I used to shoot film very infrequently. After a few rolls, that frequency dropped from “hardly” to “never,” and half way through a roll of Portra 400, I packed up my old busted Yashica in a box of other trinkets and ceased thinking about it for the better part of three years. But a few weeks ago, I slung my camera over my shoulder on the way out the door and fired off the last 8 or 9 exposures on a hike in the Uintas. The photos that came back from the lab are a tiny port window into the last four years of my life.
September 22nd wasn’t Michelle Zauner’s first visit to Salt Lake, or even her first time performing at Kilby Court. Far from it, actually. Taking the stage to a sold-out crowd, her performance as Japanese Breakfast on the modest and dimly lit Kilby Court stage was everything one could want or expect from a band as young as them.
The fate of SLC Twilight was uncertain after last year, but the concert series lived on in 2018 with five nights of music featuring artists with huge draw like Snoop Dogg and Robert Delong as well local acts and niche indie groups filling out the lineup. Shown here is work from three diverse installments of the series featuring Moon Taxi, King Princess, and Diplo.
Since Hipcamp’s early days, I’ve been working alongside them as a Field Scout, visiting new listings and returning with photos and words from my experience for Hipcamp’s website. These are some of my favorite moments from scouting over the past five years.
In the decade-plus that he’s been a touring musician, this was Damon McMahon’s first time in Salt Lake City. In 2006, after a brief run with NYC band Inouk and a sabbatical in China, Damon emerged under the monicker Amen Dunes. Over a decade later (earlier this year), McMahon dropped Freedom, an album that many have already deemed the best album of 2018 (so far).
After a rebrand, Bud Light needed a unique way to spread awareness and capture attention. Enter the Bud Light Party. During my time at The Infinite Agency, wrapped a tour bus and sent it to every major (and sub-major) city in the state of Texas, campaigning for impressions and handing out free beer.
Dream Pop is having a bit of a moment, and at the helm are indie rock icons and dream pop pioneers Beach House, who played to a sold out crowd at The Depot.
Now, Now’s performance on Friday, August 3 had a little bit of everything: angsty, emo-pop lyrics, electronic dance beats, loud, distorted guitars, yelling, crying, laughing. It was, in every sense of the phrase, a rollercoaster of emotion.
In July, four of us came together in the heart of Grand Teton National Park to complete the Teton Crest Trail - Daniel, Michael, Graham, and myself. It was truly unreal. In five days and four nights, we logged roughly 42 miles through some of the most beautiful and rugged terrain I have ever seen.
Wednesday night at Metro Music Hall saw an appearance by 10-year tour vets Wye Oak, performing songs from their new album, The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs.
Coming off the release of their critically acclaimed 10th studio album, Critical Equation, earlier this year, Dr. Dog stopped off at The Depot as a part of their album support tour courtesy of the fine folks at KRCL.
Shot on location for SLUG, these photos were taken for a print feature in the May issue on the crew behind the We Bike You docuseries and their subject for their Salt Lake City episode, local cyclist Nkenna Onwuzuruoha (Kenna for short).
3 hours due south of Salt Lake City lies San Rafael Swell - a dry desert region spotted with canyons and bisected by shallow rivers and inhabited by desert rats and retirees. We left town after work on Friday for a three day, two night trip to the swell and found a connection much stronger than we expected.
Her first show after a two-week tour break, Phoebe Bridgers played to a sold-out crowd at Kilby Court on Wednesday night.
Lucy Dacus' Friday night show at The Urban Lounge didn’t quite make it to sold out status but it was certainly no small affair, packing the house full of a few hundred of SLC’s most devoted Dacus fans.