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Bold & Beautiful: One Million Moths
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One Million Moths has the light of a thousand fires in their soul, and when they perform you can see them shine brighter than any stage light. … read more

Local Book Review: Klamock
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Klamock is an adventure that reminds you that the clock is ticking, all while touring around the finest Salt Lake City fast food spots. … read more

Squash Your Fears of Pumpkin Beers
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Bewilder Brewing, Shades Brewing, Epic Brewing Company—these local breweries' pumpkin beers will elevate your opinion on squash and hops. … read more

The Rose Club Thorn Bowl @ Crossroads Skateshop 10.02
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The success of this event was felt throughout the community and it is sure to become a highlight of the Utah skate scene for years to come. … read more

Bryton Elias: The Artist and the Line 
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For Bryton Elias, the shapes in his art emanate from childhood memories and personal freedom granted from within one’s own head.  … read more

Magical Endowment: The Mormon Endowment Tarot of Gazelam Ale
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Gazelam Ale's tarot deck is a source of magical inspiration and a tool to catalyze creativity, as well as a way to preserve the Endowment. … read more

SLUG Style: Abigail Marie Nielson of Paul Mitchell The School

For this special edition of our monthly “SLUG Style” column, SLUG partnered with Paul Mitchell The School for a styling contest. … read more

They Reminisce: A Retrospective on Hip-Hop Culture
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1520 Arts' hip-hop showcase They Reminisce is an apparent labor of love which pays respects to both the past and the future. … read more

The Second Annual Kilby Block Party Is a “Return to...
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Kilby Court—Salt Lake City’s longest-running all-ages music venue—remains with its doors open to music artists and music lovers alike. … read more

Barrel Master #2 Rye Whiskey Pre-Sale Event @ Sugar House...
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Guests arrived quickly to Sugar House Distillery and enjoyed tastings of not only the new release but of their classics as well. … read more

Bold & Beautiful: Agony Ray
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Whether she’s singing live in a digital show or raising fear in a clever stage performance, Agony Ray is a queen you remember. … read more

SLUG Style: Yadel Huest

Let’s consider ourselves blessed as we take a look at these artful and striking looks that Yadel Huest has in store on the regular. … read more

Lacto Fervere: Inviting Bacteria to the Table
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When it comes to creating your own lacto fermentations, understanding the “how” isn’t as important as understanding the “why.” … read more

Bold & Beautiful – SLUG LGBTQ+: Jazzmine Pike
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Dance is a main part of Jazzmine Pike’s life—it’s been a way to tell her own personal story—but what Pike does isn't just dance. … read more

SLUG Style: Icky Rogers

Like the conceptual layers in his music, Icky Rogers embraces layering in his style and splashes it with accents that reflect his own taste. … read more

Taking Charge of the Narrative with Reneé Stirling-DeHaan
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Reneé Stirling-DeHaan knew that harmful messages about disability couldn’t continue, and so her book, To Be Different Is Beautiful, was born. … read more

The 13th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By...
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This was only the second year the Craft Lake City DIY Fest took place at the Utah State Fairpark, and it saw lots of exciting changes. … read more

The Wolf Girl: A Look Inside Halley Bruno’s Art
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For SLUG’s T-shirt design contest, Halley Bruno’s interpretation of SLUG as a skateboarding dog won, but her artistic love began earlier. … read more

Bold & Beautiful: Terra Flesh
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Terra Flesh possesses a tenacious spirit and radiant energy, infectious qualities that bode well for the future of Utah's drag community. … read more

SLUG Style: Brittany Watts

Whether you spy her at the bar or turning it up at the airport, Brittany Watts loves what she wears—and wears it with verve. … read more

SLUG Mag’s 2021 Brewstillery @ Artspace City Center 07.10

SLUG Mag's 2021 Brewstillery celebrated Utah’s breweries and distilleries, offering tastings of local beer and spirits from over 30 vendors. … read more

Sophie Schwabacher: Tapping Beer Nostalgia with Watercolor
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Sophie Schwabacher is the gallery manager at Salt Lake City’s Modern West, where you can see her first-ever publicly displayed art series. … read more

Schmigadoon! Brings Mystical Musical Magic to AppleTV+
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Schmigadoon! is is an energetic mix of old-fashioned musical fun with modern sensibilities, making it an entertaining highlight of the summer. … read more

Local Review: Threar – Demo Tape ’21
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Threar = Rise and Fall + Trap Them + Explosions in the Sky … read more

Review: Regas-McDonald – Hall of Fame Cities
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Regas-Mcdonald = Can + Roxy Music / Moon River … read more

Maximum Expression with BLACKSTARKIDS
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BLACKSTARKIDS’ music is something borne from friendship, and it shows. Catch them at The Depot fresh off of their new album, Puppies Forever. … read more

Review: Pal Hwang Dan – 2013-2021 Seoul
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Pal Hwang Dan = Laughing Ears + John Maus (We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves) + breakfast tacos … read more

Local Review: Treason Angel – Stigmata Comedy Hour
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Treason Angel = Puce Mary + Prurient … read more

Local Review: fuckskin – SYNC/RPT || codelyoko
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If the two parts of SYNC/RPT || codelyoko are meant to coexist, the latter deserves more songs that don't feel geared towards the former. … read more

Cloud Nothings @ Urban Lounge 11.12 w/ Mourning [A] BLKstar
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Mourning [A] BLKstar and Cloud Nothings brought a sonically diverse and emotionally powerful showcase to Urban Lounge last Friday. … read more

Julien Baker @ The Complex 11.12 w/ DEHD
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Nov. 12th, 2021 was a night to remember for the countless individuals who packed The Complex, eager to see Julien Baker perform live. … read more

Interview + Premiere: Kofi the Spiderman – February 21
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On their new EP for Grimalkin Records, February 21, Kofi the Spiderman embraces the collaborative spirit with producer Sawtooth. … read more

FINNEAS @ The Depot 11.06 w/ Marinelli
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FINNEAS and Marinelli delivered a sold out event which was definitely a place to enjoy some music, sing along and scream with some friends. … read more

Local Review: Dad Bod – Pastels
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Dad Bod  = Mild High Club +  Loving + George Harrison … read more

Brett Naucke Finds Reflective Openness in His Mirror Ensemble
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Brett Naucke discusses how bringing on collaborators Natalie Chami and Whitney Johnson shaped the sound of his new album, Mirror Ensemble. … read more

Review: Hana Vu – Public Storage
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Hana Vu = Mitski x MUNYA + Hand Habits … read more

Local Review: Wiberg – w.i.m.o.b.
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Wiberg = Van Halen x Joy Division + Rush … read more

Review: ToBy – L’esprit
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ToBy = Dominic Fike + JPEGMAFIA … read more

Local Review: Seeking Tragedy – Entropy
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Seeking Tragedy = Evanescence + Tool … read more

Review: Marissa Nadler – The Path of the Clouds
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Marissa Nadler = Chelsea Wolfe + Lingua Ignota … read more

Local Review: frick. – Collection 1
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frick. = Violent Femmes + Sex Pistols … read more

Review: Parquet Courts – Sympathy for Life
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Parquet Courts Sympathy For Life Rough Trade Street: 10.22 Parquet Courts = Dead Kennedys + Talking Heads + Primal Scream Much of Parquet Courts’ newest album, Sympathy For Life, was

Review: Abby Huston – AH HA
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Abby Huston = Clairo x Arlo Parks + Glass Animals … read more

Local Review: Nostalgic90s – Carolina Blues 2
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Nostalgic90s = $crim + Gunna + Pi'erre Bourne … read more

100 Gecs @ The Depot 10.15 w/ Aaron Cartier
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After an electrifying performance from 100 Gecs, all that’s left to do is patiently await the 2022 release of 10000 Gecs. … read more

Review: WEAK SIGNAL – BIANCA
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WEAK SIGNAL = The Raveonettes + Tired Pony … read more

Review: FINNEAS – Optimist
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FINNEAS = Conan Gray x Alec Benjamin … read more

Review: Jeremiah M. Carter and Chelsea Bridge – The Way...
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Jeremiah M. Carter and Chelsea Bridge = Eric Zann + Anne Guthrie … read more

Local Review: the moss – Kentucky Derby
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the moss = The Backseat Lovers + Slaughter Beach, Dog + Kurt Vile … read more

Emmylou Harris @ Red Butte Garden 09.30 w/ Marisa Anderson...
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Renowned singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris and acoustic act Marisa Anderson & William Tyler were welcomed to the Red Butte Garden stage. … read more

Rancid @ Rio Tinto 10.02 w/ Dropkick Murphys and The...
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An eager crowed began to assemble along Rio Tinto Stadium to enter the U Of U Health Plaza, lining up early Saturday evening. … read more

Local Review: The Psychsomatics – Seams of Expectation
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The Psychsomatics = Arctic Monkeys + Tame Impala … read more

Local Review: jives – wait for me
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jives =  Epona + Kainbeats … read more

Local Review: Icarus Phoenix – No tree can grow to...
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Icarus Phoenix = Coconut Records + Spoon + Silver Jews … read more

Local Review: Pixie And The Partygrass Boys – Snake Creek
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Pixie And The Partygrass Boys = Sturgill Simpson + The Knitters … read more

St. Vincent @ Twilight Concert Series 09.18
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Tulsa’s own indie-rocker Annie Clark aka St. Vincent gave The Gallivan Center a gorgeous early-autumn night on the town last Saturday. … read more

Review: Buffalo Daughter – We Are The Times
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Buffalo Daughter = OOIOO + Gorillaz + Cornelius … read more

half•alive @ The Depot 09.13 w/ slenderbodies
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half•alive and slenderbodies provided an amazing show that had the concrete floor flexing with all the happy, dancing feet of the attendance. … read more

Composer Carter Burwell’s Bright Manhattan Mornings and Dark Scottish Nights
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Whether you realize it or not, you’ve heard Carter Burwell’s scores. The prolific composer’s filmography spans 37 years and includes Raising Arizona, A Goofy Movie,  Being John Malkovich, A Knight’s

Film Review: Bruised
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Even if it lacks inspiration, Halle Berry approaches her directorial debut, Bruised, with workman-like precision and confidence. … read more

Film Review: No Future
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Shot with a somber haze in its framing, coloring and camera movement, No Future creates a sense of hopelessness, realism and slowness. … read more

The Many Loves of Eleanor Coppola
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Eleanor Coppola explores love, the connections that we make and the bonds we share in her new anthology film, Love is Love is Love. … read more

Film Review: House of Gucci
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House of Gucci follows Patrizia Reggiani’, an outsider from humble beginnings, in her marriage to Maurizio Gucci. … read more

Film Review: Julia
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Julia may not be the most life-changing or insightful documentary of the year, but it's elegant, sweet and baked to perfection. … read more

From SLC To MCU: VFX Editor Hannah Long’s Super Career
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By Patrick Gibbs [email protected] Every year at the Sundance Film Festival, Utah becomes a destination spot for filmmakers. For Hannah Long, a Lead Visual Effects Editor for Marvel Studios, Salt

Film Review: King Richard
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King Richard is inspiring and well worth seeing. It’s a return to form for Smith and a good film if taken on its own merits. … read more

Film Review: BEANS
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BEANS is thought provoking and heartbreakingly sweet. It's everything a good coming-of-age story should be. … read more

Film Review: Ghostbusters: Afterlife
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Ghostbusters: Afterlife is funny, exciting, suspenseful, heartfelt and is made with an equal combination of passion and skill. … read more

Film Review: The Power of the Dog
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The Power of the Dog takes some time to digest, but it’s an unforgettable and challenging story that challenges the western genre. … read more

Film Review: Encanto
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Encanto is a mesmerizing and insightful work of art that has a lot to say while retaining universal themes and characters. … read more

Film Review: Belfast
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Belfast is among the very best films of 2021 and beyond, a triumphant and transportive cinematic experience. … read more

Film Review: Red Notice
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Red Notice is a breezy, energetic romp that is easily one of the most briskly entertaining films of the fall season. … read more

Content Shifter: 10 New Fall ’21 Series to Stream
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Out of the 50-plus new shows that have premiered so far in the fall TV season, I could only scrape together 10 worth recommending. … read more

Film Review: Spencer
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Spencer may take a bit of time to digest and lack subtlety, but it ranks among the most interesting screen portrayals of historical figures. … read more

Film Review: Labyrinth of Cinema
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Taking on Labyrinth of Cinema is definitely not for the faint of heart but comes highly recommend for any and all movie lovers. … read more

Film Review: Finch
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Finch is a buddy road movie that isn't always a smooth ride, however it certainly is one of the most involving major releases of the year. … read more

Film Review: Language Lessons
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Language Lessons is an antidote to blockbuster burnout by breaking cinematic ground without throwing its creative innovations in your face. … read more

Film Review: Eternals

Eternals is likely to be the most polarizing MCU entry in some time, because it doesn’t fit easily inside a mold. … read more

Film Review: The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening...
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The French Dispatch offers plenty of wonderful elements and a unique artistic voice that is likely to please most fans. … read more

Series Review: You (Season Three)
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Though season three of You possesses moving storytelling and poses interesting questions, the overall experience felt erratic. … read more

Film Review: Last Night in Soho
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Last Night in Soho works well enough to forgive its flaws, but it's more a mildly psychedelic niche movie than a great film. … read more

Film Review: The Electrical Life of Louis Wain
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The Electrical Life of Louis Wain is an imperfect but worthy effort that mirrors its own subject in that it can’t seem to come together. … read more

Film Review: The Harder They Fall
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The Harder They Fall is a big, bold, badass blast of fun and it's one of the most satisfying gourmet popcorn flicks of the year. … read more

Film Review: Halloween Kills
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Halloween Kills is a crass, stupid and morally repugnant mess of a movie that should have been called Halloween Kills Time. … read more

Film Review: Freeland
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Following longtime pot farmer Devi, Freeland focuses more on the breathtaking imagery and less on the complexity of a standard plot.  … read more

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Friends Talk Creating Wolfboy and The Everything...
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Wolfboy and the Everything Factory is a charming adventure that is sure to spark the imaginations of children and adults alike. … read more

Film Review: The Family
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The Family is a film overflowing with interesting ideas, but it is so overstuffed that it fails to flesh out any of them. … read more

Film Review: Dune
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Is Denis Villenueve's epic adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel, Dune the predestined box office savior that has been prophesied? … read more

Film Review: Ron’s Gone Wrong
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Ron’s Gone Wrong is pure joy, and it's the kind of film that encapsulates everything there is to love about the moviegoing experience. … read more

Noah Wyle Talks Pulling Off Cons With The Pros on...
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It’s been almost 9 years since the hit series Leverage ended its successful run, but as Yogi Berra said, “it ain’t over till it’s over.” … read more

Film Review: The Last Duel
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The Last Duel explores justice, abuse, cowardice, bravery and responsibility and examines what honor means in real life and on screen. … read more

Film Review: I’m Your Man
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I’m Your Man is a romantic dramedy with substance, charm and a sad sense of the frustrations of love, relationships and life goals. … read more

Content Shifter: 9 1991 Horror Movies to Stream
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Here are nine horror movies from 1991 to remind you how good you have it during spooky season 30 years later. … read more

Film Review: Lamb
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Lamb is a unique and deeply atmospheric film that stands out as unlike anything that’s hit theaters all year. … read more

Cinematographer Sam Levy Talks Mayday, a Feminist Fantasy That is...
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Mayday is a unique film and, hopefully, the first of many feature-length collaborations between Sam Levy and Karen Cinorre. … read more

Film Review: The Addams Family 2
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The Addams Family 2 snaps along with a certain degree of rhythm and has just enough of a sense of morbid fun to be surprisingly watchable. … read more

Episode #377 – Early Successional

On the latest "SLUG Soundwaves," listen to folk-rock group Early Successional discuss their origins and their recent return from hiatus. … read more

Episode #376 – Nicole McMahan

On "SLUG Soundwaves," pop and R&B artist Nicole McMahan discusses her love for live performing and building an ethos with her audience. … read more

Episode #375 – Swans of Never

Matthew Nanes of local rock group Swans of Never comes to SLUG Soundwaves to discuss the band's long history and change in creative direction. … read more

Episode #374 – Toothpicks

On the latest "SLUG Soundwaves," local garage rock band Toothpicks discuss the process behind their new album, Gonzo Journalists Are Pretty. … read more

Episode #373 – Courtney Lane

On the latest "SLUG Soundwaves," Courtney Lane discusses their journey from the stiff world of classical music to a community-focused mindset. … read more

Episode #372 – MOD

Local musician MOD’s music reaches beyond the borders of genre and welcomes a collage of different sounds and musical approaches. … read more

Episode #371 – SONIALOXO

Sharing her music has helped local pop and R&B musician SONIALOXO grow to be a person who doesn’t care what others think. … read more

Episode #370 – Swarmer

It’s local metal group Swarmer’s spirit of sharing and willingness to combine ideas that leads to the group’s distinct sound. … read more

Episode #369 – Scheissters

After previous experiences in bands where lyrics were meaningless, Scheissters aim to do something different with their music-making process. … read more

Episode #368 – Nicole Canaan

Wherever was not only Nicole Canaan’s first EP, but her first time sharing her songs and all the emotions packed into them with someone else. … read more

Episode #367 – Iceburn

Episode #367 of "SLUG Soundwaves" features Gentry Densley from veteran experimental punk group Iceburn discussing their new album, Asclepius. … read more

Episode #366 – Backhand

For this episode of "SLUG Soundwaves," Jake and Ben Owens talk about the inspirational experiences behind local punk band Backhand. … read more

Episode #365 – Ritt Momney

Instead of sealing himself in a box for the sake of recognizability, Jack Rutter explores many shades of his personality through Ritt Momney. … read more

Episode #364 – Rade

Experiences with and observations of American injustice have led Rade to funnel their frustrations and encourage change through music. … read more

Episode #363 – Suit Up, Soldier

For Suit Up, Soldier, things are already looking up for a successful album release, with as a host of performances already lined up. … read more

Episode #362 – Dogma Society

Episode #362 of "SLUG Soundwaves" features the Utah-born collective Dogma Society discussing their roots, their rise and their future. … read more

Episode #361 – Portal to the God...

Episode #361 of "SLUG Soundwaves" showcases Scott and Clark of local avant-everything group Portal to the God Damn Blood Dimension. … read more

Episode #360 – La La Diabla

La La Diabla draws inspiration from garage and surf rock and delivers their sound through a punk aesthetic that is as noisy as it is groovy. … read more