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Tune-Yards’ Musical and Political Journey

Tune-Yards' Musical and Political Journey

Jackson Card

March 8, 2018

In the beginning... I first met Tune-Yards (tUnE-yArDs) in May 2014. I was in Bend, Oregon seeing one of my all-time favorite bands, The National. Because there isn’t much to do in Bend, I showed up at the outdoor amphitheater hours before they opened the gates. The venue was located along the ban...

Reflections of a K-UTE Freshman

Reflections of a K-UTE Freshman

Sage Holt

March 5, 2018

Starting a new year at the U Hello! My Name is Sage Holt, I am a brand new Freshman here at the University of Utah.  And I would love to share my experience working for K-UTE Radio as DJ Bug Bite. Before I jump into it, I feel you should know a little bit about me. Just like many of the incoming students, I was nervous, terrif...

Show Review: STRFKR at the Depot

Show Review: STRFKR at the Depot

Tristan Gunn

February 27, 2018

Get to know the band STRFKR  Now before you rack your brain for a possible acronym that these six letters could possibly stand for I will confide in you, it is pronounced exactly as you think. There are few bands that can promote a name so outlandish and strange, while being able to stay true to th...

Hidden Gems of SLC: Faultline Gardens

Hidden Gems of SLC: Faultline Gardens

Glenn Livengood

February 22, 2018

On "Hidden Gems", we discuss some of our favorite locales you may have overlooked in the Salt Lake City area, as well as name a song that fits the place best. Today I'm looking Faultline Gardens, a cozy park with a wonderful view. Located at 1033 East and 400 South, Faultline Gardens isn't exactly in the most obvi...

Dancing the Night Away with Passion Pit

Dancing the Night Away with Passion Pit

Jackson Card

February 13, 2018

Every so often I need a night of dancing, pressed against 1000 sweaty bodies, screaming lyrics into the air. You can imagine my excitement when I heard Passion Pit was playing at The Depot. I was in for a such a night and a memorable one at that. Opening band Courtship did little to entice me. As soon as they took the stage I leaned over to a friend and whispered, “I’m probably...

What’s on My Playlist?

What's on My Playlist?

Glenn Livengood

February 5, 2018

It's important for me to find new releases to listen to, especially when a new semester is underway. Sometimes, however, I like to look back at the older tunes that inspire me, or those I never gave a proper chance. The following playlist includes a little bit of all three. "House of Woodcock" by Jon...

Octopus Project at Urban Lounge

Octopus Project at Urban Lounge

Jackson Card

January 30, 2018

Monday Night. In Utah, typically reserved for families, board games, and green Jell-O. For some they are better occupied listening to live music at Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City. Of course, I’ll choose the latter. Not too many people left their nieces and nephews on Jan 22 when The Octopus Project came to town. Wh...

Album Review: “Utopia” by Björk

Album Review:

Glenn Livengood

January 24, 2018

The topic of love is somewhat of a specialty for Björk. Whether she's singing about intimacy on "Cocoon" or self-love on "Army of Me", Björk manages to describe love in ways that elevate her music above the average pop tune. For her new LP Utopia, she continues her exploration of the topic, contemplatin...

Love Your Art? Walk Away From It

Photo Credit: Hailey Kean

Brandon Wright

January 23, 2018

I’m writing this for artists. If you’re at a point where it doesn’t feel right, isn't working, you’re lacking inspiration, I want to give you this piece of advice; walk away. Just walk away. That may sound counter intuitive to everything you've heard or felt but, if you’re stuck, I encourage...

Holiday Musical Adventures

Holiday Musical Adventures

Jackson Card

January 11, 2018

During the holidays, I found myself in a very strange place, Portland, Oregon. As a music junkie, of course I was gonna check out the local music scene. There is no better way to get to know a place than to listen to its music and I had to make the most of my mere two nights in the city. The first night...

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s Workaholic Ethos

Captured October 6 by George Kounalis @Metro Music Hall in SLC

George Kounalis

December 18, 2017

"My body's overworked It's just the same I know When can my body work Cold static overload? My body works, I know It's just the same, I know My only difference Is robot influence"   The chorus off of "Robot Stop" from 2016's Nonagon Infinity is a prophetic statement for 2017. W...

Album Review: Polygondwanaland by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Album Review: Polygondwanaland by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Jackson Card

November 28, 2017

One problem that I have with the music industry is how commercialized it has become. Concert prices are going up and band tees are 50 bucks a pop. Meanwhile, record companies are making billions and artists are losing creative control. Some bands, like King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, are combatting this epidemic. The Australian psychedelic rock band released their 12th studio al...

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