Tall alien men making a Jesse sandwich last Friday night.
Getting ready–steady to ring in the new year with EVE's VIP party at UMOCA. Get your tickets soon and come play with us! Info below...
New this year is a VIP experience (21 & over) party for sophisticated adults who enjoy Epic beer, Jack Rabbit Gin, Vida Tequila, Five Wives Vodka and contemporary art. Expect random projections, performances, private music sets from EVE headliners and beats provided by SLC’s finest, DJ Jesse Walker and DJ Sneeky Long as well as a midnight champagne toast. For the romantic types, there will be marriage as well as annulment stations – you know, in case you change your mind after that midnight kiss!
Beers brought to you by EPIC Brewing and The Annex. Includes: 4 drink tickets, plus a champagne toast. Also included: A 3-day EVE pass, with upgrades to premium event experiences: The Leonardo Bodies Exhibit (Dec 29, 30, 31) Premium Seating at Utah Jazz Game (Dec 30) Free Ice Skating at Gallivan Center (Dec 29, 30 & 31).
"Industry" is the name of Hel Audio's new monthly electronic showcase at Diabolical Records in Salt Lake City. It will take place the third Saturday of each month with the hopes of supporting and cultivating local electronic talent. The inagural show will feature live performances from Angel Magic, Fossil Arms, Jordan Swain, and UTA Trax on December 20. More info available at the facebook event posting.
More info on the next release, "Surrender" by Metatag, coming soon. In the meantime, be sure to check out the new visual music guide.
The most recent release, Mooninite's "Soda", is available now via Bandcamp or direct from Hel in cassette & digital formats, featuring collaborative appearances by OK Ikumi & RS2090 and art by Internet Explorers. Limited shirts and koozies also available.
Came across this video of Surgeon opening up for Lady Gaga today on Midand's FB page (which I leapfrogged to for the track list to this recent live mix). In his words... "This is my favourite thing, maybe ever. Surgeon warming up for Lady Gaga. He doesn't worry about adapting his sound at all, just goes up there in front of the bemused fans and goes for it. And the tee shirt. Hero."
We were treated to a brief music performance by Two Nations, who gave the visitors to MALL a preview of their upcoming album 'After Midnight' ...which is pretty darn amazing and you should listen to it here.
The 9th & 9th neighborhood will soon have it's own social hall with the East Liberty Tap House which is under construction and opening soon. Now responsible citizens might be able to get a drink in their own neighborhood and not have to attempt driving home drunk from downtown. A novel idea! www.eastlibertytaphouse.com
Some great photos by the force of nature that is David Newkirk from this past Friday at KRCL's annual 'Polar Jubilee' which was held in a vacant shop space at historic Trolley Square. Loved the looks on display backed by bowie-esque rock bands and a retro sci-fi soundtrack that bled into a stellar space disco dance party! Thanks again for the invite Bad Brad Wheeler and everyone at the station who made it so fun.
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!
Saturday December 6
Zest Kitchen and Bar W Nights Presents:
SOURCE UNITY EXTENDED EDITION - 8PM
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
$5 Entry after 10:30 | 21+ Event.
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 >
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.
I grew up watching reruns of the original Batman at home after school and on my grandmas farm during the summers I spent learn my math flashcards and feeding cows in Idaho. So I'm happy to see it has been remastered on blu-ray after a decade off the market.
Corey Bullough (FICE), Kristian Bankston (LANDIS SALON), Leigh Cornu (LANDIS SALON), and me at last Sunday's Light As Air fundraiser for clean air awareness in Utah. It was a huge success with over 20 groups of dance performers. Great job guys!