Future Forward Music, Design & Culture in Salt Lake City since 1998.

'MALL' Pop-Up Art + Retail Experience Nov. 28–30 Dec. 05–07

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Pop-up shops will explore new formats in graphic design, fashion, music, publishing, and food. Featured collaborators include JugarV. ProjectNumber 047D8, and more. Shop at Mall on Nov. 282930 and Dec. 567 at 737 S. 400 W. Salt Lake City, UT 84101.


Allowed To Alcohol

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Annual Prohibition Repeal Day
at The Bourbon House

9PM to 1AM on Friday, December 5th

Join us for the 5th Annual Repeal Day Party, finally falling on a weekend night, it's sure to be the best one yet! The newly remodeled Bourbon House will once again transform into SLC's finest speakeasy. "Get a wiggle on" and commemorate your right to celebrate with casino style gaming, prohibition inspired entertainment, burlesque dancers and prizes! Plan to wear your best 1920's inspired attire and watch for more information including a password to be revealed on the FB event page.

You don't want to miss the 5th Annual Repeal Day at Bourbon House. It'll be a gas!


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Saturday December 6
Zest Kitchen and Bar W Nights Presents:


This month, Kontrast is featuring a full lineup from Source Unity, SLC's premier underground house, tech house, and techno collaborative. We are starting the night early, at 8:00 pm, with chill house sounds of London, Sheffield, and Brazil from DJ's ECO and Red Spectral, two of Salt Lake's most talented DJ's playing a back-to-back set you won't want to miss. Later we move into the minimal basslines of Berlin, Amsterdam, and the sounds of UK Bass and Future Garage with Artemis on the decks. Kontrast is future-forward stripped-down house and deep tech house. Source Unity DJ's and producers have been featured at recent events, including New World presents: Saturn Too Deep, Base Camp, The Red Door's Antidote, and Burning Man. Check out the SOURCE UNITY blog at www.sourceunity.com, and make sure to check out the first edition of the Source Unity Podcast featuring Eights Everywhere.

8-11 Eco b2b Red Spectral 
11-2 Artemis
$5 Entry after 10:30 | 21+ Event.


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KRCL's 5th Annual Polar Jubilee: 1979 Space Odyssey: Rockin' the Universe for 35 Years is Friday, November 21, 7-11pm, in a storefront on the West side of Trolley Square.

Join us for an evening of space-age music, a silent auction, dancing, great food and beverages and lots of fun. All ages and everyone welcome - come dressed as a space alien, a character from outer space, or just wear your favorite KRCL t-shirt! Tickets are $20 pre-sale, $25 day of the event. Secure yours today. Tickets here >

Electronic Producers From Utah You Should Hear

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Been picking up on these new electronic music producers coming out of deep Provo and the new n' improved SLC this week. So much awesome pent-up musical weirdness, WTF? Cool!

From left to right: Mooninite, OK IKUMI, (both on Hel Audio) and Robot Vitamins, my Salt Lake buddy Chris Manfre who's also a sickeningly good 3D designer.

More Provo:

900 Classic Video Games Emulator

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The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package. Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade.

The game collection ranges from early "bronze-age" video games, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to large-scale games containing digitized voices, images and music. Most games are playable in some form, although some are useful more for verification of behavior or programming due to the intensity and requirements of their systems. – archive.org/details/internetarcade (Via The Verge)

Better Living Through Holography

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"At Madison Square Garden, they projected the holograms on Holo-Gauze, a see-through, metallic gauze that serves as a projection screen for both 3D and 2D images. Invented by Stuart Warren-Hill in the U.K., the new surface, which resembles a mesh stocking, eliminates the use of mirrors and other reflective surfaces traditionally embedded in the floor. Holo-Gauze displays images directly from 3D projection systems. The patent-pending technology could prove to be a scalable and sturdy replacement for Pepper’s ghost, which can be unwieldy in a live setting and often requires high budgets. The gauze was carried over from London in a suitcase.

With every hologram that popped up mid-air between Prydz and his audience, the historic Manhattan concert venue turned into Hogwarts. “Immersive environments have become integral to the dance music scene,” says Calvert, “DJs in themselves—there are a few exceptions—haven’t got a lot of physical presence on stage. There’s only one person, and they’re controlling CDJs [music players commonly used by DJs to load and control tracks], which are predominantly quite boring to look at. It’s quite a static situation and that’s where production comes in. There needs to be something else for audience.”

– Mona Lalwani for BMW's Re:Form on Medium

Ready To Surrender

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Hold on to your seat. READY TO SURRENDER is a short dance film by filmmaker Maceo Frost and Choreographer Mari Carrasco. It is based on the stage piece by the same name. The film explores the subject of letting go, daring to fail and not going out without a fight. Directed and filmed by Maceo Frost Choreographer: Mari Carrasco Producer: Fred Thustrup Executive producer: Mari Carrasco Editing & Grading : Maceo Frost http://www.carrascodance.com/ http://www.maceofrost.com/


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All photos courtesy of Tim Doud

All photos courtesy of Tim Doud

Rodney Cuellar is the focus of a gallery exhibit at the New Bedford Art Museum in Massachusetts. 18 canvases represent 20 years of work and friendship between the subject and artist Tim Doud. Rodney, a friend of mine and an artist himself has ties to Utah from the decade he spent living and working in Salt Lake City. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

From the New Bedford Art Museum:  The Rodney Paintings are a collaborative exploration between artist and model; these works examine the rich tensions between self-presentation, the portrait, and cultural norms that govern everyday life under commodity, where selfhood is as often purchased as achieved. Doud often works in a serial format, constructing multiple works around individuals or particularly defined groups of people.

See more of the series and read a short essay about The Rodney Paintings by Edward J. Ingebretsen, Ph.D at Georgetown University. View TimDoud-v09g-LR.pdf.

The Rodney Paintings
Paintings by: Tim Doud
October 1 – November 1, 2015 

Regions Gallery

Rebel Bass

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My recent gigs at Urban Lounge, the latest opening for the incredible Bonobo got me thinking about my first experiences playing at the venue going back to the late 90's. At the time it was called the HOLY COW and it was as it sounds... a awfully named shit hole of a college dive. Not that there isn't a time and a place for that but it was pretty lackluster to say the least. Two busted loudspeakers, a stage and the everlasting smell of PBR. But it was there and then I was graciously added to a monthly roster for 'REBEL BASS', a party thrown by my friend–and one of the cities truest, bluest nightlife denizens–Sir Jimmy McCagno with some of the best DJ's in the city. I used to go by the DJ name 'Send' and many of you know Ryan Raddon as the now mega EDM phenomenon 'Kaskade'.

I still have great memories of playing my grab bag of house and techno 12"s for wide-eyed college kids, or whoever rolled through the door looking for a cheap shot of jägermeister. One could still smoke indoors and there wasn't an LED light in sight. Just had to share this little treasure. Thanks again Jim for digging this treasure out for me!

Light As Air

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Who wants clean air in Utah? I know I do! Support Light As Air with Lands Salons on Sunday Nov. 2nd at The Rose Wagner Theater. More info at: www.landissalon.com/lightasair

A celebration for Utahan's who love Utah. Each year we hope to bring together creative and passionate individuals to raise awareness and vibration and raise funds for a cause or program in Utah. This year, we have chosen to gather to raise awareness about air quality in Utah. We invite people to come enjoy an evening of entertainment of dancers from around the state, including Ballet West, Ririe Woodbury, Odyssey, Park City Dance Academy, Underground Dance Crew, Transfusion Hype, Millennium Dance Center, Now International Dance, and other dancers, to bring a creative mindset to the solution for the poor air quality that plaques the beautiful valley. Together, with our sponsors, we hope to raise money and awareness for Western Resource Advocates, a non-profit that has a team dedicated to protecting and improving the air quality in Utah. There are only 500 seats and we expect to oversell this event. So purchase your tickets online today >

Lonesome Lightbox Boys

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From the Salt Lake City Library:

The Lonesome Lightbox Boys

Animated sequences and related works by Ryan Perkins and Max Kelly 
Reception: Sat, Nov 1, 4—5:30pm


THE LONESOME LIGHTBOX BOYS is a collection of animated sequences and related works employing various narrative forms—fractured, non-linear, impressionistic, or otherwise skewed—to navigate a range of themes that resonate with us as artists. Plumbing the profound influences of culture, geography, and the ephemera of our youth, we have cobbled together this celebration of adventure, exploration, and the utterly absurd for your entertainment.

To that end, the collection is a fevered exaltation of our personal deities and demons—the buxom comic book vixen, newsprint funnies, pulp fiction idols, campfire stories to freeze the blood, enigmatic mustaches, Saturday morning cartoons, box top prizes, mad scientists, the virtues of a pocket knife, life on distant planets, the spontaneous, ecstatic chaos of play, and not least of all, the humbling, timeless expanse and beautiful intricacies of a natural world eternally indifferent to human caprice.

Much of the work contained within this show explores the narrative space that exists between words—where sequence and form are left to shoulder the burden of meaning. The communication of themes, emotion, action, and consequence must therefore be adequately expressed by the performance of characters and settings. The animation featured in this exhibit represents the culmination of that effort. We, THE LONESOME LIGHTBOX BOYS, hope you enjoy the show.

See more at: http://www.slcpl.lib.ut.us/events/view/3475/

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Another NCM sticker found in the city. This time on Sarah Lyman's mode of transport.