Author: Chance Clift

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Downtown Provo

With Valentine’s Day falling on a Sunday this year, odds are you’ll be celebrating the holiday on Saturday, Feb. 13; if not for religious reasons, purely for pragmatic reasons. Sure, you can do dinner and a movie like everyone else. Or, if you’d like to not feel like another cog in the Hallmark machine, you can enjoy the evening in downtown Provo. This V-Day weekend you can catch some of the Valley’s best acoustic/indie/folk bands at Velour Live Music Gallery and Muse Music Café. Book on Tapeworm and Mudbison are playing at Velour with openers Marlee and Halee Hernandez. Muse’s Valentine’s show will feature a reunion of local legends Saint Sebastian’s School for Wicked Girls, with support from Moses, Adding Machines, and Matt Weidauer. If you’re one of those people who thinks a local show is a bad idea for a Valentine’s date, it’s probably because you haven’t heard the right bands (hearing some guy in your ward’s band play at the Raintree clubhouse doesn’t qualify you to make such a judgment). I challenge you to listen to Scott Shepard’s (Book on Tapeworm) angelic tenor, or Drew Capener’s (Moses) soulful alt-country melodies and disagree with me. Acoustic/folk music not your thing? Mudbison at Velour, or Saint Sebastian School for Wicked Girls at Muse are a little more rockin’, but not so much as to make the show inappropriate for...

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Four more years!: Velour flourishes in the valley

Velour Live Music Gallery (or, alternatively for BYU students, “The Velour”) has been a local treasure ever since it first opened its doors in January 2006. My memories of the venue stretch back to Fall 2005, when a bunch of local musicians, myself included, got together to help Velour owner Corey Fox renovate his newly purchased building, formerly home to local card and game shop, Dragon’s Keep. Over the next couple months, we watched an old comic book store transform into a music venue. While tearing down the old walls, we accidentally discovered an old Pepsi ad that stretched...

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Facebook is not for stalkers

I love people-watching; it is truly an art. I’ve learned that so much of this art is based in context. The new Facebook was made for people-watchers. To dispel a common misconception, Facebook is not for stalkers, though there is a fine line between people-watching and stalking.

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Provo: It was like that when I got here

Well, it’s the start of another school year, which is a bigger adjustment for some than others. I’m a seasoned veteran at this. I moved to Utah for college 5 years ago and have lived here ever since, taking classes on and off (mostly off) all the while. Unlike the masses who flock back home for summer, I have made Provo my home.

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