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Monday, August 29, 2011

Roller Derby: Salt City Takes Down O-Town 181-44

Saturday, Aug. 27: Believe it or not, there was something besides that Beer Festival going on last Saturday—like the O-Town Derby Dames hosting the Salt City Derby Girls at Golden Spike Arena in Ogden.---

The No-Nation Orchestra

With all the various shows happening over the weekend, one major little tidbit slipped by people: Laserfang returned to the stage! --- This past Friday, over at the Urban Lounge we got to see a reunited Laserfang play a full set to close out the packed evening, one of only two shows they have planned for 2011 as lead-singer/guitarist Shane Ashbridge pays SLC a visit.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

In The Loop: 8/27/11. Watch Me Pull A Bird Outta My Hat!

Hello to all you content-browsing, quote-stealing, cherry-picking, letter-writing, mail-littering, political-jockeying, vitriol-contributing, clearly-have-too-much-free-time enthusiasts! --- In case you haven't read Jerre Wroble's post from last week, my blog got mined for precious quotes, which were melted down into propaganda brass knuckles and then used to beat District 2 upside the head.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Watch Your Back, Tribbies

There may be a hurricane on the East Coast, but a journalistic earthquake struck the Bay area on Tuesday when MediaNews Group (the company that owns The Salt Lake Tribune) announced it was merging most of its daily papers in the Bay area to save money on print to generate more online and mobile dollars. According to news accounts, about a dozen East Bay local newspapers will lose their individual monikers and operate under one of two new mastheads: the East Bay Tribune or The Times.

Local Hip-Hop Festival: GWOP Swap

GWOP Swap hip-hop showcase links local hip-hop culture to other cities’ MCs.--- GWOP Ghettas Productions is bringing its “GWOP Swap” campaign to Salt Lake City Graffiti Lounge (342 State) on Friday, Aug. 26 at 9 p.m., with no cover charge.

Dead Port: Week 132

The hole where Port O' Call used to be in Downtown Salt Lake City, 400 S. West Temple, closed since February 2009.

Dead Zephyr: Week 406

The Zephyr Club in Downtown Salt Lake City, 301 S. West Temple, closed since October 2003.

Local Releases: Doing The Splits & Two Shows

We're closing out the month of August with five new releases to talk about, two bands of which have shows set for the weekend. --- We'll start with that ol' technology the kids are raving about: cassette -- specifically, the newest release from both Jonathan Boulay and Timothy Boulanger, who have a new self-titled split cassette out on Chthonic Records this week.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sweating for a Good Cause

This weekend, you can raise money to help a local woman battle cancer in a ‘80s-themed 5k run. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better excuse to look ridiculous in your Reagan-era leg warmers than this great local charity event.---

Cheesed Off Over Liquor Licenses

Today, the Cheesecake Factory was awarded by the Utah Liquor Commission one of the two restaurant liquor licenses currently available. It’s a small coincidence that the location for this license is in the new City Creek development surrounding the LDS Temple.

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