look, a cat at Boing!
Nothing from the 337 Memorial Wall this time, probably due to the weather I'm guessing we won't see many more updates this year. In fact as winter sets in, a lot of the art scene tends to slow down. But music and film tend to pick up this time of year, so let's jump into the music end of things.
Sad to read that The Explicit have broken up. Although they claim that they've been broken up for a long while, you couldn't really tell that from their performance at Red Light Books back in January. A number of people don't give the punk scene credit for having great bands, and The Explicit were definitely one of the finest we had. ...Shame. Much like most every band that breaks up, they've split off into other projects (most of them into Lexi Sayok), so they'll still be giving the scene some punk.
Last Saturday was crazy with events, aside from 24 Hour Comic, I also made it to the SCDG Championship Game. That is, after walking a mile through the Salt Palace. I realize it's a convention center, but it's about the size of an airport inside. Said hi to a lot of people, and stayed for the hard hitting action all around for the first half. And was later informed that Leave It To Cleavers won the title (yeah, I was rooting for them)! You can see my blurry pictures from the event here.
Then I had to bolt down South Temple over to "An October Evening" where I arrived just in time to say hi to Lloyd Kauffman again, and see one of the finest performances I've seen all year. Vile Blue Shades, performing a double encore no less, in the Masonic Temple. Without a doubt, that show probably rocked whatever secret caves lie beneath that building! And pictures to boot!
Coming up this week I'll have interviews with Salt City Indie Arts, It's1AM, and information about the move for Red Light Books. Then back to band interviews and who knows what else as we enter November. Enjoy the fall while you can ladies and gents, the shows start packing in tight before snowfall and the best is yet to come! As always, we'll see what happens.