Sophie Goes to Coachella on a Food Truck

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I left the circus about a year and a half ago. But I feel like I just stumbled into a new travelling circus. Poutine Your Mouth, a food truck from Salt Lake City that serves the French Canadian food, poutine, is en route to its first festivals of the season. Poutine is the food I’ve […]

Elephant Revival

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Elephant Revival, a folk quintet from Nederland, Colorado, is back in town, almost. This time they’ll be packing the house at Park City Live. The Utah scene has an infatuation with Elephant Revival. As it turns out, Elephant Revival has a special devotion to Utah, also; they last played in Salt Lake just a few […]


The Ebb and Flow of Jazz

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It’s Thursday night, jazz night, at the Garage on Beck. Despite the bar’s location on the industrial north side of Salt Lake next door to the fiery plumes of the oil refineries, and the fact that it’s still a work night, a healthy gathering of people have come out for a drink. The group is […]


Musician Profile: Talia Keys

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The Saturday night downpour at this year’s Building Man Festival was heavy enough to deal a fatal blow to any DJ’s laptop on the nearby Solar Saucer (that solar-powered spaceship-looking contraption often seen around town at farmer’s markets, Gallery Stroll and Park Silly Sundays). Umbrellas were getting blown inside out, and shoes were soggy.

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The Perfect Room

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There’s the music. And then there are the people who bring the music to town, and who provide a venue that suits the sound. The State Room, appropriately located at 638 So. State St., turned five this spring. My dearest passion is experiencing music performed live. I’ve attended many shows at The State Room, so […]

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The Emily Dickinson of Salt Lake City

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Jon Scoville has witnessed generations of dancers bow in gratitude after classes while teaching and accompanying at the University of Utah for 40 years in the dance department. He has produced 10 albums, composed for choreographers around the world including Alwin Nikolais, Murray Louis, U of U luminaries, Shirley Ririe, & Joan Woodbury, founded and […]

Magic in the Grit

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When John Ripley Corkery, aka JR, was a sophomore in college, he got an idea for a little festival in the desert. Eight years later, Desert Rocks has blossomed from 150 original attendees to over 1700 last year, has outgrown its original venue, and has evolved from a simple weekender music fest into a four-day […]


Dancing to the Digital Shamans

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“Electronic Awakening” producer Julian Reyes discusses sound healing and dance culture. Last month we spoke via inter­net with electronic music promoter Julian Reyes. Via Keyframe Entertainment, which Reyes launched in 2004, Reyes’ mission is to share the Bay Area underground sound globally and to create prosperity for the international Electronic Dance Music community. Reyes also […]