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Tool explains WHY it's taking so long to get to music. jon | Mid Day
07/16/2014 | Filed In: tool | slc | utah | new | x96 | jon smith | kxrk

Tool explains WHY it's taking so long to get to music.

We’ve been hearing for YEARS now “oh yeah, there’s a new Tool album coming”. Literally, YEARS. Which is almost long enough for me to have played “10,000 Days” from start to finish.

 

Wait, which one of these is about Prison Sex?

The members of Tool are now opening up and explain that some legal issues have added to the delay, and are mostly to blame for the gap between albums. Maynard and Co. tell the assholes at "Rolling Stone" that for the past seven years, they've been dealing with a series of lawsuits and countersuits. This hullabaloo started when a friend of guitar man Adam Jones wanted credit for artwork he claimed he gave the band. Tool's insurance company then sued the band "over technicalities" in the case, then Tool said “NUH UH” and responded with a countersuit.

 

  

Wait, did he call the people from Rolling Stone assholes?  

This specific case is set to go to trial in January, but Jones says these legal issues have had an impact on the band members' relationships with each other, and adds that it's "hard to be creative when you have something awful nagging at you."

Still, Tool has found time to work on new material for the follow-up to the band's 2006 effort "10,000 Days." Drummer Danny Carey says they hope to have "something really solid" recorded by the end of the year, but he admits he said the same thing last year.  

I suppose we'll wait and see!

 

XOXOX

JONSMITH

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Jack White IS NOT coming to SLC jon | Mid Day
06/11/2014 | Filed In: false alarm | jack white | slc | detroit | jon smith | kxrk | x96 | the pornographers

Jack White IS NOT coming to SLC

FALSE ALARM!

Ok, yeah that was my fault.. Here's the story. I saw the news today that Jack White had added tour dates to his "Lazaretto" tour, and I got all bummed that I didnt see a Utah date on there. So I started wrting a post which would include my amazing MSPaint skillz for my blog. As I'm writing and MSPainting away, I see the following under tour dates "--Oct. 10 -- Salt Lake City, UT (The Depot)--" Holy S***! How did I miss that? I was excited, and then pissed that I'd have to re-write my entire post, and then excited again. Apearantly I'm still learning how computers work...

 

How do I cook a Hot Pocket in this thing?

 

Turns out, what I saw was the tour schedule for Canada's favorite indie band "The New Pornographers". They have a new album out on August 26th, and WILL in fact be at The Depot on October 10th.  the page had scrolled up while I was feverishly painting Jack White's amazing cheek bones.  So my bad if I got your hopes up. As of right this second, there are no plans for a SLC stop for Jack White. Which is sad, because I think he and I would have had a great time shopping for hats.

  

Suck it, Smith!  I already bought the last one.

Jack White IS adding a few more stops to this tour, whic now includes a two-night stand in Seattle, a show at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheater, and a tour-wrapping set at the Bleacher Theater at Boston's Fenway Park. The one thing I DID get right was the two night stay in Detroit. What the Hell dude? DETROIT?! Over SLC?!! Where's the math on that one. I demand a re-count.

Anyways, sorry for getting your hopes up. I'll spend the next hour or two trying to figure out how to blame it on Ritchie T.

OH! And just in case you're wondering.. Here are the official dates for The Lazaretto Tour:

6/11 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Mayan 6/12 - Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater 6/14 - Manchester, TN @ Bonaroo Music and Arts Festival 6/25-29 - Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Music Festival 6/26 - Dublin, IE @ Royal Hospital Kilmainham 6/29 - Paris, FR @ L'Olympia 6/30 - Paris, FR @ L'Olympia 7/01 - Amsterdam, NL @ Heineken Music Hall 7/03 - London, UK @ Eventim Apollo 7/04 - Gdynia, PL @ Open'er Festival 7/19 - Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival 7/20 - St. Louis, MO @ Fox Theatre 7/21 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom 7/23 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre 7/24 - Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre 7/26 - Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival 7/27 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Outdoors 7/28 - Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre 7/30 - Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre 7/31 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre 8/01-03 - Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music & Arts Festival 8/18 - Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre 8/20 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Ampitheater 8/23 - San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 8/25 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater 8/26 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater 8/28 - Vancouver, BC @ Deer Lake Park 8/29-31 - Edmonton, AB @ Sonic Boom 8/30-31 - Calgary, AB @ X-Fest 9/14 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion 9/17 - Boston, MA @ The Bleacher Theater at Fenway Park

XOXOX

JONSMITH 

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NSFW: Portland Enjoys a Naked Bike Ride While SLC Celebrated Pride Corey O'Brien |
06/09/2014 | Filed In: Portland | NSFW | Naked | SLC | Salt Lake City | Pride | Bicycle | Nudity

NSFW: Portland Enjoys a Naked Bike Ride While SLC Celebrated Pride

***This post is NFSW (Not safe for work)

Everyone loves a bike ride with your shirt off and the wind pushing past you as the scenery passes by at your own pace. How about a ride with your pants off, or without your bra or panties or boxers. Some people like it better when they can drop trouser and get a tan where the sun doesn't usually shine. Salt Lake might have been celebrating acceptance and showing a little more flesh than usual, but were certainly not the showiest city in the country.

While we celebrated Pride this weekend Portland was one-upping the freak flag flying. Thousands took part in the annual World Naked Bike Ride. While some people staked their claim for prime gawking privileges, others took to their bikes with private parts freed for all the world to lay eyes upon.  However, like many naked activities people participate in, just because people are naked doesn't mean you'll want to look.

Why do they do this? According the official site, the ride, "highlights the vulnerability of cyclists everywhere and decries society’s dependence on pollution-based transport. It’s also a lot of fun and it’s free for all!"

(Note: the following link shows NAKED PEOPLE riding bicycles. If you are sensitive or offended by such material or you're at work don't click the link). That stated, for the voyeurs out there here's where you can go look at the bold, the sometimes beautiful and their bicycles protest naked at 10 MPH for you gas guzzling, world-hating, clothes-lovers via Bike Portland.org's Flickr account.

If you are visiting Seattle June 21st you can see the Freemont Solistice Parade where thousands more go naked, painted or au natural on their bicycles to welcome in warmer climates.  For info on that click here.

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X96 Named One of the Top 25 Reasons to Move to SLC cobrien |
04/24/2014 | Filed In: SLC | X96 | Ruth's Diner | Ruths Diner | Top 25 | Salt Lake City | Radio From Hell | RFH | Movoto

X96 Named One of the Top 25 Reasons to Move to SLC

Of course standard iconography like snow, Mormons, Imagine Dragons and Fry Sauce made the list but we had no idea our playlist and Radio From Hell would be included by Movoto, a real estate site, would name X96 as one of 25 reasons to move to Salt Lake City. "The 'Radio From Hell' morning show is a healing salve for commuters, and the “Boners of the Day” segment features people who make you feel like a genius."

Fact is, no one would know who the hell we were if it weren't for those who listen and support the station, RFH and the music.

Thank You.

Check out the full list here.

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SKA SHOW! jon | Mid Day
01/14/2014 | Filed In: slc | punk | ska | rbf | reel bif fish | suburban legends | jon smith | x96

SKA SHOW!

As the resident punk/ska nerd, not to mention the 90's at Noon guy..  It's officially my job to let the kids know when a ska show rolls through town.  Reel Big Fish will be stopping in SLC tomorrow night on their "Don't Stop Skankin'!" tour.  It will be nice to see them do a full set since they were only allowed the standard 30 minutes when they were here for Warped in the summer.

Also, I'm stoked to see my friends from Suburban Legends open up the show!  If you've been to Disneyland in the last few years, you might have caught SL in Tomorrowland.  They're one of the bands that gets to rise up on the Tomorrowland Terrace stage and rock the kids with punk versions of Disney songs, and mad choreography :)  All of which we'll see tomorrow night at The Murray Theater.  Oh!  and our local pals The Anchorage will be there!  We saw them at the X96 Nightmare Before Xmas last month!

I can't wait to skank with the kids!  And by "skank" I mean "Stand in the back and eat nachos"

See you there!

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