SLUG Magazine

Issue 249 - September 2009

Antipop Consortium: Continuum

Saying that Antipop Consortium is like any other hip hop group is not only a grossly uninformed generalization, it’s objectively wrong. Each member brings a different background and paradigm of influences to the collective making possible their signature blend of unorthodox lyrics and experimental production.

Hepcat: Right on Time

During the 90s, there was no other ska band in the world like Hepcat. While other bands from the era built upon the punk-influenced ska of 1970s England, Hepcat created a potent mixture of 1960s Jamaican ska, jazz, latin music and American soul for a smooth, cool sound all their own.

SLUG @ Comic Con

Thirty-nine years ago, the greatest gathering of sci-fi nerdary and fantastical dreams known as Comic Con International: San Diego only attracted 145 comic book enthusiasts. Fast-forward to present day, and the once humble congregation has exploded into the largest convention of its kind with over 125,000 attendees

SOD: Road Warriors

I pulled under 600 North, astonished by the number of people that had gathered for the fourth year of SLUG’s street-style skate contest. It was half an hour before Summer of Death: Road Warriors started and more the 50 people were already on the scene shredding and sipping some undercover, frosty, adult beverages.

Devin York: A Cinderella Story

Devin York is a bit of an anomaly. He was a child prodigy who could salad grind handrails at the age of 13. He grinded a double-kink that most pros wouldn’t touch during his sophomore year of high school. Yet in this day and age of Shecklers and Hustons, York never quite received the “extreme” sponsorship he deserved.

Geek 2.0

Roger Altizer has a job that’s so cool you probably haven’t even thought to wish for it.  While pursuing his PhD at the U of U, Altizer has proposed and implemented the University’s first gaming classes. That’s right, this enviable fella is actually a professor of video games.

September Daily Calendar

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  • Motionless In White @ In The Venue
  • Joan Sebastian, Los Tigres del Norte @ Maverik Center
  • Left Alone, Drunk As Shit, The Jail City Rockers, Version 2, The Hi-Fi Murder, Jennifer Shaw @ Metro
  • Happy Birthday, Bree Wiggins!
  • Rose's Pawn Shop, Cory Mon, Six Feet In The Pine @ Kilby
  • Tuesday Farmer's Market @ Pioneer Park
  • Spy Hop 801 Sessions @ Shred Shed
  • Il Songo Del Marinaio, Kiiing Tiger @ Urban
  • Happy Birthday, Michael Portanda!
  • Pinback, Tera Melos @ Depot
  • The Rhythm Combo @ Garage
  • Lily Kershaw, Bobby Bazini, Tayor Berrett @ Kilby
  • Ryanhood, The Stars & Two @ Shred Shed
  • The Band Of Heathens, Ghostowne @ State Room
  • Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Ugly Valley Boys @ Urban
  • Creativity in Focus - Watermark @ Utah Museum of Fine Arts
  • Happy Birthday, Alex Springer!
  • Happy Birthday, Mike Riedel!
  • Happy Birthday, Zac Freeman!
  • Baby Gurl, Yaktooth, Armed For Apocalypse @ Bar Deluxe
  • Mark Chaney & The Garage All Stars @ Garage
  • K.Flay @ Kilby
  • Fit For An Autopsy, Consumed By Silence, It's Awake, Ten Plagues, Cities of Desolation @ Loading Dock
  • Batty Blue, Tomten, Matt Rapp @ Muse Music
  • The Chickadee Society: Rocks & Gems @ Natural History Museum
  • Fly Moon Royalty, The Gallery @ Shred Shed
  • TR/ST, Crater @ Urban
  • Salt Lake City Comedy Carnivale @ Various Venues
  • Happy Birthday, Alexander Ortega!
  • Tom Bennett, Jonathan Warren, Candid Coyote @ ABG's
  • Doc Severinsen @ Abravanel
  • Landon Bench @ Barrel Room
  • Interpol, Rey Pila @ Depot
  • Miss DJ Lux @ Downstairs
  • Moxie @ Garage
  • La Roux, Midnight Magic @ In The Venue
  • Glass Animals, Rome Fortune @ Kilby
  • Little People, Roboclip, Synaesthetic @ Lo-Fi Cafe
  • Bombshell Academy @ Mestizo
  • Redlands, When The Fight Started, Betty Hates Everything, My Private Island, Berlin Breaks @ Metro
  • Folk Hogan, Awkward Anonymous, Scrap Kids, Saliva Plath & the Spits @ Muse Music
  • Colt 46 @ Outlaw Saloon
  • WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs @ Salt Palace
  • WE, Dine Krew, Malev Da Shinobi @ Shred Shed
  • Moon Taxi, Tumbleweed Wanderers @ State Room
  • Sugar House Farmer's Market @ Sugarmont Plaza
  • Perfume Genius, Big Wild Wings @ Urban
  • Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Dan + Shay, Neal McCoy @ USANA
  • Salt Lake City Comedy Carnivale @ Various Venues
  • The National Parks, Emily Brown, June Cat @ Velour
  • A Sea Of Glass, Little Barefoot, James Shepard @ Why Sound
  • Black Anvil @ Woodshed
  • Doc Severinsen @ Abravanel
  • Fetish Ball @ Area 51
  • DJ Loczi @ Downstairs
  • Highjack’d, Timone @ Elevate
  • X96's Big Ass Show @ Gallivan Center
  • Kay Maire, Rhythm Combo @ Garage
  • DJ Bl3nd, Triad Dragons @ In The Venue
  • Steel & Colfax, Brandon Clove @ Jazzy's
  • Great Interstate, Allred, The North Valley @ Kilby
  • The Amity Affliction, For The Fallen Dreams, Obey The Brave, Favorite Weapon, Exotype @ Loading Dock
  • Little Barefoot, A Sea of Glass, Paul Travis, Mainstream @ Muse Music
  • HawkWatch: Birds in the Lab!; Bug Brigade; Horse Collage Artist Workshop @ Natural History Museum
  • Colt 46 @ Outlaw Saloon
  • Tritonal, Atrophia @ Park City Live
  • The Sarod Project, Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Khan, Ayaan Ali Khan @ Peery's Egyptian Theatre
  • Downtown Farmer's Market @ Pioneer Park
  • The Summer Flea @ Salt Lake Equestrian Park
  • WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs @ Salt Palace
  • Whirr, Wasatch Fault, Worst Friends @ Shred Shed
  • Lazlo & The Dukes, Otter Creek @ South Valley Unitarian
  • Ty Segall, La Luz, Max Pain & The Groovies @ Urban
  • The Australian Pink Floyd Show @ USANA
  • Salt Lake City Comedy Carnivale @ Various Venues
  • Colors Of House, Jesse Walker, Mike Sandoval @ Zest