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Taylor Mac’s ’24-Decade History of Popular Music’ Condensed

Taylor Mac’s ’24-Decade History of Popular Music’ Condensed

January 13, 2017

The world renowned drag artist, Taylor Mac, has made his mark as a New York City based playwright, actor and singer among other titles. Originally from Stockton, Calif., Mac is a theatre aficionado, activist and outsider advocate. With 17 critically acclaimed plays already under his belt, Mac has taken t...

‘ReduxNut-Cracker’ Showing at Kingsbury Hall

‘ReduxNut-Cracker’ Showing at Kingsbury Hall

December 21, 2016

Odyssey Dance Theatre's ReduxNut-Cracker opened last Wednesday night. A contemporary version of the original Nutcracker Ballet, the performance incorporated a variety of modern characteristics and themes, showing up throughout the show. The main character, Clara, represents your typical 21st-century...

ReduxNut-Cracker for the Twenty-First Century

ReduxNut-Cracker for the Twenty-First Century

December 12, 2016

Every year nearing Christmas, thespians and ballet lovers alike traditionally go to the theater to watch "The Nutcracker." This annual tradition tells the story of a girl named Clara who receives her dream nutcracker and subsequently goes on a series of whimsical adventures. Read More »...

The Pretty Reckless Rock The Depot

The Pretty Reckless Rock The Depot

December 5, 2016

On Wednesday night, The Pretty Reckless' “Who You Selling For Tour” made its way to The Depot in Salt Lake City, performing in front of an all-ages crowd. The night opened with the band Them Evils, who played several songs including covers of “Long Way to the Top” by AC/DC and “Ace of Spades” b...

The Pretty Reckless: ‘Who You Selling For’

The Pretty Reckless: ‘Who You Selling For’

November 28, 2016

“What got me into rock and roll was my dad’s vinyl collection," said Taylor Momsen, frontwoman for American rock band The Pretty Reckless. "Started with The Beatles; it was the first band I ever heard when I was an infant." She liked 90s music like Nirvana, Sound Garden and The White Stripes but also ...

Nina Diaz Commands Stage at Kilby Court

Nina Diaz Commands Stage at Kilby Court

November 17, 2016

The theme of Nina Diaz’ new album "The Beat Is Dead," about her journey towards sobriety, calls for an intimate and raw experience. The Monday night performance at Kilby Court was just that. The venue is located in an inconspicuous offshoot, hidden to unsuspecting passersby--upon turning the corner ...

The Beat is Dead, Nina Diaz Flying Solo

The Beat is Dead, Nina Diaz Flying Solo

November 11, 2016

Front-woman Nina Diaz has just released her first solo album “The Beat is Dead," a catchy rock record with dark and dramatic vocals. The album is about her struggles with substance abuse and recovery. According to Diaz, “[The album] was definitely very therapeutic for me and it still is to this ...

V2 Presents Get Freaky 2016 at Saltair

V2 Presents Get Freaky 2016 at Saltair

By Lauren Gutierrez

October 31, 2016

The 2016 Get Freaky festival was a two-day sold out event with headliners Zeds Dead on Friday and Flux Pavilion on Saturday. This event and various other festivals like it are put on by V2 Presents each year. V2 provides audiences with talented artists and high-quality production with the mission of ...

Flux Pavilion, The Beat of His Own Drum and Bass

Flux Pavilion, The Beat of His Own Drum and Bass

October 27, 2016

“What drew me to the sound of dubstep that I love and still love is the punk attitude of it,” said the EDM artist Flux Pavilion. Writing music was something he’d always done for fun from a young age, so naturally it evolved into his becoming a DJ, hosting and performing at open mics in college....

Grouplove, Big Mess Tour at Complex

Grouplove, Big Mess Tour at Complex

October 20, 2016

The Big Mess Tour made a stop at The Complex on Monday night, where fans huddled together to see Grouplove. Grouplove took the stage with an explosive enthusiasm. They kicked things off with the song “I’m With You;" and it wasn't long before the crowd had thrown their hands up, jumping around...

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