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Strength

Provo filmmaker Russ Kendall on his documentary about The Alarm's Mike Peters.

Sweet Home Utah

Tony Holiday drops a new EP of homegrown blues magic.

Old-Fashioned and Proud

Hectic Hobo finds a home in its own natural groove.

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."

My Summer Playlist

Locally sourced tunes that capture the sentiments and sounds of the season.
Hey, reader—off the top of your head, what are some songs tied to your most memorable summer moments?

Beast Mode

Salt Lake City psych-shoegaze duo BYSTS charge out on their own.
Offer Your Throat—the debut album from SLC's darkest of psych-shoegaze duos, BYSTS (pronounced "beasts")—is many things.

Winter Grain Is Coming

Former Canyons members find substance in new band.
Hearing that Canyons broke up late last year sucked.

Paradigm Shift

Marcy Playground's debut album is 20 years old—but let's talk Shapeshifter.
Marcy Playground is touring to celebrate 20 years since the launch of their self-titled debut album, released on vinyl for the first time on Record Store Day 2017.

It Was 50 Years Ago Today

One of the artists behind the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper album cover prefers to look forward.
Fifty years ago, Jann Haworth helped create what is likely the most famous album cover ever.

A Change of Pace

The Invincible Czars conquer two forms of media at once.
At South by Southwest in 2012, virtuoso guitarist Gary Lucas performed a new, original score to Coffin Joe's 1967 psychedelic horror film.

Northern Exposure

Canadian band The Sadies are content with American cult status.
The Sadies certainly have proven their mettle.

A World of Music

The 32nd Living Traditions Festival delivers music of the world to our doorstep.
Culture is good, they said when we were kids.

Minstrel in the Gallery

After 50 years, Ian Anderson still aims to give Jethro Tull fans a real experience.
The legendary British rock 'n' roll band Jethro Tull has existed in one form or another for a half-century.

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