Art is created in a myriad of ways. Some create from a place of joy and others from a place of darkness. Such is the way with musician Valerie Rose Sterrett. SLUG sat down with Sterrett and her husband/bandmate/artist B.C. over coffee one rainy evening. Immediately upon introducing myself to the two, I could sense the same intense emotions that were portrayed in the album Monsteria permeated from Sterret’s being. Calm, collected and seemingly reserved, Sterrett is a woman with some pretty forward ideas.
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Shrouded in layers of intricate mystery, Sean Ivins (RS2090) is unquestionably an enigma. I had the pleasure of sitting down with him one evening, but the more I focused on him, the harder he deflected my questioning and turned everything back to focus on the music. … read more
Kenneth Leon is a multi-faceted artist best known for his imaginative visual photography and performance art. His Barbie photography has immersed him in a community of doll lovers and, in that world, he is in total control. … read more
Once introduced to The Bad Kids, Lex couldn’t help but identify with their teachings that encourage people to embrace their personal preferences regardless of gender. ““I feel like [they] are one of the things going on right now that’s teaching people to mess with gender a bit more,” he says. … read more
Untitled’s debut, six-hour event, produced by Canvas and Unified Chaos, was a night filled with some of the hardest minimal house and techno sounds provided by some local talent you need to keep on your radar. … read more
Slinging soulful reggae punk jams since the nineties, Ballyhoo! have become pioneers in the alt rock scene. With their upbeat ‘tudes and tunes, the guys of Ballyhoo! make their jobs seem easy and fun when in reality, they deal with tough shit from fans and the music industry on a daily basis. … read more
Raising hell since the late ’90s, the foursome of the Black Lips has always made music-making look effortless. They’ve pushed the boundaries of production and sound with their seventh studio album release, Underneath the Rainbow—a melodic mixture of gritty rock n’ roll, tangy lyrical wit and a dash of sticky-sweet Southern soul that drips off the tongue like molasses. SLUG was able to hash things out with bassist Jared Swilley to discuss life on the road, battle plans and bucket lists. … read more
One of Salt Lake’s quintessential members of the music scene, Jesse Walker, has been throwing parties for decades. Five years ago, after being introduced to Bob McCarthy and Marsha Merrill, owners of Garage on Beck, he realized that their glorious patio was the perfect place to party and listen to some groovy, crackling vinyl with his buds. … read more
It’s a strange night. It feels like there should be a moody drizzle coming down but really it’s just cold and the streets are empty and everyone is probably home watching Netflix on the couch. But not me. No, I dragged myself here and here I am standing outside Kilby Court. … read more
This month’s Localized will leave you swooning under Cupid’s spell with some seriously magical ladies. Opening the night will be Officer Jenny. Valerie Rose Sterrett and Bellrave will both be gracing the stage with their beauty and some goth/pop glamour. Bring your babe down to Urban Lounge this Valentine’s Day at 9 p.m., help support Uinta Brewing Co., KRCL 90.9FM and Spilt Ink SLC, and share in the love fest for just $5.