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Friday, October 31, 2014

Local Releases: Smaller Bands Make For Bigger Noise

Local albums from Big Wild Wings, Fossil Arms, Mildred and David Budrick
Happy Halloween to everyone reading this. I know you'll be busy grabbing treats and getting drunk in costume the next few days, but somewhere in that mess you should check out some local music.

2014's Top 10 Last Minute Utah-Themed Halloween Costumes

As you get older, Halloween costumes become more and more of a colossal pain in the ass. With every passing year, the temptation grows to throw on a garbage bag and call it a California Raisin.

Dead Zephyr: Week 570

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

Movie Reviews Oct. 31: Nightcrawler, Art and Craft, Before I Go to Sleep, The Good Lie

Unconventionally scary stuff is part of the Halloween new releases in Utah theaters. Scott Renshaw finds the creepiest material in the "economic horror story" of Nightcrawler (pictured), featuring Jake Gyllenhaal's brilliant performance as a sociopathic crime-scene videographer.

Alty News: Red Cross Botches Disaster Relief; Heroin Epidemics in America's Heartland

A video shows a a Philadelphia correctional officer knock a prisoner to the ground who posed no threat to him, before he and another guard continued to attack the prisoner. Top of the Alty World

Thursday, October 30, 2014

PYGmalion Theatre Company: Spark

Season opener focuses on PTSD
Venturing into very dark territory for their season opener, PYGmalion Theatre Company will launch their '14-'15 season tonight with the Caridad Svitch play, Spark. The story explores the constant battle war veterans of every era go through when battling PTSD, presented in a contemporary manner revolving around three sisters who are all in different points in their lives regarding the military.

MiNX Premieres Film 'Together Forever' for Halloween

If there's anything scarier than ghosts, blood-sucking fiends or ax murderers, it's the dark, twisted side of love. And that idea is explored in sexy, spooky detail on the ambitious new project by local electro-pop/dance duo MiNX, Together Forever.  A full-length electronic album, Together Forever is also the soundtrack for a silent, mostly black & white film.

Getting eaten by a giant back talking plant would be so annoying. Little Shop of Horrors is tonight at the Grand Theatre.

Dear GYA, Thinking about going to tonight's Little Shop of Horrors show at the Grand Theatre, but I gotta say, it would be so damn annoying to be eaten by a back talking plant that has a taste for human flesh. Believe me, it's not the whole, "getting devoured by a plant thing" that would bug me— it's the whole, "sitting in there and being forced to listen to his jokes thing" that would drive me insane.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

TV Tonight: Lucha Underground, American Horror Story: Freak Show

What’s new on the tube tonight:

Fat White Family at Kilby will be the most rock & roll thing to happen this week

Dear GYA, Yeah, I may be in my late '40s, but I'd still call myself rock 'n' roll. I mean, I am writing this email with no shirt on.

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