Cash’d Out @ The State Room 02.21

Cash’d Out @ The State Room 02.21
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Douglas Benson’s vocals are so spot-on that if you closed your eyes you could be transported to a Cash live show circa 1962. Songs like “Boy Named Sue,” “Walk the Line” and even the folk tale epic “The Ballad of John Henry” were all done with attention to detail in such a way that these guys weren’t just playing Cash songs, they were playing Cash songs the way Cash and his band played them … read more

Just Jonny: An Interview with Social Distortion’s Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham

Just Jonny: An Interview with Social Distortion’s Jonny “Two Bags”...
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“So many different things about me manifest themselves on the record, whether it be through lyrics or whatever.” Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham has put together an eclectic record that plays like a musical autobiography of a guy that has made music his entire life. … read more

Just An Oklahoma Boy: An Interview with JD McPherson

Just An Oklahoma Boy: An Interview with JD McPherson
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“People like Wanda Jackson, Chet Baker, Charlie Christian and even Eddie Cochran was originally an Oklahoma cat. When Eric Clapton quit Cream, his whole band was recruited out of Tulsa. So I was surrounded by music growing up, by pickers out in the sticks, and my parents were really into music as well. People ask me all the time and seem to expect me to pick [up] and move to some place like Chicago or L.A., but I’m happy to stay here in Oklahoma.” … read more

Grabbing the Kat by the Tail: Koffin Kats Interview

Grabbing the Kat by the Tail: Koffin Kats Interview
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Anyone who’s seen the Koffin Kats live will tell you that they are fueled by sweat and blood and that they put everything they can of themselves on stage. It’s intense, it’s keyed up to 11 and they have no other setting than balls to the wall.  … read more

SLUG Readers Interview Social Distortion

SLUG Readers Interview Social Distortion
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For over 30 years, Social Distortion has built a loyal following wherever their music has reached, Salt Lake being no exception. Mike Ness and the boys have never had any trouble selling out shows in our fair city, which is why SLUG reached out to you, our readers, via Facebook and Twitter, to submit the questions you’ve always wanted Ness to answer. Never ones to let us down, you came up with some terrific inquiries that evoked some interesting responses from Mr. Ness. … read more

Localized – Staks O’Lee, Puddle Mountain Ramblers and Ugly Valley Boys

Localized – Staks O’Lee, Puddle Mountain Ramblers and Ugly Valley...
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Roots music has always had a strong foothold in Salt Lake. With our rural history and independent spirit, folk, bluegrass, blues and country have all found a home here. We’re lucky enough to have the rough and gruff, down and dirty Ugly Valley Boys and the cotton lickin’, finger pickin’ Puddle Mountain Ramblers on June 8 for Localized this month at Urban Lounge with opener Staks O’Lee. … read more

Local Reviews: Dirtbags Don’t Die

Local Reviews: Dirtbags Don’t Die
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Dirtbags Don’t Die reminds me of those Hellcat Records compilations, Give ‘Em the Boot, which were full of all sorts of punk, hardcore, ska and a ton of other genres. Dirtbags Don’t Die can blast out top-notch punk rock, like on “Suckerpunch,” and the next thing you know, they’re seamlessly slipping into a laid-back ska tune like “I Remember.” … read more

Picking up Some Colonel Knowledge: J.D. Wilkes Plays Salt Lake City

Picking up Some Colonel Knowledge: J.D. Wilkes Plays Salt Lake...
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Even though he’s spent the last 14 years as the wild and rambunctious frontman of The Legendary Shack Shakers, J.D. “The Colonel” Wilkes was unable to resist his urges to create another highly original band with his wife Jessica: The Dirt Daubers. Now touring simultaneously with both groups on the same bill, Wilkes is up to the challenge of bringing his dual musical visions to life night after night. … read more

A Custom Lifestyle

A Custom Lifestyle
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Strictly an original, the legendary Bo Huff has been customizing cars and throwing vintage car show shindigs for 16 years now. This winner of the Grand National Roadster Show, operates out of East Carbon, Utah—close to where his automotive tinkering began in the ’50s. His annual events in East Carbon, and the more sporadic shows put on in southern Calif., have always been successful and, in recent years, have grown more popular. … read more

Localized

Localized
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SLUG has a lineup of gypsy swingers Hot Club of Zion, the hard bopping Ambassadors and the avant-jazz of openers Exponential Rabbit, who will make their music live and breathe right in front of you at the Urban Lounge, Saturday, May 11, for $5, 21+. Those of you who are underage, banished to the outskirts of the city or stuck at home can catch the music streaming live starting at 9:45 p.m. on GigViz.com! … read more