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Twilight Concert Series 2011

May 26, 2011

…And here it is. The lineup of the 2011 Twilight Concert Series which continues to draw massive crowds. Again, the shows will be held at Pioneer Park each Thursday night from July 14 through August 25.

The Twilight Market offers food, beverages and locally made crafts, with something for every taste, from pizza to pasta, from vegetarian to barbecue, from cookies to gelato. The Twilight audience can enjoy artists’ work and purchase such handcrafted items such as jewelry, clothing, soaps, and ceramics. The Twilight Market opens at 5 pm and the shows begin at 7pm. Beer and wine are available for purchase on-site. Pets and smoking are not allowed; service animals are welcome.

Artists performing at the 2011 Twilight Concert Series are:

July 14:  Explosions in the Sky / No Age

July 21:  The Decemberists / Typhoon

July 28:  Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros/ The Entrance Band

August 4:  Thurston Moore / Kurt Vile

August 11:  Bright Eyes / Wild Nothing

August 18:  Ghostland Observatory / Phantogram

August 25:  Lupe Fiasco / Big K.R.I.T.

Dining Diversity – Fine dining, fixed price

April 18, 2011

Salt Lake has become a place with expanding diversity. One of our greatest developments of the past few years has been the dining scene. We have so many great places to eat, there’s no excuse to eat at those TGI’s, olive groves, and other awful chain restaurants with over-priced fattening frozen dinners. To help you discover new places to enjoy, Dining Diversity was created by several independent restaurant.

From April 18-May 1, these fine restaurants have prepared special menus for you to get a great meals at a special fixed price. Lunch options for $10, and dinner options for $15 & $30. Come try something new, and then brag to your friends how much better your gourmet meal was than their platter of chicken fingers.

Caffe Molise
55 west 100 south
Mon-Sat 11:30am-2pm
Sun-Thu 4-9pm
Fri-Sat 4-10pm
Caffe Niche
779 East 300 South
8am-9pm (closed Monday)
Stoneground
249 East 400 South
Mon - Wed 11am-10pm
Thu - Sat 11am-11pm
Sun 5 - 9pm
Carvers
10720 Holiday Park Drive
Mon-Sat 5-10pm
Sun 4-8pm
Citris Grill
2991 East 3300 South
Sun-Tue 8am-9pm
Wed-Sat 8am-10pm
Tin Angel Cafe
365 west 400 south
Monday - Saturday 11am - 3pm
5pm-10pm
Faustina
454 East 300 South
Mon - Fri 11am - 3pm
Mon - Thu 4 - 9pm
Friday - Sat 4 - 10pm; Sun 5 - 9pm
Frida Bistro
545 West 700 South
Mon-Thu 11am-9pm
Fri 11am-10:30pm
Sat 5-10pm
Trio Downtown
680 south 900 east
Mon - Thu 11am - 9:30pm
Fri & Sat 11am - 10pm
Sun 10am - 9pm
Log Haven
6451 E. Millcreek Canyon Rd
Dinner nightly from 5:30pm
Lugano
3364 south 2300 east
Mon-Sat 5-10pm
Sun 5-9pm
The Wild Grape
481 east South Temple
11am-10pm (closed Monday)
Sat & Sun brunch at 9am
Mazza
912 East 900 South
Lunch 11am-3pm
Dinner 5-10pm (closed Sunday)
MeditrinaMon - Fri 11:30am - 3pm
Mon - Thu 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Fri & Sat 5:30 - 10pm
Yamasaki
6055 south 900 east
Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm, 5:30-9pm
Sat 11:30am-2pm
Metropolitan
173 west 300 south
Mon - Fri 11:30am - 2:00pm
Mon - Sat 5:30pm-10pm
Oasis Cafe
151 South 500 East
Sun-Thu 8am-9pm
Fri-Satu 8am-10pm
Sego Lilly Cafe
305 north Main Street, Bountiful
Mon - Fri 11:30am - 2pm
Sun - Thu 5:30 - 9pm,
Fri & Sat 5:30 - 10pm
Brunch: Sat & Sun 10am - 4pm
Pago
878 south 900 east
Tues-Sun 11am-3pm; 5-9pm
Fri & Sat open until 10pm
Sage's Cafe
473 east 300 south
Mon-Fri 11:30am - 2:30pm; 5-10pm
Sat & Sun 10am - 10pm

Record Store Day, SLC 2011

April 12, 2011

If it wasn’t for the brave men and women of independent record stores, our musical world would be a lot less diverse. Even today, as the internet is able to bring us music, there is a need for these brick & mortar stores where we can discover new sounds, talk to people who love music, and often buy for less than iTunes.

This is why Record Store Day is so important. A day to promote the awareness of local shops on a mission to keep the dream alive, and show us why CDs are still cool. There are exclusive releases coming out this weekend, and you need these in your playlist.

If you’ve never been there, Slowtrain Music is the place for those who really love music. The staff is passionate and knowledgable. They will be celebrating an entire weekend of exclusive releases, live music, and street festivities. Friday night, they will be open until 9pm as part of the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll. They will be serving delicious Bohemian beer all weekend in the lounge. Of course, the main events are the great local bands playing Saturday:

    Birthquake – 11am
    Trappers – 12pm
    Paul Jacobsen – 1pm
    Ryan Tanner – 2pm
    American Shakes – 3pm
    Plastic Furs – 4pm
    Jay William Henderson – 5pm
    Desert Noises – 6pm
    Joshua James – 7pm

Graywhale Music will also be hosting live bands at most of their locations, as well as special releases, hot sales, and great benefits for Killer Whale members.

U of U Graywhale– KRCL Showcase (Noon-5p) Octet, Bronco, Holy Water Buffalo, Pablo Blaqk, Joshua Payne Orchestra & more.

Orem Graywhale– Utah County Locals Showcase (2-7p) Desert Noises, Moth & The Flame, Glowing Heads, Just A Face, In Dreaming, & Salt City Sound.

Taylorsville Graywhale– 97.5 The Blaze Rock Showcase (2-6p) Hour 13, Split Lid & more.

Ogden Graywhale– SLUG Metal Showcase (7p-Midnight) Oldtimer, Reviver, Beyond This Flesh, Loom & Breaux.

You need to visit your local record store this weekend, and discover a world of music beyond the corporate top-40.

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