Film Review: Happiest Season

Film Review: Happiest Season
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Happiest Season is both a great Christmas classic and a ten-best-of-the-year candidate, which is rare indeed. … read more

Film Review: The Croods: A New Age

Film Review: The Croods: A New Age
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On the whole, The Croods: A New Age is good fun, even if it’s a lesser sequel, but it isn’t a must-see-in-a-theater event. … read more

Local Review: Scouty – Erasing Elation

Local Review: Scouty – Erasing Elation
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Scouty = Machine Gun Kelly + Dashboard Confessional + Angels & Airwaves … read more

 
 
Film Review: Run

Film Review: Run
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Run is for those looking for a skillfully executed nail biter, but it’s a recommendation that comes with a nice big warning label. … read more

Film Review: Mank

Film Review: Mank
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Mank is a masterful film. It’s about power, the creative process, and the constant struggle of how we each view ourselves. … read more

A Loving Cowboy: Jordan Reyes on Sand Like Stardust

A Loving Cowboy: Jordan Reyes on Sand Like Stardust
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On Sand Like Stardust, Jordan Reyes reframes the myths of the American cowboy and charts a musical journey set to the cycles of rebirth. … read more

Series review: Animaniacs

Series review: Animaniacs
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Animaniacs was without a doubt the most cerebral, zany, imaginative and bizarre thing to hit the world of daytime cartoons in … well, ever. … read more

Local Review: Nick Simone – The Acid Prophet Pt. 1

Local Review: Nick Simone – The Acid Prophet Pt. 1
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Nick Simone = Ultravox (Systems of Romance) + Doon Kanda + Avey Tare (Down There) … read more

Film Review: Come Away

Film Review: Come Away
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Come Away is the cinematic equivalent of a burnt, frozen, reheated casserole made up of stale ingredients that don’t compliment each other. … read more

 
 
Jazzy Olivo En Vivo!: Excellence in the Community Virtual Concert

Jazzy Olivo En Vivo!: Excellence in the Community Virtual Concert
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Don’t miss Jazzy Olivo and her United Nations band live on the Excellence in The Community Facebook page on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m., MDT. … read more

Film Review: Dreamland

Film Review: Dreamland
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Dreamland is a mediocre drama that needed a good deal more creative development put into it before the cameras started rolling. … read more

Film Review: The Life Ahead

Film Review: The Life Ahead
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In The Life Ahead, Loren plays Madame Rosa, a holocaust survivor and former sex worker in the port city of Bari in Puglia, Italy. … read more

Supporting Local with Ogden Restaurant Week

Supporting Local with Ogden Restaurant Week
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As local restaurants close their doors due to the strain of the pandemic, Ogden Restaurant Week becomes increasingly important. … read more

Film Review: Freaky

Film Review: Freaky
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Freaky is just fresh enough to click, and if you are a slasher movie fan or enjoying making fun of them, you’ll definitely want to check it out. … read more

Interview + Premiere: Don’t Do It Neil – I WANNA SEE WHAT DEATH IS LIKE

Interview + Premiere: Don’t Do It Neil – I WANNA...

Don’t do it, Neil’s I WANNA SEE WHAT DEATH IS LIKE, presents Mabel Harper’s unique vision in its most thrilling and moving form to date. … read more

 
 
Film Review: Hillbilly Elegy

Film Review: Hillbilly Elegy
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Hillbilly Elegy Director: Ron Howard Imagine Entertainment In Theaters: 11.11 Streaming on Netflix: 11.24 A few years ago, I took a trip to North Carolina to help my brother shoot

Series Review: Dash & Lily

Series Review: Dash & Lily
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The new Christmas-themed miniseries Dash & Lily is a sweet, endearing and funny romcom that is filled with Christmas cheer. … read more

Review: Hausu Mountain in October

Review: Hausu Mountain in October
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Two new Hausu Mountain releases from Bbsitters Club and Nonlocal Forecast thrive in their inventive recapitulations of the past. … read more

Film Review: Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Film Review: Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
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Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a vibrant and joyful holiday experience. It’s energetic, fun and made with heartfelt good intentions. … read more

Local Review: Villain – ACT III – The Getaway

Local Review: Villain – ACT III – The Getaway
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Villain = Bring Me The Horizon (pre-Sempiternal) + As I Lay Dying … read more

A Giving Culture: Fashion Designer Afa Ah Loo Encourages Sharing Your Art

A Giving Culture: Fashion Designer Afa Ah Loo Encourages Sharing...
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Fashion Designer Afa Ah Loo creates art as an extension of who he is, while noting that art is there to move people to be better. … read more

Demanding Industries and Underrated Historical Relics: Esko Type Foundry

Demanding Industries and Underrated Historical Relics: Esko Type Foundry
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Peter Esko’s decades of design experience, historical affinity and creative curiosity led him to establish the Esko Type Foundry. … read more

 
 
Film Review: Jungleland

Film Review: Jungleland
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Jungleland has a strong enough formula to go down easily, but it’s a shame that it ended up as an example of “making movies of other movies.” … read more

Art for Abolition: Local Propagandists

Art for Abolition: Local Propagandists
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It’s this sense of community connection—more than the pride of individual creation—that drives Local Propagandists in all that they do. … read more

Takeout Picnic With Diversion: Tacos, Fries and Everything Nice

Takeout Picnic With Diversion: Tacos, Fries and Everything Nice
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All in all, Diversion Eatery is a great takeout spot with excellent service and an easy online-ordering system. … read more

Design Brain: Plastic Attack and Yeehaw Studio

Design Brain: Plastic Attack and Yeehaw Studio
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During work or play, on and off the clock, Erik DeWaal (of Plastic Attack) and McKenzie Wallace (of Yeehaw Studio) have design on the brain. … read more

Virtualized: Josaleigh Pollett

Virtualized: Josaleigh Pollett
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Josaleigh Pollett and her team have managed to achieve an indie-rock-folk fusion sound that’s smashing and layered with intensity. … read more

Not Lost in Translation: Sor Juana Poetry and Art Celebration

Not Lost in Translation: Sor Juana Poetry and Art Celebration
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The Sor Juana Poetry and Art Contest awards ceremony was a revel in deep emotions and a presentation of atavistic and personal history.  … read more

Review: Woven in – Profess

Review: Woven in – Profess
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Woven In = Depeche Mode + Nine Inch Nails + Hunting Dog … read more

SLUG Style: Zoe Love

SLUG Style: Zoe Love
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This month’s “SLUG Style” features Zoe Love, a jeweler, creative and designer. Her designs can be found on Big Cartel. … read more

 
 
Film Review: Let Him Go

Film Review: Let Him Go
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Let Him Go is not a movie for all audiences, and it’s not to be confused with great art, but it is a skillfully executed western. … read more

Welcome to the Club: An Interview with Far Out Cassette Club

Welcome to the Club: An Interview with Far Out Cassette...
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In our digital age, one would think physical music is no longer vital, but Nick Anderson of Far Out Cassette Club argues otherwise. … read more

Film Review: Holidate

Film Review: Holidate
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Though Holidate has a good base premise, its many attempts to run itself as a “adult” comedy turn it into a butter knife with jagged teeth. … read more

Surmise Clothing Company: Justice Through Paradox

Surmise Clothing Company: Justice Through Paradox
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Surmise Clothing Company describes itself as an anarchist collective aiming to express radical ideas through T-shirt and fashion design. … read more

Everything Again: Nate Williams and the Illustration of Life

Everything Again: Nate Williams and the Illustration of Life
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Nate Williams sees today’s world as one rife in creative possibility, and his passion for creativity is wide-ranging and infectious. … read more

Virtualized: Marny Proudfit

Virtualized: Marny Proudfit
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Marny Proudfit and her team poured so much into the record that she felt it needed much more time to give it the release that it deserved. … read more

 
 
Sit Down and Gather ‘Round: Colby Wade Carper of Salted Grain

Sit Down and Gather ‘Round: Colby Wade Carper of Salted...
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Colby Wade Carper of Salted Grain thinks of building and designing furniture as a way to express himself—his art is where memories are made. … read more

Sit Down and Gather ‘Round: Justin Brown of Justin Brown Designs

Sit Down and Gather ‘Round: Justin Brown of Justin Brown...
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Designer and craftsman Justin Brown of Justin Brown Designs seeks to merge practicality with beauty in the chairs he creates. … read more

BMX Photo Feature: Mike Mastroni

BMX Photo Feature: Mike Mastroni
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In the latest “BMX Photo Feature,” Mike Mastroni snuck in an elusive full-pipe mission in the vast wasteland of the valley. … read more

Hot Slice Design Studio: One Piece of the Pie

Hot Slice Design Studio: One Piece of the Pie
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With Hot Slice Design, Alli VanKleeck Recognizes the symbolism behind the idea of a slice being just “one piece of the pie.” … read more

What We Talk About When We Talk About Hog: FULL HOG ACCESS

What We Talk About When We Talk About Hog: FULL...
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FULL HOG ACCESS premiered a pair of oil paintings Tucker White and Jason Dickerson had each made depicting one another nude together. … read more

Review: Ghostemane – ANTI-ICON

Review: Ghostemane – ANTI-ICON
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Ghostemane = $uicide Boy$ + Slipknot / Marilyn Manson^Nine Inch Nails + Harms Way  … read more

A Show For a Cause: Salt Lake Community Bail Fund hosts a Virtual Halloween Variety Show

A Show For a Cause: Salt Lake Community Bail Fund...
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In an effort to raise money for local bail funds, Salt Lake Community Bail Fund is hosting a Virtual Halloween Variety Show and auction. … read more

16 Streaming Halloween Treats You Get for Staying Home This Year

16 Streaming Halloween Treats You Get for Staying Home This...
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Here are 16 movies streaming across a variety of platforms, perfect for the Halloween season and catering to a variety of tastes. … read more

 
 
Beer of the Month: Oh-J

Beer of the Month: Oh-J
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Lone Pine Brewing’s Oh-J pours like a classic New England IPA—murky and unfiltered with a natural haze and a fluffy, white head. … read more

Mike Brown: NBA Bubble Trouble!

Mike Brown: NBA Bubble Trouble!
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The NBA took a bold step and decided to stop the season right when the Billy Ray Virus hit and shut shit down faster than a rabbit in heat. … read more

Contributor Limelight: Sarah Nagel

Contributor Limelight: Sarah Nagel

Design Intern Sarah Nagel has made her mark on each issue of SLUG with her inventive and eye-grabbing layout designs since May of this year. … read more

Skate Photo Feature: John Quezada

Skate Photo Feature: John Quezada
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As John Quezada started to throw up this crailslide at SoJo, the stars seemed to have aligned, and that feeling of pure joy swept over me. … read more

Snow Photo Feature: Jeff Richards

Snow Photo Feature: Jeff Richards
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Jeff Richards making a case for Utah’s claim to the “Greatest Snow on Earth®” on the northern side of Little Cottonwood Canyon, December 2019. … read more

Local Music Singles Roundup: November 2020

Local Music Singles Roundup: November 2020
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As an addition to SLUG’s coverage of EPs and albums, find here reviews on new singles from artists strewn throughout the Beehive State. … read more

Content Shifter: 11 New Series to Stream in November

Content Shifter: 11 New Series to Stream in November
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For this month’s Content Shifter, here are 11 series premiering in November to enjoy (or tolerate) in the bunker. … read more

Contributor Limelight: Ryan Peck

Contributor Limelight: Ryan Peck

Beloved events such as SLUG Localized would not have the response they do without the hard work of Ad Designers such as Ryan Peck. … read more

 
 
Film Review: The Witches

Film Review: The Witches
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Robert Zemeckis’ The Witches casts a magical spell, delivering plenty of big thrills and big action sequences on a mouse-sized scale. … read more

Series Review: The Queen’s Gambit

Series Review: The Queen’s Gambit
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The Queen’s Gambit is, in a nutshell, great television that should be remembered when next year’s Emmy Awards roll around. … read more

Bold & Beautiful: SLUG LGBTQ+ – Rose Nylon, A 24-Karat Queen

Bold & Beautiful: SLUG LGBTQ+ – Rose Nylon, A 24-Karat...
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Rose Nylon is a beautiful queen, a well-spoken and confident individual, a talented artist and a true, gilded goddess of Salt Lake City. … read more

Review: Adrianne Lenker – instrumentals

Review: Adrianne Lenker – instrumentals
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Adrianne Lenker = claire rousay + Jim O’Rourke’s Bad Timing + Anne Guthrie … read more

Film Review: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Film Review: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is a constant tug-of-war between comic genius and lowbrow stupidity, often at the same time. … read more

Review: Adrianne Lenker – songs

Review: Adrianne Lenker – songs
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Adrianne Lenker = Elliott Smith + Angel Olsen + Mimicking Birds … read more

Review: Butcher Brown – #KingButch

Review: Butcher Brown – #KingButch
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Butcher Brown = The James Hunter Six + Olympians + Blue Lab Beats … read more

 
 
Film Review: Rebecca

Film Review: Rebecca
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Rebecca is is slavishly faithful, beautifully photographed and so completely and perplexingly devoid any good reason to exist. … read more

Film Review: 2 Hearts

Film Review: 2 Hearts
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To call 2 Hearts the worst film of the year feels like elevating it to a level of legitimacy that the film just doesn’t deserve. … read more

The Dad Horse Experience – Eating Meatballs…

The Dad Horse Experience – Eating Meatballs…
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Dad Horse Experience = (Will Sheff + Pete Seeger) / Thom Yorke
… read more

Still, Almost With You: The Church Return to SLC in Support of an Excellent New Release

Still, Almost With You: The Church Return to SLC in...
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2017 gives us Man Woman Life Death Infinity, a gorgeous album that liberally references The Church’s past phases. … read more

Fooling Around With Food @ The Leonardo

Fooling Around With Food @ The Leonardo
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I spent my April Fools’ Day with a four-course meal of creatively conceived dishes at The Leonardo’s Fooling Around With Food event. — SLUG Mag … read more

Review: Yoko Ono – Yes, I’m a Witch Too

Review: Yoko Ono – Yes, I’m a Witch Too
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Yoko Ono, the frontier pushing, primal screaming, infinitely supreme goddess has given us an album thats worth boldly slipping into our party playlists, discussing relentlessly with near and distant relations, and passing out to basically anyone with at least on hand and two ears. … read more

 
 
Review: Yuck – Stranger Things

Review: Yuck – Stranger Things
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Stranger Things does maintain the tangy sweetness in both slower, lighter songs and the harder, grungier ones that have always been present in Yuck’s music. … read more

Review: Wild Nothing – Life of Pause

Review: Wild Nothing – Life of Pause
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Wild Nothing Life of Pause Captured Tracks Street: 02.19 Wild Nothing = Toro y Moi + Beach House There is already a hype around Life of Pause with each pre-released

Review: Winkie – Come to My Party

Review: Winkie – Come to My Party
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Winkie describe their music as the sound of drowning, imagery reflected on the cover of their second full-length album. Come To My Party is an invitation. It’s definitely not an invitation to a party with balloons and frosted cakes with kids from school giving you hastily bought presents from the thrift store. This party is more like a meat grinder with strobe lights. … read more

Review: Victims – Sirens

Review: Victims – Sirens

Victims = Discharge + From Ashes Rise + Disfear
… read more

Review: The Wakedead Gathering – Fuscus: Strings of the Black Lyre

Review: The Wakedead Gathering – Fuscus: Strings of the Black...
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The Wakedead Gathering Fuscus: Strings of the Black Lyre I, Voidhanger Records Street: 2.05 The Wakedead Gathering = early Katatonia + Repulsion x Godflesh The band name completely threw me

 
 
Review: The Coathangers — The Devil You Know

Review: The Coathangers — The Devil You Know
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Needless to say I am “hooked” on The Coathanger’s The Devil You Know. It got me like a Little Ceasar’s pizza—hot n’ ready for more. … read more

Review: TEEN – Love Yes

Review: TEEN – Love Yes
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TEEN Love Yes Carpark Street: 02.19 TEEN = St. Vincent x Chairlift Love Yes, TEEN’s third album, finds the female quartet swimming in similar waters as their contemporaries, making big,

Review: Swans – The Glowing Man

Review: Swans – The Glowing Man
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Swans = Jesus thrashing the tables in the Temple + Howling Wolf + Art Ensemble of Chicago … read more

Review: Sorcier des Glaces – North

Review: Sorcier des Glaces – North
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This Québécois group has had something special and unique going on since the ’90s, and despite being underground in most regards, they’ve never put out a mediocre album. I first heard them through their split with Monarque, another under appreciated yet highly skilled and awesome band from the same side of our Northern neighboring country. Have Sorcier des Glaces lost their touch of frosty, sinister, Canadian black metal with this album, you ask? … read more

Review: Sir Richard Bishop & W. David Oliphant/Karkhana With Nadah El Shazly – Carte Blanche

Review: Sir Richard Bishop & W. David Oliphant/Karkhana With Nadah...
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Sir Richard Bishop & W. David Oliphant/Karkhana With Nadah El Shazly = Mary Halverson’s Code Girl + Derek Bailey … read more

 
 
Review: Shock and Awe: Glam Rock and Its Legacy, from the Seventies to the Twenty First Century

Review: Shock and Awe: Glam Rock and Its Legacy, from...
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Other points of interest from Shock and Awe are the exploration of the Theatre of the Ridiculous and late glam’s fascination with authoritarian themes. … read more

Review: Shana Cleveland: Night of the Worm Moon

Review: Shana Cleveland: Night of the Worm Moon
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Shana Cleveland = Alice Coltrane + Sun Ra + Octavia E. Butler … read more

Review: Pinkshinyultrablast – Grandfeathered

Review: Pinkshinyultrablast – Grandfeathered
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Russian shoegazers Pinkshinyultrablast have quickly followed up on last year’s debut, Everything Else Matters, with Grandfeathered, an album that races off into the same horizon that the prior did. … read more

 
 
Review: PEARS – Green Star

Review: PEARS – Green Star
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PEARS = (Thought Riot x early Thrice)/AFI + Gorilla Biscuits + A Wilhelm Scream … read more

Review: Nilüfer Yanya – Miss Universe

Review: Nilüfer Yanya – Miss Universe

Nilüfer Yanya = Le Tigre + Toro Y Moi + Sonic Youth … read more

Review: Mothers – When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired

Review: Mothers – When You Walk A Long Distance You...
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When You Walk is achingly good: the pierced-heart, splintered-bone, blurred-eyes kind of good. That it is only Mothers’ first full-length album is a wonder. … read more

Review: Mean Jeans – Tight New Dimension

Review: Mean Jeans – Tight New Dimension
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Mean Jeans = ’80s Ramones x (Teenage Bottlerocket + toyGuitar) ^ Screeching Weasel
… read more

Review: M83 – Junk

Review: M83 – Junk
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M83 = Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming ^ (Tangerine Dream x George Michael x Mister Rogers)
… read more

 
 
Film Review: The Doorman

Film Review: The Doorman
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If you like urban thrillers and haven’t seen Die Hard, you can rent it for less than you’d pay for the meager wannabe The Doorman. … read more

Film Review: Honest Thief

Film Review: Honest Thief
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Honest Thief isn’t anything to get too excited about, but it’s just fun and diverting enough to be a step up for Liam Neeson’s career in popcorn thrillers. … read more

The Interpretation of AMERICAN DREAMS

The Interpretation of AMERICAN DREAMS
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AMERICAN DREAMS is perhaps, one of the most important plays I’ve seen to date, and it should be shown in cities all around the U.S. … read more

 
 
Film Review: The Kid Detective

Film Review: The Kid Detective
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Director Evan Morgan’s The Kid Detective is hard to recommend but impossible to dismiss, and it’s one of the most unique movies of the year. … read more

Film Review: Love and Monsters

Film Review: Love and Monsters
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When it comes to living through COVID-19, especially for those of us who are feeling very aware that we are single, Love and Monsters represents us. … read more

SLDW 2020: Why Design is an Essential Job

SLDW 2020: Why Design is an Essential Job
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Urban Ecology master’s student Taylor Maguire led Oct. 5’s timely “Why Design is an Essential Job” discussion for Salt Lake Design Week 2020. … read more

Local Review: Paul Jacobsen And The Madison Arm

Local Review: Paul Jacobsen And The Madison Arm
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Paul Jacobsen And The Madison Arm = Patterson Hood + Hiss Golden Messenger … read more

Learning to Solve Mysteries and Problems with Sesame Workshop on Apple TV+

Learning to Solve Mysteries and Problems with Sesame Workshop on...
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Sesame Workshop has been at the forefront of education for decades, and when partnered with AppleTV, the potential for innovative edutainment is limitless. … read more

Mind your Music: Welcome to HUM-TV

Mind your Music: Welcome to HUM-TV
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HUM-TV, the Salt Lake City Public Library’s new local music show presents as a “public access–meets–MTV format.” … read more

 
 
Film Review: Over the Moon

Film Review: Over the Moon
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Over the Moon is a triumphant debut feature. This is a family movie to be celebrated and enjoyed, so get the kids together for movie night and settle in. … read more

Film Review: The War with Grandpa

Film Review: The War with Grandpa
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The War with Grandpa is a tired, lazy and stupid comedy. It isn’t a contender for worst movie of the year, but that’s about as much praise as I can muster. … read more

Film Review: On the Rocks

Film Review: On the Rocks
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On The Rocks is Sofia Coppola’s overall best film in quite a long time, and it ranks right up there among her best works ever. … read more

Review: Ossemaan – Dream

Review: Ossemaan – Dream
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Ossemaan = Michael Beharie & Teddy Rankin-Parker + Enigma + 9T Antiope … read more

SLUG Style: David Quiñones

SLUG Style: David Quiñones
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This month’s beer and spirits–themed “SLUG Style” features David Quiñones, a bartender at Purgatory, a bar and restaurant in SLC. … read more

Film Review: Yellow Rose

Film Review: Yellow Rose
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Yellow Rose is a very effective, absorbing and topical drama that creates suspense by giving the audience characters they really care about. … read more

 
 
Film Review: Ava

Film Review: Ava
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Ava is very much a B movie—and shouldn’t be confused for anything more—but if you enjoy tense action thrillers, it should be an entertaining time killer. … read more

Film Review: The Lie

Film Review: The Lie
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The Lie Director: Veena Sud Blumhouse Productions Streaming on Amazon Prime: 10.06 The month of October is upon us, and with options more more limited in terms of Halloween activities,

Film Review: The Boys in the Band

Film Review: The Boys in the Band
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The Boys in the Band is hit and miss, but there’s enough raw truth and insight in the material—and the stellar performances—to make it worthwhile viewing. … read more

Content Shifter: 13 ’90s Horror Flicks to Stream

Content Shifter: 13 ’90s Horror Flicks to Stream
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This month’s “Content Shifter” delivers 13 ’90s horror flicks that range from bad, to worse, to even worse, to so bad that they’re good. … read more

Local Review: Golden Plates – From the Bottom of the Great Salt Lake

Local Review: Golden Plates – From the Bottom of the...
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Golden Plates = Death Cab for Cutie x Current Joys  x Hurricane Bells  … read more

Local Review: Lush Christine – Let it Love You

Local Review: Lush Christine – Let it Love You

Lush Christine = early-2000s Bright Eyes x Beach House + Elvis Depressedly … read more

 
 
Film Review: The Glorias

Film Review: The Glorias
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With oustanding performances and the importance and timeliness of the message, pluses outweigh the minuses enough for The Glorias. … read more

Contributor Limelight: Avrey Evans

Contributor Limelight: Avrey Evans

Fresh off of a year-long Editorial internship, Avrey Evans brings her professional insight to through her coverage of the spirits industry and local bars. … read more

Skate Photo Feature: Coltyn Nelson

Skate Photo Feature: Coltyn Nelson

“I have no idea how, but Coltyn was able to nose grind this City Weekly box then quickly rip those shoulders around and do a back 180 out.” … read more

Trailblazing Breweries of Utah: Strap Tank Brewery and Zion Brewery

Trailblazing Breweries of Utah: Strap Tank Brewery and Zion Brewery
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In Springville and Springdale, respectively, Strap Tank and Zion Brewery have cultivated enough success to suffuse different parts of Utah with craft beer. … read more

#SAVEUTAHBARS: Change the Laws, Save the Bars

#SAVEUTAHBARS: Change the Laws, Save the Bars
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#SAVEUTAHBARS is a timely movement to make the necessary changes and preserve a burgeoning and economically important industry. … read more

Mike Brown: Vroom-Vroom!

Mike Brown: Vroom-Vroom!
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In this issue, Mike Brown discusses car troubles. Trading in a VW Jetta for a VW Beetle turned out to be the best thing to happen this 2020. Vroom-Vroom! … read more

Food Trucks, Safety and Utah Beer: Way Cooler Than Corona

Food Trucks, Safety and Utah Beer: Way Cooler Than Corona
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These breweries are serving up a safe way to go on a beer run and grab a bite from a variety of rotating food trucks. Check them out and show your support! … read more

 
 
Bike To The Future: A Collaboration Between Clever Octopus and The Salt Lake City Bike Collective

Bike To The Future: A Collaboration Between Clever Octopus and...
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The Bike To The Future program is helping kids and adults express themselves through the artistic repurposing of bicycle parts. … read more

Film Review: Spontaneous

Film Review: Spontaneous
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The ludicrous premise of Spontaneous is so out there that it allows the film to break free of the shackles that have been on many other 2020 teen movies. … read more

In the Spirit of Community: Utah Distilleries’ Hand Sanitizer Aid

In the Spirit of Community: Utah Distilleries’ Hand Sanitizer Aid
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SLUG staff interviews Alpine Distilling, Outlaw Distillery and Salt Flats Spirits about their production of hand sanitizer for the community. … read more

Cider of the Month: Desolation Prickly Pear Hard Cider

Cider of the Month: Desolation Prickly Pear Hard Cider
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This month, Chris and Sylvia Hollands are trading out the classic “Beer of the Month” for a cider: specifically, the Desolation Prickly Pear Hard Cider. … read more

UMFA Puts a Positive Spin on Women’s Suffrage in Utah Women Working for Better Days!

UMFA Puts a Positive Spin on Women’s Suffrage in Utah...
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Utah Women Working for Better Days! is a family-friendly and upbeat effort to focus on progress and a rosy view of the future of women’s rights in Utah. … read more

BMX Photo Feature: Adrian Evans

BMX Photo Feature: Adrian Evans
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During a classic “If you do this, I’ll do that” scenario, Adrian Evans casually laced a crank arm grind to get the session going. … read more

Tsunami Shochu: A Holystone Distilling and Tsunami Shochu Collaboration

Tsunami Shochu: A Holystone Distilling and Tsunami Shochu Collaboration
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For Holsytone’s Ethan Miller, crafting an exclusive shochu for Tsunami Sushi meant bringing out the best of its unique ingredients and ancient tradition. … read more

Cocktails from your Kitchen: Become Your Own Mixologist with The Bar Project

Cocktails from your Kitchen: Become Your Own Mixologist with The...
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In an effort to create a fun and safe drinking experience, The Bar Project launched their Cocktail in a Box series called The Nightcap. … read more

 
 
Rolling With It: How Three Locals Turned to Baking During a Pandemic

Rolling With It: How Three Locals Turned to Baking During...
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When the going gets tough, the tough get … their ovens pre-heating. Thy Mims of Mims SLC, Britt Jursik of Challahback Dough and Mandy Madsen of Mad Dough all pivoted to selling baked goods during the pandemic. … read more

Spirit + Experimental Music Pairings

Spirit + Experimental Music Pairings
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Following April’s Beer + Metal pairings, we’re looking at four locally distilled spirits and pairing them with excellent albums of experimental music. … read more

Film Review: The Trial of the Chicago 7

Film Review: The Trial of the Chicago 7
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The Trail of the Chicago 7 is certainly a nominee for Best Picture and a glorious reminder not only to never stop fighting, but of why movies still matter. … read more

Now and Never: An Interview with Tashi Dorji

Now and Never: An Interview with Tashi Dorji
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Ahead of the release of his new album, Stateless, Tashi Dorji talks about the urgency, immediacy and becoming of improvised music. … read more

Film Review: Critical Thinking

Film Review: Critical Thinking
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John Leguizamo’s Critical Thinking bring an honest sense of hope to these times, and the film works on just about every level. … read more

Film Review: H is for Happiness

Film Review: H is for Happiness
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H is for Happiness deals with the subjects of teen angst, dysfunctional families, young romance and tragedy in a way that’s quite unlike anything before it.  … read more

 
 
Film Review: Blackbird

Film Review: Blackbird
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Blackbird plays it disappointingly safe and sticks with the trappings of dysfunctional family melodrama, complete with the stock characters and revelations. … read more

SLUG Style: Alexx Lenzi

SLUG Style: Alexx Lenzi

This month’s “SLUG Style” features Alexx Lenzi, a baker, photographer, and outdoor enthusiast. She is a manager at Passion Flour, a vegan patisserie. … read more

September SLUG Picnic 09.19 w/ Aarushi and Amishi, Flamenco Del Lago and Maestro Gabino Flores Classical Guitarist

September SLUG Picnic 09.19 w/ Aarushi and Amishi, Flamenco Del...
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The September SLUG Picnic featured Maestro Gabino Flores Classical Guitarist, Flamenco Del Lago and sibling Bollypop duo Aarushi & Amishi. … read more

Film Review: Misbehaviour

Film Review: Misbehaviour
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Misbehaviour emerges as one of the biggest winners of the fall, crowned in glory and ready to take on the world as an inspirational and entertaining film. … read more

Review: Takuya Kuroda – Fly Moon Die Soon

Review: Takuya Kuroda – Fly Moon Die Soon
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Takuya Kuroda = Fred Hubbard + Herbie Hancock + Anderson .Paak … read more

Film Review: Challenger: The Final Flight

Film Review: Challenger: The Final Flight
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Challenger: The Final Flight is gripping and easy to binge, offering an overwhelming experience for those who will never forget January 28, 1986. … read more

Series Review: Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous

Series Review: Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous
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Camp Cretaceous is good fun and meant for those who still have a bit of kid at heart. It’s an enjoyable mix of popcorn movie and chocolate-cereal cartoon. … read more

Review: Unifactor – Batch #12

Review: Unifactor – Batch #12
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The latest batch from Unifactor tosses cohesion aside and delivers three vastly different albums from Nate Scheible, Whisker and Amanda R. Howland. … read more

 
 
Film Review: The Secrets We Keep

Film Review: The Secrets We Keep
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The Secrets We Keep is the kind of film that raises complex questions without trying to give us easy answers, and it’s disturbing in all the right ways. … read more

Film Review: The Devil All the Time

Film Review: The Devil All the Time
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The Devil All The Time is not the beginning of Oscar season, just an elaborate mirage in the largely barren desert of September movie-going. … read more

Review: Spartan Jet-Plex – Live

Review: Spartan Jet-Plex – Live
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Spartan Jet-Plex = Julie Byrne + early Angel Olsen x CocoRosie … read more

Series Review: Ratched

Series Review: Ratched
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Ratched is a series rollercoaster, diving so sharply into horror, melodrama and wacky comedy that it’s a wonder there isn’t more vomiting involved. … read more

Tomorrow’s Monument: Monument for the Future

Tomorrow’s Monument: Monument for the Future
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Tomorrow’s Monument is a response and reflection on whether or not a monument that memorializes something rooted in racism also memorializes racism itself.  … read more

Film Review: The Broken Hearts Gallery

Film Review: The Broken Hearts Gallery
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The best thing about The Broken Hearts Gallery is its relatability, although its potential to be a far more emotionally rewarding film is lost. … read more

Film Review: All In: The Fight for Democracy

Film Review: All In: The Fight for Democracy
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All In: The Fight for Democracy is a wake-up call about the issue of voter suppression, and may be the  most important film of 2020. … read more

 
 
Film Review: Enola Holmes

Film Review: Enola Holmes
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Enola Holmes has a breezy, adventurous and family-friendly feel with a knockout cast of Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill to support it. … read more

Local Review: Icarus Phoenix – Icarus Phoenix

Local Review: Icarus Phoenix – Icarus Phoenix
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Icarus Phoenix = Right Away + Great Captain + Dr. Dog + Book On Tapeworm … read more

Film Review: Mulan

Film Review: Mulan
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Mulan recognizes that it’s telling a timeless tale and allows it to be not so much a remake as a well-done alternate telling of the story. … read more

Being Wrong and Becoming Right: An Interview with Grex

Being Wrong and Becoming Right: An Interview with Grex
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On the massive and masterful Everything You Said Was Wrong, avant-rock duo Grex dive deep into their core ethos of evolution, exchange and exploration. … read more

Series Review: Away

Series Review: Away
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Away is full of intelligence, heart and hope, and is definitely one of the most sweeping and absorbing limited-run series of this year. … read more

Film Review: Attack of the Unkown

Film Review: Attack of the Unkown
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Attack of the Unknown is a cop thriller that has little to offer beyond close-range gunshots, gratuitous nudity and a violent, sci-fi, blood-and-puss fest. … read more

Content Shifter: 9 New Series Streaming in September

Content Shifter: 9 New Series Streaming in September
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There are some fresh shows streaming in September, pandemic be damned. Here are eight new series, and one returning champion, premiering this month. … read more

 
 
Film Review: Tenet

Film Review: Tenet
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Christopher Nolan’s long-awaited Tenet is a smart popcorn film that doesn’t rank among his best work, weighed down by characteristic sound-mixing issues. … read more

SLUG Picnic: Flamenco Del Lago

SLUG Picnic: Flamenco Del Lago
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Katie Sheen-Abbott founded the nonprofit Flamenco Del Lago, which offers intricate and colorful dance classes in various styles for ages 6–70-plus. … read more

Film Review: Bill & Ted Face the Music

Film Review: Bill & Ted Face the Music
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Bill and Ted Face the Music makes for a very fun piece of nostalgia and a much better ending to the story than the one we were given 29 years ago. … read more

Contributor Limelight: Talyn Behzad

Contributor Limelight: Talyn Behzad

For coming up on eight years, SLUG photographer Talyn Behzad has regaled the magazine and our readers with veritably delicious photography. … read more

SLUG Picnic: Aarushi & Amishi

SLUG Picnic: Aarushi & Amishi
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Performing at the next SLUG Picnic event, Aarushi and Amishi Rohaj merge Western and Indian culture together through their Bollypop music stylings. … read more

Skate Photo Feature: Tyson Bowerbank

Skate Photo Feature: Tyson Bowerbank
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“Shooting this spot was a badass experience.” Salt Lake skater Tyson Bowerbank executes a sweet kickflip on a broken-down roof. … read more

 
 
Juried Design: Rio Gallery’s Annual Design Arts Exhibit

Juried Design: Rio Gallery’s Annual Design Arts Exhibit
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Each year Rio Gallery’s Design Arts Exhibit highlights the art of good design from disciplines such as fashion, architecture, graphics and furniture. … read more

Mike Brown: I Hate Horses

Mike Brown: I Hate Horses
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“I hate cancer. I hate global warming. And yes, I hate horses.” After a deadly encounter, Mike Brown says the disdain he has for horses runs deep. … read more

Beer of the Month: Raspberry Gose

Beer of the Month: Raspberry Gose
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The team at Hopkins Brewery is dedicated to creating interesting beer using locally sourced products, such as their fan-favorite the Raspberry Gose. … read more

Antojitos: Latin American Street Foods

Antojitos: Latin American Street Foods
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Antojitos translates literally to “little cravings,” which is an appropriate way to introduce the following local businesses that left us craving more. … read more

Film Review: Get Duked!

Film Review: Get Duked!
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Get Duked! is nothing particularly fresh, but it does what it sets out to do very well. It’s a good film If you’re looking for raucous and irreverent fun. … read more

Review: Angel Olsen – Whole New Mess

Review: Angel Olsen – Whole New Mess
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Angel Olsen = Marianne Faithful + Patsy Cline + Roy Orbison … read more

Fatso Ice Cream: A Sweet Addition to Salt Lake’s Dessert Scene

Fatso Ice Cream: A Sweet Addition to Salt Lake’s Dessert...
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For Alia Marrero, the self-isolated energy of quarantine was directed toward growing her business of serving Fatso ice cream to the SLC community. … read more

Harmons Kickstarts Local Businesses Through Their Community Grant Program

Harmons Kickstarts Local Businesses Through Their Community Grant Program
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Harmons’ Local Supplier Development Grant has been helping small Utah businesses connect with wider audiences since 2016. … read more

 
 
Dining Out During a Pandemic: Advice from Your Server

Dining Out During a Pandemic: Advice from Your Server
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There are a few things you should know about dining out during a global pandemic from someone who is working in the service industry. … read more

Film Review: I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Film Review: I’m Thinking of Ending Things
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I’m Thinking of Ending Things is a spellbinding film that ranks among Kaufman’s best work, a triumph of atmosphere and unsettling tension and loneliness. … read more

August SLUG Picnic Presented by Sparrow Electric 08.22 w/ Elowyn, Cherry Thomas and Fur Foxen

August SLUG Picnic Presented by Sparrow Electric 08.22 w/ Elowyn,...
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The August SLUG Picnic featured Fur Foxen, Cherry Thomas and Elowyn, as well as a variety of craft vendors and food from Kafé Mamai. … read more

Film Review: The One and Only Ivan

Film Review: The One and Only Ivan
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Starring the voice of Sam Rockwell, The One and Only Ivan is a glorious alternative to the increasingly stagnant remakes that Disney has been churning out. … read more

Send in the Clowns: A Creature Feature with Madazon Can-Can

Send in the Clowns: A Creature Feature with Madazon Can-Can
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This month’s “Creature Feature” stars Madazon Can-Can, or Maddy, a performance clown, drag artist, educator and also—not surprisingly—a Gemini. … read more

Film Review: The 24th

Film Review: The 24th
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The 24th is a challenging and deeply disturbing film, but one that deserves to be seen and discussed. It shares a story that desperately needed to be told. … read more

 
 
SLUG Style: A ’La Mode SLC

SLUG Style: A ’La Mode SLC
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Angelique and Jasmine Gordon are sisters, small-business owners and personal stylists. They own A ’La Mode SLC, a boutique and personal-styling service. Every month, “SLUG Style” features a distinct and

Film Review: Chemical Hearts

Film Review: Chemical Hearts
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Chemical Hearts is involving but also quite depressing. Whether it’s for teenagers or for those who used to be, it’s unlikely to be a favorite of either. … read more

Film Review: Unhinged

Film Review: Unhinged
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Unhinged is sold as a nail-biter about the dangers of road rage, but Crowe’s character is motivated by something far more dangerous: explosive misogyny. … read more

Film Review: Words on Bathroom Walls

Film Review: Words on Bathroom Walls
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Words on Bathroom Walls has all of the right ingredients for greatness, but right now it just leaves an unpleasant aftertaste. … read more

SLUG Style: Q Dixon x Embrogo

SLUG Style: Q Dixon x Embrogo
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Q Dixon is a dancer, entrepreneur and creative. He is also the creator of Embrogo, a custom embroidery brand based out of Salt Lake City. … read more

Film Review: Project Power

Film Review: Project Power
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Project Power isn’t quite as groundbreaking as it wants to be, but it’s an absorbing crime story that is filled with heart-stopping sequences and impressive visual effects. … read more

 
 
Film Review: Fe@rLeSS_

Film Review: Fe@rLeSS_
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While it’s not exactly Pixar quality, Cory Edwards’ Fe@rLess_ is an enjoyable and clever little movie with plenty of humor and heart. … read more

Play Review: Good Standing

Play Review: Good Standing
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Matthew Greene’s Good Standing is a heartfelt, one-man performance that battles with concepts of identity, religion and humanity. … read more

Series Review: Wizards: Tales of Arcadia

Series Review: Wizards: Tales of Arcadia
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Wizards is far less episodic than others in the Arcadia series, and it moves at a breakneck pace, jumping straight into the action and rarely letting up. … read more

Film Review: The Secret Garden

Film Review: The Secret Garden
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Marc Munden’s take on the childhood classic may not be a terrible film, but it’s not a good one, and it most certainly is not The Secret Garden. … read more

Curing Musical Monotony: An Interview with John Dieterich of Deerhoof and Caustics

Curing Musical Monotony: An Interview with John Dieterich of Deerhoof...
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John Dieterich talks Deerhoof, Caustics and the musical freedom found in less-than-perfect gear and the creative potential of falling into self-dug holes. … read more

Review: Nyssa – Girls Like Me

Review: Nyssa – Girls Like Me
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Nyssa = Florence and the Machine + Annie Lennox + U.S. Girls … read more

Review: Thaumiel Sonozaki – Amber Ethereal

Review: Thaumiel Sonozaki – Amber Ethereal
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Thaumiel Sonozaki = Lucid Sound Driver + Noveller + Michael Rother … read more

 
 
Film Review: Work It

Film Review: Work It
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Starring Sabrina Carpenter and Liza Koshy, Work It is light as a feather, and it’s a pleasant enough diversion that will get your feet tapping. … read more

Film Review: Summerland

Film Review: Summerland
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Summerland is a very good film that is well worth your time, and it’s an excellent showcase for Gemma Arterton’s acting talents. … read more

Film Review: Yes, God, Yes

Film Review: Yes, God, Yes
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Yes, God, Yes is a charming little indie that deals with difficult issues that teenagers face and are too often unable to discuss with their parents. … read more

Content Shifter: 10 Worst Movies of Summer 2020

Content Shifter: 10 Worst Movies of Summer 2020
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August’s Content Shifter presents 10 of the absolute worst movies to premiere over video-on-demand streaming over summer 2020. … read more

 
 
Film Review: Radioactive

Film Review: Radioactive
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Though the leads in Radioactive delivered fantastic performances, the director wasn’t able to find a find a happy medium between formula and razzmatazz. … read more

Outer Space: A Performance for Community

Outer Space: A Performance for Community
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Outer Space transformed an industrial locale into a full-blown stage, highlighting the work of six local choreographers amid the current COVID crisis. … read more

Film Review: The Secret

Film Review: The Secret
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The Secret: Dare to Dream, based on the self-help book, needs more than good actors and a high production value to turn it into something worthwhile. … read more

Abraham Von August: Creating a Whimsical World with Fashion & Art

Abraham Von August: Creating a Whimsical World with Fashion &...
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As Abraham Von August illustrates fantastic characters and pioneers fashion without labels, they make Salt Lake a more inclusive and interesting place. … read more

Kafé Mamai

Kafé Mamai
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Abudujannah Soud’s African-Carribean fusion creations served at Kafé Mamai are a nod to the dishes his grandmother created. … read more

Craft Lake City’s Virtual DIY Festival: A How-to Q&A with Festival Developers

Craft Lake City’s Virtual DIY Festival: A How-to Q&A with...
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Check out SLUG’s Q&A with the Craft Lake City Virtual DIY Festival developers, who details some of the functionalities of the new format. … read more

Therapeutic Games and Apps Lab: Craft Lake City DIY Engineers

Therapeutic Games and Apps Lab: Craft Lake City DIY Engineers
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The GApp Lab at the University of Utah is exploring how health sciences and game programming can be brought together to heal, nurture and teach. … read more

 
 
The Cart: Craft Lake City Craft Food

The Cart: Craft Lake City Craft Food
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At Jessica Rovin’s and Kristi Bendick’s mobile coffee shop, The Cart, every cup of coffee is carefully created to be as smooth and flavorful as possible. … read more

Film Review: The Outpost

Film Review: The Outpost
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The Outpost is a worthy memorial for the fallen, a moving tribute to heroism and a testament to the senseless losses suffered in a seemingly endless war. … read more

Gnome Two Ways About It: Lawn Gnomes 2020

Gnome Two Ways About It: Lawn Gnomes 2020
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UMOCA’s Lawn Gnomes 2020 is a growing exhibition of art installations that lives on the front lawns of artists across the state. … read more

SLUG Picnic: Cherry Thomas

SLUG Picnic: Cherry Thomas
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When Cherry Thomas talks about what performing now feels like, she says, “When I’m singing, that is when I feel the happiest, and it’s an addictive feeling. … read more

Home Glow Hydroponics: Craft Lake City DIY Engineers

Home Glow Hydroponics: Craft Lake City DIY Engineers
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Home Glow Hydroponics is a local business that offers consultation, products and produce to help make soil-free gardening more accessible. … read more

Film Review: Latte and the Magic Waterstone

Film Review: Latte and the Magic Waterstone
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With a solid animation style and some stilted translated dialogue, Latte and the Magic Waterstone is pleasant, cute and innocuous enough. … read more

Mary Ann Jensen: Craft Lake City Kid Row Artisans

Mary Ann Jensen: Craft Lake City Kid Row Artisans
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When an idea leads to success, creatives like Mary Ann Jensen invest that success back into the pursuit of more creativity. … read more

In High Spirits Infusions: Craft Lake City Craft Food

In High Spirits Infusions: Craft Lake City Craft Food
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In High Spirits Infusion is a Salt Lake City–based company through which Owner Claire Sessler prides herself on making unique spirit-infusion kits. … read more

 
 
SLUG Picnic: Elowyn

SLUG Picnic: Elowyn
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With an ethos founded on pure expression, continued artistic exploration and emotional growth, Elowyn and Milo situate themselves on a forward-moving plane. … read more

SLUG Picnic Presented By Sparrow Electric 07.25 w/ Jazzy Olivo, Rocky Lavoie and Mel Soul & the Messenger

SLUG Picnic Presented By Sparrow Electric 07.25 w/ Jazzy Olivo,...
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With performances from Jazzy Olivo, Rocky Lavoie and Mel Soul & the Messenger, the SLUG Picnic offered a fun and—most importantly—safe concert experience. … read more

Milk Money: Craft Lake City Performer

Milk Money: Craft Lake City Performer
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Milk Money put a fresh face on the alt-rock genre through vulnerable lyrics and emotional tones while still staying true to post-hardcore’s roots. … read more

Animal Club Jewelry: Craft Lake City Kid Row Artisans

Animal Club Jewelry: Craft Lake City Kid Row Artisans
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Because Hudson Smith’s creations are wearable, each piece allows the wearer to express their own favorite animal choices to the world. … read more

Sonali Loomba: Craft Lake City Performer

Sonali Loomba: Craft Lake City Performer
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To watch Sonali Loomba perform is an invitation to explore her vibrant culture, to remember our own roots and to be inspired. … read more

Hy Amenero: Craft Lake City Artisan

Hy Amenero: Craft Lake City Artisan
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Hy Amenero’s works have a surrealistic and deathly quality—subjects include hollow-eyed, furry humanoids and the floating skeletal heads of birds of prey. … read more

Miss Misc.: Craft Lake City Vintage Vendor

Miss Misc.: Craft Lake City Vintage Vendor
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Vintage Vendor Miss Misc. doesn’t aim to outline a specific style as much as it does seek to serve its clients in their individuality and uniqueness. … read more

Quaranzine: A Series of Quarantine-Themed Mini-comics

Quaranzine: A Series of Quarantine-Themed Mini-comics
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Quaranzine was started to help foster community with other local comic creators and make a collaborative piece of art that comments on these strange times. … read more

 
 
Film Review: Double World

Film Review: Double World
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Teddy Chan’s new film, Double World, is the biggest, most spectacular and magnificently entertaining action movie of the summer. … read more

Beer of the Month: Zólupez IPA

Beer of the Month: Zólupez IPA
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With bits of real lime peel added in, Cerveza Zólupez Beer Company’s Zólupez IPA is much different than your traditional IPA. … read more

Contributor Limelight: Mekenna Malan

Contributor Limelight: Mekenna Malan

With her vibrant, personable prose and her clear passion for a breadth of musical styles and approaches, Mekenna Malan is vital to SLUG’s music discourse. … read more

Riley Winch: Hometown Culture

Riley Winch: Hometown Culture
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From the hills and countryside of Heber, Riley Winch has been living and skating in the small town that grows by the day. … read more

Cruisin’ with the Locals: S&S Concert Cruise 07.17 w/ Joshua James, Brother., Harpers, Little Moon and Nicholas James

Cruisin’ with the Locals: S&S Concert Cruise 07.17 w/ Joshua...
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S&S’s Concert Cruise series is a good way to spend socially distanced time with friends and family, and they’re a great way to support local musicians. … read more

Film Review: Guest Artist

Film Review: Guest Artist
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Jeff Daniels’ new film, Guest Artist, is an echo of its own protagonist: a mixture of heartfelt brilliance and pretentious neediness. … read more

Mike Brown: Jerry Sloan – The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Mike Brown: Jerry Sloan – The Man, The Myth, The...
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For Mike Brown, the day former Jazz coach Jerry Sloan passed away will be included in the many tragedies of this year when looking back. … read more

 
 
Cardinality Gives a Look into Everyday Spirituality with Their Debut Album

Cardinality Gives a Look into Everyday Spirituality with Their Debut...
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Cardinality may have had loose intentions when they started their debut album, but the end result is a thoughtful look into simple instances of divinity. … read more

Review: Chairlift – Moth

Review: Chairlift – Moth
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My first introduction to Chairlift was to their single, “I Belong in Your Arms,” off their 2012 release Something. The simplistic message and the catchy chorus was what drew me into Chairlift initially, and the dark, almost 80’s inspired electronics in some tracks held my interest. … read more

Local Review: Your Meteor – Byzantium

Local Review: Your Meteor – Byzantium
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Laying back, staring up at the vast night sky and thinking about the mysteries of life—that’s where I find myself every time I put this album on. Music works best when it’s treated like a rollercoaster of emotions, and that’s exactly the kind of ride that Your Meteor have constructed with their latest LP. Syncopated rhythms, interweaving guitar lines, playful melodic vocals—Byzantium is full of it all and much more. … read more

Local Review: Sex Room – InSnaketicide

Local Review: Sex Room – InSnaketicide
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Sex Room = Love And Rockets + Ramones + early Nirvana … read more

Local Review: Sonnets – Of Wrath and Sorrow

Local Review: Sonnets – Of Wrath and Sorrow
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Sonnets = Angel Hair + City of Caterpillar + Love Lost But Not Forgotten … read more

 
 
Local Review: MC Who – So Many Faces

Local Review: MC Who – So Many Faces
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MC Who is a Salt Lake City hip hop artist with a raw, old-school style that allows him to stand out in the current trap-heavy and producer-focused scene. … read more

Local Review: Lucid Sound Driver x UFCLO – Universal Foundation Centering Loose Objectives

Local Review: Lucid Sound Driver x UFCLO – Universal Foundation...
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Local musician and tape maker Jack Murphey and Yuth Lengno from Unified Clothing, a streetwear company based out of Salt Lake City, are coming together for a one-of-a-kind collaboration: an album that exists on a T-shirt. … read more

Local Review: Fat Candice – Fat Candice(Stars)

Local Review: Fat Candice – Fat Candice(Stars)
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They are masters at yanking at your music-memory strings and then shifting what’s familiar, turning it inside out, and making that sound their own. … read more

Review: The Raconteurs – Help Us Stranger

Review: The Raconteurs – Help Us Stranger
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The Raconteurs = The Eagles + The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion … read more

 
 
Review: Oren Ambarchi – Simian Angel

Review: Oren Ambarchi – Simian Angel
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Oren Ambarchi = David Behrman + Suzanne Ciani + Gavin Bryars … read more

Review: Ty Segall – First Taste

Review: Ty Segall – First Taste
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Ty Segall = Thee Oh Sees + King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard … read more

Local Review: YA ANML – Payday

Local Review: YA ANML – Payday
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YA ANML = Kevin Abstract + Death Grips + Danny Brown … read more

Local Review: Mother Lights – Night Magic

Local Review: Mother Lights – Night Magic
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The instrumentation on Night Magic allows the perfect support for Mother Lights’ powerful words that makes this quiet album loud and clear. … read more

Local Review: The Painted Roses – The Sad Man

Local Review: The Painted Roses – The Sad Man
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The Painted Roses = Hank Williams + Hiss Golden Messenger … read more

 
 
Film Review: Animal Crackers

Film Review: Animal Crackers
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Animal Crackers is entertaining and heartwarming, and I’m pretty sure I’ll watch it again with my little nephews … or just maybe even without them. … read more

Series Review: Cursed

Series Review: Cursed
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Cursed has enough to be enjoyed if you like medieval fantasy and feminist action heroes, though the series doesn’t warrant a recommendation. … read more

Review: Various Artists – Physically Sick 3

Review: Various Artists – Physically Sick 3
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Physically Sick 3 = (I Hate Models + D. Tiffany + Oli XL) x Against All Logic (2017 – 2019) … read more

“The Pigment of Love” by Lebogang Tendai Monageng-Goad

“The Pigment of Love” by Lebogang Tendai Monageng-Goad
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Lebogang Tendai Monageng-Goad’s poem “The Pigment of Love” explores how “we can achieve more in a horizontally aligned, dual relationship.” … read more

Film Review: First Cow

Film Review: First Cow
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First Cow is a captivating film that really deserves to find an audience, and it’s a refreshing change of pace from what you expect from mainstream cinema. … read more

The Front Climbing Club Expands With a New “Community Hub”

The Front Climbing Club Expands With a New “Community Hub”
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The Front Climbing Club beckons its congregation with three homey mixed-use facilities: Come for the climbing, stay for the community. … read more

 
 
Film Review: Greyhound

Film Review: Greyhound
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Greyhound is taut and thrilling, but firmly grounded in reality. It showcases Tom Hanks’ commanding prowess both on-screen and as a scriptwriter. … read more

Film Review: The Old Guard

Film Review: The Old Guard
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If you’re aching for a new action blockbuster, The Old Guard is entertaining, intoxicating and may be the most fun two hours you’ll have in July. … read more

Choir Boy: Adam Klopp on the Vanity of Art and the Relevance of Gathering Swans

Choir Boy: Adam Klopp on the Vanity of Art and...
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Adam Klopp, the frontman of local band Choir Boy, discusses the vanity and narcissism of music while delving into the group’s latest album, Gathering Swans. … read more

Film Review: Mighty Oak

Film Review: Mighty Oak
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Mighty Oak is a soggy dramedy about a tightly knit, up-and-coming rock band that falters through an asanine third-act twist. … read more

Local Review: Alex Wintersmith Lackey – Of Ash and Soot

Local Review: Alex Wintersmith Lackey – Of Ash and Soot
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Alex Wintersmith Lackey = Matt Maltese + Julian Casablancas + Ben Folds Five … read more

Local Review: The Makeways – Feelin’ Good

Local Review: The Makeways – Feelin’ Good
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The Makeways = The Aggrolites +The Planet Smashers +Booker T. & the M.G’s + The Pietasters … read more

 
 
Local Review: Eight01’s Finest  – Vol.1

Local Review: Eight01’s Finest – Vol.1
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Eight01’s Finest = Brockhampton + Souls of Mischief + Post Malone … read more

Review: Sea of Troubles – Ecchi

Review: Sea of Troubles – Ecchi
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Sea of Troubles = Minor Threat + The OBGMs + Bad Brains … read more

Review: Leni Stern – 4

Review: Leni Stern – 4
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Leni Stern = Hugh Masekela’s ’80s output + Joe Zawinul … read more

Film Review: Palm Springs

Film Review: Palm Springs
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Palm Springs is the kind of film that makes you rethink your idea of what “originality” means, and it’s easily one of the best movies of 2020 thus far. … read more

Film Review: Desperados

Film Review: Desperados
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Though Desperados contains a talented cast, that alone is not enough to save the tone-deaf comedy that lacks a high regard for women. … read more

3 Take-and-Make Options for Lazy Nights at Home

3 Take-and-Make Options for Lazy Nights at Home
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Take-and-make options from restaurants in your community are a great way to support the local food scene while also social distancing. … read more

Review: Klein – Frozen

Review: Klein – Frozen
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Klein = Yves Tumor (Serpent Music) + Alma Negra, Sirens Of Lesbos (Eritrea EP) + Nicolas Jaar (Cenizas) … read more

 
 
Chris Owens: Devoted Bboy From Utah

Chris Owens: Devoted Bboy From Utah
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Chris Owens is Creative Director of 1520 Arts, a nonprofit dedicated to maintaining and growing the presence of hip-hop culture in Utah. … read more

Film Review: My Spy

Film Review: My Spy
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Buoyed by a stellar performances from Dave Bautista and (especially) Chloe Coleman, Peter Segal’s My Spy is hardly classic, but it gets the job done. … read more

Amplifying Black Voices: SLUG Music Picks

Amplifying Black Voices: SLUG Music Picks

For our July issue, in lieu of typical music reviews, we’re presenting a list of Black music that we admire, respect and celebrate.  … read more

Film Review: Miss Juneteenth

Film Review: Miss Juneteenth
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Channing Godfrey Peoples’ Miss Juneteenth is a big winner, a touching and melancholy piece of storytelling that is as timeless as it is timely. … read more

Black Lives Matter Utah: Q&A with Rae Duckworth

Black Lives Matter Utah: Q&A with Rae Duckworth
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SLUG interviews Rae Duckworth, a volunteer of the Black Lives Matter Utah chapter, to discuss how community members can effect positive change and reform. … read more

Series Review: The Baby-Sitters Club

Series Review: The Baby-Sitters Club
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The Baby-Sitters Club can be enjoyed by the entire family, because it’s smart, light-hearted fun with an infectiously upbeat spirit. … read more

 
 
8th Annual SLUG Cat 06.27 @ Saturday Cycles

8th Annual SLUG Cat 06.27 @ Saturday Cycles
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On Saturday, June 27 SLC cyclists donned their masks and rallied together at Saturday Cycles to compete in the 8th Annual SLUG Cat! … read more

Dusty Slay 06.12 @ Wiseguys Comedy Club

Dusty Slay 06.12 @ Wiseguys Comedy Club
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If you’re looking for a hearty chuckle at the self-invited expense of an average Joe just trying to understand it all, I would recommend Dusty Slay. … read more

Amplifying Black Voices: Jessicakes – Jessica Villeneuve

Amplifying Black Voices: Jessicakes – Jessica Villeneuve
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Jessica Villeneuve graduated from making cakes for family and friends to designing custom works for clientele from her business Jessicakes. … read more

Creature Feature: Sammee St. James

Creature Feature: Sammee St. James
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This month’s Creature Feature highlights Sammee St. James, a magnificent bisexual, non-binary member of the Salt Lake City drag community. … read more

Daud Mumin on Allyship and Activism

Daud Mumin on Allyship and Activism
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Activist Daud Mumin shares his thoughts regarding how non-Black people can be the best ally, as well as what makes a successful protest. … read more

Creative for a Greater Good: Making Masks with Danielle Susi

Creative for a Greater Good: Making Masks with Danielle Susi
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For Danielle Susi, having a cause to fuel her creativity and create masks has helped alleviate the stress from the pandemic and reinvigorate her creativity. … read more

Film Review: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Film Review: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
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Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is a guilty pleasure, and in terms of straightforward silly comedy, is Ferrel’s best movie since Elf. … read more

 
 
Amplifying Black Voices: Killabee’s Kitchen – Tristan Thomas

Amplifying Black Voices: Killabee’s Kitchen – Tristan Thomas
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Killabee’s Kitchen offers options for those who are interested in meal prep but perhaps don’t have the time or resources to do it themselves. … read more

“Jazz” by Ashley Finley

“Jazz” by Ashley Finley
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Ashley Finley is a consistent advocate for social justice and change. She does this through her work as a poet and in her everyday life. … read more

Amplifying Black Voices: Arlander Taylor IV – Wakuu Works / TMINEC

Amplifying Black Voices: Arlander Taylor IV – Wakuu Works /...
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As a graphic designer and freelance artist, Arlander Taylor IV’s work as Wakuu Works and TMINEC includes everything from clothing to typography. … read more

Amplifying Black Voices: Tavie Mason – Concise Kilgore / Avenues PC

Amplifying Black Voices: Tavie Mason – Concise Kilgore / Avenues...
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Whether he’s making custom T-shirts for his clothing line, or recording new music as Concise Kilgore, Tavie Mason does it all with passion and authenticity. … read more

Amplifying Black Voices: Trashpaca – Abraham Von August

Amplifying Black Voices: Trashpaca – Abraham Von August
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Abraham Von August is pioneering a fluidly-sized and non-gendered focus in vintage fashion with their clothing brand Trashpaca. … read more

Horn of Africa: Grabbing Goat By The Horns

Horn of Africa: Grabbing Goat By The Horns
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The rich array of spices and flavors on display at Horn of Africa make for an unforgettable introduction to what Somalia has to offer the world. … read more

Amplifying Black Voices: Terra Flesh

Amplifying Black Voices: Terra Flesh
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Terra Flesh invigorates the Salt Lake drag scene by intertwining his Black queer identity with his passion for performance. … read more

Amplifying Black Voices: Hippie Culture Clothing Co. – Henry Kemp

Amplifying Black Voices: Hippie Culture Clothing Co. – Henry Kemp
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Henry Kemp’s clothing line, Hippie Culture Clothing Co., features colorful and unique tie-dyed pieces with a mantra of bringing people together. … read more

 
 
Beer of the Month: Honey Cream Ale

Beer of the Month: Honey Cream Ale
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Grid City Beer Works’ Honey Cream Ale is an amber-hued, liquefied treat with aromas of citrus, flora, wheat and a solid smell of gourmet, farmers’-market honey sticks. … read more

Amplifying Black Voices: Akouyajohan Clothing – AJ Sopoye

Amplifying Black Voices: Akouyajohan Clothing – AJ Sopoye
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Designer AJ Sopoye’s creates custom clothing pieces that combine vintage cartoons, colorful patterns and contemporary fashion through his brand Akouyajohan. … read more

Outrage as Righteousness in Andrew Alba’s Show Everyone Sucios

Outrage as Righteousness in Andrew Alba’s Show Everyone Sucios
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Through Everyone Sucios, Andrew Alba uses his painting as a protest, his outrage as a cause and his words to call out racist systems … read more

A Million Voices from One: An Interview with Pale Spring

A Million Voices from One: An Interview with Pale Spring
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Ahead of its release, Pale Spring talk about the process behind and emotional intentions of their fantastic new album, DUSK. … read more

BMX Photo Feature: Adrian Evans

BMX Photo Feature: Adrian Evans
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For this month’s “BMX Photo Feature,” biker Adrian Evans reflects on privilege and progress in society and the BMX community. … read more

Comic: How to Be An Ally During Quarantine

Comic: How to Be An Ally During Quarantine
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For our Amplify Black Voices issue, the latest SLUG comic finds Ricky Vigil exploring how to be an ally during quarantine. … read more

Journey into a Virtual Fantasy in Laura Hendricks’ SIX MONTH SUMMER

Journey into a Virtual Fantasy in Laura Hendricks’ SIX MONTH...
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Laura Hendricks’ SIX MONTH SUMMER explores the boundary between fantasy and reality in a strangely appropriate virtual exhibit. … read more

Content Shifter: 9 Series to Stream on HBO Max

Content Shifter: 9 Series to Stream on HBO Max
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July’s “Content Shifter” offers up nine series from HBO past and present worth discovering, or revisiting, on HBO Max (or regular ol’ HBO). … read more

 
 
Skate Photo Feature: Cobe Harmer

Skate Photo Feature: Cobe Harmer
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Skateboarder Cobe Harmer reminds us to “set a goal and keep persevering and keep fighting until we reach our goal and we all succeed.” … read more

Film Review: Irresistible

Film Review: Irresistible
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Irresistible is a highly enjoyable movie that offers some good surprises, plenty of laughs and a lot of heart. … read more

Film Review: Feel the Beat

Film Review: Feel the Beat
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Elissa Down’s new feature film, Feel the Beat, is a completely manufactured product, like Cheese Doodles or Pete Buttigieg. … read more

Film Review: Wasp Network

Film Review: Wasp Network
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Oliver Assayas’ Wasp Network isn’t able to build sufficient levels of suspense or make us feel a strong connection with any of the characters. … read more

 
 
Miguel Mendez: Destinations Unknown (Album Premiere)

Miguel Mendez: Destinations Unknown (Album Premiere)
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A Sleep Disaster may not be exactly what Miguel Mendez planned on, but it’s flushed with energy, tight production and high-quality musicianship. … read more

Film Review: A Whisker Away

Film Review: A Whisker Away
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With relatable characters and themes A Whisker Away is a breath of fresh air and a great film for tweens and young adults. … read more

Film Review: Artemis Fowl

Film Review: Artemis Fowl
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Artemis Fowl is a visually resplendent film that should be enjoyable, but the story connects together like bumper cars slamming into each other. … read more

Film Review: The Last Days of American Crime

Film Review: The Last Days of American Crime
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The Last Days of American Crime isn’t a film: It’s an unsightly blemish on your Netflix queue. You don’t watch it so much as you drain the pus out of it. … read more

Local Review: Leroy Solid – Progress

Local Review: Leroy Solid – Progress
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Leroy Solid’s Progress isn’t full, head-on EDM, but there are definitely undertones and traits persisting throughout its entirety. … read more

Review: Ancient Ethel – Ancient Ethel

Review: Ancient Ethel – Ancient Ethel
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Ancient Ethel = The Cramps + Dex Romweber Duo + Fat Knuckle Freddy … read more

 
 
Review: KENDRA AMALIE​/​RYLEY WALKER – Papaya in a Hound’s Tooth

Review: KENDRA AMALIE​/​RYLEY WALKER – Papaya in a Hound’s Tooth
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Yes, Kendra Amalie and Ryley Walker’s Papaya in a Hound’s Mouth is disorienting, but even more so, it is downright invigorating. … read more

Film Review: Becky

Film Review: Becky
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Becky is certainly not for all tastes, but it has the makings of the next big cult favorite, and is one of the most unique action movies in quite a while. … read more

Film Review: Da 5 Bloods

Film Review: Da 5 Bloods
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If there’s one thing you can count on with Spike Lee, it’s that his films will always try to make a statement, and Da 5  Bloods has an awful lot to say. … read more

Series Review: Crossing Swords

Series Review: Crossing Swords
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There are plenty better things to do with your times then to waste it on even one episode of the boorish, adolescent idiocy of Crossing Swords. … read more

Annelise Duque: Discovering What’s Between Heritage and Selfhood

Annelise Duque: Discovering What’s Between Heritage and Selfhood
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Annelise Duque creates and photographs scenes that lead you into memories that you thought you may have forgotten, but are now reminded of. … read more

 
 
Film Review: We Are Freestyle Love Supreme

Film Review: We Are Freestyle Love Supreme
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Andrew Fried’s new documentary, We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, is a must-see for fans of improv, theatrical comedy and hip hop. … read more

Content Shifter: 9 TV Streamers From Spring 2020

Content Shifter: 9 TV Streamers From Spring 2020
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Content Shifter presents nine series that debuted recently that you might have missed this last spring. They’re a sharp dozen. … read more

Film Review: Spelling the Dream

Film Review: Spelling the Dream
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Spelling The Dream is an absorbing and inspiring film, and you can’t help but love the kids at the heart of its story of competition. … read more

Capturing the Moment with Michael Kunde

Capturing the Moment with Michael Kunde
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Michael Kunde is a professional commercial and advertising photographer based in Salt Lake City, Utah, with some of his clients being Adobe and Chrysler. … read more

Megan Knobloch Geilman and Works of Translation: The Art of Symbology

Megan Knobloch Geilman and Works of Translation: The Art of...
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“The shift to tableau work came on suddenly, and luckily, all that messing around turned out to be essential,” says Megan Knobloch Geilman. … read more

Curbside for Survival

Curbside for Survival
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These snapshots are a testament to the resilience of vital worker communities and the generous support of a customer base who isn’t giving up. … read more

Review: Forest Management – Passageways

Review: Forest Management – Passageways
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Forest Management = Kara Lis-Coverdale + William Basinski … read more

Review: Gang of Four – Happy Now

Review: Gang of Four – Happy Now
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Gang of Four = Primal Scream + Filter + Bono’s falsetto … read more

 
 
Review: Ex Hex – It’s Real

Review: Ex Hex – It’s Real
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Ex Hex is playing by their own rules. It’s Real maintains its own space with tight, cool rock n’ roll made of the bleeding heart of a tender soul. … read more

Review: Drinking Flowers – New Swirled Order

Review: Drinking Flowers – New Swirled Order
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Drinking Flowers = Dirty Beaches + Elvis Depressedly + Black Angels … read more

Review: Death Index – Self-titled

Review: Death Index – Self-titled
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Frontman Carson Cox of Merchandise and Marco Rapisarda (from labels Hell, Yes! and No Good) have teamed up to deal out their latest noise-soaked, hardcore-meets-art punk side project: Death Index. Their heady, self-titled debut album is punishing yet majestic, with a mission firmly rooted in those “primordial days of art punk”—think another punk duo, Suicide, and their nervy tendencies—that traverses doom, goth and post-punk in its hardcore endeavor. … read more

Review: David Bowie – Blackstar

Review: David Bowie – Blackstar
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Now, Blackstar is most easily read as a knowing goodbye from one of the smartest, bravest and enigmatic artists the world has ever had the benefit of knowing. … read more

Review: Brimstone Coven – Black Magic

Review: Brimstone Coven – Black Magic
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Brimstone Coven did a great job on writing cohesive songs and the album progresses very naturally. Black Magic stays true to its sound throughout and I look forward to what the band will accomplish on their upcoming albums. … read more

 
 
Contributor Limelight: Chris Owens

Contributor Limelight: Chris Owens

This month’s SLUG Contributor Limelight features Chris Owens, a local artist, designer, dancer and this month’s cover artist. … read more

Review: Candlemass – The Door to Doom

Review: Candlemass – The Door to Doom
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The Door to Doom is a great gap-bridger of the group’s older works and the newer sound. It terrifically manages the older and more melodic realms of albums like the debut, Epicus Doomicus Metallicus/, yet distills the harder, bombastic riffs of King of the Grey Islands and the last record, Psalms for the Dead. … read more

Review: Animal Collective – Painting With

Review: Animal Collective – Painting With
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Bearing the face of Marcel Duchamp’s readymade L.H.O.O.Q., initial wonderment of Animal Collective’s newest offering Painting With maybe met with the band drawing a moustache over its own music.
… read more

Pet Shop Boys’ Super: We’re Gonna Burn This Disco Down!

Pet Shop Boys’ Super: We’re Gonna Burn This Disco Down!
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Ever the purveyors of sophisticated dance music, Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe return to show us why 35 years in they not only have the goods, but are still thrillingly active in pioneering the sound that made them famous. … read more

5 Experimental Releases That Push Old Styles In New Directions

5 Experimental Releases That Push Old Styles In New Directions
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Out of the ever-expanding archive of great experimental music, here are 5 releases that take familiar sounds in unexpected directions, be it jazz, techno, ambient or pop. … read more

David Baddley: Finding the Line Between Nature and Self

David Baddley: Finding the Line Between Nature and Self
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By toying with the forces of humanity, technology and nature, David Baddley explores a symbiotic connection between ourselves and the world around us. … read more

Capturing Conservation and Colonization: Douglas Tolman

Capturing Conservation and Colonization: Douglas Tolman
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Throughout his career, Douglas Tolman has cultivated a striking, no-fuss style that serves to capture the raw nature of his subjects. … read more

 
 
Defender of Darkness: Christine Kenyon’s Night-Sky Advocacy

Defender of Darkness: Christine Kenyon’s Night-Sky Advocacy
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Increasingly, photographer Christine Kenyon’s advocacy work through the Save a Star Foundation has become a focal point of her life. … read more

Jaclyn Wright’s Multi-Media Metaphor Leaves a Deep Mark

Jaclyn Wright’s Multi-Media Metaphor Leaves a Deep Mark
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Jaclyn Wright’s Marked contains multiple components that broaden and build upon each other to create a body in themselves. … read more

Levi Jackson Explores Illusions in the Promised Land

Levi Jackson Explores Illusions in the Promised Land
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In his photography, Levi Jackson balances technical approaches, levity and weightiness of subject with the polish of New York schooling. … read more

Progress Knot: Daniel Everett’s Cityscapes

Progress Knot: Daniel Everett’s Cityscapes
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Daniel Everett focuses on the way urban landscapes layer on top of each other, unraveling the sense of order and progress that city structures wield. … read more

Photography-Plus: Brent Courtney, Image Sculptor

Photography-Plus: Brent Courtney, Image Sculptor
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Brent Courtney vies for his photos to be “clean, balanced and minimal,” as he puts it. He is a Swiss Army Knife when it comes to the mediums he works in. … read more

Skate Photo Feature: Britton Larsen

Skate Photo Feature: Britton Larsen
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During the filming for Britton Larsen’s Welcome to BC Sandy part, we took a trip to SoJo Skatepark and spent a few hours watching Larsen destroy the bowl! … read more

Contributor Limelight – CJ Anderson

Contributor Limelight – CJ Anderson

Whether it’s skate photography, fashion shoots, portraiture or other assignments, CJ Anderson is solid, and we love him for it. … read more

 
 
BMX Photo Feature: Chris Flook

BMX Photo Feature: Chris Flook
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At the beginning of trails season here in SLC, Chris Flook celebrates the dawn of warm spring days by floating a lofty tuck no-hander over “Bertha.” … read more

Beer of the Month: Slipstream India Pale Ale

Beer of the Month: Slipstream India Pale Ale
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Salt Flats Brewing Co.’s Slipstream India Pale Ale contains classic hints of pine, bready sweetness and the aroma of an inner peel from a ripened orange. … read more

Review: Mukqs – The Quarantine EPs

Review: Mukqs – The Quarantine EPs
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The six releases that make up Mukqs unofficial series of Quarantine EPs offer a sustained inquisition of Max Allison’s far-reaching musical work. … read more

Series Review: Space Force

Series Review: Space Force
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Space Force may not entirely accomplish the bold mission of creating a 21st-century M*A*S*H or Catch-22., but it certainly achieves lift off. … read more

TALsounds: Living with and through Music

TALsounds: Living with and through Music
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Natalie Chami of TALsounds discusses the crooked path that led to her new album, Acquiesce, and how she learned to trust her music again. … read more

 
 
Film Review: The Lovebirds

Film Review: The Lovebirds
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In The Lovebirds, Jibran and Leilani are a couple who reach a crossroads in their relationship as they are falsely implicated in a murder. … read more

Film Review: Scoob!

Film Review: Scoob!
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Scoob! is exciting enough to entertain kids with just enough winking cleverness aimed at adults so they’re able to sit through with the little ones. … read more

Series Review: The Great

Series Review: The Great
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The Great is great television, and if you’re in the mood for something wickedly irreverent, at times quite sexy and, above all, endlessly smart, then don’t miss this one. … read more

 
 
Film Review: Capone

Film Review: Capone
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If, and only if, you are dead set on seeing Tom Hardy fire a tommy gun while wearing a diaper, is the pretentious and ill-conceived Capone worth your time. … read more

The Waking Life of Tunage and Lineage: An Interview with Breakfast Tacos

The Waking Life of Tunage and Lineage: An Interview with...
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As breakfast tacos, the duo of Bradley Oliver Wilkinson-Vega Lynae Cook create surreal art pop that blends their life experiences with colorful music. … read more

Review: The Hold Steady – Thrashing Thru the Passion

Review: The Hold Steady – Thrashing Thru the Passion
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The Hold Steady = Lifter Puller + E Street Band + The Uptown Controllers … read more

 
 
Review: Chelsea Wolfe – Birth of Violence

Review: Chelsea Wolfe – Birth of Violence
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Chelsea Wolfe = Lana Del Ray + Emma Ruth Rundle + Black Sabbath … read more

 
 
Local Review: Tiny Boats – Thicker Than Blood

Local Review: Tiny Boats – Thicker Than Blood
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Tiny Boats = (Frank Turner x Joey Cape) + The Riverboat Gamblers … read more

Review: Angel Olsen – All Mirrors

Review: Angel Olsen – All Mirrors
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Angel Olsen = Françoise Hardy + Laura Marling + U.S. Girls … read more

 
 
Review: Sofi Tukker – Dancing on the People

Review: Sofi Tukker – Dancing on the People
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With a Grammy nomination under their belt for Treehouse, Sofi Tukker release Dancing on the People, a follow-up with a hint of a ’90s dance club vibe. … read more

Review: Richard Dawson – 2020

Review: Richard Dawson – 2020
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Richard Dawson =  Robert Wyatt + Sun City Girls + Mark Kozelek … read more

Review: Big Thief – Two Hands

Review: Big Thief – Two Hands
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Big Thief = Phosphorescent + Janis Joplin + Eliza Rickman … read more

Review: Devon Welsh – True Love

Review: Devon Welsh – True Love
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Devon Welsh = Majical Cloudz + Michael Stipe + Soap&Skin … read more

 
 
Review: Bill MacKay & Katinka Kleijn – STIR

Review: Bill MacKay & Katinka Kleijn – STIR
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Aside from offering one of the most pleasing timbral combinations imaginable, STIR is a thoughtful exploration of the meeting point between Americana and the avant-garde. … read more

Review: Allah-Las – LAHS

Review: Allah-Las – LAHS
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Allah-Las = Kurt Vile + The Growlers + Mystic Braves … read more

Review: Tempers – Private Life

Review: Tempers – Private Life
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Tempers = U.S. Girls + La Femme + Cigarettes After Sex + Depeche Mode + New Order … read more

 
 
Review: Mount Eerie w/ Julie Doiron – Lost Wisdom pt. 2

Review: Mount Eerie w/ Julie Doiron – Lost Wisdom pt....
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Mount Eerie = Thanksgiving + Sun Kil Moon + German Error Message + Seasonal Affective Disorder … read more

Local Review: Head Portals – Please Be Kind

Local Review: Head Portals – Please Be Kind
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Head Portals = Brand New + Band of Horses + Thee Oh Sees … read more

Review: Young Guv – GUV II

Review: Young Guv – GUV II
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Young Guv = Oasis + The 13th Floor Elevators + Tears for Fears … read more

 
 
5 Great Experimental Albums from October

5 Great Experimental Albums from October
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The stream of fantastic new releases hasn’t stopped. Here are SLUG’s pick for five great albums of experimental music released in October. … read more

Review: Tawiah – Starts Again

Review: Tawiah – Starts Again
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Tawiah = Sy Smith + Georgia Anne Muldrow + Silhouette Brown … read more

 
 
 
 
Review: Pop. 1280 – Way Station

Review: Pop. 1280 – Way Station
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Pop. 1280 = Sisters of Mercy + Type O Negative / SPK … read more

 
 
Local Review: Drew Danburry – Danburry 2003–2018

Local Review: Drew Danburry – Danburry 2003–2018
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Drew Danburry = Ugly Casanova + The Lower Lights + Sufjan Stevens … read more

Review: Duster – Duster

Review: Duster – Duster
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Duster = Old Built to Spill + My Bloody Valentine … read more

Editor’s Picks: 10 Post-Punk Albums from the 2010s that You’ll Love into 2020

Editor’s Picks: 10 Post-Punk Albums from the 2010s that You’ll...
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Alexander Ortega felt it necessary to talk about 10 of his favorite post-punk albums that he’s encountered—by and large—through SLUG Magazine this decade. … read more

Review: Pinegrove – Marigold

Review: Pinegrove – Marigold
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Pinegrove = Bright Eyes + Darryl Rahn + Jimmy Eat World … read more

 
 
Review: Wire – Mind Hive

Review: Wire – Mind Hive
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Wire = The Cure + Marilyn Manson + The Vibrators … read more

Local Review: NVM – Thermal Memory

Local Review: NVM – Thermal Memory
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NVM = Hum + No Sun + Hyperview-Era Title Fight + Seahaven … read more