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Monday, April 30, 2012

Alternative Realities Roundup 4/30

From Q Salt Lake comes a report on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruling from California that transgender people are protected from sex-discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. “The opinion could dramatically alter the legal landscape for transgender workers across the nation, including in Utah,” Q Salt Lake reports.---

Matteo goes viral, celebrates with shaved ice

Help send Matteo off to their artist-in-residence at Sichuan University this Thursday for their last Stateside performance for a while.--- To read an interview feature with the Chinese-American folk-hybrid band about their upcoming residency, go here.

Roller Derby: WRD Slides by Pike's Peak 183-148

Saturday, April 28: Wasatch Roller Derby’s Midnight Terror hosted the Pike’s Peak Derby Dames of Colorado Springs at the Derby Depot—but probably didn’t anticipate the fight PPDD brought with ‘em. Ali3 Kitt3n scored first for the Midnight Terror, followed by a series of point-piling jams by Moon Raker and Harry Slaughter; by the time Pepper Slay finally got Pike’s Peak on the board with 3, it was looking like a potential blowout for WRD.

Concert Review: M83 at In the Venue

Often labeled as shoegaze, M83 offered a stunning array of visuals and soundscapes that left nary an eye pointed downwards at this sold-out show .--- Led by French producer Anthony Gonzalez, M83 emanates something that is at once lush and inviting, while simultaneously pulses and swells in a manner that seems, well, nearly dangerous.

BULLY Director Visits SLC for Q&A

The documentary Bully has gotten plenty of people talking. This week, you can talk about it live with the director.

Glad you Asked: Ben Kweller, Irish Dancers and Delta Spirit

Dear GYA, You may remember me as the accomplished director, photographer, artist, musician, novelist, award-show host, philosopher, student, teacher, lover and crappy actor ... keeper awayer. But I'm not gonna lie, I'm starting to run out of ideas for stuff to do.

Knife incidents dominate weekend crime

After last Thursday's multiple-victim stabbing incident outside Smith's Marketplace in downtown Salt Lake City, the Beehive State was prey to two more stabbings and another two incidents involving the wielding of knives.--- On Saturday, two men playing basketball at Liberty Park got into an argument.

Concert Review: Lambchop at The State Room

Lambchop leader Kurt Wagner has a singular vision, and there’s no mistaking a performance by his Nashville crew for that of any other band.--- That’s a great thing if you are a fan of Wagner’s languid blend of country, soul, R&B and folk music, but it’s also a divisive vision that Wagner pursues with his music—there aren’t a lot of casual Lambchop fans. You’re either on board, or else you probably find Lambchop’s music, both on record and live in concert, a rather narcotic beast.

Catching up with CWMA bands: The Poorwills, David Williams

Go-to wedding bands and acting in a quasi documentary -- is anything beyond these CWMA folkies?--- I’ve asked each of the 24 bands from the 2012 City Weekly Music Awards to send us a paragraph or so about what they have going on in 2012.

Monday Meal: Aio e Oio

The first time I ever ate aio e oio (Roman garlic and oil sauce) wasn't in Rome, but in Salt Lake City, at Caffe Molise, many years ago, when it was owned and operated by founder Shelly DeProto. It instantly became one of my favorite all-time pasta dishes.

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