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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  • Happy Birthday, Ashlee Mason!
  • Funeral Horse @ Burt's
  • Park Silly Sunday Market @ Historic Main Street
  • Strand Of Oaks, Christopher Denny @ Kilby
  • Slow Food Utah Benefit Dinner @ Meditrina
  • Brandi Carlile @ Red Butte
  • Temple, Nora Dates @ Shred Shed
  • Wade Bowen Band, Sean McConnell @ State Room
  • The English Beat, DJ Dubmatix @ Urban
  • Muscle & Marrow, Moon Of Delirium, MakingFuck, Die Off @ Burt's
  • Brown Bag: Zodiac Empire @ City Library
  • Razakel, Sicktanick, Dark Half @ Gino's
  • Wood Carver, The Hard Hearted @ Grounds For Coffee
  • The Photo Atlas, Signal Sound, Wasatch @ Loading Dock
  • Run-On Sunshine, Genre Zero, Red Bennies @ Shred Shed
  • MC Frontalot, Corn Mo @ State Room
  • Open Fields @ Burt's
  • Brown Bag: Tablado Dance Co. @ City Library
  • Jack & Jack; Phora @ Complex
  • The Rhythm Combo @ Garage
  • The Pelicant's @ Kilby
  • Melissa Etheridge @ Kingsbury
  • Silence, 2x4, Narrow Hearts @ Loading Dock
  • Big Shiny Geek Show Pub Quiz @ Lucky 13
  • Moonside Summer, Lakoda @ Mojos
  • Bluegrass & BBQ Night @ Natural History Museum
  • Beers with Becker @ O'Shucks
  • Rumba Libre @ Rose Wagner
  • Carousel Kings, For The Win, Racecar Racecar @ Shred Shed
  • Advocacy to Action: Expanding Health Care to Utahans @ SLCC Redwood Campus
  • Fall Film Series: Creativity in Focus @ UMFA
  • Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, Holy Water Buffalo, Lady Murasaki @ Urban
  • Happy Birthday, Ceza Dzawala!
  • Moira Scar, Jawwzz!!, Foster Body @ Boing! Anarchist Collective
  • Brown Bag: Coyote Vision Group @ City Library
  • Reverend Horton Heat, Pinata Protest @ Depot
  • Mark Chaney & The Garage All Stars @ Garage
  • Smoke Siignals, Trill Scott Heron, Morzfeen @ Lo-Fi Cafe
  • I Declare War, Oceano, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, Barrier, Invent Animate, Amorous @ Loading Dock
  • The Chickadee Society: Eggs @ Natural History Museum
  • Twilight Concert Series: The Head & The Heart, San Fermin @ Pioneer Park
  • The Brocks @ Velour
  • The Far West, Triggers & Slips @ ABG's
  • Jhonny K & His Krew @ Barrel Room
  • W.C. Lindsay @ Burt's
  • Brown Bag: Folk Hogan @ City Library
  • Hawthorne Heights, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, New Empire, Famous Last Words, Laguna Sunrise @ Complex
  • Ottmar Liebert, Luna Negra @ Egyptian Theatre
  • Cory Christiansen Trio @ Garage
  • Stonefed @ Hog Wallow
  • Drew Deezy, Trey Smoov, Fiji, Essel, Bonafide @ Infinity
  • Bobby Meader, This Nomad Heart, Brian Vidal @ Jazzy's
  • Sylvan Esso, Dana Buoy @ Kilby
  • Weazl, Alain DeCordova @ Mestizo
  • Disforia, Shadowseer, Melo, Eyes of Damnation @ Metro
  • Brad Rizer, Carrie Myers, Scott Ferrin, Baker Street Blues Band @ Mojos
  • The Delphic Quorum, Louth Debauch, Robin Mary, Farewell Nick Wan @ Muse Music
  • Cosmis Gate, Oliver Smith @ Park City Live
  • Earth, Wind & Fire @ Red Butte
  • Sara Larson, Wasatch Fault @ Shred Shed
  • Sugar House Farmer's Market @ Sugarmont Plaza
  • Hedwig & The Angry Inch @ Tower Theatre
  • Exhibition Opening Reception @ UMOCA
  • How To Dress Well, Salazar @ Urban
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tesla @ USANA
  • Movie Under the Stars: Frozen @ Utah State Capitol
  • Park City's Last Friday Gallery Stroll @ Various Galleries
  • Ferocious Oaks @ Velour
  • Happy Birthday, Lauren Slaughter!
  • Fetish Ball @ Area 51
  • The Number Ones @ Bayou
  • Symptoms, Sturgeon General, Victims Willing @ Burt's
  • The Slide Brothers @ Canyons Resort
  • Starstruck 5, Paul Anthony, Dirt Monkey, Exodus @ Complex
  • Vince Gill, Time Jumpers @ Deer Valley Resort
  • WRD: Home Team Championships @ Derby Depot
  • Ottmar Liebert, Luna Negra @ Egyptian Theatre
  • Patrick Sweany @ Garage
  • The Mondegreens @ Hog Wallow
  • Soul What @ Jazzy's
  • Golden Sun, The North Valley, Maer @ Kilby
  • Mojos Fest @ Mojos
  • The Sash, Avalon Landing, VanLadyLove (rare acoustic performance), The Mainstream @ Muse Music
  • HawkWatch: Birds in the Lab! @ Natural History Museum
  • The Horse: Labor Day Weekend Celebration! @ Natural History Museum
  • DJ MOTIV8 @ Park City Live
  • Relaunch Party @ Photo Collective Studios
  • Downtown Farmer's Market @ Pioneer Park
  • Alienate @ Rose Wagner
  • #UtahProgress Block Party @ Salt Lake Arts Hub
  • The Summer Flea @ Salt Lake Equestrian Park
  • A Province Of Thay, Star Grazer, Lo There Do I See My Brother, No Sun @ Shred Shed
  • 2014 Great Salt Lake Yoga Fest @ SLC Krishna Temple
  • Blackberry Smoke, Parchman Farm @ State Room
  • Hedwig & The Angry Inch @ Tower Theatre
  • Merchant Royal, Crook & The Bluff, Big Wild Wings @ Urban
  • Keith Urban, Jerrod Niemann, Brett Eldredge @ USANA
  • South Paw, Red Yeti, Queenadilla @ Velour