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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

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

Review: Amyl & the Sniffers – Comfort to Me
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Ramones x Control Top + the Party-in-the-Back Half of Courtney Barnetts Mullet … read more

Local Review: BLACKSHAPE – BLACKSHAPE
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BLACKSHAPE = Alpha Male Tea Party + This Will Destroy You … read more

Perfume Genius @ Metro Music Hall 09.07 w/ Hand Habits
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Perfume Genius' body movements and stage performance replicated the emotional intensity of his music perfectly as he swayed sensuality. … read more

Mountain Movers: Moving More Than Mountains
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While the virus pulled a lot of things apart, the members of Mountain Movers were brought closer together, resulting in an exciting new sound. … read more

youngassNICO, Phobia the Greatest and MOD @ August SLUG Picnic...

SLUG's outdoor concert series, SLUG Picnic, returned this August with an explosion of late-summer heat and enthusiastic showmanship. … read more

Noah Cyrus w/ Ant Clemons @ Ogden Twilight 09.04
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It feels like we are all pretty damn glad to get back to the gigs. Ogden Twilight is doing a pretty damn fine job making that happen.  … read more

Local Review: Bly Wallentine – Dizzy Giant
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Bly Wallentine = Sufjan Stevens + Gary Wilson (Tormented) + Soft Hair … read more

Review: Halsey – If I Can’t Have Love, I Want...
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Halsey = Joan Jett x 5sos x Avril Lavigne  … read more

Staying in Tune to Survive: An Interview with Lexagon
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Cross-species communes and metaphysical kinships inhabit the experimental sound worlds of Alexa Burrell's new Lexagon record, Feminine Care. … read more

Local Review: Adult Prom – Mild Horses
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Adult Prom = Beach Fossils + Mac DeMarco + Stephen Steinbrink … read more

Local Review: Los Vii – Ephemera
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Los Vii = HOMESHAKE + Mac DeMarco + Tame Impala … read more

Local Review: Crook & The Bluff – MONOLITHS
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Crook & The Bluff = The Blasters + John Doe + Rush … read more

Review: Angry Blackmen – REALITY!
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Angry Blackmen = Death Grips + JPEGMAFIA + Wolf Eyes … read more

Wilco and Sleater-Kinney @ Red Butte Garden 08.08 w/ NNAMDï
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Red Butte Garden concerts are back in full swing, making a triumphant return after a long, COVID-imposed hiatus. … read more

Review: Iceburn – Asclepius
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Iceburn = Melvins + Sleep + Intronaut … read more

Review: Sunk Heaven – THE FVCKHEAѪTED LVNG
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Sunk Heaven = Daughters + Coil + Throbbing Gristle … read more

Local Review: The Painted Roses – Stone Cold Killer
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The Painted Roses = Temples + Liz Cooper + The Growlers … 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

Film Review: Venom: Let There Be Carnage
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Venom: Let There Be Carnage ranks far below Daredevil and Ghost Rider for Marvel-inspired movies and ranks among the worst films of the year. … read more

Film Review: The Guilty
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The Guilty is a satisfying thriller that dares to tackle some timely themes. Kudos to Gyllenhaal for a performance which anchors the film. … read more

Film Review: No Time To Die
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Not Time To Die is worth the wait, and it’s an exit that is worthy of the most interesting version of Bond that we’ve seen to date. … read more

Film Review: The Many Saints of Newark
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The Many Saints of Newark has some terrific lead performances, including some of Ray Liotta’s best work in decades. … read more

Film Review: Surge
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Surge fails as a compelling narrative but is buttressed by Ben Whishaw’s impeccable performance and one or two wonderful setpieces. … read more

Film Review: Dear Evan Hansen
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Dear Evan Hansen gets a few points for trying to address weighty issues, but it's one high school movie that simply doesn’t make the grade. … read more

Leah Harvey Lays the Foundation For a New Take on...
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It doesn’t take a psychohistorian to foresee a bright future ahead for Leah Harvey, who stars as Salvor Hardin in sci-fi series Foundation. … read more

Film Review: The Starling
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The Starling isn’t entirely without merit. But it’s as artificial and weak as big-budget Hollywood dramedies get. … read more

Film Review: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
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There’s no question in my mind that Everybody's Talking About Jamie will be embraced by many as a modern classic. … read more

Film Review: Cry Macho
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Cry Macho isn't the best swan song Clint Eastwood could ever hope for, but it would be far from the worst. … read more

Film Review: The Alpinist
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The Alpinist does its best to follow Leclerc as he travels from peak to peak with no cameras, no rope and no margin for error. … read more

Film Review: The Lost Leonardo
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Unravelling the hidden agendas of the world's richest men, this film reveals how truth became secondary to vested interests. … read more

Film Review: The Eyes of Tammy Faye
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For a film about people who profess to be instruments of God, there is surprisingly little revelation on display in The Eyes of Tammy Faye. … read more

Content Shifter: 9 Fall TV Losers You Can’t Stream
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The fall TV season brings new contenders to the entertainment table, but at least it doesn't include these "Content Shifter" losers. … read more

Film Review: The Card Counter
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The Card Counter is moody and depressing at times, but it has a lot to say and kept me so glued to the screen that I barely blinked. … read more

Film Review: Small Engine Repair
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Small Engine Repair is a remarkable film—a darkly comedic, nail-bitingly tense and, at times, emotional work that defies easy categorization. … read more

Filmmaker Nick Fituri Scown Takes on Laughter and Tears with...
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Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11 is a unique look at the first defining moment of the century and it's a poignant portrait of the human spirit. … read more

Film Review: Worth
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When Worth kicks into gear, it’s a moving and interesting story that captures both a collective and individual experience. … read more

Film Revew: Cinderella
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Cinderella feels more like Sunday-night television than a movie, but it’s just enjoyable enough, and well-intentioned enough, to get a pass. … read more

Series Review: Only Murders in the Building
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Only Murders in the Building has an old-fashioned murder-mystery-in-a-modern-setting feel that’s a lot of fun. … read more

Film Review: Candyman
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Candyman is dark, bloody and disturbing, and it reminded me how good horror can be when it’s got the right hook. … read more

Film Review: Not Going Quietly
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Not Going Quietly isn’t always easy to watch, but it’s a lot more hopeful than you might expect, and never manipulative. … read more

Film Review: Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings
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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is filled with kung fu and narrow escapes and is exhilarating and insanely fun. … 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