Four years ago, Marea Stamper was ready to give up. Since her early 20s she'd been determined to make it as a DJ and a producer, and after years of doggedly pursuing this goal-teaching herself to play, taking every gig she could get, moving to Chicago from her hometown in Kentucky-she was certain she had failed...
Either I was having an early onset mid-life crisis or the cocktails were as strong as they were delicious... but about half way through sips at Under Current last night, the talent of Major Tom & The Moon Boys, a new Bowie tribute band became undeniable. Lead singer Tom Larsen's vocals and affect, complete with dyed red hair were uncannily close to the real thing, and the band was holding their own as well. Great performance, and only their second show! Try and catch them sometime. Follow and watch more of their videos here.
Some donkey face stole my beloved Swobo 'Sanchez' last night after the Twilight Concert. I locked it up outside of Velo City on the railing/walkway on Pierpont Ave. around 11pm only to find the cable lock snipped by wire cutters. The 'Sanchez' was my best friend through thick and thin. Many people in SLC might even recognize it without me on it, or at least that's my hope.
Thanks to Jon Moak for helping me find the best bike for me. Thank you Dan Rivers for helping me trick it out and keep it running smoove. Thank you Ernesto for not posting that photo of me endo-ing in front of the patio at W. Lounge on my first night riding it. Thank you to Jesse Trentadue and Vanessa Welsh for starting the 'Tranny Bangs' bike gang. Here's to all the good times we had riding around Salt Lake City, meeting up with friends at bars, restaurants, house parties, scavenger hunts and all the things that didn't require a car... just a sense of freedom and wonder.
I hope the universe returns the favor, asshole!
Relive the magic of the first Idjuts All Night warehouse party in Los Angeles. Over 7 hours of music across 5 mutli-coloured tapes. Includes download code. Limited to 100 copies.
Control Room returns featuring Los Angeles duo - Shmitty alongside Tyler Rouse for a special back to back set! The Minimal Sessions masterminds take their turn on SLC's one and only Funktion-One sound system!
'SPACE AS COLLABORATOR' is a five-day intimate creative experience that had it's second year in Salt Lake City. The workshop's non-traditional format pairs 10 choreographers, 10 architects, 10 architect/designers, and 20 dancers together in teams. Each day the teams solve a unique design/movement problem and stage their solutions. The results are arresting, as you can see in this highlight reel shot by local film director Jan Andrews, photographer Jeffrey Juip and edited by Jan and NOW-ID founder Charlotte Boye-Christensen. Learn more about NOW-ID and catch their upcoming production 'EXODUS' on July 27-29.
Control Room returns Saturday June 25th featuring legendary Artist, DJ, & Technology Pioneer Ean Golden!! Don't miss your opportunity to catch Ean showcase one of the most expertly crafted live performance/DJ sets in the industry on the Control Room circle-stage!!
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