Monthly Archives: February 2012

“Oak Tree” — Desert Noises

February 29th, 2012 | by Chase Larson

Bolstered under the patriarchal wing of musician/producer Joshua James, this young group has thrived in the burgeoning indie folk scene with an impressive a blend of harmony, picked guitar reverb and just a hint of twang

“Aperture” — Sleeping At Last

February 28th, 2012 | by Jordan Petersen

I have a bit of a weakness for subtle, complex lyrical writing. Listen carefully to the whole thing, because while the tune is sweet and simple enough, it's the writing that gives the song its substance.

“Bad Girls” — M.I.A.

February 27th, 2012 | by Kristin Clift

There’s really only one word to describe M.I.A.’s “Bad Girls” music video — bada**. The hook is addictive and the Middle Eastern flair to the beat makes it the perfect song to dance to.

REVIEW: The Woman In Black

February 27th, 2012 | by Jordan Petersen

If you decide to see this movie, just go ahead and leave after fangirl spews blood all over her capeless hero. By that point, you’ll have seen all the best parts, so spare yourself another hour or so of horror-by-numbers

REVIEW: Take Shelter

February 23rd, 2012 | by Jordan Petersen

The film ultimately finds a way to transcend a series of disturbing questions by falling back on the answer that supersedes them: we can face anything if we can manage to stick with the people we love. Take Shelter is a revelation of nearly Biblical proportions

Now That’s What I Call Baby Making Music

February 15th, 2012 | by Chase Larson

With a melting pot of genres like R&B, jazz and indie rock swirled together in a meticulously hand-picked playlist, one simple trait connects all the tracks together: an undeniable groove.

Top 11 Movies of 2011

February 7th, 2012 | by Jordan Petersen

The nice thing about “Top Ten” lists (or 11, ahem) is that they serve as a reminder that no matter how many terrible movies come out in a year, you can count on finding some films that were worth the while

HAPPENING NOW: Pop Rock Outfit Parachute Hosts Heated Music Contest

February 2nd, 2012 | by Randall Castillo

Right now, some-hit-wonder Parachute is hosting a contest across five cities to give bands the chance to open for them. We’ve had our eye on the Salt Lake City tournament over the past week and it has certainly caught our attention — the two remaining competitors have had some interesting exchanges

“Billie Jean” — The Civil Wars

February 2nd, 2012 | by Chase Larson

A unique and folk-induced take on a dance floor classic that goes above and beyond basic cover duty. Perhaps it's presumptuous, but one can only imagine the King of Pop nodding in approval

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