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Monday, September 18, 2017

Music Monday: Road trip to Punk in Drublic

Idaho has stupid alcohol laws, too
It's 5:41 a.m. in Nampa, Idaho. My head hurts—not as much as it could, considering it's the morning after the "Boise" iteration of Punk in Drublic, the traveling craft beer and punk rock festival conceived by NOFX singer-bassist Fat Mike.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Movie Reviews: mother!, Beach Rats, Viceroy's House, American Assassin, Endless Poetry

Crazy-ass psychodrama makes an unlikely multiplex appearance, while art house offerings include gay coming-of-age romance and autobiographical drama by a legendary director. Darren Aronofsky's mother!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Beyond Essentials: Sept. 13-20

Bruce Campbell, Festa Italiana, Dar Williams and more.
All the best arts and entertainment that didn't fit in print.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Music Monday: "Sartain Night" at Urban Lounge

Sartain Night: Father-Son Rock ’n’ Roll Happy 70th birthday to Gene Sartain, whose mighty loins thrust forth 50 percent of the DNA necessary to make Mike and Will Sartain—a couple of dudes who’ve made an indelible mark on local music. Gene’s no musical slouch, himself.

Theater Review: Salt Lake Acting Company's SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY

World premiere leans into the power of simple kindness
There are moments when all you need is to be reminded that humanity is not irredeemable, and that people sometimes reach out to one another with love. In a world that feels broken, we need art like Chisa Hutchinson's Surely Goodness and Mercy.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Beyond Essentials Sept. 6-13

Utah State Fair, Risk! Live, Utah Symphony plays Raiders of the Lost Ark and more
Host Kevin Allison (pictured) brings Risk! Live to The Urban Lounge (241 S. 500 East) on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. for an evening of daring personal storytelling.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Music Monday (on Tuesday)

Goodbye Stephen Dark and Walter Becker, hello Nathan Spenser and gettin’ Punk in Drublic
Goodbye Stephen Dark, Hello Nathan Spenser Bidding farewell to our ace investigative reporter Stephen Dark last Thursday at Gracie’s sucked. But I welcomed the distraction provided by the Nathan Spenser Revue.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Movie Reviews: Patti Cake$, Lost in Paris, I Do...Until I Don't, Close Encounters

A disappointing box-office summer winds to a close with only a few small releases, and one 40-year-old blockbuster worth revisiting. Writer/director Lake Bell's ensemble comedy gets bogged down in an exaggerated premise in I Do ...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Beyond Essentials Aug. 30-Sept. 6

Princess in Black, Aeris Aerial Arts, Downtown Artist Collective, Orny Adams
Labor Day weekend is typically thin on the events calendar, but that doesn't mean you can squeeze everything into one print issue of City Weekly. It's time to go beyond Essentials.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Movie Reviews: Good Time, Ingrid Goes West, Leap!, All Saints

The Only Living Boy in New York, Whose Streets?, Birth of the Dragon
A variety of limited releases trickle into the pre-Labor Day weekend, including a timely documentary about media coverage of protests and one of the year's best films. The Only Living Boy in New York (pictured) takes the basic set-up of The Graduate and turns it into narcissistic coming-of-age nonsense.

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