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Episode #145 - 4/14/14

Oasis Games, Rotten Musicians, Mark Dago, Dr. Volts Comics

Soundwaves is geeking out this week. We speak with local gamers and comic book enthusiasts, and hear music from videogame/Dungeons & Dragons inspired group Rotten Musicians and solo artist Mark Dago.

- Alex Sittner, card master and owner of Oasis Games, discusses the science and competition behind card-based, tabletop sport.

Rotten Musicians are a group of dice-rolling, word-engineering white boys. Check out the track “20+ Broadsword,” from their 2008 debut, Say You Love Her.

- When not performing with the pack of goons known as the Rotten Musicians, Mark Dago is busy creating his own fantasy themed tunes. Listen to “Magic Kingdom” on this episode of SLUG Soundwaves.

- SLUG speaks with Dave Landa of Dr. Volt’s Comics, and we find out that the unique visual medium isn’t just for nerds.

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Episode #144 - 4/7/14

Awkward Fest 2014, Get Stakerized!, Magic Mint, Yelp

Things get a little weird when Brian Staker stops by the Soundwaves studio, and Jeffrey Steadman from Yelp checks in to give us the scoop on “awkward” restaurants in the Salt Lake area. We also listen to music from Staker’s band, Get Stakerized! and new local, solo artist Magic Mint.

- SLUG writer and host of podcast The Awkward Hour, Brian Staker, speaks with host Dan Nailen about the upcoming Awkward Fest. A celebration of the Awkward Hour’s 6th anniversary and all things socially inept, the event will bring together a collection of Salt Lake City’s art, performance and entertainment personalities.

- Brian Staker is not only a master of the ungainly he also performs bluesy, 1990s rock under the moniker, Get Stakerized! Listen in as we check out “Dying By Degrees.”

- Local musician Andrew Shaw, who you may know from such local groups as The Platte and Color Animal, has most recently pursued a solo music project as Magic Mint. His debut release, Grand America, is a lackadaisical trip through slow, and sometimes dark, indie rock. On this episode we listen to the track “Sheep” off the six-track EP.

- Jeffrey from Yelp stops in for a chat with our host, Dan, to give us a heads up on the delicious restaurants around SLC that have an interesting dynamic. Whether it be a strange layout or an interesting theme, Jeffrey has the knowledge and we are eager to get in the know about these local eateries.

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SLUG Messes With Texas

SXSW 2014

SLUG was represented at SXSW by our own Angela H. Brown, Alexander Ortega, Cody Kirkland and Joshua Joye. This fearless troop took a few opportunities to get away from the chaos in Austin, Texas and record a bonus episode of Soundwaves, so that they could give insight into the madness and music they witnessed. Along with bacon-wrapped hot dogs, killer beer and visits from Utah musicians, including David Johnson of Max Pain and The Groovies, the SXSW team recount their most memorable, and least favorite, parts of the weeklong music festival.

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Episode #143 - 3/31/14

SXSW Recap: Polytype & Moneypenny

SXSW has come and gone, leaving a wake of plastic cups, panties and music dreams in the streets of Austin, Texas. Local bands Polytype and Moneypenny were there for the action, so SLUG speaks to them about their time and experiences there. We hear music from Polytpe’s debut album, as well as Moneypenny’s 2013 release.

- Polytype has been through a lot since it’s formation in 2011: releasing a debut album, signing to a label and going through a line-up change all while continuing to play live. Since coming back from the show-ravaged state of Texas, Mason Porter, a member of the local electronic/indie band was able to chat with SLUG about the group’s experience at SXSW. We also listen to “Coinflip” from their debut, Basic // Complex.

- Moneypenny are a pop-punk band based out of both Utah and California. The band has been pumping out positive, upbeat and catchy jams since 2006 and just this year released their newest, a self-titled album. Their song “Below The Surface” is a testament to all that is pop-punk.

- SLUG had the chance to chat with Issac Ellsworth, guitarist and vocalist of Moneypenny, on the phone while they were in Austin, TX at the SXSW Music Festival. Issac discussed band community ethics, the reception of their new album, the message behind Moneypenny and more.

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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