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Bullets & Belles

Locals introduce Neo-doo-wop-folk

By Austen Diamond
POSTED // Jan 3,2013 - “Get happy. Happy. Happy,” cheer the three members of Bullets & Belles in unison—each time louder than the last, and with arm pumps and laughs.

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The Atomic Clock

Utah musician gets cosmic light show

By Austen Diamond
POSTED // Jan 3,2013 - “If you start to feel nauseous, just close your eyes—that usually does the trick,” says Nick Jarvis, Clark Planetarium projectionist. “Just don’t hurl in the dome.” Wait, what the hell did I sign up for?

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Music: Year in Review 2012

The mile-markers of Utah music 2012

By Austen Diamond
POSTED // Dec 27,2012 - “Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of fuel. Sentimental people call it inspiration, but what they really mean is fuel. I have always needed fuel. I am a serious consumer.

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Top 12 for '12

CW's music editor picks his favorite albums of the year.

By Austen Diamond
POSTED // Dec 20,2012 - I have never been a listen-to-the- singles-only music fan. I put on the wax or hit play and go forth—from start to finish.

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The Atomics

Spanish Fork surf-rock band lands Gap ad

By Austen Diamond
POSTED // Dec 20,2012 - The Atomics, comprised of the four Smith siblings, ages 14 to 19, look like the poster children of teenage fashion, seemingly cut from a designer’s book and placed here at City Creek Center.

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Auld Lang Syne

Ring in the new year with a live-music party

By Austen Diamond
POSTED // Dec 19,2012 - Whether your New Year’s Eve focus is on DJs, bar-hopping, raucous parties (more on those events p. 46) or live music, we’ve got you covered.

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Open Orchard Revival

Local folk collab makes a gospel memorial

By Austen Diamond
POSTED // Dec 13,2012 - It’s the heartbreak of letting someone down, having never been able to fulfill one of their final wishes. It’s the guilt of procrastinating beyond the point of action and living with it.

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Utah Music Association

Nonprofit aims to connect Utahns

By Austen Diamond
POSTED // Dec 6,2012 - As a young, wannabe garage rocker in the late ’80s, Tyler Monks got a dose of reality when he moved from Sacramento, Calif., to Orem, where he says there wasn’t an outlet for rock & roll,

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Joshua James

The Mystic of American Fork

By Austen Diamond
POSTED // Nov 23,2012 - In From the Top of Willamette Mountain, James deals in the currency of mysticism, trading thoughts of life’s repressiveness and his misgivings about organized religion for a search for the holy, a personal quest for transcendence or something similar. He does it openly on this, his third album.

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Rock & Roll Santa

Gifts for music lovers

By Austen Diamond
POSTED // Nov 21,2012 - The gift of music is a mighty thing. Music and songs hold memories, much as a smell can bring you back to “that one time.” And they offer us the potential to either lose ourselves or become more ourselves through expression. There isn’t a more powerful present.
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