SLUG Magazine

Dwellers: Gut Rock Harakiri

Dwellers play a style of music they refer to as “gut rock,” a sort of non-genre of writing fun, simple music born of gut feelings and instinct. “We didn’t want to play anything that was genre-specific,” says guitarist/vocalist Joey Toscano. “If we ever thought about [a part] more than five minutes, we’d just look at each other and say, ‘Fuck it, man! Gut rock!’ and that would make us choose the simplest path.”

Super Top Secret

Working for a design firm is kind of like being a CIA operative. Everything is on a need-to-know basis. Whom you’re working for and your exact task at hand are between you and the client—everything else is cloak-and-dagger.There is one agent or agency that comes with referrals and recommendations for their expertise in creative intelligence: Super Top Secret.

Localized

It’s going to be an unforgettable night of local music at the Urban Lounge on March 9. Localized, this month, features Provo darlings and indie art rockers The Moth & The Flame, and the mellow electro samplings of OK Ikumi. Get there early to catch the ethereal soundscapes of electro-pop band Wake Up Nebula for only $5.

SLC Tattoo Convention

SLUG asked local tattoo artists Andrew King (Heart of Gold), Catfish and Eric Sager (Ironclad), Nick Phillips (Loyalty) and Dean Bodily (Lost Art) who they're stoked for, the work they want to do, and what they anticipate for the ninth annual Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention, happening March 9-11 at the Salt Palace.

Red Light Sound

This March, Tia Martinez and Jared Russell will celebrate five years of their label, Red Light Sound. Through trials and adversity, the couple has pressed on to showcase auditory art in limited-edition, analog pressings to generate a sense of the value of the music they help produce. Their purpose is to reclaim music as “more of an art piece in the actual product itself,” as Russell puts it.

Andrew Jackson Jihad

The music of Andrew Jackson Jihad often casts its gaze upon the darkest parts of humanity. The songs on Knife Man, their most recent album, deal with homelessness, selfishness, laziness, murder, hopelessness and more, but vocalist and guitarist Sean Bonnette doesn’t see his band as the ultimate bummer machine they appear to be. “I consider myself and our band to be pretty optimistic,” Bonnette says.

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  • Nigel & The Metal Dogs @ Canyons Resort
  • Karla Bonoff @ Egyptian Theatre
  • Slow Food Park City: Food & Film Festival @ Jim Santy Auditorium
  • Ill Fede @ Kilby
  • Bermuda, Set To Reflect, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, Seeker, No Safe Way Home, It's Awake, Amorous @ Loading Dock
  • Happy Birthday, Kelli Tompkins!
  • Active Strand, Ocean Commotion, John Lane @ Kilby
  • The Animal In Me @ Loading Dock
  • Flagship, Little Daylight, Terraplane Sun @ Shred Shed
  • Katie Herzig, Mideau @ Urban
  • The Minimalists: Reading & Signing @ Weller Book Works
  • Jett Fesler @ Why Sound
  • Atoms Fall @ Burt's
  • The Underachievers, Denzel Curry, Dillion Cooper @ Complex
  • The Cosmonauts, Super 78, Black Seas @ Garage
  • Psychic Fair @ Golden Braid Books
  • Joshua Cook @ Hog Wallow
  • Phantogram, TEEN @ In The Venue
  • Psyche Ward Messiah, Salt Lake Spitfires @ Kafeneio
  • St. Paul & The Broken Bones @ Kilby
  • The Delta Saints, Candys River House @ Lo-Fi Cafe
  • OFF!, Cerebral Balzy @ Loading Dock
  • Big Shiny Geek Show Pub Quiz @ Lucky 13
  • RAMP Factory Yard Sale and Open House @ RAMP Sports
  • Step Brothers @ Shred Shed
  • Michelle Moonshine, Woody Wood & Tony Holiday, Puddle Mountain Ramblers @ Urban
  • Mideau @ Velour
  • Salt Lake Comic Con: FanXperience @ Salt Palace
  • T-Pain, Yung Cash, Vantrease, Big Reeno @ Saltair
  • Crab Legs @ Shred Shed
  • Shovels & Rope, Parker Milsap @ State Room
  • CunninLynguists, J-Live, Sadistik, Nemo Achida @ Urban
  • Joe Dean Recital @ Why Sound
  • Amigo The Devil @ ABG's
  • Mahler's Symphony No.5 @ Abravanel
  • Syndrome Psychology @ Art Access
  • Rubedo, Roots Of Acatia, Folk Hogan, Tom Bennett @ Bar Deluxe
  • A.M. Bump @ Bayou
  • Aisle Of View @ Brewskis
  • Eat The Turnbuckle, Burn Your World @ Burt's
  • Frankie Negron @ Club Karamba
  • New to the Pagan Community Meetup @ Crone's Hollow
  • Tribal Seeds, New Kingston, Inna Vision, Bludgeon Muffin @ Depot
  • DJ Dolph @ Downstairs
  • Roger Payne @ Eccles Center
  • Peter Yarrow @ Egyptian Theatre
  • David Williams, The Circulars @ Garage
  • Grow Room Family, Big Peck, Boss Lady Satinn, Escape @ Gino's
  • Lady Legs @ Hog Wallow
  • The Goddamn Gallows @ In The Venue
  • Mahler's Symphony No.5 @ Abravanel
  • Tavaputs, Callow, Ike Fonesca @ Bar Deluxe
  • The West Water Outlaws, Danger Hailstorm @ Brewskis
  • Queer Prom @ City Library
  • Spring Forward Psychic Fair @ Crone's Hollow
  • No Quarter @ Depot
  • WRD: Bonneville Bone Crushers vs. Ladies Of The Lake @ Derby Depot
  • Miss DJ Lux @ Downstairs
  • Peter Yarrow @ Egyptian Theatre
  • Lady Legs @ Garage
  • Record Store Day with KRCL & SLUG @ Graywhale
  • Back Wash @ Hog Wallow
  • Combichrist, William Control, New Years Day @ In The Venue
  • Tim's Vermeer @ Jim Santy Auditorium
  • Sleeper Agent, Holy Child, Pagiins @ Kilby
  • Fifty Shades Of Men @ Lo-Fi Cafe
  • Lion I Am, We Rise The Tides, I Assailant, The Conscience @ Loading Dock
  • Faraday Le Soleil, Red Yeti, Under The Oak Tree, Robbie Stewart, Jason Allen Is A Jerk @ Mojos
  • Colt 46 @ Outlaw Saloon
  • Birding @ Red Butte
  • Winter Farmers Market @ Rio Grande
  • Lukas Geniusas @ Rose Wagner
  • Salt Lake Comic Con: FanXperience @ Salt Palace
  • Dipped In Whiskey, Disengage, I Buried A Box @ Shred Shed
  • JD McPherson, The Hollering Pines @ State Room
  • UCW-Zero Pro Wrestling @ UCW-Zero Arena
  • DJ Matty Mo @ Urban
  • Record Store Day @ Various Venues
  • James Shepard, John Lane @ Why Sound