If you’ve ever taken a course in the Carolyn and Kem Gardner Commons, perhaps you’ve seen a large installation — up on the second floor — of a quote from pop artist Andy Warhol printed along a wall of frozen clocks. It reads, “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” Obstacles such as racism, ableism, sexism, homophobia and other prejudices are not as severe today as they once were only because of those who fought to improve the world in the first place. The future is nothing but potential until those living in the present claim it. One team of artists and activists in Salt Lake City are doing just that. They’ve banded together to tackle one of the most divisive and pressing problems of our era — the issue of climate change — through the upcoming grassroots exhibit “Art Against Doom.”
Some of you may have noticed, but we’ve been living with an anvil-like chandelier looming over us by a thread that we either refer to as “climate change,” “global warming” or “the impending doom of life on earth as we know it!” Whether you choose to ignore it or not, it is there, and people like Nicholas Kuzmack and Kady Newland are attempting to inform everybody of the current and future effects of climate change through the first in what will be a series of art events under the moniker Art Against Doom……
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Many of you may now Nick Kuzmack as one of SLUG Magazine’s most cherished punk rock writers—ranging from interviewing such legends as John Doe and Exene Cervenka of X and Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers, to his dozens of articles featuring provocative insights of bands from across the globe to right here in our own backyards. When he’s not penning his critiques on said bands, he can usually be found spinning their records, along with the rest of his vast roster, as DJ Nix Beat either opening for larger acts or as the host of his Freak Out showcases. However, as of Nov. 13, Kuzmack will be moving to London to further his skills and spread his talents as a journalist and DJ. There will be a going-away party dubbed Nix Beat’s Farewell Freak Out as the final performance in his Freak Out series on Sunday, Nov. 12, at Metro Music Hall. It’s a fitting way to say goodbye to someone who has done so much for the local scene.
On June 11, 2017 DJ Dum Dum Boy (George Kounalis) invited Salt Lake City based DJ/Freelance Journalist Nick Kuzmack (DJ Nix Beat) onto his K-UTE Radio Show, Echoplex, at the University of Utah. There DJ Nix Beat spun punk and glam records while talking with DJ Dum Dum Boy about the Punk Rock Bowling Music Festival in Las Vegas,Nevada, the British Special Election, journalism, djing and more. Check out the recorded show below.
For more about DJ Dum Dum Boy you can listen to his show Echoplex on K-UTE Radio, Sunday’s from 3pm to 5pm. The show is a real killer diller, so tune in.
One year ago, DJ Nix Beat, (aka Nick Kuzmack) began spinning records in honor of holding an authentic, unique event consumed by punk, mod and glam rock that continues to be the inspiration for his everyday life today. The Freak Out was Kuzmack’s brainchild. Having traveled within and outside of the U.S. and getting to experience nights at bars filled with good music spun on vinyl accompanied by a beer or more from local watering holes, Kuzmack felt a void with such nights in Salt Lake City. He was determined to create an evening that he felt was necessary for musicians and underground music enthusiasts alike….
On Thursday November 17, 2016, DJ Nix Beat was invited back to guest host on DJ Forgotten Boy’s —AKA Josh Price of Josh and Ian and Primitive Program — University of Utah’s K-UTE Radio program Rock n’ Roll Radio. Armed with a selection from his collection of LP’s and 45’s. DJ Nix Beat descended on the college radio program to share songs byNewtown Neurtoics, Lene Lovich, The Briefs, The Moderns, The Tubes, The Stranglers, The Damned, The Clash and much more. The program ran from 1pm to 3pm on November 17, but you can catch the program in it’s entirety below….
Nick Kuzmack is a man about town who’s written for SLUG since August of 2013. You’ve likely cut a rug at one of his lively, sock hop–style DJ nights where he spins vinyl as DJ Nix Beat, playing the best of vintage punk, rock n’ roll, glam, power pop, reggae, ska and soul. Kuzmack maintains a voracious appetite to listen to, review and write about the styles of music that he loves for SLUG and beyond.