In the Twinkling of an Eye

The evolution of soft-tronica titans, Le Voir.

Nerdcore Superstars

Cool nerds Dave Payne and Mark Dago work hard to ensure that geeks inherit Earth.

And the Room Goes ...

Helmet-headed one-man blues band Bob Log III's self-referential dirty blues still drives audiences wild.

Outta the Doghouse

Kyle Henderson emerges from a dark, hollow place on Hound Mystic's debut EP.
When the end of the band seemed imminent, Henderson met an unforgettable someone.

Partners in Song

After decades backing up the likes of Bob Dylan and Levon Helm, two roots music pros jointly step into the spotlight.
Campbell keeps prodding along, though, until toward the end of the film, Helm triumphantly records "You'll Never Again Be Mine."

Feel the Burn

After 17 years, beloved local hardcore band Iceburn pulls a phoenix trick.
"It's kind of our environment, our bipolar life," he says.

Him Again

Howard Jones is an '80s icon, Utah stalker and a one-man gateway to synth-pop's glories.
HoJo refers to Howard Jones, but you already knew that.

Inspiration Through Limitations

Alt-folk darlings Wye Oak continue to evolve with Tween.
Wye Oak has demonstrated that it is not only possible to evolve while remaining true to one's artistic roots, but that it's crucial to staying alive.

A Little Nuggawisdom

After 20 years together, Slightly Stoopid continues to grow while sticking to their roots.
Now, with eight studio albums, four live albums and an EP under their belt, Slightly Stoopid is an octet.

Taking Shape

JAWWZZ!! is dead; long live Sculpture Club.
>The album itself demonstrates amazing growth, in both sound and lyrics.

You Had Me at Weirdo

The Slow Poisoner can't sell snake oil anymore, but he still has his Chinese mystery trunk full of awesomeness.
Goldfarb, aka The Slow Poisoner, had me at weirdo, but further embedded his hooks with other adjectives, like "catchy" and "offbeat."

Kinetic Keys

Inside and outside of Utah, musical powerhouse and political activist Talia Keys keeps moving.
Keys' musical motivation took seed early on, when she learned piano at 9, drums at 10 and guitar at 16.

May I Speak to the Manager?

Talking fast-food cover bands with Mac Sabbath's man-in-charge.
Now Los Angeles-based Mac Sabbath is juxtaposing the dulcet tritones of heavy metal giants Black Sabbath with iconic characters

Their Ultimate Form

Beloved Salt Lake City math-prog-noise band Form of Rocket reconstitutes for Crucialfest, vinyl re-issues.
For most of the early 2000s, FoR was a crucial part of the local music scene, and they haven't performed together since 2012.

Any Major Dude Will Tell You ...

... Steely Dan is the coolest.
I hadn't loved them my whole life; for me, Steely Dan was an acquired taste.

Warm Tones

Folk-rock trio Canyons exude real warmth.
That's one of the most endearing things about the folk-rock trio of McDaniel and guitarist-vocalist-songwriters Secily Saunders and Kate Anderson.

Livin' the Dream

After 18 years, SLC rockers Royal Bliss go country with new EP, The Truth.
Their story has been more than just "local band makes it."

Heaps of Ruination

Singer-songwriter and "sad bastard" Vincent Draper reveals a new album.
But even he didn't know he was making an album until old and new songs started to come together.



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