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Hoodie's Good Moves

How a kid from Long Island mindfully maintains his own hype.

Open Plunge

Girlpool's ebb-and-flow is powered by connection.

Two Worlds, One Girl

Park City singer-songwriter Alicia Stockman thrives in Bonanza Town and alone.

Bring Me the Horizon

Summer's done—but fall has plenty of live music ahead.
Summer is all sunblock, BluBlockers, block parties and blockbuster films, plus a jam-packed schedule of concerts and festivals.

Return Trip

Mark Gardener gets back on the road with his pioneering shoegaze band, Ride.
When a classic band reforms, they run the risk of tarnishing the group's legacy.


Desi Rexx, frontman of '80s glam rockers D'Molls, finds happiness in his new life.
You'd think that Desi Rexx, who fronted underrated '80s glam band D'Molls, would have a phone voice as flashy as his struttin' stage persona.

Inside Castle Skullcandy

A field trip to Skullcandy's new HQ reveals a world of pure imagination.
I missed the party—the one Skullcandy threw in June to flaunt their new headquarters.

High Road

Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell does his part to change a white man's world.
Jason Isbell's The Nashville Sound (Southeastern) is the summer soundtrack for those of us who fled small towns because of the sexism or the racism or the lack of opportunities.

Any Requests?

Some tweaks to Cheap Trick's setlist—which hasn't changed in about three years.
Far be it from me to tell Cheap Trick—one of the greatest bands in rock 'n' roll history—what to do.


Provo filmmaker Russ Kendall on his documentary about The Alarm's Mike Peters.
"The first time I heard The Alarm? Probably 1983," filmmaker Russ Kendall says.

Sweet Home Utah

Tony Holiday drops a new EP of homegrown blues magic.
In addition to the blues, Tony Holiday's got jet lag.

Old-Fashioned and Proud

Hectic Hobo finds a home in its own natural groove.
On Pie & Beer Day, Hasen Cone—singer-guitarist-songwriter of Hectic Hobo—opens the door to his SLC restaurant, Sweet Lake Biscuits & Limeade.

Keepin' It Rollin'

Local trio Kapix pumps you up with Prom Queen.
Great rock 'n' roll gets you pumped.

Comeback Kids

Punk-rock legends Descendents grow up.
There's a moment during our phone conversation when Bill Stevenson—drummer and founding member of SoCal's legendary punk-rock outfit Descendents—describes his longtime bromance with lead vocalist Milo Aukerman.

The Genuine Article

Singer-songwriter Tom Bennett's story is no tall tale.
It's hard to believe anyone could have a story like Tom Bennett's—at least nowadays, when it's trendy to adopt the image of a dusty, itinerant troubadour with a gritty past.

Because Reasons

Why Iron Maiden is, as Bill & Ted said, excellent!
In a pivotal scene from the 1989 time-travel comedy Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bill S. Preston, Esq. (Alex Winter) and Ted "Theodore" Logan (Keanu Reeves) find themselves face-to-face with many "royal ugly dudes."

Listener Supported

Bad Brad Wheeler ponders his next move, post-KRCL.
Standing 6-foot-6, Wheeler's presence is as large as his voice, so familiar to local music fans from his years hosting Little Bit Louder Now on KRCL 90.9 FM.

Just Another Phallic Wednesday

On its third shot, nightlife rager is out to give 'food porn' a new meaning.
"They've got bags of dicks, here."



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