Salt Lake Magazine HomeContestDan Nailen's Lounge ActDealsGetawayGlen Warchol's CrawlerIn The HiveIn The MagazineKid FriendlyMary's RecipeOn the TableOutdoorsPC LifeShop TalkUncategorizedWed, 07 Oct 2015 06:00:00 +0000Sweet Stuff: Cobbling Together a Business<p class="p1">Stephen Kimball made his career in construction, helping build Utah landmarks like the Huntsman Cancer Institute and Maverik Center, before leaving it behind to assemble something entirely different—a cobbler shop.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="515" src="/site_media/uploads/October%202015/cobbler.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Kimball’s inspiration was a cobbler recipe he found in the Reagan Foundation’s newsletter, which, unlike the “cobbler” he knew from Boy Scouts, made with yellow cake and canned peaches, included fresh fruit.</p> <p class="p1">“My son and my wife had never had cobbler, and I hadn’t had cobbler with fresh fruit,” Kimball says. “So, we’re sitting around the dinner table and I made the comment that this is better than Cinnabon, and my son said, ‘Yeah, we should open a restaurant.’” Within minutes, the Kimballs name the budding business <a href="" target="_blank">Cobbler Cove</a>.</p> <p class="p1">Last November, the idea blossomed into a small restaurant at Farmington’s Station Park.</p> <p class="p1">Customers, waiting in a line that sometimes goes out the door, can select from 13-15 fruit flavors. Most often, fruit is fresh. But when it’s not in season, the restaurant uses IQF (individually quick frozen) fruits, meaning fruits frozen with no preservatives.</p> <p class="p1">Crusts (or cobbles, as they call them) come in original, dark chocolate and country style (made with buttermilk), and it’s all topped with Farr’s ice cream, assorted nuts and sauces.</p> <p class="p1">I ordered the apricot cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream. While cobbler purists will say it’s not traditional (fruit goes on top), the cold ice cream adds just enough sweetness to the warm cobbler, making it fit for all seasons.</p> <p class="p1">Cobbler Cove also serves hot chocolate, hot cider and smoothie-type drinks called chillers. Most of the space has a modern feel to it, but there’s also a homey couch and fireplace with a painting above by local artist Jon McNaughton of Kimball’s son fishing on a pier. And with Cinemark next door, it’s the spot for desserts after the movie.</p> <p class="p1">Before opening up shop, Kimball realized Utah’s cherry cobbler won Roll Call’s Taste of America contest, an online competition to determine the best regional foods. “I had just left a job in the construction industry, building the biggest buildings in America,” he says, “to open a brand new franchise for America’s favorite food.”</p>Salt Lake magazineWed, 07 Oct 2015 06:00:00 +0000 the TablePark City Area Restaurants Staying Open Through Shoulder Season<p class="p1">Hard<strong> </strong>to believe, but another famous Park City winter is just around the corner. Many local restaurants will be operating business-as-usual. A few others will modify their hours or temporarily close for routine maintenance and cleaning before the start of the ski and snowboard season. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/October%202015/screen_shot_2015-10-06_at_3.23.24_pm.png" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Image courtesy of Vinto</em></p> <p class="p4">Here’s the restaurant-by-restaurant rundown, each a member of the Park City Area Restaurant Association. </p> <h2 class="p3"><strong>No Change to Hours</strong></h2> <blockquote> <p class="p3">The Brass Tag at The Lodges at Deer Valley Resort</p> <p class="p3">DEN Restaurant at The Park City Marriott</p> <p class="p3">Park City Culinary Institute</p> <p class="p3">Red Rock Brewery</p> <p class="p3">Shabu</p> <p class="p3">Squatters Roadhouse Grill</p> <p class="p5">Timbers Bar &amp; Patio at The Park City Marriott</p> <p class="p5">Wasatch Brew Pub</p> <p class="p5"> </p> </blockquote> <h2 class="p5"><strong>Temporary Change to Hours</strong></h2> <blockquote> <h3 class="p5">501 On Main</h3> <p class="p7">Open for lunch and dinner</p> <h3 class="p7">Billy Blanco’s</h3> <p class="p8">Closed Nov. 25, 26, and Dec. 25. Otherwise open seven days a week</p> <h3 class="p9">Chimayo</h3> <p class="p8">Closed Sundays and Mondays from Oct. 4 to Nov. 21</p> <p class="p8">Closed Nov. 22 to Dec. 2</p> <p class="p8">Open seven days a week starting Dec. 3</p> <h3 class="p11">Deer Valley Grocery Café</h3> <p class="p5">Starting Sept. 8: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.</p> <h3 class="p6">Ghidotti’s</h3> <p class="p5">Closed Nov. 25 and 26</p> <h3 class="p6">Grappa</h3> <p class="p5">Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays from Oct. 6 to Nov. 21</p> <p class="p5">Closed Nov. 22 to Dec. 1</p> <p class="p5">Open seven days a week starting Dec. 2</p> <h3 class="p6">Sushi Blue</h3> <p class="p8">Closed Nov. 25, 26 and Dec. 25. Otherwise open seven days a week</p> <h3 class="p6">Vinto</h3> <p class="p7">Monday-Thursday, 12-9:30 p.m.</p> <p class="p7">Friday-Saturday, 12-10 p.m.</p> <p class="p7">Sunday, 4-9 p.m.</p> <h3 class="p9">Wahso</h3> <p class="p10">Closed Oct. 11 to Dec. 2</p> <h3 class="p9">Windy Ridge Bakery</h3> <p class="p10">Closed Nov. 25, 26, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1</p> <h3 class="p9">Windy Ridge Café</h3> <p class="p10">Closed Nov. 25, 26 and Dec. 25</p> <p class="p10"> </p> </blockquote> <h2 class="p5"><strong>Temporary Closings</strong></h2> <blockquote> <p class="p5">Grub Steak (Nov. 8-9)</p> <p class="p5">High West Distillery &amp; Saloon (Nov. 9-23)</p> <p class="p5">Royal Street Café at Deer Valley Resort (Sept. 8 until opening day, Dec. 5)</p> </blockquote> <p class="p9">Check with individual restaurants or the PCARA website for the most up-to-date information on closing dates and spring and summer hours. </p>Mary Brown MaloufTue, 06 Oct 2015 15:16:00 +0000 The HivePC LifeMovie Review: “Sicaro”<p class="p1"><em>A taut and gritty crime drama</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="325" src="/site_media/uploads/October%202015/s1.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p class="p1"><em>Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro, right) takes aim in “Sicario”.</em></p> <p class="p1">I know you’re seeing “The Martian” this weekend along with everybody else (and you should – it’s great), but there’s another good movie out there, albeit totally different from “The Martian” in every way…</p> <p class="p1">Gritty in word and deed but artful in style and scope, “Sicario” is at once beautiful and unsettling. Although it doesn’t pull its punches, much of the harsher violence happens off-screen, although we’re eventually shown the gruesome aftermath.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="335" src="/site_media/uploads/October%202015/s2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Josh Brolin stars as ‘Matt Graves’ in “Sicario”.</em></p> <p class="p1">The filmmakers do a great job of showing rather than telling; allowing the actors to do their jobs.</p> <p class="p1">Although Josh Brolin could do this role in his sleep by now, that doesn’t mean he isn’t enjoyable to watch as slippery and seasoned good ol’ boy, task force official Matt Graves. Emily Blunt mostly eschews her action hero status and instead her principled FBI agent Kate Macer is a shy and solitary person who seems a bit naïve and possibly ill-suited to the task for which she gets voluntold. Del Toro is in fine form as a mysterious “consultant” with an equally dubious past. All do a fine job of both playing to type while dancing around it.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="325" src="/site_media/uploads/October%202015/s3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Kate Macer (Emily Blunt), Matt Graves (Josh Brolin, left center) and Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro, right) in “Sicario”. </em></p> <p class="p1">Apparently, the word "Sicario" means "Hitman" in Spanish. But just who is that assassin, whom are they going to hit, and why? Do you stop or assist him? Even against the shadowy backdrop of the escalating war on drugs, shades of grey prevail. But rather than pander, Director Denis Villeneuve brings the same skills he used to such great effect in “Prisoners” (2013), and brings us along on a need to know basis.</p> <p class="p1">Meanwhile cinematographer Roger Deakins earns his pay, and accompanying his penetrating optics is a score filled with dread. This combination of powerful pictures and affecting audio are much of what makes “Sicario” work, and eventually the viewer is rewarded for their tenacity with a final message as mixed as the task force we follow in the film. But in such a complicated conflict, maybe the rules don’t apply?</p> <p class="p1">In the end, “Sicario: raises more questions than it solves, but the ones it does address it does so violently, decidedly, and memorably.</p> <p class="p1"><em>---</em></p> <p class="p1"><em>121 minutes </em></p> <p class="p1"><em>Rated R for strong violence, grisly images, and language</em></p> <p class="p1"><em>Director: Denis Villeneuve</em></p> <p class="p1"><em>Writer: Taylor Sheridan</em></p> <p class="p1"><em>Starring: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Victor Garber</em></p> <p class="p1"><em>---</em></p> <p class="p1"><em>Rich Bonaduce is Vice President of the Utah Film Critics Association, co-host of "Critical Mass," a Salt Lake-based movie-review show, and a contributor to <a href="/" target="_blank"></a>. Read more of his reviews at <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</em></p>Richard BonaduceTue, 06 Oct 2015 06:00:00 +0000 The HivePark City Film Series Presents “Meru”<p class="p1"><em>Three men, a mountain and the limitless drive within</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="713" src="/site_media/uploads/October%202015/meru_poster.jpg" width="490"></em></p> <p class="p1">The evening air in Park City is getting pretty brisk, which means only one thing: winter is on the way. The chill either leaves you tingling with excitement for the snowy season that lies ahead or holed up huddling for warmth underneath a blanket. Whichever is the case for you, we can all agree that the best thing to do at a time like this is sit in a comfortably warm movie theatre watching people nearly freeze to death on the big screen.  </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="317" src="/site_media/uploads/October%202015/meru_-_5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Next weekend you have the opportunity do exactly that because the <a href="">Park City Film Series</a> is presenting “<a href="">Meru</a>.” The film, which won the U.S. Documentary Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, chronicles the journey of three men as they attempt to become the first people to successfully climb the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru.</p> <p class="p1">The Shark’s Fin has long been considered one of alpinism’s greatest prizes and has thwarted the efforts of many of the world’s best climbers, including the film’s own team of Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk in 2008. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="307" src="/site_media/uploads/October%202015/meru_-_1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Throughout “Meru” you’ll experience an impassioned odyssey from the failed 2008 expedition through the personal hardships, injuries and a single-minded obsession that led the group to return in 2011 to conquer the mountain where 20 days of suffering had previously delivered heartbreaking defeat just 100 meters short of the summit.</p> <p class="p1">Meru is playing at the Jim Santy Auditorium at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. on Friday October 9 and Saturday October 10, as well as at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday October 11. Tickets are available for $8 on the Park City Film Series <a href="">website</a>.  </p> <p class="p1"><em>Jim Santy Auditorium: 1255 Park Ave, Park City, UT 84060</em></p>Tony GillMon, 05 Oct 2015 12:00:00 +0000 The HivePC Life“Bollywood Night” benefits India Cultural Center of Utah<p class="p1">Indophiles and members of Utah’s Indian-American community gathered at the home of Jeff Wright and Vanessa di Palma Wright Saturday evening for a lavish affair in support of the India Cultural Center.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/October%202015/untitled_(79_of_87).jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">The Bollywood-themed fundraiser, replete with Indian Classical dancers from ChitraKaavya Dance and a decadent buffet from Saffron Valley, featured tents and tables styled in Rajasthani pinks and oranges scattered with rose petals and flickering votives.  Upon arrival, guests (many dressed in an array of brightly colored saris and salwar kemeez) were invited to don jeweled <em>bindi </em>(symbols of reverence for intellect worn on the forehead), or have their hands painted by henna artist Rupali Munot.  </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/October%202015/untitled_(19_of_87).jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">“This is the 4<sup>th</sup> year Jeff and I have hosted this vibrant event, which we choose to showcase every other year to keep the concept fresh and new and in order to raise awareness and introduce the ICC to Park City,” explained host Vanessa di Palma Wright, stylist and owner of Farasha, a Main St. boutique specializing in emerging designers in the U.S. and worldwide.  </p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/October%202015/untitled_(86_of_87).jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2"><em>Jeff and Vanessa di Palma Wright</em></p> <p class="p2">"Indian entrepreneurs in software, science, and technology have added so much to Utah, and we wanted to celebrate that tonight,” said host Jeff Wright before introducing philanthropist and pioneer in Utah’s biotechnical industry, Dr. Dinesh Patel.  “Vanessa and Jeff are honorary Patels,” said Dr. Patel of his hosts, who have traveled to India on numerous occasions.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/October%202015/untitled_(47_of_87).jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">Funds raised through the event help support the India Cultural Center located next to the newly expanded Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple in South Jordan.  The ICC promotes the heritage, arts, crafts, sport and culture of India, and has taken a leading role in preserving Indian classical dance and music.  </p> <p class="p2">Guests enjoyed a decadent buffet by Saffron Valley, mingling on the patio and tents before gathering indoors for a performance of classical dance by ChitraKaavya Dance.  Literally translated as “visual poetry,” dancers dressed in ornate emerald and crimson with gold fancy work performed pieces from classic tales with facial expressions and hand gestures indicating manifestations of Hindu deities.  Afterwards, exuberant guests took over the dance floor.</p> <p class="p2">“Bollywood will take you anywhere you want to go,” promised Dr. Patel.</p> <p class="p2"><em>For more information about programs and events at the India Cultural Center, visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</em></p>Vanessa ConabeeMon, 05 Oct 2015 11:43:00 +0000 The HivePC LifeThe City Library Review: The Marvels<p class="p1">In <em>The Marvels</em>, Brian Selznick, author of the acclaimed <a href=""><em>The Invention of Hugo Cabret</em> </a>and <a href=""><em>Wonderstruck</em></a>, uses his unique brand of storytelling—first in pictures, then in words—to create a moving and immersive experience that will captivate young readers.  </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="732" src="/site_media/uploads/October%202015/marvels_foil_cover.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><a href=""><em>The Marvels</em></a><em> </em>is presented in two stories. The first story, told only through Selznick’s beautifully intricate pencil drawings, opens on 12-year-old Billy Marvel and his trusty dog Tar, lone survivors of a 1766 American whaling shipwreck, as they are rescued and taken to London. Once there, Billy works alongside other sailors to build The Royal Theatre.</p> <p class="p1">It is at the Theatre, renowned for its brilliant interpretations of Shakespearean tragedies, that Billy grows up and finds his place in the world. Through his presence and involvement there, Billy helps to forge a dynasty of famous and sometimes troubled actors that spans multiple generations.    </p> <p class="p1">The second story is told in prose and jumps to early-1990s London. Joseph, a young boarding school runaway who is labeled as a troublemaker by his detached parents, shows up on the doorstep of an American uncle he’s never met. Uncle Albert Nightingale lives in a portal to the past—a house stuck in time—complete with Victorian-era furnishings, candles rather than electricity, and a horse-drawn carriage.</p> <p class="p1">Uncle Albert is harsh and secretive, and refuses to tell Joseph about his mysterious house and reclusive life. But Joseph, alongside a curious neighbor girl named Frankie, desperately searches for clues that will help him understand his and his uncle’s shared family history.  </p> <p class="p1">Throughout <em>The Marvels</em>, readers will join in the hunt for clues that reveal connections between the two stories contained in the book, which at first seem unrelated. The result is a masterpiece that explores the need to find one’s place, the nature of love and grief, and the transformational power of storytelling. This is Brian Selznick at his best. </p> <p class="p1">Brian Selznick will be at the Main Library Auditorium on Friday, October 23 at 7pm to discuss <em>The Marvels</em> and to sign copies of his books. Click <a href="">here</a> for more information about this event, which is presented by The City Library and <a href="">The King’s English Bookshop</a>. </p> <p class="p1"><em>Christina Walsh is the Teen Services Coordinator at the Salt Lake City Public Library. To find </em><a href=""><em>this</em></a><em> and similar reading ideas within the Library’s catalog, or for more info on The City Library’s programs and services, visit </em><a href=""><em></em></a><em>.</em></p>Salt Lake magazineMon, 05 Oct 2015 10:55:00 +0000 The HiveConcert Review: Lang Lang<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/October%202015/lang_lang.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Superstar Lang Lang is unquestionably the most in demand pianist of his generation, playing to sold out houses around the world. His success is due largely to the fact that, unlike many of his keyboard contemporaries who rely solely on technique to make their mark, Lang Lang plays with feeling and a richly nuanced palette of expressions.</p> <p class="p1">He does possess remarkable technical acumen, to be sure, but he tempers that with a keen interpretative sense that allows him to plumb the emotional depths of a work, whether it’s a grand concerto or an intimate Chopin prelude.</p> <p class="p1">The 33-year-old pianist was the obvious choice to help the Utah Symphony celebrate its 75th anniversary with a spectacular gala concert last week that had him playing two concerti: Mozart’s No. 24 in C minor, K. 491, and Grieg’s ubiquitous A minor Concerto, which he recently played to open the New York Philharmonic’s season in their newly renamed David Geffen Hall.</p> <p class="p1">With the K. 491, as with the somewhat earlier D minor Concerto, K. 466, Mozart paved a new path. He took the piano concerto and elevated it to become the equal of the symphony. There is a profound depth of expressions and subtleties at play in the C minor Concerto that take it out of the realm of classicism and into romanticism.</p> <p class="p1">And that was certainly how Lang Lang approached it.</p> <p class="p1">With crystalline precision the Chinese-born soloist carved a musically exceptional and gorgeously lyrical reading that brought out the work’s myriad nuances.</p> <p class="p1">The Grieg was no less magnificent. Lang Lang played it with broad, sweeping lines and large gestures that conveyed the work’s romantic sensibilities and luscious melodies wonderfully. </p> <p class="p1">And in both works, music director Thierry Fischer offered finely crafted accompaniment that mirrored Lang Lang’s playing. The orchestra, not only in the concertos, but also in the other two works on the program (Beethoven’s overture to <em>Egmont </em>and Wagner’s prelude to <em>Die Meistersinger</em>) played masterfully, with clean intonation, finely molded phrasings and crisp articulation. </p>Salt Lake magazineMon, 05 Oct 2015 06:00:00 +0000 The HiveFall Stay &amp; Play at Powder Mountain Getaways<p><img alt="" height="506" src="/site_media/uploads/September%202015/powdermountain2.jpg" width="1389"></p> <p>Through the month of November, Powder Mountain Getaways is offering their all-inclusive Stay &amp; Play Package, complete with scenic views and farm-to-table dining.</p> <p><img alt="" height="483" src="/site_media/uploads/September%202015/powdermountain_4.jpg" width="1159"></p> <p>The resort is less than an hour away from Salt Lake, making it the perfect weekend escape from the monotony of everyday life. For $99 a person you'll get a one night stay in a luxury suite, dinner at the North Fork Table and Tavern, unlimited nine-hole disc golf, two all-day passes to a brand new fitness facility and two games of golf at Wolf Creek Resorts, complete with your very own golf cart to sweeten the deal. There's also a highly rated boutique, so go right ahead and 'forget' some of your clothes, if only as an excuse to buy a new outfit.</p> <p><img alt="" height="412" src="/site_media/uploads/October%202015/powdermountain.jpg" width="550"></p> <p>If you're interested in taking a relaxing fall retreat, you can learn more about Powder Mountain Getaways <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p>To sign up, call (801) 745-2473.</p>Salt Lake magazineFri, 02 Oct 2015 12:08:00 +0000 the TableShow Preview: An Interview with Swede Folk Rockers Amason<p class="p1">Stockholm’s indie-pop troupe <strong>Amason</strong><strong> </strong>has been having a whirlwind year. After a steady unveiling of tracks off their self-titled EP, this past January finally welcomed the release of their debut album <strong><em>Sky City</em></strong>.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/September%202015/amason_skycity_lowres.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><strong></strong>Since then, Petter Winnberg (bass, vocals), Pontus Winnberg (piano, pedals), Gustav Ejstes (organ, guitar, vocals), Amanda Bergman (synth, vocals), and Nils Törnqvist (drums) have drawn comparisons to Fleetwood Mac, and won over a slew of new American fans this past March at SXSW. </p> <p class="p1">This month will mark Amason’s return to the States, beginning with Austin City Limits Music Festival. The band will open for <a href=""><strong>Of Monsters and Men</strong></a> at <a href=""><strong>the Great Salt Air Ballroom</strong></a> on October 14. </p> <p class="p1">I spoke with Petter as he and his mates once more prepped for the road for a glimpse of what audiences can expect from Amason in the months—and years—to come.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="342" src="/site_media/uploads/September%202015/press-6-by-tobias-centerwall.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>CC:</strong> Having been to the U.S., how do the audiences here compare to the ones in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe? </p> <p class="p1"><strong>PW: </strong>We have a strong following here in Scandinavia, and we’ve played way more here, so it’s different. We’ve released the EP a year before the album came, and we’ve been doing gigs for a couple years. </p> <p class="p1">It’s definitely different playing in the bigger cities, compared to the smaller ones. People tend to be more aware of themselves and their surroundings in bigger cities. I think it affects me as well, if I am at a concert. You get to be the same as everyone else in the room. It’s just different energies. But I can’t say that people are different in different<em> countries</em> in that way. I don’t think that different cultures in the world would be that dividing, really. Or, I <em>wish</em> to think so, anyway, even if I can’t prove it (laugh).</p> <p class="p1"><strong>CC:</strong> It’s pretty rare to hear a mix of different languages in pop music. Why did you decide on mixing Swedish and English in your lyrics? </p> <p class="p1"><strong>PW: </strong>I feel like it’s just whatever comes up on that song that we’re working on. Gustav only writes lyrics in Swedish, and Amanda writes both in English and Swedish, so I can’t really answer for [them].</p> <p class="p1">But when it comes to the language, I definitely think it makes a difference. I mean, I can’t really express myself as I would be able to if we were talking in Swedish. I mean, I hope I’m not a completely other person when I’m speaking English (laugh), but it’s definitely a layer of <em>something.</em> It’s not my native tongue, so it’s not completely natural. It’s another process. </p> <p class="p1"><strong>CC:</strong> Congrats on the release of <em>Sky City</em>!</p> <p class="p1"><strong>PW:</strong> Thank you!</p> <p class="p1"><strong>CC: </strong>How has it been received so far, and has anything about its reception surprised you? </p> <p class="p1"><strong>PW: </strong> It’s been a really good year in Scandinavia for us. In the rest of the world, I don’t really know yet. Overall, it’s definitely been over my expectations, but I hope that we can grow in the rest of the world, so we can go out and play more. </p> <p class="p1"><strong>CC: </strong>What are you looking forward to the most in your U.S. tour, in terms of performing or any fun things you’d like to do while here? </p> <p class="p1"><strong>PW: </strong>I’m looking forward to doing a lot of gigs, back to back. I mean, it’s not a really massive tour, but it’s long enough to get into a routine, and it [becomes] a natural thing. And I’m looking forward to doing my tattoo in Austin, which I’ve done every time I’m there. I do one layer every time I’m there.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>CC:</strong> What’s the actual tattoo?</p> <p class="p1"><strong>PW:</strong> It started with a Texas longhorn; just the outlines. Then, it came with some shadows, and now it’s the head of a longhorn and a poodle’s body. Next, I’m going to get a leopard print.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>CC: </strong>Your father was a classical musician, right? </p> <p class="p1"><strong>PW:</strong> Yeah, he was a cellist. He was more into pedagogy; I was a cello player, and my brother (Pontus, also a member of <a href="">Miike Snow</a>) played violin when we were kids. My father’s inspired me to listen to classical music and jazz a lot, and that’s still a big part of what I listen to. </p> <p class="p1"><strong>CC:</strong> Ok, about your name. I read it was based on a Volvo model, and also a mythical Greek warrior. Can you tell me about how “Amason” came to be?</p> <p class="p1"><strong>PW: </strong>They sold the Amason car from like, the 1950s up until the mid-‘70s, I think. It’s just an iconic car in Sweden. And it’s also the name of a female warrior from the jungle, if I’m not mistaken (laugh). And that mixed together is the band. It’s a female warrior driving an Amason car. </p> <p class="p1"><strong>CC:</strong> Yeah, warriors have to drive good cars; they have to get places.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>PW:</strong> (laugh) Yeah!</p> <p class="p1"><strong>CC: </strong>Where would you like to see yourselves in one year?<strong> </strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>PW: </strong>Hopefully, we’ll have another Amason album out, maybe touring again. And if not, maybe working with some beehives. </p> <p class="p1"><strong>CC:</strong> What about beekeeping do you like?</p> <p class="p1"><strong>PW:</strong> I think more people should have bees all over the world; it’s very important, ‘cause they’re drying out. In America, 36% of the bees were lost in 2008, and that’s a massive catastrophe. So if I had the time, I’d definitely have some bees somewhere, out in the forest. <span> </span></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Peek Amason’s latest music video for “Yellow Moon”</strong><a href=""><strong> here</strong></a><strong>. To find out more about Amason and their music, visit their </strong><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>official website</strong></a><strong> and </strong><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Soundcloud</strong></a><strong>. </strong></p>Salt Lake magazineFri, 02 Oct 2015 06:00:00 +0000 The HiveStaff Picks: Sam Smith and Oktoberfest<p>Salt Lake magazine staff members know the hottest events in the Beehive. Here's just one sample of what we'll be up to this weekend.</p> <h2>Sam Smith</h2> <p><img alt="" height="471" src="/site_media/uploads/sam_smith_copy.png" width="490"></p> <p>On October 2, 2015, English songbird Sam Smith will take the stage at the Maverik Center.</p> <p>The popular British artist, best know for his hits "Stay With Me" and "I'm Not the Only One," will be performing songs from his debut album <em>In the Lonely Hour. </em>Being compared to as the male Adele, the singer is sure to put on a stellar show. In February 2015, Smith won four Grammy Awards including Best New Artist, Record of the Year (for "Stay With Me") and Best Pop Vocal Album. Smith's songs are personal ballads, using his own stories to reachout to audiences. </p> <div>Tickets for Sam Smith's Word Tour are available <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> or <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.  </div> <div> </div> <div>— <em>Daniel Sekula, Intern</em></div> <div> </div> <div> <h2>Oktoberfest</h2> <p><img alt="" height="256" src="/site_media/uploads/oktoberfestgirls-_edited.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Photo courtesy of</em></p> <p>Now that it's finally October, you can head up Little Cottonwood Canyon for <a href="" target="_blank">Oktoberfest</a> without all of those annoying “But it's only September!” comments your clever friends love to make. </p> <p>Snowbird's annual fall celebration is wee but mighty, and in true Utah style, it is even a family event. Sure, there's beer (using the arcane and silly token system required by DABC), but all of the activities on the mountain are still available, so your kids can go down the alpine slide or climb the rock wall while you hoist your stein to some polka. </p> <p>Be sure to find your way to the tent for some grub—the <em>schnitzel and </em>spaetzle is all part of the Snowbird Oktoberfest experience.</p> <p>— <em>Christie Marcy, Editor</em></p> </div>Ashley MillerFri, 02 Oct 2015 06:00:00 +0000 The Hive