New City Movement

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

Major Tom & The Moonboys

Salt Lake City, MusicJesse WalkerComment

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.

Goodbye Sweet Ride, I Love You.

Salt Lake CityJesse Walker1 Comment
My trusty Swobo, single speed 'Sanchez' in Silver, free wheel with front and rear brakes.

My trusty Swobo, single speed 'Sanchez' in Silver, free wheel with front and rear brakes.

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!


Design & Architecture, Theatre & Dance, Salt Lake City, PhotographyJesse WalkerComment

'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.

Smiths The Queen Is Dead Turns 30

MusicJesse WalkerComment

The Smiths' classic, often called the 'greatest indie album of all time' was released on the 16th June 1986, and was immediately declared a masterpiece, so don your NHS specs, break into the palace with a sponge and a rusty hammer and let your hearing aid start to melt as we celebrate 30 years of mopey greatness. (Twitter)


Albedo / NIgredo

Jesse WalkerComment



Artists Gary Vlasic and Colour Maisch combine their creative artistry in the exhibition Albedo ǀ Nigredo opening at the Finch Lane Gallery on Friday, June 17 at 6:00 p.m., with an opening reception held that evening until 9:00 p.m. in conjunction with the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll.

Albedo ǀ Nigredo (Whitening ǀ Darkening) is an art installation that plays with the transformation of found objects—old, discarded, broken, charred and forgotten artifacts, and the memories they hold. Vlasic and Maisch are expressing their personal ideas about these objects and processes through the exploration of blackness and the lightness that can be found in the primal matter. They are keenly aware of the thin line between beauty and repulsion, light and dark and the fact that these elements are often one and the same.

The installation utilizes large scale sculptures (or shrines) that are set within a sound score of the daily hum and vibrations of the modern world. Materials used within the installation range from brass plated metals, steel, wood, rubber, stacked foam layers, and neon lighting.

Gary Vlasic is a fine artist and experiential designer who, for more than 20 years, has merged fine art, performance art, and design. He is the founder of the V. Project. Colour Maisch is a visual artist whose work is also on view in The Painted Veil exhibition at the Rio Gallery. She was also been the artist in residence at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.

Opening Reception, Friday, June 17, 6-9 p.m.
Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, June 17 and July 15 6-9 p.m.

54 Finch Lane
(1340 East 100 South)
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Feel The Heat

Salt Lake City, MusicJesse WalkerComment

I had a lovely time playing at Utah Pride again this year. Even during the hottest part of the day, people were generous with their support and we got the party started properly. Thanks to my special dancers and to all of you for coming out (literally), every one of you! 

The live recording is up at Follow us while you're at it. XO