Ahh …18-years-old. I remember the days; trying to work as little as possible and party as hard as I could. The nights were filled with people and drinking games. My how times change! Now I sit back and discuss politics and current events with my friends while we drink and play games. I think you never grow out of some things. SLUG Magazine is one of those things.

While bands change names and members, the coverage and hype SLUG has dedicated to them hasn’t. The venues have changed over the years, yet SLUG has always kept you informed of where the show has been moved to and who has the cheapest PBR. Now that I’ve taken you back to the beginning, let’s look to the future, in particular Friday, February16, for SLUG’s 18th birthday and this month’s gallery stroll night.

To celebrate our 18th anniversary, SLUG will be hosting two parties. These two parties, one at no brow coffee and tea and the other at Club Vegas will be documented for a special collectors DVD by three film crews! Come be part of the filming, future and fun of SLUG Magazine. The parties start at no brow, 315 east and 300 south, from 6-9pm and end at Vegas, 445 south and 400 west from 9pm-1am. Come one come all and be prepared to throw it down on and off the camera.

Now we don’t want to be a tease, and we know you youngsters are used to getting off quickly and having to beg for more, so well give it to ya.

Did you ever want to keep a copy of your mug shot, or are you willing to get arrested just to get a mug shot? Well SLUG will save you some bail money. We have a photo booth just like at the prom, and you can get your ugly mug taken to look like your going to be spending some serious time with a man named Bubba who likes to cuddle. Now finish your homework, tell your parents you need some money for books or laundry and come get wasted with the SLUG crew!

Oh, and for those of you who haven’t checked out SLUG’s brand new website, log on at slugmag.com and look for my interview with national artist David Hochbaum whose show, 111 Ladders at the James Anthony Gallery was intriguing, disturbing and enlightening—the same things could be said for the gallery.