FirstGlance Films began in 1996 as an indie film festival in the basement of a small theater in Center City Philadelphia. This year's festival in Hollywood,
Once again, SLUG hit South by Southwest (SXSW), the music festival that engulfed the city of Austin, Texas, for its 27th year. During the five-day adventure, we fearlessly messed with Texas and stayed hip to the music acts that dazzled our eyes and ears and munched on our hearts amid crack pipes, grilled cow hearts, topless bike cabbies and a rollerblading alien.
Since 1987, Austin, Texas has hosted thousands of bands (both unknown and wildly popular) at the SXSW music festival. In 2013, SLUG sent four correspondents to the fest to mess with Texas!
2013 marked the 18th annual Slamdance Film Festival held in Park City, UT. Slamdance is dedicated to providing an outlet for first-time filmmakers and exposing their art to the world—it is a festival "For Filmmakers, by Filmmakers."
The largest and most celebrated film festival in North America, Sundance has become a home to both aspiring filmmakers as well as established Hollywood stars. This year, SLUG sent a team of three writers to cover the films, the parties, the music,
The Wasatch Mountains don’t bring to mind the ocean, obviously, but if you think twice, there is often a giant body of water cushioning us soundlessly in the winter time. A sea of snow is a pristine manner in which to welcome new Utah tour dates from Sea Wolf.
Back in SLC for 2012, X-Dance returns to The Depot to showcase the top 30 action sports films from around the world. The film festival spans nearly every genre of extreme sports and captures the essence of why these athletes do what they do.
Since 2009, the Salt Lake City Film Festival has provided local, national and international independent filmmakers the opportunity to exhibit their films in our community through screenings, panels and social events.
FYF Fest brings together music from a variety of genres into an outdoor festival in the heart of Los Angeles. This year, FYF celebrated 9 years, expanded the festival to two days, and featured performances by M83, Refused and many more.
My Saturday officially began with Portugal. The Man, who put on a fun, spunky show, perfect for the early afternoon. There were some sound issues at first, but they managed to power through and got everyone up and dancing for the first time that day. We left a bit early to head to MiM0SA, who turned out to be the biggest surprise of the weekend. The stage was packed. Last year, he would not have had half the size of that crowd, and he performed like a champ. He’s a local boy, and his mom was in the crowd, so it was pretty evident that he was throwing down everything he had, and it was excellent.