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Friday, February 29, 2008

Kathryn Cowles, The Future Of The Ghost, Tolchock Trio

I checked out Kilby Court last night after hearing one of Will Sartain's projects The Future Of The Ghost was taking off on a two month tour, and I had to grab an interview with them before they took off for parts unknown.--- Along to send them off was solo artist Kathryn Cowles, Denver folk rock band Bad Werather California, and just a pure rock band Tolchock Trio. Apparently Band Of Annuals was also supposed to be there... but they weren't.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

In The Loop: 2/26/08. Blog Options & Whatnot

This weekend was a little enlightening.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Angela Brown

What once began as a small paper trade started in the back room of the old Private Eye's offices, SULG Magazine went from being a simple music monthly to one of the major local publications for what's going on in Utah. The monthly mag has been celebrating its 19th year anniversary all month long, and to top it off this weekend they previewed a short documentary for the public at Brewvies and Red Light Books showcasing last year’s reuniting of four local bands from the early days of SLUG’s incarnation.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Tower Theater's Open Mic Night

When you hear the term Open Mic Night, probably the last thing that comes to mind is a film festival.  Not quite the case up at Salt Lake City's legendary Tower Theater where once every few months their film set is pushed aside, and they make room for local film makers to showcase their short films for an audience.  With the Salt Lake Film Society backing them up, David Fetzer, Patrick Waldrop and their cohorts of cinema  give way for aspiring film makers to show their work, and local film watchers a chance to see something other than the Hollywood hype.  --- After personally seeing the first one they ever did last year, I knew I had to come back and talk about how things had progressed since then, as well as take some pictures and view what local film makers had done.  After the 80's throwback introduction piece, we were treated to such sights as a snapper fight before looking for a missing person, a videography explaining the term Videography, the travels of a heart-shaped cake, the search for the gilded scarab, and the experience of shock value.  ...And then there was "Cake Day"... which I can't fully talk about on here because description doesn't do justice.  David Fetzer wasn't available, so I got to sit down with his partner to talk about Open Mic Night.Patrick Waldrophttp://www.slfsopenmicnight.comGavin: So who are you and what do you do here?Patrick: I'm Patrick Waldrop, I used to be an employee here along with David Fetzer, but I don't work for the Film Society anymore. I helped start Open Mic Night here with David, and now I just do it in my spare time.Gavin: For those who aren't aware of the Tower Theater, give us a brief history.Patrick: The Tower was one of the first talking-sound theaters in the area.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

In The Loop: 2/19/08. Randomness & Mild Notoriety

Keeping you in the loop this week, I’ve updated the calendar for the month of March with more info on the way. This includes the freshly added Open Mic Night at Tower Theater that was announced last week, which I’ll be headed up to cover on Wednesday.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Women's Art Center

The Pierpont area of Downtown used to be one of the biggest areas for the underground (and in some cases popular) art scene in Utah.  However, in recent times the area has started to slow down as those who once dominated the area moved onto better prospects, and the remaining space has become vacant or mismanaged.  --- But that hasn’t stopped the Women’s Art Center from carrying on the tradition that so many others have forgotten, still showcasing art from the most brilliant female artists and still bringing in large crowds for every showing. I got a chance to step in to their February 15th gallery, snap some photos, and talk to the Center’s curator about what they’ve been doing and where they’re headed.Women's Art Center Directors & Managers  (L-R.  Cat Palmer - Gallery Curator, Alice Bain - Financial Manager, Amber Watlains - Events Planner, Erin Menut - Yoga Instructor/Operations Manager, and Amie Tullius - Center Director.) So Cat, tell is about yourself.Cat: I am photographer and artist Cat Palmer, as well as the curator for the Women’s Art Center.Gavin: Tell us a little about the Women’s Art Center.Cat: We’re going into our third year and we support three kinds of women.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Seamus, Lungus, The Fey

Continuing my week of unpredictable stuff, I threw darts at the calendar and found my way back to Kilby Court to check out the show Tuesday night.  First up was the basement rock, solo driven sounds of Seamus.  Followed by an almost completely dark show by heaving hitting Lungus, topping it all off with the modern Rockabilly hits from The Fey.  --- There was a fourth act from Florida, but he didn't care to play until the audience was almost completely gone and gave attitude to almost everyone at the venue, so we'll skip him.  I got a chance to sit down with all three of the local acts for interviews found below, as well as pictures from the show that can be found here. Seamus (Art, Keith, Eric, Clark, Steve) So what did you think of the turnout tonight?Steve: Minimalist audience.Eric: Yeah, it was fun.Art: Kilby Court is always a fun place to play, we love it.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

H-13, David Williams, Ask The Dust

Continuing the vive of the newly forming Broadway Strip, Nobrow Coffee is slowly rekindling the once familiar downtown scene of coffee shop underground with candid live performances of music and poetry. Where once stood a framing store across from the YWCA on 3rd South is now a brand new front for artists to strip down their set and become more intimate with their audience.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Heathen Ass Worship, Spork

Keeping in theme with having as many live acts as they can, Urban Lounge continues to put in bands in their venue almost every night, including the hump day itself, Wednesday. So I decided to check in and see what the Lounge had to offer, and I was far from disappointed.--- Kicking and screaming through their entire set, the band Heathen Ass Worship took fishnet and zebra stripes to a brand new level, harkening the sound of old grunge with the lyrics suited for Bloodhound Gang and a look that makes you think Twisted Sister had kids.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

In The Loop: 2/3/08. The KRCL Changes

Keeping you in the loop, a quick update on things happening with me and around the underground. This past week had a lot of things fall through.

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