[Posted December 30, 2013]
Dan invites five of our rad SLUG staffers into the studio to find out what local bands they have been listening to this year in Salt Lake City’s music scene with a Local Music Roundtable on Episode 130 of SLUG Soundwaves.
– Light/Black are a four-piece alternative rock band that formed in April of 2012 and have had our Editor in Chief, Angela Brown swooning ever since. Ethereal vocals and heavy guitar mixed with slow, pounding drums create a humble, spiraling, doom-laden sound that dares to rival the tones of stoner-metal bands from the 90s.
– The Pentagraham Crackers are a group of seasoned Salt Lake music scene veterans and their years of combined experience would explain why they have been able to capture such a wonderful sound with their music. These gentlemen put forth sounds like they are from parallel universe where summer never ends and the beer never dries up and that is exactly the kind of place you could find our Digital Content Coordinator, Cody Kirkland.
– With so many bands and groups popping up, it’s hard to find music that actually comes from the soul. SLUG’s Managing Editor Esther Merono has fallen in love with The Circulars because they have captured a slowly disappearing romanticism in their music. Their songs bring up wells of emotion not only because it is beautiful, but because you can hear these artist’s passion for their music in every strum, lyric and pounding of the drum.
– Cornered By Zombies technical prowess over a guitar and a drum set make them a force to be reckoned with in Salt Lake City’s metal scene. Alexander Ortega, Editorial Assistant at SLUG HQ glorifies this duo because they produce some of the loudest, fastest and technically superb metal in the Valley and they do it without a vocalist or bassist.
– Blissfully surreal, Mideau is a pairing of talented musicians who have used their project as a means to produce some of the most incredible indie-pop that has come out of Utah County. Every nuance and word and its presentation is meticulously planned and because of that dedication their final product is a magic that our very own Office Coordinator, Gavin Sheehan can attest to.
– The Hollering Pines album Long Nights, Short Lives and Spilled Chances is full of lessons and musings on love and the hardships we all face day to day within ourselves and with those we know and love. Our Soundwaves host, Dan Nailen is privy to the raw, untethered emotion that The Hollering Pines possess with their breathtaking interpretation of the Americana genre.
[Posted October 14, 2013]
On this week’s episode, SLUG writer Allison Shephard sits down with Libby Linton of the electro-pop band Mideau; SLUG writer Thomas Winkley chats with Chris Allen of Anime Banzai to talk about this year’s convention in Layton; and SLUG columnist and resident Jazz enthusiast Mike Brown dopes by the Soundwaves studio to chat about the upcoming season with our host Dan Nailen. Plus, brand-new music from neo-psychedelic duo Creature Double Feature. Next week, Jeffrey Steadman will return for another Yelp segment talking about the best Halloween-related treats and goodies to find around town, and we’d like to hear what some of your favorites are. Call our automated voicemail line at 858-233-9324 and tell us your thoughts. You may get played on the show! … read more
[Posted July 29, 2013]
On this week's episode, Salt Lake Comic Con founder Dan Farr drops by to chat with our host Dan Nailen about the upcoming convention; SLUG Writer Tim Kronenberg chats with Terry J. Mitchell in the Soundwaves Studio about her art exhibition revolving around the 33-year-old racist serial killings at Liberty Park; and then our host Dan chats with SLUG beer columnist Mike Riedel about the latest brews and Epic's new brewpub! Plus, we bid farewell to Tolchock Trio and check out new music from electro-pop band Mideau. Craft Lake City is quickly coming upon us, and we’d like to hear what you’re excited to see at the festival this year. Call our automated voicemail line at 858-233-9324 and tell us your thoughts. You may get played on the show! … read more