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A Legend: A Tribute to Eddie Van Halen

October 6, the world of Rock and Roll received sad news when Wolf Van Halen tweeted that his father, Eddie Van Halen, had “lost his long and arduous battle with cancer.” Eddie Van Halen had been battling cancer for about two decades, and he lost his life to it at the...

Movie Review: Boys State

When 1,200 17-year-old boys simulate the Texas government over the course of a week, what they simulate is something that might be more functional than the actual thing. A24’s newest documentary “Boys State” focuses on the American Legions version of the great...

The Kilby Girl: Utah’s Local Music Persona

"I overheard she was 19/ She’s got a fake ID and a nose ring/ Those kind of girls tend to know things better than I do." The lyrics to local hit song “Kilby Girl” by The Backseat Lovers paint a narrative for the lesser-known music based subculture born within the...

Harpers – “By and By”

2020 will inevitably be marked as a tumultuous and pivotal time socially and politically speaking. On July 10th, Harpers, a local band from Provo, elected to release “By and By”: a whimsical little track featuring whimsical piano gimmicks and whimsical vocal harmonies...

Adult Prom – “Baby, You’re A Star!”

From their layered, lo-fi informed sound to their eclectic, homemade show promotion videos, Adult Prom is the kind of band that not so much turns heads but rather tilts them. “Baby, You’re A Star!,” a new single from the Salt Lake City indie-rock outfit, further...

Sorrymom Releases First Single: “Pretty Girl”

Last Friday, Utah State’s indie dreamboats Sorrymom released their long-awaited first single "Pretty Girl," produced by WhySound Records. The band consists of Daniel Shaw Burt (lead vocals, keys, guitar), Morgan Fish (lead guitar), Spencer Felix (bass), and Shane...

Utah musicians move their concerts to virtual platforms – House Arrest Fest

With recent bans on social gatherings, Utah musicians continue to perform by streaming virtual concerts and music festivals. Utah singer-songwriter Aubree Schill, alongside fellow Utah musicians Montana Smith and Bao Ha, put on the virtual music festival House Arrest...

An Interview with Drusky

Despite being newcomers to the Utah music scene, it is obvious that Provo-based band Drusky is going places. Since forming a year ago, the group has already played countless shows, released an EP, and released four singles. Their magnetic music and personalities make...

Under Armour Senior Creative on Staying Motivated During COVID

John Acevedo, Principle Design Ambassador at Under Armour joins the conversation to talk about his role in setting creative culture at UA, the state of the company and industry during COVID, and how to stay creative in these times. Connect with John Acevedo....

History of Gear Series: Gerry Mountain Sports | Highlander Podcast

Gerry and Ann Cunningham, pioneers of the outdoor industry, had a lasting impact on the history of gear and the outdoors through the founding of Gerry Mountain Sports. Bruce Johnson shares his insight and research into this influential couple and how they ushered in...

History of Gear Series: Clint Pumphrey – Manuscript Curator – Utah State University | Highlander Podcast

Clint Pumphrey, the Archives Manuscript Curator at Utah State University Special Collections joins the podcast to talk about the university’s Outdoor Recreation Archive, the importance of historic preservation, and archival work, and the future of outdoor industry...

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