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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.

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.

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.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Music Monday Aug. 21

Washed Out, 2 Chainz, Steep Canyon Rangers
Live Redux: Washed Out Ever since the first episode of Portlandia, I’ve been obsessed with the gauzy, mellow synthpop sounds of Washed Out. As summer fades, and the memories of good times therein do likewise, it’s the perfect soundtrack.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Music Monday Aug. 14

The debut EP by Slick Velveteens plus DAS Energi and RodGab
Slick Velveteens release self-titled debut Nearly six months ago, Bountiful’s Slick Velveteens were as fresh-faced and underdeveloped as their name implies—and I said so, when blurbing their then-imminent tour-sendoff show at The Urban Lounge. At the time, their entire recorded output consisted of three live clips from a December 2016 appearance on Park City TV’s Mtn Views.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Music Monday Aug. 7

Pondering Eddie Money; Thunderfist beer pong postponed
The Idea of Eddie Money I was somewhere between 6 and 8 years old when I first heard the word “paradise.” My very Mormon great-grandmother loved me enough to permit the viewing of certain music-themed TV shows, like Solid Gold. One evening, just before my mom picked me up, I saw Eddie Money perform his signature hit “Two Tickets to Paradise” on one of these programs.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Music Monday July 31

More Honeypot headliners, and Swantourage's working-class jazz
Honeypot Glass Blowing Competition & Art Festival Redux Glass blowing—the alchemical art of melting down material known to shatter into gooey blobs, then using your very breath to stretch and twist it into colorful, intricate shapes—is fascinating. It’s almost enough to drive an entire festival, but the Honeypot Glass Blowing Competition & Art Festival (The Art Garden, 627 W. 100 South, 801-722-5865, honetypotglasscomp.com) is much more than that.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Music Monday for July 24

In search of Christian Jonassen, and jamming with jazz.
Whither Christian Jonassen? The day Christian Jonassen came into my life—courtesy of Bob Moss and Mike Kirkland, who handed me a copy of his debut album—was one of the most confusing and happiest days of my life.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Music Monday July 17

Crate diggin’ with Spaff and WFMU, beer pongin’ with Thunderfist.
Virtual Crate Diggin’: Lenny & the Squigtones Elder Utah Smith I will rhapsodize about the joys of crate diggin’—going to record stores and searching for hours through boxes, looking for undiscovered gold or rare gems—forever. Same goes for virtual crate diggin’.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Music Monday July 2, 2017

Tuneful headlines to start your short holiday week
Waking Up to a Prom Queen: Kapix EP Hot damn! Maybe you’re not a morning person.

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