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My Summer Playlist

Locally sourced tunes that capture the sentiments and sounds of the season.

Just Another Phallic Wednesday

On its third shot, nightlife rager is out to give 'food porn' a new meaning.

Beast Mode

Salt Lake City psych-shoegaze duo BYSTS charge out on their own.

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.

Ringmaster Flash

Julian Koster takes his podcast The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air) on tour.
It's fitting that this conversation with Julian Koster takes place over the phone.

Wild on the Run

The Wild Reeds offer sweet harmonies and head butts.
Soaring vocal harmonies really make a song.

Nothing Is Everything

Taking many forms, Acid Mothers Temple is all things.
Osaka, Japan's Acid Mothers Temple is more than a rock 'n' roll band; it's an immense, free-floating, mind-blowing mothership of psychedelic sound.

Bleed and Become

The pride of Provo, Joshua James evolves through My Spirit Sister.
The places that Joshua James' music takes you can have a profound and lasting effect.

Strong Constitutions

Post-punk duo Civil Lust seeks balance and composure on their debut EP.
What's civilized about something as primal as lust, which leads to grunt-y rutting?

Chances Are ...

You've never heard these Johnny Mathis tunes.
Three-time Grammy Hall of Fame inductee Johnny Mathis has been a staggeringly popular recording artist and performer for more than 60 years.

Three, Seeking a Crowd

With 'Ménage a Trois,' three of Salt Lake City's best bands attempt a deeper musical engagement.
Look at that picture. Do you see the lengths to which some musicians will go for attention?

Don't Fear the Reaper

The birth of SLC trip-pop group Tarot Death Card.
Any horror movie that involves a spooky-ass fortune-teller inevitably has that scene where said soothsayer forebodingly flips over a card, revealing the malicious rictus of death—the Grim Reaper.



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    • Nice article on my parents and sister, Kimball. Thank you!

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