SLUG Magazine

The Alternative Press Collection

On the second floor of the Salt Lake City Library near the fiction reference desk and the periodical section, a handful of shelves hold approximately 2,500 zines––one of the largest public alternative press collections in the country. Unfortunately, if you weren’t looking for it … it’s unlikely that you’d ever know it was there.

True to Form: Sofa King

When considering the symbolic nature of the rat in parallel with Willy Nevins, it becomes obvious why his alias is “Ratchild.” His art, music, skateboarding and writings are the proverbial foods for you to devour. Infected with the disease of creation, he rapidly spreads it through the streets he scurries through.

Localized

Menlo’s intricately orchestrated indie-pop and Theta Naught’s improvised post-rock will be politely taking the stage July 9 at the Urban Lounge for only $5 with openers The Eden Express.

Swingin' Utters

Though the Swingin’ Utters haven’t released a studio album since 2003, they’ve released a live album, a b-sides/rarities compilation, and earlier this year a tribute record was released. With news that the band will be releasing a new 7” entitled Brand New Lungs on June 22, a new album coming this Fall and extensive touring in the near future, I felt the need to get an interview with Utters’ guitarist/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Darius Koski and to get his thoughts.

Frosty Darling's Cupcake Social

Nothing is worse than a cocktail party.  After squeezing into some spanks to get that slinky dress on, you sit around sipping martinis and trying not to make a pig out of yourself at the snack bar as you casually converse with a bunch of pretentious yuppies. Gentry Blackburn, owner of Frosty Darling, is getting you out of that yuppy mess on July 30 from 5 to 9 p.m. for the Frosty Darling Cupcake Social. A cocktail party gone cupcake, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Copper Palate Press

Create a design, apply photo emulsifier onto a screen, attach the design, shoot super-powered light at it, rinse the screen off and start applying paint through the holes the photo emulsifier made: that’s the most basic story of screen printing. But there’s more to the tale for a local woodcut and screenprint artists’ studio: “The goal of art, with all of us, is to communicate with an audience and to make an impression on people,” Cameron Bentley says.

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  • Happy Birthday, Cassie Loveless!
  • 9th West Farmers Market @ 1000 South 900 West
  • The Nerve Beats @ Burt's
  • Park Silly Sunday Market @ Historic Main Street
  • God's Revolver, Cornered By Zombies, Red Telephone @ Urban
  • Lenguas Largas, Treasure Fleet, White Night @ Shred Shed
  • The Coathangers, White Fang, Breakers, Green River Blues @ Urban
  • Brown Bag: Aspen Winds @ Washington Square
  • Happy Birthday, Mitchell Schultz!
  • All Hail The Yeti @ Burt's
  • Trampled by Turtles, Elephant Revival, Amy Helm @ Deer Valley Resort
  • Phil Friendly @ Garage
  • JCRD: Junction City Trainwrecks vs. The Durango Derailers, Junction City Locomotives vs. Portenuf Valley Bruisers @ Golden Spike Arena
  • Kottonmouth Kings, Pilot Touhill, Imperial Soundclash, Special Blend, C4 & Nicky Gritts, Chucky Chuck, Broken Silence, The Beginning At Last, $OOLOO @ Lo-Fi Cafe
  • Portugal. The Man, Grouplove @ Red Butte
  • The Waffle Stompers, The Anchorage @ Shred Shed
  • Brown Bag: Hot Club Of Zion @ Washington Square
  • Ferocious Oaks, Vincent Draper, Matthew & The Hope @ Bar Deluxe
  • Daniel Amedee, Shaun Daniel, Chad & Kristo @ Burt's
  • Ziggy Marley @ Depot
  • The Rhythm Combo @ Garage
  • Black Berry Bushes @ Hog Wallow
  • Big Shiny Geek Show Pub Quiz @ Lucky 13
  • Israel Vibration @ Park City Live
  • Full Of Hell, Cult Leader, Noisem @ Shred Shed
  • Pentagraham Crackers, Strong Words, Foster Body @ Urban
  • Shelby Earl @ Velour
  • Brown Bag: Lake Island @ Washington Square
  • Coral Bones @ Why Sound
  • Bloodgeon, Bloodpurge, Enabler @ Burt's
  • Class: Unlock your Psychic Powers @ Crone's Hollow
  • Juana Ghani @ Gallivan Center
  • Corrosion Of Conformity, Bl'ast, Brant Bjork, Lord Dying. @ In The Venue
  • Verities, Day By Day, Hands Of Desecration, The Glass House, Approach The Throne, Of Ivy And Ashes @ Loading Dock
  • Advanced Dungeons & Comedy - Showcase @ Muse Music
  • Twilight Concert Series: De La Soul, Rapsody & 9th Wonder @ Pioneer Park
  • David Gray @ Red Butte
  • Grimblee, Mr. Vandal, Gravytron, Tetris Fingers @ Urban
  • Brown Bag: John Flanders Group @ Washington Square
  • Discard Pile @ Why Sound
  • Afro Omega, Coral Thief, The Green Leefs, Makisi, Tribe Of I, Roots Rawka @ Woodshed
  • Riksha, LHAW, Backwoods Burning @ 5 Monkeys
  • The Weekenders, The Utah County Swillers @ ABG's
  • Samuel Smith Band @ Bar Deluxe
  • Telluride Meltdown @ Barrel Room
  • Chalula @ Bayou
  • Drag The River, Johnny Slaghter @ Burt's
  • Energy 101 @ Crone's Hollow
  • Acidic @ Dawg Pound
  • The Presidents of the United States of America, July Talk @ Depot
  • Smoke In The Tavern, Matthew & The Hope @ Garage
  • Insidious Flow, Notes, No Sleep Mob, S.K.R. @ Gino's
  • Lady Legs @ Hog Wallow
  • Blue Moon Festival @ Holladay City Hall
  • Coral Bones, Preacher's Daughter Beggar's Son @ Jazzy's
  • Hi-Fi Murder, Tainted Halos, Danny Wildcard, Brad Rizer @ Metro
  • Michael Radford & The Road To Rome, Grizzly Goat, Awkward Anonymous, Matt Skaggs @ Muse Music
  • Red Shot Pony @ Outlaw Saloon
  • Rebelution, Iration, The Green, Stick Figure @ Saltair
  • Due West @ Sandy Amphitheater
  • Dave & Phil Alvin & The Guilty Ones @ State Room
  • Sugar House Farmer's Market @ Sugarmont Plaza
  • DJ Butch Wolfthorn, DJ Italia, The Reaper @ The Royal
  • Black Kids @ Urban
  • Home & Studio Crawl @ Various Venues
  • Peter Harper, Cory Mon @ Velour
  • Brown Bag: Giraffula @ Washington Square
  • Happy Birthday, Slugger!
  • Benefit for Art Kids with The Hardy Boys, The Empire @ Bar Deluxe
  • he Hardy Brothers, Empire @ Bar Deluxe
  • Marty Lyman Group @ Bayou
  • Lady Legs @ Brewskis
  • Utah County Swillers, Lorin Madsen @ Burt's
  • Dumpstaphunk @ Canyons Resort
  • Dark Moon Drumming Circle @ Crone's Hollow
  • Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten and Lennon & Maisy Stella @ Deer Valley Resort
  • The Clash MMA 11 @ Eccles Ice Arena
  • Control Room @ Fallout
  • JCRD: Loco-Motives vs. Portneuf Valley Bruisers @ Golden Spike Arena
  • House of Sons, Land Locked, Ex Era @ Jazzy's
  • Celph Titled, Apathy, Reef The Lost Cauze, SMG's, Melvin Junko, Pure Presure, DJ Street Jesus @ Lo-Fi Cafe
  • PSO, DTA Don't Trust Anybody, Drunk As Shit, Gorilla Tactics @ Loading Dock
  • Summit Bike Challenge @ National Ability Center
  • Bug Brigade @ Natural History Museum
  • Red Shot Pony @ Outlaw Saloon
  • Downtown Farmer's Market @ Pioneer Park
  • The Rose Exposed: Home @ Rose Wagner
  • The Summer Flea @ Salt Lake Equestrian Park
  • Listener, Confluence @ Shred Shed
  • Max Pain & The Groovies, The North Valley, Beachmen @ Urban
  • MusicGarage Kids @ Whole Foods, Sugar House