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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Today is the anniversary of Spanish Fork accidentally booking Rage Against The Machine and everyone losing their minds

1996 was a turbulent year for music. MC Hammer filed for bankruptcy, The Spice Girls debuted "Wannabe" and 9000 "delinquents" attended a Rage Against the Machine show in Spanish Fork, Utah, causing everyone to go batshit insane.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Howard Tayler

So if you didn't know by the hundreds of ads and stories that have been happening this week, the Salt Lake Comic Con is about to take over the Salt Palace this weekend. While many people are super-obsessed with the celebrities traveling in, we're gonna focus more on some of the local talent you may not be aware of.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Local Releases: Clinging Onto Summer Tunes

We're closing out August in style with a number of online releases and some shows for you to check out this weekend. We'll kick it off with something new from Dirty Provo, spearheaded by artist and musician Jacob Hall.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Dead Zephyr: Week 562

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

Guv Hopes Utah's Neediest Will Have Health Care By End Of Sept.

The roughly 111,000 Utahns who lack health insurance because Utah lawmakers have refused to accept federal money to expand Medicaid might soon find themselves eligible for subsidized health care. Gov. Gary Herbert says his Healthy Utah Plan, which has been under review and undergoing tweaks by federal officials, could be a done deal by the end of September—slightly longer than his initial deadline of the end of summer.

Reviews: Frank, Life of Crime, November Man and more

Here's a look at our reviews of the offerings on the traditionally-slow Labor Day movie weekend. Scott Renshaw finds little excitement and a lot of generic brutality in the Pierce Brosnan-led thriller The November Man (pictured).

Alty News: Ebola Mutating Rapidly and a New Study About White People's One Black Friend

The Ebola virus that has already claimed over 1,400 lives in in West Africa is mutating rapidly as it spreads. [jump]

The Left Show

Flip on the radio dial in Utah and you'll be sure to find one of two things in the first five strong signals: stations playing music two decades old and conservative talk radio. It's almost unavoidable when flipping from station to station, especially in one of the most conservative states in the country.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

How many Pumpkin Spice Lattes will be at The Head and The Heart tonight?

Dear GYA, Tonight is the final installment of the Twilight Concert Series and let me tell ya, nothing pairs better with the indie-folk sounds of The Head and The Heart than a warm Pumpkin Spice Latte, a fresh pair of Minnetonka moccasins and a comfy homemade, artisan scarf. *tucks hair behind ear* I know I'm not gonna be the only one hoisting up a hot and steamy Vente tonight, am I right guys?

LGBT and Straight Ally Protesters Defiantly Challenge Arrest for “Disrupting the Legislative Process”

Six months ago 13 protesters were arrested for having a peaceful “sit in” protest at the Legislature to demonstrate against lawmakers' refusal to even consider a bill to offer housing and workplace non-discrimination protections for LGBT Utahns. Danielle Hawks one of the attorneys in the case pointed out that the recent decision to punt on the non-discrimination bill was done behind closed doors.

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