By Alex Cragun [Posted June 19, 2015]
It’s finally here! My musical Christmas is here (I should have a beer advent calendar) and oh boy, was it a fun first night. In a matter of six hours, I saw eleven bands. While bouncing between the booze and sans-booze rooms at Area 51 (a venue I haven’t been to since I was 17. It hasn’t changed a bit.) I had my face melted off on multiple occasions. … read more
By Alex Cragun [Posted May 4, 2015]
The sound of muffled bass echoed across 300 West as I walked closer to Kilby. The closer I was, the more decipherable the music became. By the time I was in the alley, it was clear that Baby Gurl had taken the stage earlier than expected. … read more
[Posted January 6, 2014]
Soundwaves is back for 2014 with Episode 131. Strap in for another year of podcastin’ with host Dan Nailen and your crew from SLUG Magazine.
– The Hopscotch Outreach Arts Foundation have invested their time and effort in the youth of Salt Lake City by offering classes in dance, film, writing and many other forms of alternative art. Founders Monica da Silva and Frazier Tedford explain the importance of educating our youth in these forms of expression while providing a friendly, nurturing atmosphere where kids can engage their creative side and turn their passion into life long skills.
– Die Off is a brand new 3 piece that formed over the summer of 2013. Keep your eyes out for these new comers who released a demo back in October, their brand of hardcore is heavy and bouncy with a kiss of southern rock and is nothing short of what you need to act a fool in the pit, brah.
– Baby Gurl sounds like they were methodically pieced together in a laboratory, before being raised up high into a tumultuous, stormy sky and brought to life by electricity that etched its way through darkness before finding a way into what was once dead flesh. This experimental rock duo is a monster that will have you grooving to weird, dancy buildups and tearing shit down to loud, funky breakdowns.
– Whether you’re crumpin’, popping and locking or two-stepping, The Bboy Federation views all forms of hip-hop and street style dancing as a way not only to express yourself but also as a means to travel the country and make ends meet. Co-founders Josh Perkins and Josie Marie speak on the organizations progress since its inception in 2008 and the BBoy Fed’s upcoming professional stage show which premieres this month.
[Posted March 11, 2013]
On this week's episode, our fearless host Dan Nailen speaks with Mike Harker and Rory Donahoe from Bring The Gig about their website and concerts; then SLUG's beer columnist Mike Riedel drops by the Soundwaves studio to talk about the latest beer news from Bohemian, Epic, Uinta and more; and SLUG writer Alex Cragun chats with the founders of the SLC chapter of the Pyrate Punx. Plus, brand new music from Cathy Foy's first solo album and experimental rock duo Baby Gurl. Our SLUG crew will be hitting up SXSW again this year and weâ€™d like to hear your thoughts on the festival. Are you going? Who would you like to see? Whatâ€™s your take on the experience? Call our automated voicemail line at 858-233-9324 and tell us your thoughts. You may get played on the show! … read more