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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Movie Review: Wonder Woman

Finding the appeal in super-heroes who actually want to be heroes
In a multiplex world where the Marvel Cinematic Universe keeps churning out well-liked blockbusters, rival comic-book publisher DC has a big-screen problem. It's not so much a financial problem; recent efforts like Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad all managed big box-office numbers.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Hot for Chaffetz’ Seat

Prospective candidates bid for representative’s spot.
Not making the cut was Jim Bennett, who tried 15 minutes before the deadline to file as a member of the United Utah Party, which as far as the lieutenant governor’s office is concerned, doesn’t yet exist as a registered party.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Gavin's Underground: End Of An Era

Nine and a half years of local entertainment blogging comes to an end.
I knew one I'd be writing a post like this; City Weekly has decided to discontinue Gavin's Underground. To be clear, nothing terrible happened between myself and the ownership/editorial team; I'm still on their freelance roster.

Movie Reviews: Pirates of the Caribbean, Baywatch, The Lovers

Buena Vista Social Club: Adios, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea
The Memorial Day weekend brings two big summer releases, while even art house documentary brings us a disappointing sequel. Buena Vista Social Club: Adios follows up the 1999 documentary with more details, but a missed opportunity to explore one particularly intriguing story in depth.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Torris Fairley

A quick interview with the up-and-coming SLC-based comedian.
It's been fun for me to watch the local standup comedy scene grow and transform over the years, and be able to cover it for a good portion of the time I've been writing my blog. I've enjoyed sitting in the back and checking out new talent at open mics, hanging out with people I've chatted with over the years as they blow the doors off Wiseguys, seeing new and old talent take hold of the stage and work their magic.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Cirque Asylum

A look into the dance school teaching unique forms of aerial arts.
Watching  performers who take risks is always a thrill to watch. The amount of strength, skill, coordination and sheer talent required to pull off those kinds of performances  is just incredible and should be applauded every time you see it happen.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


A chat with the opening act from this past Friday's show at Kilby Court
I've always enjoyed going to Kilby Court to see shows. I've been going almost since day one, when it was considered really sketchy to be going to the west end of town, just two blocks shy of Area 51, to see an all-ages show out of what is essentially a garage.

Monday, May 22, 2017

May Gallery Stroll: Samantha Calmes

A look at the artwork currently on display at Vive Juicery
This month's Gallery Stroll is a weird one. I had received an agreement from Samantha Calmes (also of the band Vinyl Tapestries) to do an interview for her showcase at Vive Juicery.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Election Date Set

Lt. Gov. lines up schedule for Chaffetz' replacement election.
That timeline is structured to match with municipal elections. The primary is scheduled Aug. 15, and the general election is Nov. 7. Candidates began filing for the position Friday at 1 p.m. and can continue until 5 p.m. May 26.

Local Releases: Karaoke With Bubbles

New local albums from SuperBubble, NSPS, Human Leather and more.
We've got one whole release show this weekend, which is fine considering that mother nature decided to have a seizure in our back yard this week, and caused all four seasons to happen within a 24-hour period, so getting out may not be a priority for some. First, here's a quick list of all the local albums that came out digitally this week; then join us below for the release show info.

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