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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Movie Reviews: New Releases for May 15

The Vast of Night, Clementine, Up from the Streets and more
Clementine *** “Coming of age” might not be the first descriptor that comes to mind for a story focusing on a woman in her 20s, but the way writer/director Lara Jean Gallagher incorporates that idea into her psychological drama is a lot of what makes it work. Otmara Merrero plays Karen, a 20-something woman unmoored by the breakup of her relationship with an older professional artist.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Summer Events: Cancellation Avalanche

Seasonal events announce cancellations due to coronavirus pandemic
Some parts of the state have begun to open up in the month of May, but any notion that the summer promises a return to normalcy has been erased by a swath of event cancellations early this week.

Monday, May 11, 2020

State Room "Poster Project" Fundraiser

Like live music shows themselves—where the simple act of ambling into a venue, paying for a beer or two and standing around with friends used to seem mundane—the simple fact of a good show poster also seems dear and nostalgic right now.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Choir Boy Karaoke and "Gathering Swans" Album Release

Although we are seeing a few businesses and restaurants start to open their doors, music venues are remaining closed for the time being.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Movie Reviews: New Streaming Releases for May 8

How to Build a Girl, Spaceship Earth, Clementine and more
Capital in the Twenty-First Century ** The trick behind “lecture documentaries” is not to make them feel like lecture documentaries, but director Justin Pemberton barely even tries. His film is literally a history of capital spanning the past three centuries—from the age of monarchy and colonialism through the World Wars and into the present—as a parade of economists, writers and academics talk about how wealth has been either consolidated or dispersed at various times, depending upon political and sociological factors.

Monday, May 4, 2020

SLC Music News May 4: The Underground Rolls On

The Underground is a local venue that hosts … yeah, you guessed it, SLC’s most underground artists.  The venues have rotated locales over the years, garnering names like The Underground I and II and perhaps III, unless that one is on the way with a new change on the horizon.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Movie Reviews: New Streaming Releases for May 1

Arkansas, The Infiltrators, Deerskin, The Wretched
Arkansas ** [on demand May 5] Remember the mid-to-late 1990s, when indie cinema was overflowing with Tarantino-copycat crime thrillers? It’s been long enough that one could almost be nostalgic for them.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

May Reopenings: Where You Can Go, and What You Can Do

Slowly, and carefully, some venues that have been closed for more than a month will begin opening this weekend.

Monday, April 27, 2020

SLC Music News: April 27

YWCA Benefit livestream, new merch from Sunsleeper, The 8eat1ful5 at twilight
Twilite Tunes Starting at Twilight The streets of SLC have been silent in many ways since this all started, including a notable absence of buskers downtown.

Monday, April 20, 2020

SLC Music News: April 20

Wyatt Lowe & the Mayhem Kings, Beehive Collective insta-fest, Paddy Teglia
FRIDAY 4/24 Quarantine Livestream w/ Wyatt Lowe & The Mayhem Kings Musicians have taken the loss of live gigs into their own hands, as live streams have become the new norm in our pandemic reality.

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