walter Parks

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Father John Misty

Joshua Tillman is thought-provoking in social media and song.

By Austen Diamond
POSTED // Jun 13,2013 - It’s either beautifully brilliant or ridiculously irrelevant, and Joshua Tillman, aka Father John Misty, entertains both of these two not-mutually-exclusive viewpoints regarding whom he follows on Twitter.

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The Blue Aces

All rock & roll, no rocker lifestyle

By Kolbie Stonehocker
POSTED // Jun 13,2013 - When I met with Orem-based all-girl band The Blue Aces at the downtown Coffee Garden for an interview, I never would’ve guessed ...

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Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

Indie-rockers seduce/surprise listeners

By Brian Palmer
POSTED // Jun 13,2013 - Grace Potter & the Nocturnals are clearly doing something right. The indie-rock five-piece has been seen and heard just about everywhere the past few years, including on TV shows The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

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Local heavy-rock band releases CD

By Gavin Sheehan
POSTED // Jun 6,2013 - Like a hurricane hitting a shore, the heavy-rock Salt Lake City band Light/Black has rolled into the local music scene and left a path of musical destruction in its wake.

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They Might Be Giants

Finding ways to rock every generation

By Colin Wolf
POSTED // Jun 6,2013 - If you’re in your late 20s or early 30s, you more than likely have some distant memory of a music video called “Particle Man” from the Warner Bros. cartoon show Tiny Toon Adventures.

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Crystal Fighters

Culture-devouring folk-pop

By Reyan Ali
POSTED // Jun 6,2013 - Should you ever forget what’s hot in contemporary pop music, crank up Crystal Fighters’ “I Love London.” The track, which appears on Fighters’ 2010 full-length debut, Star of Love,
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