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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 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

 
 
Review: Nicole Oberle – Skin

Review: Nicole Oberle – Skin
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Nicole Oberle’s newly expanded Skin is an immersive ambient record that delves into the psychological associations of space and place. … read more

Local Review: D E M O N S – Back from the Dead

Local Review: D E M O N S – Back...
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D E M O N S = $uicideboy$ + Horse Head + Wicca Phase Eternal … read more

Local Review: Jeff Dillon – Reflections

Local Review: Jeff Dillon – Reflections
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Jeff Dillon = Mouse Rat (yes, from Parks and Rec) + Against Me! … read more

 
 
Local Review: Vincent Draper & The Culls – Heavy Sleeper

Local Review: Vincent Draper & The Culls – Heavy Sleeper
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Vincent Draper & The Culls = The Middle East + J. Tillman + Neva Dinova … read more

Local Review: Mark Dago – Arcadevania

Local Review: Mark Dago – Arcadevania
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Mark Dago = The Beastie Boys + Eric B. & Rakim + Kid Koala … read more

Review: Lithics – Wendy Kraemer EP

Review: Lithics – Wendy Kraemer EP
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Lithics = Sonic Youth + The Von Bondies + Sleater-Kinney … read more

Review: Rose for Bohdan – Let the universe howl in despair, for bohdan has returned

Review: Rose for Bohdan – Let the universe howl in...
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Let the universe howl in despair is a crucial document of Rose for Bohdan’s decade-long exploration of the fringes of independent and experimental music. … read more

 
 
Review: Shopping – All or Nothing

Review: Shopping – All or Nothing
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All or Nothing is a 10-track burst of energy that comes and goes like a speeding car chase down an emptied water canal in a late 80s heist movie. … read more

Local Review: finale – amore e perdita

Local Review: finale – amore e perdita
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Finale has built an unsettling atmosphere with amore e perdita, blending chaotic industrial sounds with canned samples of nature … read more

Local Review: Earthworm – Hiding Yourself From Everyone You Love

Local Review: Earthworm – Hiding Yourself From Everyone You Love
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For those who enjoy hip hop to kick back to, local artist Earthworm’s new EP, entitled Hiding Yourself From Everyone You Love, could be a perfect fit. … read more

Review: U.S. Girls – Heavy Light

Review: U.S. Girls – Heavy Light
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Heavy Light’s off-the-cuff style calls for a more deliberate listening experience: It’s thoughtful, provocative and politically apropos. … read more

 
 
Review: Monophonics – It’s Only Us

Review: Monophonics – It’s Only Us
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Every expertly delivered layer of Monophonic’s It’s Only Us feels like a revelation in contrast to today’s hyper-automated world. … read more

Review: The Toxenes – Double Creature Feature

Review: The Toxenes – Double Creature Feature
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The Toxenes = The Baby Shakes + The Cramps + The Horror Pops … read more

Local Review: Acid Cvlt – Acid Cvlt

Local Review: Acid Cvlt – Acid Cvlt
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There is something subtle about the dark, sexy synths of Acid Cvlt that get lodged into your subconscious and get you to physically nod along. … read more

 
 
Review: Born Ruffians – JUICE

Review: Born Ruffians – JUICE
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Born Ruffians = Dr. Dog + The Strokes + The Lemon Twigs  … read more

 
 
Local Review: The Monarchs – The Depth

Local Review: The Monarchs – The Depth
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The Monarchs The Depth Self-Released Street: 09.13.19 The Monarchs = Radiohead + Deep Purple Salt Lake City–based band The Monarchs have released their newest album, The Depth. Formed in 2015,

Review: RJD2 – The Fun Ones

Review: RJD2 – The Fun Ones
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Fans of funk, soul, disco, jam, hip-hop and, honestly, music in general will find something to love within RJD2’s The Fun Ones. … read more

Review: Robedoor – Drunk on Poison: 2005–2008

Review: Robedoor – Drunk on Poison: 2005–2008
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Robedoor = (AMM x Blind Lemon Jefferson x Melvins)^’60s Pauline Oliveros … read more

 
 
Local Review: SuperBubble – Space Bound

Local Review: SuperBubble – Space Bound
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On Space Bound, SuperBubble ask: Can people ever live without rhythm? Would the world still turn without music and sound?  … read more

Local Review: Girl in the Garden – Love Will Never Be Enough

Local Review: Girl in the Garden – Love Will Never...
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Girl in the Garden = KILLWHITNEYDEAD + Every time I Die + Bleeding Through … read more

Film Review: Kimmy Vs. The Reverend

Film Review: Kimmy Vs. The Reverend
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Kimmy Vs. The Reverend is definitely for those of us who already love the show, but it’s a lot of laughs coming at a time when we need them. … read more

Infinity and “I”: An interview with Fire-Toolz

Infinity and “I”: An interview with Fire-Toolz
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Fire-Toolz’ Rainbow Bridge is a mind-bending excursion that blows up music into a cosmic, surreal land, and it’s only the tip of the iceberg. … read more

Series Review: Trial By Media

Series Review: Trial By Media
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Trial by Media is a highly entertaining and watchable series that captures the multiple sides of some very complex stories. … read more

 
 
Content Shifter: 13 Dumb Comedies for Dumb Times

Content Shifter: 13 Dumb Comedies for Dumb Times
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Here are 13 recent comedies to stream right now, ranging from the truly stupid to the deceptively dumb-but-subliminally-genius. … read more

WTF: Beehive Bike Polo Club’s Women, Trans and Femme (WTF) Nights

WTF: Beehive Bike Polo Club’s Women, Trans and Femme (WTF)...
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In addition to encouraging new playership, the Beehive Bike Polo Club designates playtime specifically for women, trans and femme folk, known as WTF Nights. … read more

Virtual Public Art Tours During Social Distancing

Virtual Public Art Tours During Social Distancing
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The Salt Lake City Arts Council organizes a series of virtual art tours amid the COVID-19 “Stay Safe, Stay Home” mandate. … read more

Mcycle: Spinning You Into Control

Mcycle: Spinning You Into Control
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Indoor cycling at Mcycle, co-owned by Megan and Richmond Tyrrell, might be your fitness fix that helps you “get” Lizzo’s music. … read more

Series Review: Hollywood

Series Review: Hollywood
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Netflix’s Hollywood is a wildly entertaining ride, but you’ll find yourself rolling your eyes as often as you are wiping them. … read more

A Hundred Miles Along the Wasatch Front: Riding the Golden Spoke Trail Network

A Hundred Miles Along the Wasatch Front: Riding the Golden...
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The Golden Spoke ride network of multi-use paths includes the Provo River Parkway and Murdcok Canal Trails in Utah County, and much, much more. … read more

Music To Cruise It: Brian MaWhinney On The Perfect Cycling Playlist

Music To Cruise It: Brian MaWhinney On The Perfect Cycling...
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Local cyclist Brian MaWhinney is a seasoned vet when it comes to the unique art of crafting perfect playlists for city biking. … read more

 
 
The Shooter’s Sandwich: Updating the Perfect Traveling Food

The Shooter’s Sandwich: Updating the Perfect Traveling Food
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Let’s talk about how the Shooter’s Sandwich might be modified, but to do justice to the improvements, we first have to understand the original. … read more

24MOTOR: 24 Minutes of the Oil Refinery

24MOTOR: 24 Minutes of the Oil Refinery
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24MOTOR is technically a race—technically—but by the sound of it, nobody takes it too seriously. Winning is really just a matter of chance. … read more

The Top Five 5-to-10-Mile Bike Rides in Salt Lake

The Top Five 5-to-10-Mile Bike Rides in Salt Lake
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Whether you are new to city biking or depend on two wheels to get around, here are the top five options for bike rides in Salt Lake City. … read more

Salty & Stupid: Ultra-Endurance in Utah’s West Desert

Salty & Stupid: Ultra-Endurance in Utah’s West Desert
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Salty & Stupid hosts the Stupid Pony, an ultra-endurance bicycle race in Utah’s arid West Desert. … read more

Skate Photo Feature: Bryce Parkinson

Skate Photo Feature: Bryce Parkinson
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Bryce Parkinson lapped his front wheels into the deck, used some back-toe magic and pulled one of the most stylish front rocks I’ve ever witnessed. … read more

Beer of the Month: Sir-Veza

Beer of the Month: Sir-Veza
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In this edition of “Beer of the Month,” Bohemian Brewery serves up the Sir-Veza, a Mexican-style lager in a slick, Day of the Dead–inspired, 12-ounce can. … read more

BMX Photo Feature: Shawn “Elf” Walters

BMX Photo Feature: Shawn “Elf” Walters
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In this month’s multi-paneled BMX Photo Feature, Shawn “Elf” Walters pushes through with support from the crew. Photos by Jon Tinsley. … read more

Mike Brown: Who’s a Good Boy? Ender’s a Good Boy!

Mike Brown: Who’s a Good Boy? Ender’s a Good Boy!
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Mike Brown delivers the details you never knew you needed on his roommate’s dog, Ender. A ball-enthusiast and food-motivated pup, Ender is a good boy! … read more

 
 
Contributor Limelight – Robin Namini

Contributor Limelight – Robin Namini

Illustrator Robin Namini joined SLUG’s ranks in November 2017 and has been a source of creative energy for the magazine ever since! … read more

Skate Photo Feature: 600 North Bridge

Skate Photo Feature: 600 North Bridge
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The amount of work and effort that has gone into 600 North Bridge DIY is a testament to the authentic community of skateboarding here in Salt Lake City. … read more

Review: Asbestos Lead Asbestos – Empty Message

Review: Asbestos Lead Asbestos – Empty Message
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Empty Message is a jerking roller coaster of corroded electronic collages with the visage of the mangled, hollow husk from a blood-boiling rave. … read more

Film Review: Dangerous Lies

Film Review: Dangerous Lies
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Dangerous Lies is like leftover takeout sitting at the back of the fridge: It’s not even worth the effort of tossing it in the trash. … read more

Review: Blake Mills – Mutable Set

Review: Blake Mills – Mutable Set
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On Mutable Set, dissatisfaction exists alongside invigorating optimism, allowing Blake Mills to explore the open spectrum of emotional experience. … read more

Film Review: The Half of It

Film Review: The Half of It
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The Half of It, Alice Wu’s new Cyrano de Bergerac adaptation, is a beautiful and spirited modern classic that deserves to be seen. … read more

 
 
Film Review: Bad Education

Film Review: Bad Education
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Regardless of where or how it is presented to audiences, Cory Finley’s new film Bad Education gets straight A’s all around. … read more

Creature Feature: Chris Tall

Creature Feature: Chris Tall
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This edition of Creature Feature stars, Chris Tall, a handsome Drag King who’s been a forerunner of the male drag scene in Utah the past several years. … read more

Series Review: The Eddy

Series Review: The Eddy
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The Eddy is a great night spot where you can hang out with charismatic characters, listen to some smooth jazz and have an unforgettable time. … read more

Pandemic Arcade: Psychic Graveyard Premieres Music Video for Their New Single, “Is There a Hotline?”

Pandemic Arcade: Psychic Graveyard Premieres Music Video for Their New...
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Today, SLUG is thrilled to premiere the music video for “Is There a Hotline?,” the new single from noise-rock outfit Psychic Graveyard. … read more

Film Review: The Willoughbys

Film Review: The Willoughbys
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The Willoughys has all of the right ingredients to become a minor classic, making for a hugely satisfying and diverting family film. … read more

Film Review: Extraction

Film Review: Extraction
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Extraction isn’t quite as deep as it wants you to think it is, but it is certainly a better-than-average action thriller with some actual surprises and engaging situations. … read more

 
 
Film Review: Sergio

Film Review: Sergio
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Sergio, Netflix’s new biopic about the UN diplomat Sérgio Vieira de Mello isn’t a bad film, but it’s hardly the movie that its subject deserved. … read more

Book Review: Fallible

Book Review: Fallible
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Fallible is a profoundly personal narrative on the ails of an industry and culture with respect to the experienced intersections of its author. … read more

Book Review: Verge

Book Review: Verge
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The stories within Lidia Yuknavitch’s Verge create a subdermal web with motifs of feminism, middle-class imposter syndrome, isolation and more. … read more

Born Ruffians’ Luke Lalonde Talks Quarantine, Infomercials and JUICE

Born Ruffians’ Luke Lalonde Talks Quarantine, Infomercials and JUICE
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Born Ruffians’ frontman Luke Lalonde sits down with SLUG to talk about the release of the band’s new album, JUICE, and his favorite infomericals. … read more

Film Review: Love. Wedding. Repeat

Film Review: Love. Wedding. Repeat
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Love. Wedding. Repeat Director: Dean Craig Notorious Pictures Streaming on Netflix 4.10 One of the reasons that romantic comedy is such an inconsistent genre is that there are generally  two

“Take a Little Trip and See”: An Interview with Zac Emerson of Doom Trip Records

“Take a Little Trip and See”: An Interview with Zac...
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Doom Trip Records founder Zac Emerson talks about the battle of releasing music in the contemporary industry and how he finds treasures in mystical music. … read more

Film Review: Tigertail

Film Review: Tigertail
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Alan Yang’s Tigertail is a story about the paths that we walk, where they lead and the regrets that we feel over the wrong turns we take. … read more

Film Review: Coffee and Kareem

Film Review: Coffee and Kareem
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The greatest contribution Netflix could’ve made would’ve been to release Coffee and Kareem exclusively in theaters, now, when no one is allowed inside them. … read more

 
 
Grocery-Store Beer Buying Guide

Grocery-Store Beer Buying Guide
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With the 4% to 5% ABV increase in grocery stores, Utah’s beer selection has gotten deliciously deeper. Here’s SLUG’s latest grocery-store beer buying guide. … read more

26 Minutes: The Densest Brewery Path in SLC

26 Minutes: The Densest Brewery Path in SLC
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Taking a “beercation” is a heck of a lot of fun! We’ve traveled to some of the best areas in the United States for beer, and we know the value

Lagerpalooza: Salt Lake’s Lager Effect

Lagerpalooza: Salt Lake’s Lager Effect
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Lagerpalooza is Utah’s premier lager homebrew-off, becoming a nationally recognized, lagers-only competition that stimulates the vibrancy of craft lagers. … read more

Celebrating Women in Beer: Pink Boots’ Tap Takeovers

Celebrating Women in Beer: Pink Boots’ Tap Takeovers
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There are few as passionate about beer as the ladies at Pink Boots Society, an organization subverting the boys clubs through their love of the craft. … read more

Grid City Beer Works: Taste, Balance and Finish in Motion

Grid City Beer Works: Taste, Balance and Finish in Motion
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Walking into Grid City Beer Works, the first thing that catches the eye is the radiant chrome of brewing equipment behind a finely crafted bar. … read more

“Waiter, There’s a Fish in My Drink”: Is Your Beer Vegan?

“Waiter, There’s a Fish in My Drink”: Is Your Beer...
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Is your favorite crushable pint of beer vegan-friendly? This article is a rough attempt to clarify the issue by providing insight into the brewing process. … read more

Fife Brewing Co.

Fife Brewing Co.
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The motto of Fife Brewing Co. actually is “Love Your City,” and it sits well with what the forthcoming brewery is trying to accomplish. … read more

Seven Masters: From Ukiyo-e to Shin-hanga

Seven Masters: From Ukiyo-e to Shin-hanga
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Utah Museum of Fine Art’s Seven Masters exhibit puts the new prints in context of the seven artists who defined the resurgence of Japanese woodblock art. … read more

 
 
Out-Nerd Your Beer-Nerd Friend at SLUG Mag’s Brewstillery

Out-Nerd Your Beer-Nerd Friend at SLUG Mag’s Brewstillery
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Consider this your guide to out-beer-nerding your friend when indulging in the flavor smorgasbord at an event like SLUG Mag’s upcoming Brewstillery. … read more

Beer and Metal: Pairings with the Meista

Beer and Metal: Pairings with the Meista
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Beer and music go together, but beer and metal are almost meant to be—and that’s what we’re doing here with the help of The Meista. … read more

Beer of the Month: Dallas Alice

Beer of the Month: Dallas Alice
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Level Crossing Brewing’s Dallas Alice is a Belgian-style blonde ale is a beer with big flavors. At 6.2% ABV, this is the ultimate springtime refresher. … read more

Content Shifter: 12 Totally Free TV Streamers

Content Shifter: 12 Totally Free TV Streamers
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For the latest round of SLUG’s Content Shifter, Bill Frost has rounded up 12 totally free tv streamers for your quarantine needs. … read more

Mike Brown: Barf!

Mike Brown: Barf!
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For SLUG’s annual Beer Issue, Mike Brown provides insight on the more unfavorable side to getting drunk and rallying with friends: the dreaded beer barf. … read more

“Snow” Photo Feature: Jared Elston

“Snow” Photo Feature: Jared Elston
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Is this the future of snowboarding due to climate change?! Jared Elston (@big_air_jare) riding Mars … or maybe some Moab sand dunes. … read more

Contributor Limelight – Rio Connelly

Contributor Limelight – Rio Connelly

For over 10 years, SLUG has been fortunate enough to work with Rio Connelly, a veritable mage of beer-brewing, writing and drumming. … read more

Film Review: The Banker

Film Review: The Banker
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The Banker is an enjoyable but fluffy and formulaic movie about racial politics in the ’60s told almost entirely by white people. … read more

 
 
Series Review: Self Made

Series Review: Self Made
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Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C. J. Walker will entertain you and tug at your heart while giving you something to think about as well. … read more

Book Review: High Drama

Book Review: High Drama
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John Burgman’s new book High Drama is an extensive survey of the history of American competition climbing fit for climbing fanatics and non-climbers alike. … read more

11 Movies To Help You Through a Quarantine

11 Movies To Help You Through a Quarantine
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Here are a few suggestions for comfort movies to help you keep your mind off of it all as we all prepare to quarantine and hunker down in our homes. … read more

Rally Around the Wasatch: the Save Our Canyons 18th Annual Lone Peak Celebration

Rally Around the Wasatch: the Save Our Canyons 18th Annual...
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In 1978, wilderness in Utah was realized, and so was the organization’s annual fund-raising benefit: the Save Our Canyons Lone Peak Celebration. … read more

Show Review: The Letter for the King

Show Review: The Letter for the King
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The Letter For The King is a charming, rollicking adventure, and a pleasant diversion that makes for some seriously entertaining family viewing. … read more

Film Review: The Traitor

Film Review: The Traitor
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The Traitor won’t have much appeal for non mafia film aficionados, but if you are a fan, it’s safe to say that this is a film that you can’t refuse. … read more

Film Review: Wendy

Film Review: Wendy
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Wendy is a beautiful, devastating and profound experience, and Patrick Gibbs ended up strongly connecting with it on a very personal and emotional level. … read more

Film Review: Spenser Confidential

Film Review: Spenser Confidential
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Spenser Confidential is a briskly paced, buddy-cop thriller, and there’s just enough to like here to make it a decent enough way to kill two hours. … read more

 
 
Utah Premiere of Aaron Sorkin’s Adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird Takes White Saviorism to Task

Utah Premiere of Aaron Sorkin’s Adaptation of Harper Lee’s To...
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Aaron Sorkin’s stage version of To Kill a Mockingbird is a happy ending to a long story of legal struggles to present the play to Utah audiences. … read more

Content Shifter: 7 Series To Stream in March 2020

Content Shifter: 7 Series To Stream in March 2020
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Here are seven TV series that are actually worth streaming in March, the lamest of the winter months. … read more

Creature Feature: Ursula Major

Creature Feature: Ursula Major
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Salt Lake has been blessed with the essence and aura of an incredible performer and body-positive member of the local drag community: Ursula Major. … read more

Spectral Siblings: An Interview with LEYA

Spectral Siblings: An Interview with LEYA
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With their second release Flood Dreams, the duo of LEYA have chiseled and honed their sound into a diamond of an avant-pop album. … read more

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus @ Metro Music Hall 02.28 w/ The Wildfires Projekt, Let’s Get Famous, Oxford Grey

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus @ Metro Music Hall 02.28 w/...
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The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus took over Salt Lake City’s Metro Music Hall for one night and brought all of us back to our emo days. … read more

Film Review: Greed

Film Review: Greed
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While its anti-capitalist exploitation message is well meaning, it doesn’t change the fact that Greed is a pompous, cheesy and dreadful film. … read more

Film Review: Extra Ordinary

Film Review: Extra Ordinary
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If you tend to enjoy BBC comedies and have a fondness for ghost stories, you are likely to have a very pleasant time with Extra Ordinary. … read more

Localized: Consumer Reducer

Localized: Consumer Reducer
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“Consumer Reducer is half-human, half-machine. It’s about making you comfortable before going to a place of dysphoria and negative psychedelia.” … read more

 
 
Made of Masks: Alli Arocho’s Aislá

Made of Masks: Alli Arocho’s Aislá
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For Alli Arocho, vejigante masks have become a lifeline to her island home, and her show, Aislá, will debut through Mestizo Institute of Culture and Arts. … read more

Women to the Front: The Legacy of Women’s Suffrage through Contemporary Artists

Women to the Front: The Legacy of Women’s Suffrage through...
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Women to the Front acknowledges and sheds light on the intersection of equality, gender and activism through the lens of 15 artists. … read more

Localized: Passive Refraction

Localized: Passive Refraction
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The art created by Passive Refraction speaks to a central, guiding principle: “finding tranquility in places that aren’t considered tranquil.” … read more

Trishelle Jeffery: Comics That Cultivate Connection

Trishelle Jeffery: Comics That Cultivate Connection
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Whether multi-panel stories or single-frame snapshots, Trishelle Jeffery’s pieces capture an insightful, memory-like stream of consciousness. … read more

Film Review: All The Bright Places

Film Review: All The Bright Places
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All The Bright Places is an honest, touching and beautiful film that deserves to be seen, talked about and even celebrated. … read more

Engaging community members, students and local organizations: Framework Arts’ Love at Mestizo

Engaging community members, students and local organizations: Framework Arts’ Love...
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Love depicts students’ expressions of love through love letters, photographs, mixed-media still lifes, a soundtrack and photographed still lifes. … read more

Jerrin Wagstaff – Miscellaneous Debris

Jerrin Wagstaff – Miscellaneous Debris
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Jerrin Wagstaff’s Miscellaneous Debris offers a thoughtful response to today’s part-problem, part-blessing of choosing wisely from an overflowing pot. … read more

Utahns Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Spiral Jetty

Utahns Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Spiral Jetty
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Located along the northeastern shore of the Great Salt Lake, Spiral Jetty is one of the most recognizable sites of public art in the country. … read more

 
 
Guerrilla Girls Drop the F (feminism) Bomb on SLC at UMOCA!

Guerrilla Girls Drop the F (feminism) Bomb on SLC at...
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The Guerrilla Girls exhibit at UMOCA features recent work Utah audiences may not have seen and gives perspectives on racism, classicism and current events. … read more

The Size Of The Open Room: A New Contemporary Art Gallery Worth Talking About

The Size Of The Open Room: A New Contemporary Art...
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The conceptual quartet of artists behind The Open Room is creating a venue for contemporary art that lives in this liminal, threshold-type space. … read more

Friday Nights Just Got Better: V2 Introduces Playhouse to Sky SLC

Friday Nights Just Got Better: V2 Introduces Playhouse to Sky...
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Playhouse is a collaboration between music promoter V2 and Sky SLC Night Club, and makes an exciting addition to Salt Lake’s burgeoning EDM scene. … read more

Film Review: The Invisible Man

Film Review: The Invisible Man
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The Invisible Man is too ridiculous to be taken seriously, but with its themes of domestic abuse and even sexual assault, it’s too unpleasant to be any fun. … read more

Food Review: Caputo’s Market and Deli

Food Review: Caputo’s Market and Deli
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Caputo’s Market and Deli is an absolute Downtown institution and is a great example of the staying power of a quality, centrally located lunch spot. … read more

Art in the Hood: Positive Community Transformation

Art in the Hood: Positive Community Transformation
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Art in the Hood hopes to be more than just an art exhibit—it aims to be something that reacts to the negative impact of displacement in the community. … read more

Film Review: The Last Thing He Wanted

Film Review: The Last Thing He Wanted
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The Last Thing He Wanted is just a speed bump along the road to much better things for everyone involved, and there are better ways to waste your time. … read more

Skate Photo Feature: Jim Noble

Skate Photo Feature: Jim Noble
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This month’s “Skate Photo Feature” features Jim Noble. He had recently celebrated his 62nd birthday, but that number wasn’t slowing him down. … read more

 
 
Contributor Limelight: John Ford

Contributor Limelight: John Ford
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Anyone with a relationship with John Ford is lucky to have such a present friend committed to supporting them however he can—we sure are. … read more

Snow Photo Feature: Amanda Hankison

Snow Photo Feature: Amanda Hankison
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Amanda Hankison enjoys the remnants of a December storm on a near-perfect day in the Little Cottonwood backcountry.  … read more

Beer of the Month: Starship IPA

Beer of the Month: Starship IPA
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Chris and Sylvia Hollands review Starship IPA, a new brew from from New Belgium Brewing, in this edition of “Beer of the Month.” … read more

Pinegrove @ The Complex w/ Whitney Ballen 02.15

Pinegrove @ The Complex w/ Whitney Ballen 02.15
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Pinegrove’s tight, live sound contains swaying rhythms and alt-country soundscapes that can sink a man falling into a daydream. … read more

Strangelove: The Depeche Mode Experience with Electric Duke @ Metro 02.21

Strangelove: The Depeche Mode Experience with Electric Duke @ Metro...
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Strangelove is one of those rare and refined tribute bands that rejuvenates one’s faith in the power of professional imitation. … read more

Film Review: Onward

Film Review: Onward
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Onward will leave you feeling uplifted and entertained. This outstanding adventure sets a very high bar for the rest of the blockbusters to come in 2020. … read more

Review: I Am Not Okay With This

Review: I Am Not Okay With This
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Netflix’s new series I Am Not Okay With This is aimed as much at those of us who were once teens as it is at actual teens. … read more

Film Review: Downhill

Film Review: Downhill
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The story of Downhill is provocative and could have made for a a genuinely challenging film, but it winds up leaving audiences out in the cold. … read more

 
 
Unmasking Emily Merrell: Interview and Single Premiere

Unmasking Emily Merrell: Interview and Single Premiere
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Emily Merrell’s Masks is a cinematic, jazz-fusion type of genre. It’s a marriage between the two styles that’s carried by her smooth and enticing vocals. … read more

Film Review: The Call of the Wild

Film Review: The Call of the Wild
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While it’s certainly given the Hollywood treatment, Call of the Wild remains more true to the spirit and content of the book than most previous versions. … read more

The BrightSlide Album Release Show 02.06 @ The Velour w/ Gravity Castle, Poolhouse

The BrightSlide Album Release Show 02.06 @ The Velour w/...
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The BrightSlide showcased the different environments in which their album lives, containing heartfelt confessionals to bubblegum-pop crowd pleasers. … read more

Book Review: Acid Test: LSD vs. LDS

Book Review: Acid Test: LSD vs. LDS
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Bigelow’s thematic storytelling and prose allows Acid Test to transcend the simplicity of being just another coming-of-age tale about counterculture. … read more

Once Upon A Time in Hollywood: An Interview with The Paranoyds

Once Upon A Time in Hollywood: An Interview with The...
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The Paranoyds live act is kinetic and explosive. The best way to describe it would be to compare them to flame throwers in a Quentin Tarantino movie. … read more

Film Review: Sonic the Hedgehog

Film Review: Sonic the Hedgehog
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Sonic the Hedgehog is a harmless and reasonably enjoyable kiddie movie that is neither an ordeal nor a pleasure for adults to sit through. … read more

Film Review: The Gentlemen

Film Review: The Gentlemen
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Still, The Gentlemen is for fans. It’s full of blood, cursing, bawdy British humor and tongue in cheek testosterone, but it’s certainly not for all tastes. … read more

Slamdance Film Review: Jasper Mall

Slamdance Film Review: Jasper Mall
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The documentary Jasper Mall illustrates the mediocre hum of an Alabama shopping-center’s current market that once housed a myriad of different storefronts. … read more

 
 
Major’s Flavors and Drag—The Queer Spice of Life

Major’s Flavors and Drag—The Queer Spice of Life
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SLUG had the great displeasure of attending the Major’s Flavors event which showcased some of the most grossly beautiful creatures we’ve ever featured. … read more

Film Review: The Song of Names

Film Review: The Song of Names
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The Song of Names is gripping, but it’s almost never convincing. Despite some genuinely great elements, it feels wholly manufactured and uninspired. … read more

Slamdance Film Review: Tapeworm

Slamdance Film Review: Tapeworm
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Ultimately Tapeworm is a film that by all rights should be incredibly dull. It breaks every convention of good storytelling and manages to be captivating. … read more

Slamdance Film Review: A Dog’s Death

Slamdance Film Review: A Dog’s Death
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Matías Ganz’s A Dog’s Death is a top-notch thriller that unravels the absurd and violent consequences of class and racial discrimination. … read more

Slamdance Film Review: Máxima

Slamdance Film Review: Máxima
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Máxima is a must-see for anyone who feels they can’t make an impact—the film is proof that the willingness to fight for what is right can make a difference. … read more

Sundance Film Review: Acasӑ, My Home

Sundance Film Review: Acasӑ, My Home
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Acasӑ, My Home succeeds as a cinéma verité documentary that offers a compelling case study about the shortcomings of how we live. … read more

Carphax Files: Case Reopened

Carphax Files: Case Reopened
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Carphax Files may feel like they are starting over, but the impression they left on their fans have kept them dedicated through the years. … read more