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‘Smile’: In an Ever-Changing Global Climate, Katy Perry With Her Latest Album Teaches Us All the Things to Be Grateful For

Photo by Kristen Kanopka

Zoe Gottlieb, Blog writer

September 17, 2020

Students now entering their college careers probably remember Katy Perry as the “Teenage Dream” version of herself, an icon of her time represented by loud costumes, catchy ballads, and her signature vivacious energy. 10 years later and Katy is turning the tide with her latest album, ‘Smile’,...

Artist Check-In: Heather Grey

Artist Check-In: Heather Grey

Jameson Williams

July 23, 2020

On June 30th, the Hip Hop Drip made its return by welcoming Heather Grey to the Dripcast.  Andrew Thackeray, known by his stage name, Heather Grey, is a 23-year-old hip-hop producer and SLC native. You may recall an interview that Tyki and JMO conducted with him last year. If you need a recap, that int...

New Digs: The Color Rush Returns!

New Digs: The Color Rush Returns!

Zach Janis, Apparent Uniform Afficianado

June 30, 2020

Alright, I’m officially at this point in the quarantine. There is nothing left. The stables are empty. We’ve eaten the horses. We’ve pilfered the supplies. We are out of options. I will attempt to grade the slew of new NFL uniforms — which all made the convenient choice of dropping at the s...

Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems

Zach Janis, Sports Rainmaker

June 30, 2020

There’s a lot of tropes among anti-sport heads. The players make too much money, they don't deserve it, they don't work that hard, blah blah blah.  Let’s make those people mad by talking about the athletes who did the absolute worst at their job, while still making enough to set their families up...

Becoming Reality: Hiveminded Studios

Becoming Reality: Hiveminded Studios

Roberto Elguera

May 9, 2020

The year-old Hiveminded Studios in the Sugar House district has been a key home for creative ideas for Salt Lake City hip hop artists.  Hiveminded Studios is an example of making your passion a reality. It’s a story of ups and downs. Uncertain at times, but well worth the payoff. Now the duo, ...

Local Artist Feature: Osiris

Local Artist Feature: Osiris

Roberto Elguera

May 6, 2020

At just 20 years old, Osiris shows why he’s a prominent figure in the Salt Lake hip hop scene with the release of Dying2Live. Celebration Going to a local show feels like a party. For artist Osiris, he threw his own show on March 9, 2020, in celebration of  his latest EP Dying2Live, and his 20th birthday. The bill looked like it ...

COVID-19 and Salt Lake City’s Music Scene: Sartain & Saunders Presents

Sartain and Saunders Staff properly practicing social distancing

Tomey Averett, Executive Producer

May 4, 2020

COVID-19 and quarantine seems like the only thing to pay attention to lately. With the world scrambling to stay afloat, what about our favorite local music scene? How are the local venues like the Urban Lounge, Metro Music Hall, and the beloved Kilby Court holding up? How are artists and promoters handling...

Ray Swoope drops hard album in Thou Shalt Not Kill

Ray Swoope drops hard album in Thou Shalt Not Kill

Tyki Rose

May 4, 2020

Ray Swoope is a hip hop artist and wordsmith based in Chicago, Illinois. He just released his highly anticipated debut solo album Thou Shalt Not Kill. The project features Sonny Blanco, Kcirrem KSO, and Tony Stanza over flavorful production by Lord Hakim. The substance-laden wordplay and boom-bap sound contained within Tho...

My Farewell to K-UTE Radio

My Farewell to K-UTE Radio

Kyle Atkinson

May 1, 2020

Wow, the past 2 years really flew by. I joined K-UTE in May 2018, fresh off my graduation from Salt Lake Community College. Continuing my education at the University of Utah and gaining more involvement in radio after my time at Radio SLCC were important to me. The first table I went up to at my orien...

dvsn returns with their first new album since 2017

dvsn returns with their first new album since 2017

Kyle Atkinson

April 27, 2020

Damn, as if 2020 couldn’t get any better for R&B. Toronto duo dvsn are back with their latest album after a three year wait. dvsn’s new album, A Muse In Her Feelings, is the follow-up to 2017’s Morning After. The release comes after fellow Toronto R&B acts The Weeknd and PARTYNEXTDOOR unleash...

Tory Lanez releases The New Toronto 3

Tory Lanez releases The New Toronto 3

Kyle Atkinson

April 23, 2020

After the release of the highly-anticipated Chixtape 5 in November, Tory Lanez is back with a fresh new project. The New Toronto 3 is the latest installment in the famed series that began in 2015 and continued in 2017. The new project features 16 tracks and features from Mansa and Lil TJay. Singles that we...

Album review: It Is What It Is by Thundercat

Album review: It Is What It Is by Thundercat

Kyle Atkinson

April 20, 2020

The Los Angeles native Stephen Bruner, better known professionally as Thundercat, has finally released his latest album. The project, titled It Is What It Is, is Bruner’s first album release since 2017’s Drunk. This brand new project features artists including Flying Lotus, Childish Gambino, Steve Lacy, T...

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