SLUG Summer Of Death 2014

SLUG Summer Of Death 2014
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On Go Skate Day—June 21, 2014—Utah’s best up and coming street athletes gathered at Crossroads Skatepark to participate in SLUG Magazine’s 15th Annual Summer of Death skate contest. … read more

Review: The Warlocks – Skull Worship

Review: The Warlocks – Skull Worship
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Most of the record, much like their prior effort, The Mirror Explodes, is a shoegazy affair redolent of ethereal My Bloody Valentine static and dreampoppy vocal melodies. But for the fans of the jaunty hooks and crunch of Phoenix, don’t be daunted by the airy melodies of this one, for this is easily corrected with volume. … read more

Review: The Traps – Boom Pow Awesome Wow

Review: The Traps – Boom Pow Awesome Wow
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 Fans of the old Sun Records artists will find themselves at home in the blues number “Get Up,” both in the lack of pretentious musical build-up and sound quality. But there is a GG Allin brand of perversion here that might repel listeners who like their rock n’ roll with a hint of cute irony, because there’s none of that. … read more

Review: The Builders and the Butchers – Western Medicine

Review: The Builders and the Butchers – Western Medicine
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The Builders and the Butchers channel a dustbowl-era feeling in this itinerant carousal of the post-apocalyptic West. … read more

Review: The Icarus Line – Slave Vows

Review: The Icarus Line – Slave Vows
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On this, their sixth full-length release, The Icarus Line deliver brain-straining intensity in the form of dirty, spastic guitar flares and embittered lyrics sung in an Iggy Pop kind of quiver.  … read more

Review: Sleepy Sun – Maui Tears

Review: Sleepy Sun – Maui Tears
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Maui Tears is the band’s finest work yet. It’s a perfection of everything good from Fever and Spine Hits. The record opens with “The Lane”—an angelic little ditty featuring guitars that soar through the clouds and rip through the ether in search of a realm of permanent shapes. … read more

Review: Pow! – Hi-Tech Boom

Review: Pow! – Hi-Tech Boom
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This record buzzes like a Brookstone orgasm chair, especially the track “Switchboard Scientist,” which swoons like a Funkadelic groove minus the big-band instruments, with added Prozac and guitar dirge. It’s no downer, though. … read more

Review: Harsh Toke – Light Up and Live

Review: Harsh Toke – Light Up and Live
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The fact that bassist Richie Belton and guitarist Justin “Figgy” Figueroa are at the forefront of professional skateboarding is a mere footnote when talking about these SoCal shredders. The music speaks for itself—and loudly it speaks. … read more

Local Review: Get Stakerized! – Self-Titled EP

Local Review: Get Stakerized! – Self-Titled EP
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Get Stakerized! Self-Titled EP Midnight Records Street: 04.28 Get Stakerized! = Dinosaur-era Dinosaur Jr. x Locust Abortion Technician-era Butthole Surfers After finishing the first listen of Get Stakerized!, I became

Review: Creepy Murdle – Midnight Ghost of California

Review: Creepy Murdle – Midnight Ghost of California
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Imagine the grinding din of a metal shop when all the machinery goes haywire, throw in a multicolored spark celebration arcing out of the windows and roof for visual effect, and that’s Midnight Ghost of California. … read more