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For our second annual July Outdoorsy Issue, long-time SLUG illustrator Garrick Dean (@dean_illustration on Instagram) captures the joy and wonder of outdoor activities in Utah with a sick mountain bike jump over Salt Lake City!

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Black Metal Yoga with Circus Instructor Cupcake
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Black Metal Yoga is a fresh spin on traditional yoga that incorporates low red lighting, candles, incense and (you guessed it) black metal into a yoga class setting. … read more

Opaque Shades: Strength Through Tenure and Tenacity
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Tenure speaks volumes when it comes to professionalism, reliability and quality, and both Ben Stich Houtz and Miah Smith have been active fixtures in the local goth community for decades....

Blink-182: One More Time @ The Delta Center 07.11
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The night ends with a tremendous climax of fireworks exploding from above and sperm-shaped confetti raining down on the crowd. It wouldn't be Blink if there wasn’t some crass humor...

Bold & Beautiful: Diana Lone
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A Why Kiki resident performer since summer 2021, the 26-year-old is used to the competitive nature of drag. … read more

Adrianne Lenker @ The Depot 06.25
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To be able to see an artist’s music move people is a powerful thing and Adrianne Lenker definitely holds that power. … read more

Cage the Elephant @ Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre 6.20
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Flames shoot up from the front of the stage, emanating an intense heat as heads rock and hands fly in the air while the music blasts from Cage the Elephant....

MØTRIK Behind the Kraut
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In the end, MØTRIK loves being weird and having fun for the sake of making music, and they aren’t too concerned about what anyone thinks. … read more

DIIV @ Metro Music Hall 06.14
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DIIV played a set at Metro Music Hall that really delivered on the revamped art direction of Frog In Boiling Water, with plenty of additional artistic embellishments. … read more

SLUG Mag’s Brewstillery 2024 @ Artspace City Center 06.15
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SLUG Mag’s Brewstillery 2024  featured over 30 brewers and distillers from all over Utah with a wide variety of unique drinks for all palates! … read more

Four Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth in Utah this Year
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Learn more about three celebrations happening in Utah this year, from the 35th Annual Juneteenth Freedom and Heritage Festival in Ogden to a brand-new Juneteenth Freedom 5K Run/Walk in Woods...

DIIV Thinks Remixes Are Fucking Cool 
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DIIV, the renowned four-piece shoegaze band, delves into themes of interpersonal turmoil and societal shortcomings with SLUG MAG. … read more

Red Hot Chili Peppers @ Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre...
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Drummer Chad Smith keeps an eye on everyone as bassist Flea runs the gamut of the stage, guitarist John Frusciante provides backup vocals and Anthony Kiedis keeps wailing on the...

Mestizo Arts Presents: Home Is Never Dead; It Isn’t Even...
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Artists Julian Croft and HALO welcome visitors to their collaborative exhibition to explore the sapphic house in multiple dimensions. … read more

The 12th Annual SLUG Cat Presented By Fat Tire
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The 12th Annual SLUG Cat Presented By Fat Tire took place on Saturday, May 18, featuring games, a manifest of clues, a swarm of bicyclists and amazing sponsors. … read more

IDLES @ The Union 5.17
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IDLES returned to SLC with a vengeance. Joe Talbots' Pro-Palestinian message rang louder than any song they played that night. … read more

Past and Present Collide with Pat Ring’s Newest Skate Film...
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Patrick Ring, also known as Pat or P Ring is a local skier and filmmaker in Salt Lake City. … read more

Kilby Block Party 5 @ Utah State Fairpark 5/10-5/12
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For those who missed out this year, allow our testimonials of the Kilby Block Party experience to guide you into making the right call next year! … read more

17 Stand-Out Performances from Kilby Block Party 5
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With a disco ball-glistening atmosphere and a star-studded lineup that could rival Coachella in sheer talent, Kilby Block Party was an absolute fever dream. … read more

SLUG Style: Cisco Garcia-Garza
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As I continue to grow and become comfortable with who I really am, I think that my style will become a more refined reflection of my true self. … read more

Molly’s Gemini Room: Redefining Salt Lake’s Nightlife
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Molly’s Gemini Room is the newest and sexiest addition to Salt Lake City’s nightlife scene. … read more

Cruisin’ The Current: A Quick Chat with Current Joys
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Through manic, scribbled-out notes and a partially-eaten tape cassette, Rattigan detailed a behind-the-scenes look to his DIY style and musical antecedent.  … read more

Bold & Beautiful: Whorechata
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Whorechata is a father, a dancer, a foodie, an economist and, of course, a drag queen. … read more

Slaying Cancer and Serving Equity: Cancer’s A Drag
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On Saturday, May 18 the American Cancer Society will be hosting the second annual Cancer’s A Drag event from 6–10 pm at Venue 6SIX9. … read more

Ale Yeah, it’s SLUG Mag’s Brewstillery! A Brew-tiful Guide to...
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Today we will adventure through the realms of beer tasting notes for you, as you head into SLUG Mag’s Brewstillery 2024 on Saturday, June 15. … read more

Logan’s Heathen Church: Mind-Blowing Science and Beer
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Heathen Church has become a place for people to connect in the Logan community and learn about the wonderful culture of STEM in Utah. … read more

University of Utah EDI Director Breaks Culture of Silence To...
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Utah EDI Director Harry Hawkins says, "I'm not going to continue to be silenced by people who don't have the best interests of our students at heart." … read more

Western Skies: Toohoom-pai-ahv Premieres at Ofland Escalante
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Western Skies: Toohoom-pai-ahv is packed full of historical, cultural and scientific information about the night sky and its cultural significance to the Southern Paiute tribe. … read more

Play Review: Bitter Lemon
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Bitter Lemon leaves the audience with the same lingering, acrid taste in their mouth that will continue to haunt both Finlay and Helen in perpetuity. … read more

Frogs, Swords and Drawing Boards: B. Pope’s Kermann Comics
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"I really love art from people who aren’t formally trained. You just see something that's so different than what you're going to see anywhere else.” … read more

General Violence Conference Brings the Brutality in its Third Year
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Passion, independence and commitment to the hardcore community are what keep GVC going, a refreshing change in ethos in the era of mega-festivals and entertainment giants. … read more

Bold & Beautiful: Nancy Raygun
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Standing out in the scene can be tricky, yet Nancy Raygun has accomplished that in spades, not merely for their cheeky and rather topical moniker. … read more

Mike Brown: My First Legal Beer!
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I can’t remember what brand—surely something cheap. Then I went to some girl’s house and drank my first legal beer! The end.  … read more

American Hair Metal—Ain’t Nothin’ but a Good Time!
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You may remember the lace and leather, spandex pants, teased hair and showgirl makeup, as well as the gallons of booze, kilos of blow and all the debauchery that ensued,...

Rape Recovery Center: Celebrating 50 Years of Healing and Community
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In just the last year, the Rape Recovery Center has provided service to over 2,000 survivors and victims, 575 hotline callers and 1.6 million people via outreach.  … read more

Utah Indigenous Fashion Week Reaches New Heights in Their Second...
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The younger generation of Indigenous people … we are aware of what our grandparents couldn’t build for themselves, we are our ancestors greatest dreams. … read more

“Something Super Bizarre and Fucked Up”: Literature as Play with...
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Through Reluctant Journey, Farfel argues that play is the most potent cure for malaise and that, in creativity, we find freedom. … read more

Throwin’ it Back Into Aries Season with Gay Asstrology
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Every now and again, the parties themselves seem too fantastical to be anything less than written in the stars. … read more

How Krump Gave a Voice to Seth Gonzales
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Seth Gonzales is it when it comes to Salt Lake’s underground hip-hop dance scene, recently placing third at the Red Bull Dance Your Style Qualifier. … read more

Not a Safe Space But a Brave Space: Greenhouse Effect...
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The open mic at Greenhouse Effect is more than just a platform for artistic expression; it is a space for healing, growth and connection. … read more

Review: Eminem – The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de...
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Cementing himself as one of the most powerhouse rappers in the music industry, Eminem has fought tooth and nail to make it to the top. … read more

Review: cupcakKe – Dauntless Manifesto
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Dauntless Manifesto by cupcakKe will get you in the mood to laugh, while you feel societal taboos around sexuality dissolve. … read more

Local Review: Get Born – Tiny Grass is Dreaming
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I would be excited to see Get Born explore more experimental tones and song structure in the future, but I’m more than willing to excuse it this time. … read more

Review: Clairo – Charm
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Needless to say, I’ll be listening to Charm by Clairo for the rest of the summer and probably the rest of my twenties. … read more

Local Review: Aaron Abrams – Go Sit Over There
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Overall, there’s not one song on this album by Aaron Abrams that I can’t listen to. It’s a front to back, back to front, a million times over listen. … read more

Local Review: BARBARIAN FAITH HEALER – AMERICARNAGE
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BARBARIAN FAITH HEALER attempt to wrangle the Donald Trump election and grab it by the nuclear-wasted, genetically-modified, apple pie-flavored balls. … read more

Local Review: Dad Bod – Loop de Loop Miracle Ministries...
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Loop de Loop is a tour de force—it’s the most magnificent and opulent record to date for Dad Bod. … read more

Review: Megan Thee Stallion – MEGAN
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On her new album MEGAN, Megan Thee Stallion challenges us to ditch the sad girl archetype by presenting us with another that’s empowering rather than enabling. … read more

Local Review: Whisperhawk – Kosmos Burger
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Kosmos Burger by Whisperhawk is a six song EP that is a lollapalooza of surf rock and slightly psychedelic rock-buzz with a punk pop snarl. … read more

Review: feeble little horse – Girl with Fish
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Feeble little horse gets much of their strength from their brevity, often keeping their tracks shorter than three minutes. … read more

Local Review: The Brobecks – Understanding The Brobecks
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All that being said, do yourself a favor and take yourself on a trip down memory lane with Understanding the Brobecks. … read more

Local Review: Olympic Deth – Nevada Homeslice
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For the Olympic Deth day-ones, Nevada Homeslice is a more ambitious release than the band’s 2022 EP, which is more straight forward with its garage-punk sound. … read more

Review: Justice – Hyperdrama
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Justice Hyperdrama Ed Banger Records Street: 04.26 Justice = Gesaffelstein + Parov Stelar  Since the debut of Cross in 2007, Justice has floated in and out of the limelight, but...

Local Review: SoulFang – Passions, Potions, Wicked Lullabies
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Who says that sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll can’t be as tender as a sultry caress? Not SoulFang that’s for sure. … read more

Local Review: Sunny Day Soap Opera – Me & The...
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Sunny Day Soap Opera’s newest release is swelling, orchestral, full-bodied and builds a feeling of melancholic rage. … read more

Review: A.G. Cook – Britpop
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A.G. Cook is on the top of the world, whether or not the rest of the world knows it is up to interpretation. … read more

Review: Sleepbomb – The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Sleepbomb has been really dark with such heavy riffs—it is a great listen for those who are into doom metal and anything heavy. … read more

Review: Twenty One Pilots – Clancy
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I’ll level with you for a minute—I was a bit late to the Twenty One Pilots scene. … read more

Local Review: Zodiac Killer – Bonded by Morbid Brutality
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All in all, Bonded By Morbid Brutality stands up to, and even higher than, Zodiac Killer’s other releases. … read more

Review: Charli xcx – BRAT
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Charli xcx celebrates the archetype of a “brat” and crafts a postmodern collage using iconic pop-culture figures and brands to play with the concept of “cult-classic-ness.” … read more

Local Review: Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions – Never...
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Gary Dranow's Never Give Up is an album… that’s it. Trust me, I really wanted this to be more engaging than your run-of-the-mill Americana album. … read more

Review: Hobo Johnson – FLOOD THE EARTH AGAIN/JANSPORT
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Hobo Johnson reflects on his loss, all the while managing to throw out other wild-card topics such as the effects of capitalism. … read more

SLC Wars: Hardcore X Live Wrestling
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Imagine a place where you’re able to listen to local bands and witness live wrestling action at the same time. Luckily, SLC Wars makes this possible for all. … read more

Local Review: Declatel – Where the Pieces Came From
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Declatel is a solo project from Salt Lake City musician Kevin Hartley, who is the sole writer, recorder and producer for Where the Pieces Came From.  … read more

Raising Schell in McGill, Nevada
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This niche, underground festival in a tiny town outside of Great Basin National Park featured an exquisitely versatile lineup, but I had no idea the magic that Schellraiser would bring....

Local Review: Anaïs Chantal – Recipe
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Anaïs Chantal shows her beauty and talent in her new album Recipe and I feel excited to watch as her career continues to prosper. … read more

Review: ZAYN – ROOM UNDER THE STAIRS
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He still has that magic music factor of being an intuitive writer and musician. Getting out of his head, through music, is clearly therapy for the artist. … read more

Review: St. Vincent – All Born Screaming
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After a thorough listen of St. Vincent's All Born Screaming, the burning figure on the cover appears as the phoenix, rather than the doomed. … read more

Local Review: Kal Mara – CATALYST
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There’s no excuse not to experience Salt Lake City’s latest bedroom pop release from a talented local artist Kal Mara on her album CATALYST. … read more

Local Review: Mariel Croft – Trying My Very Best
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Mariel Croft's Trying My Very Best creates room for anyone to stop, acknowledge, and work with their shortcomings. Or at least think really hard about them. … read more

Review: Mdou Moctar – Funeral For Justice
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Mdou Moctar is part of a modern recreation of the Assouf genre that embraces many more elements of American classic rock. … read more

Kilby Block Party 5 @ Utah State Fairpark 5/10-5/12
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For those who missed out this year, allow our testimonials of the Kilby Block Party experience to guide you into making the right call next year! … read more

17 Stand-Out Performances from Kilby Block Party 5
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With a disco ball-glistening atmosphere and a star-studded lineup that could rival Coachella in sheer talent, Kilby Block Party was an absolute fever dream. … read more

Cruisin’ The Current: A Quick Chat with Current Joys
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Through manic, scribbled-out notes and a partially-eaten tape cassette, Rattigan detailed a behind-the-scenes look to his DIY style and musical antecedent.  … read more

Local Review: Ex.Five.Two – Plastic Island
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Fuzzy reverb, noisy electric guitar and heavy drums combine to create the perfect blend of ‘70s and ‘90s sounds with grunge influences, reminiscent of bands like The Doors, Sound Garden...

Film Review: Longlegs
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All that being said, no movie is perfect but Longlegs does come close. … read more

Film Review: Widow Clicquot
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Widow Clicquot is a period piece, a costume drama, and a biopic—but at its heart, it’s a spellbinding story of selfless love, as well as self-love. … read more

Film Review: Twisters
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Twisters is a highly enjoyable summer blockbuster that can be readily enjoyed even if you’ve never seen Twister, as well as by die-hard fans. … read more

Film Review: Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person
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While it certainly has strong elements of both the satirical and the macabre, Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person is a deceptively beautiful film at its center, and proves to...

Filmmaker Zach Meiners Shares His Story in Conversion
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Meiners remains hopeful that Conversion will educate and empower audiences worldwide as it gradually reaches an audience and gets its messages across. … read more

Film Review: The Convert
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The Convert is a heartfelt period piece focusing on a lesser-known time and place, and it earns a recommendation, especially if you like historical films. … read more

Luke Gilford and The Cast of National Anthem
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The message of this heartfelt and beautiful film is simple yer powerful: love is love, there is hope, and there is a place out there for all of us. … read more

Film Review: MaXXXine
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MaXXXine sets out on a very spankingly confident heel, it unfortunately stays on that same white stiletto the whole time, not daring to switch stride or direction. … read more

Film Review: Fly Me to the Moon
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Fly Me To The Moon is nothing more and nothing less than an enjoyable romcom with just enough history to hopefully steer audiences who want to know more in the...

Film Review: Touch
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Touch is a beautifully crafted character study about making every moment count, and about having the courage to communicate your deepest fears and feelings. … read more

Film Review: Kinds of Kindness
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With Kinds of Kindness, Lanthimos has cemented himself as one of the best filmmakers of the 21st century. I can’t wait to see what he does next. … read more

Film Review: The Watchers
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I fear Ishana Night Shyamalan has made a solid debut feature film for a nepotistic director and I genuinely look forward to how she furthers her legacy. … read more

Film Review: Despicable Me 4
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And if you’re looking for a recognizable brand that will get your kids excited, Despicable Me 4 is certainly the big event movie for the little ones. … read more

Film Review: Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F
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Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F isn't the must-see event that Top Gun: Maverick was, but as a straight-to-Netflix release, it doesn't have to be. … read more

Film Review: Space Cadet
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Unlike its determined protagonist, Space Cadet is perfectly content to be an acceptably amusing junk food movie and never try for anything more. … read more

Film Review: Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1
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Horizon: An American Saga—an epic western being released in theaters in two parts this summer, isn’t just his boldest move yet, it’s a charge into the unknown. … read more

Film Review: A Quiet Place: Day One
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A Quiet Place: Day One is the blockbuster debut of writer-director Michael Sarnoski, who gained notice with the mesmerizing indie feature Pig. … read more

Film Review: Daddio
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Daddio was a film that got its hooks into me and won’t let go. It’s a simple yet perceptive depiction of two people learning a bit more about themselves. … read more

Film Review: Ghostlight
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Ghostlight is an authentic and powerful film that earns the tears and moments of joy through the reality that its cast brings to it. … read more

Film Review: The Exorcism
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The Exorcism may never have had the potential for greatness, yet it certainly could have been much more than a movie that is a major chore to finish watching. … read more

Film Review: The Bikeriders
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The Bikeriders isn’t the best dramatic film of the summer, though it’s a strong one and it stands the best chance of finding a wide audience. … read more

Film Review: Thelma
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Thelma is the best action film of the year by a wide margin, not because it redefines the genre, but because Margolin's priority is to make a really good film....

Animator Matt Majers’ Emotional Journey Through Inside Out 2
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It's been a journey of great emotion and imagination, and Majers is excited to keep pushing through new boundaries in the years to come. … read more

Film Review: Treasure
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Treasure has scattered moments that elicit a degree of genuine emotion, though most of them come not from the story, but simply from seeing the locations. … read more

Film Review: Tuesday
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Tuesday is certainly not going to be for everyone, and it's a movie that leaves its audience with a lot to take in and ponder. … read more

A Family Holds The Mirror Up To Nature in Ghostlight 
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As Ghostlight hits theaters across America on June 14, the Kupferer family is taking this exciting new chapter in their lives one day at a time. … read more

Film Review: I Used To Be Funny
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I Used To Be Funny is an affecting and compelling film that pulled me in so completely that it kept me awake for hours trying to process it. … read more

Series Review: Smiling Friends (Season 2)
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Overall, this season of Smiling Friends is just as strong as the first, and also indicative of the many directions the show could go in later on. … read more

Film Review: In A Violent Nature
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In A Violent Nature is very promising technically and, maybe with a better script, could’ve paved the way for a refresh that the slasher genre is so desperately begging for....

Belle: The Futuristic Retelling That Saved The Theater Experience
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Extending an arm of warmth and love to pull us out of those dark times. While the last couple of years told us to survive, Belle was telling us to...

Pablo Berger On Visual Storytelling and Robot Dreams 
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Experiencing love and loss alongside Dog and Robot, and as each person finds a special meaning to the story, for Pablo Berger, it is truly a dream come true. … read more

Film Review: Bad Boys: Ride Or Die
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There's something to be said for dumb fun, but there's a whole lot of dumb and not nearly enough fun on display here. Bad films. Whatcha gonna do? … read more

Film Review: Evil Does Not Exist
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We certainly see mankind as evil. It’s a common assertion that the biggest threat to man is man. … read more

Director Castille Landon Talks Summer Camp
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She’d like it to inspire people to reconnect with someone from the past and spend time together. Whether in the great outdoors or together in a theater. … read more

Film Review: Young Woman and the Sea
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Young Woman and The Sea is the perfect argument against the frequently uttered complaint that “They don't make movies like they used to.” … read more

Film Review: Ezra
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Ezra is an embarrassing misfire, especially considering the talent involved in it. … read more

Film Review: Babes
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 Babes is hardly a movie for everyone, though it’s likely to do very well with its target female audience and can be readily enjoyed by men as well. … read more

Film Review: Atlas
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Atlas is a prime example of the kind of assembly line filmmaking that may benefit from costing you nothing apart from your Netflix subscription. … read more

Wētā’s Phillip Leonhardt on The Evolution of Apes and VFX
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Leonardt has worked on all four of installments of the modern Planet of the Apes series, starting with the 2011 release Rise of the Planet of the Apes, followed by...

Film Review: The Garfield Movie
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The Garfield Movie didn't have to be a great film to win me over. It just had to live up to its title. … read more

Film Review: Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
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This feels more like the work of a filmmaker who has been told he's a visionary and is too eager to bask in the glow of that pronouncement. … read more

Episode #451 – Kal Mara

SLC singer-songwriter and producer Kal Mara recently released her debut album, CATALYST. She relays her relatable story from a place of deep emotional healing. … read more

Episode #450 – Review: BARBARIAN FAITH HEALER’s AMERICARNAGE

SLUG Soundwaves is back with another review episode this week, Alton Barnhart reads his review of local outfit BARBARIAN FAITH HEALER's AMERICARNAGE. … read more

Episode #449 – Menlo

Menlo is a six piece Salt Lake-based band that’s been around since at least the early 2000s. … read more

Episode #448 – Review: Mdou Moctar’s Funeral for Justice

The ripping chords and striking anti-colonial lyrics were incredible and fascinating to me. I wanted to dive into the reasons why an album like Funeral for Justice was written. … read more

Episode #447 – Gary Dranow and the Manic Emotions

Gary Dranow and the Manic Emotions are also starting a residency at O’Shucks  Bar and Grill on the Park City Main Street strip every Monday night from 6-9. … read more

Episode #446 – Review: fuckskin’s you can find it

The EP is a cute little box that packages up fuckskin’s discography and is sent off to sea with a trail of joyous nostalgia and broken hearts behind it. … read more

Episode #445 – Tiger Bike

Tiger Bike, a four-piece emo band, discusses their time in an LDS-centered college and how they think the places you make emo music are the places you hate.  … read more

Episode #444 – Review: Whisperhawk’s Keepers of the Earth Vol....

In this episode, SLUG Junior Editor Asha Pruitt reads her review of Whisperhawk’s Keepers of the Earth Vol. 2, released on November 2, 2023.  … read more

Episode #443 – Parallax

Parallax is a hardcore band that was popular in the early 2000s, in the Utah Valley. They will be playing Crucial Salt Lake happening May 25, at Soundwell. … read more

Episode #442 – Review: Jacob T. Skeen’s Telestial

This week’s episode is part of a new segment called Soundwaves Reviews, where we give our listeners an audible edition of our online music reviews. … read more

Episode #441 – Persona 749

In this episode, PERSONA 749 members joined me at the SLUG headquarters where they spoke about their upcoming debut album. … read more

Episode #440 – Cautious Clay

Cautious Clay, aka Joshua Karpeh, is a singer/songwriter and producer from Cleveland, Ohio. … read more

Episode #439 – Boyfriend Sushi Town

In today’s episode, the guys talk about writing their second album, “Player,” and how that move to Chicago actually didn’t go as planned. … read more

Episode #438 – Bad Luck Brigade

Bad Luck Brigade is a five-member band from Logan, Utah. In this episode, they define their jazzy hip-hop sound and discuss some of the technicalities they’ve discovered together. … read more

Episode #437 – The Mellons

The Mellons are a four-piece baroque pop band residing in Salt Lake City and Provo Utah. The band formed in 2020, and was signed by the label Earth Libraries in...

Episode #436 – Goldmyth

Goldmyth is a harpist and singer-songwriter in Provo who crafts dreamy, indie-pop melodies. She chats about balancing motherhood with a successful music career and debuts some unreleased music. … read more

Episode #435 – Over Under

The guys from Over Under reminisce about their time on tour and what they realized about themselves when their dreams became reality. … read more

Episode #434 – Worlds Worst

Worlds Worst talks about their first time recording in a studio, what they call the “slacker ethos” and how it’s actually crucial to their band’s sonic fingerprint. … read more

Episode #433 – Anaïs Chantal

Anaïs Chantal sits down with SLUG Soundwaves to discuss her new album Where Do I Go?? … read more

Episode #432 – future.exboyfriend

Tyler Harris and Ian Kirby from psych-pop group future.exboyfriend sit down with SLUG Soundwaves to chat about breakups, playing Kilby Block Party and getting high at the gym. … read more

Episode #431 – Casio Ghost

Western surf-rock outfit Casio Ghost chat about the authenticity of playing actual instruments and existential inspirations in their music, such as the writings of Albert Camus. … read more

Episode #430 – Elowyn

In an exclusive interview with SLUG Soundwaves, psychedelic singer-songwriter Elowyn debuts never-before-heard songs from her upcoming album release. … read more

Episode #429 – The Apathetics

SLUG Soundwaves sat down with not one, not two, but all four members of The Apathetics! The band chats about the intersection between pop-punk, emo-punk and skate-punk. … read more

Episode #428 – Gonk

In an interview with SLUG Soundwaves, guitarist and vocalist Alex Sandoval of Gonk explains why people call their music "punk for kids." … read more

Episode #427 – RIP Cassette

Mark Dressman of RIP Cassette chats about quarter life crises, wrestling with dissonance and "looking back on this phase of [your] life as if they were polaroid pictures." … read more

Episode #426 – Lindsay Heath Orchestra

Multi-instrumentalist Lindsay Heath chats about the landscapes she visualizes when composing songs and the addition of heavier metal elements to her eight-piece orchestra. … read more

Episode #425 – Rachael Jenkins

Rachael Jenkins talks about their lyrics-first approach to songwriting, struggles with identity after leaving the LDS church and signing with a record label after posting songs on TikTok.  … read more