Going to give the Recess Club a spin with Nate Lowpass and Devareaux this January 4th at the Barrel Room (The Hotel's lower bar). Come check this out!
Nick and I are back together on the 28th of December to bring you a night of electric, soulful goodness ...just like the way we used to do it!
It's the perfect break between holidays without the pressure of knowing where to go and what to do, so we hope you'll join us. RSVP here if you like, and tell your friends. We can't wait to see you!!!
People seem to either love or hate Anthony Bourdain. I get some of that. He's a sometimes loud, obnoxious seeming ex-chef with nothing to prove. The reverse being that he's a huge softy and totally the guy you'd want by your side walking through the most remote terrain, cultures and cuisines that God's crazy earth has to offer. He kind of has the best job ever.
Why Bourdain has accepted a contract with fluff news network CNN is perplexing. But it turns out that's where you'll find the second season of his newest incarnation, Parts Unknown. I think he got a comfortable raise and even more freedom to do what he likes. The proof is in the quality and cinematic luxury of the show, which if you take some time to view one of the best episodes yet (Copenhagen, feat. chef René Redzepi) is entirely a revelation.
If you've never left the 100 mi. radius of your hometown, always wanted to try new things, foods and meet exciting people. Basically become cultured to some extent. Start watching (or re-watching) his shows and thinking the way he thinks. The world will become smaller and soon, your oyster.
The same young promoters who brought you UNTITLED are at it again, in collaboration with New World for another locals only electronic dance party. I like their style...
New World presents
Techno/Deep House/Booty Bass/Space House/Chillwave/Ambiance/Space Hop...
Saturday December 14th
8PM till 5AM
615 North 400 West
Breaking the Faith, a new TLC series produced by SLC's own Troy Williams premiered last Sunday. The show documents the lives of 8 brave young members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS) who are trying to make it to the outside world. Beyond the hyperbole and dramatic production value, Breaking the Faith gives viewers a very real glimpse into the world of Polygamy and it's demented, misogynistic worldview.
Mysterious UK producer A Sagittariun has been putting out a regular stream of early 90's influenced IDM, acid, techno and ambient tracks the past few years, piquing quite a few trained ears along the way. The sly mousekateer's first LP Dream Ritual becomes available worldwide at midnight. One to check. Preview it here. Read about it there.
It's amazing what good design can do. Take for example, the newly minted Whiskey Street Bar and Restaurant on 323 S. Main opening this weekend by the guys behind Bourbon House. Once an adorable Italian-French Restaurant, 323 was remodeled in 2012 for an overly bright and delightsome soda bar called CO2. A welcome transition from a condemned storefront space. But the concept ultimately failed, I surmise in part because its vast interior was overly antiseptic and strangely divided by central booth 'pods' in a garish cherry red.
Fast forward to Whiskey Street 2013. From the first step inside you see how good planning, materials and a little confidence in a lead designer like Josh Wheatley of Urban Vintage can make all the difference. Way to go people.
Big Freedia stops through SLC's Urban Lounge on her N. American Tour this Friday night. The Qween of New Orleans 'bounce', subject of NYT articles and host of Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce on FUSE TV always brings the boys to the yard. Super fun. A little bit whack. See photos from her last visit also video, info and tickets info at TheUrbanLoungeslc.com.
Thursdays as we know are Food Truck Day at Gallivan Plaza down here in the financial district/sandwich tunnel. Today my friend Eric said I should try the new Korean BBQ truck called 'Cupbop'. The gogigui equivalent of a KFC Sadness Bowl, but not sad at all. A heaping paper cup with rice, cabbage, bbq pork, beef or chicken, vegetables and what seems like five hot sauces on top. An adventurous thing to ingest at 11:30 AM, which is the time you need to be lining up if you intend to get your Cupbob from the new Koreans on the block. Service is fun, snappy and engaging, teasing customers and handing out free samples while you wait. While I might request less sauce next time I hit this truck, I will likely search for it after a late night of drinking or dancing.
Congratulations to XMission for turning 20 year mark this week. Also for being so generous to NCM and many others in the Salt Lake community over the years. (NCM is made possible by hosting from XMission...) Yesterday, Pete Ashdown talked about the early days of XMission and how far they've come on their Transmission blog. It's weird to know this SUN Sparc Classic was their first server in 1993.
Salt Lake City — Internet Service Provider XMission is 20 years old today, and celebrated the anniversary last weekend at an event held at The Leonardo. Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and XMission founder Pete Ashdown each spoke at the event.XMIssion was founded in 1993 and was Utah's first Internet Service Provider (ISP). In 1993, the company began offering residential dialup Internet connections. As the Internet matured, and as consumer needs changed, XMission expanded its portfolio of services to include web hosting, broadband connectivity, and business services. Today, XMission makes most of its revenue from local and national business customers.By 2005, XMission started deploying free wireless throughout downtown Salt Lake City. Currently, XMission has wireless services in over 30 local businesses, libraries, and parks in Salt Lake City, and plans to include even more businesses in 2014.
The Rest (shhh...under Bodega on Main St in Salt Lake) threw one hell of a Hitchcock themed party last night. Luckly David Newkirk was there with his keen photographic eye. And yes, it got pretty wild thanks to Rest resident DJ James Ramirez who kept the vibe alive all night. Click the photos for more babes, blood and birds.