The Scene in Salt Lake City

SLCHello music world! I’m Cole, and I’m the newest member to join the Coma Collective team. I first approached Max about joining Coma a few months back, but really I just wanted my own business card. Turns out, I have to earn it. So, Max reached out with an option to do some writing to help cover a wider range of topics. So, here goes nothing. Take a look a local’s perspective on a rapidly expanding music town!

Salt Lake City, Utah. By day, the city is busy with people as they walk, bike, drive or train from point A to point B. From the outside it looks like any other regular city, however, this city is surrounded by the beautiful Wasatch mountains, has tremendous outdoor recreation, and a booming economy. (It has weird liquor laws but please, don’t let that stop you from visiting).

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A Savage Dichotomy – Conversation with The Autonomics’ Dan Pantenburg

The Autonomics.jpgIn a life of late nights, long tours, brown liquor, and empty pockets, it’s difficult to hang onto any conventional sense of normality. The transience of this feeble balance is intensified when combined with the trials of quarter life restlessness, encounters of new competition in a relentlessly developing industry, and a constant struggle to maintain wholesome relationships with friends and family amid the chaos of it all. This, however, is just a slice in the life of The Autonomics‘ Dan Pantenburg. It’s not all turbulence though, as I found out while sitting down with the front man last week to discuss these and a slew of other subjects, not excluding The Beach Boys, dinosaurs, and of course, The Autonomics’ new album, Debt Sounds.

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2017 Album Releases – Coma Collective’s Notable Picks

2017 albumsAmong the massive hoard of amazing albums that came out this year, more than a few stood out as noteworthy mentions. In a year packed with releases from industry veterans and up-and-comers alike, below is a handful of Coma’s top picks for 2017 releases (in no particular order that has anything to do with rank). Continue reading “2017 Album Releases – Coma Collective’s Notable Picks”