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Year: 20014 20003

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  • Almost Famous

    Chris Keup, Phil Roy and other near-stars at the Sundance Cafe.
      Films need soundtracks, hence the Sundance Music Cafe at 550 Main in Park City amidst the Hollywood hoopla last month. You couldn’t get a break from the festival schmoozing there, either. There was a young and quite lovely blond woman sitting next...
  • Sunfall Windfall

    Provo’s Sunfall Festival scores a record deal on the Internet through is just one of the latest websites where independent, entry-level bands can post their songs. The difference is, average Net-surfing listeners critique and rate them. Then, every few months, gives away a $250,000 recording...
  • New York Style

    Ming and FS, the two-headed drum ’n’ bass beast from the East, will hit SLC for Sundance, spinning and snow.
      Ming and FS, turntablist duo from one of the hip-hop capitals of the world, have developed what they claim is a new style all their own. They like to call it “junkyard.” “This is not knucklehead music,” Ming says. “This...
  • The Velvet Touch

    Velvet Alex left Utah to record an album. Now They’re coming back to release it.
      Velvet Alex is an ambitious foursome who used to call Salt Lake City home. About a year and a half ago, they decided to get serious about making their first full-length CD, and transplanted themselves to Mill Valley, Calif., where they reside in a motor...
  • Top 10 2000

    From alt-country to hip-hop, Y2K wasn’t all bad.
      Wow, what a weak year that was. Just when you thought things were going to get better, ’NSync sold 2.5 million in one week—then scored a gig at the Super Bowl! Ouch! Those consumers should have been listening to these … 1. Ryan Adams...
  • Rocket Pop

    Magstatic sounds off on touring, the scene, their trusty van and Wristrockets and Rollercoasters.
      Magstatic has a rock & roll history, at least as far as Salt Lake City is concerned. Terrance DH, on vocals and guitar, is a veteran of local bands Season of the Spring, the Stench and Bad Yodelers. Drummer Joe Patterson used to pound skins for Mayberry....
  • Witch Hunt

    The story of the West Memphis Three and the benefit album that could bring them justice.
      On May 5, 1993, three 8-year-old West Memphis, Ark., boys, Steven Branch, Michael Moore and Christopher Byers, didn’t come home from school. The next day the three were found murdered in some nearby woods known as Robin Hood Hills. The small town...


The Velvet Touch Velvet Alex left Utah to record an album. Now They’re coming back to release it. June 11, 2007

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