Local Reviews: AM Revelator

Local Reviews: AM Revelator
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At first listen, AM Revelator is pretty generic. Their riffs are boring, the vocals don’t stand out and the songs don’t do much moving.  … read more

Local Reviews: Until Further Notice

Local Reviews: Until Further Notice
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Until Further Notice is the perfect band. There, I said it. If I knew nothing about music, I might mean it. The songs these guys play are retardedly sophomoric and lack any musical talent beyond beginner-level teenage rock camp.  … read more

Local Reviews: UNCLE SCAM And The Current Administration

Local Reviews: UNCLE SCAM And The Current Administration
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I was once speaking to some people about local music when guitarist Raffi Shahinian politely interrupted and said he was in a band. That band happened to be Uncle Scam. Shahinian described his band as sounding somewhat like System of a Down.  … read more

Local Reviews: Loom

Local Reviews: Loom
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Salt Lake music fans would have to have lived under a rock (or maybe in a stake center) to miss seeing Loom’s name on a marquee or show flier. The most indie of Broship is back, sporting a more refined and matured sound in Selva Molhada via Exigent Records. … read more

Local Reviews: Drop Dead Julio

Local Reviews: Drop Dead Julio
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Drop Dead Julio (pronounced “Jewlio”) is a band that transcends genres. This band is so subtly complex that words probably won’t be invented for hundreds of years to even begin to describe the amount of layered lyrical and musical mastery provided to our ears on The Stories We Could Tell. Wait, no. They’re actually the exact opposite.  … read more

Local Reviews: Mary May I

Local Reviews: Mary May I
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Have you ever heard those bands that seem to dabble in many different genres, but don’t really have a core or a niche? That’s how Mary May I is. They’ve got a punk crust with post-punk sauce, nu metal crumbs drizzled over chunks of groove rock, baked in an indie-rock oven.  … read more

Local Reviews: Wite Nite

Local Reviews: Wite Nite
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Wite Nite’s self-titled EP starts off with a promising ambience of swirling sounds and soft guitars, but moves quickly from that beauty into an unrelenting, bad mushroom trip. The whole alblum is actually perfectly described as a mushroom trip – it starts off pretty and exciting, but time seems to stop about five minutes into it and you just want it to be over. … read more

Local Reviews: Adam and Darcie

Local Reviews: Adam and Darcie
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Adam and Darcie Sanders are a serenading couple from Provo. In their beautifully simple (but not without accoutrement) Valley CD, the indie acoustic duo’s voices melt over one another in smooth layers superimposed upon acoustic guitars and banjos.  … read more

Local Reviews: Chelsea Grin

Local Reviews: Chelsea Grin
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Chelsea Grin, like most of their deathcore contemporaries, employ super low guitar tunings, plenty of breakdowns and brutal lyrics that put Hostel or Saw to shame. The handful of tracks on their self-titled EP display walls of chunky guitars that, while slightly monotonous with heaving dissonance, sound pristine.  … read more

Localized: Neon Trees, I Am The, To the Death – September 2009

Localized: Neon Trees, I Am The, To the Death – September...
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On Friday, Sept. 18 SLUG Magazine brings I Am The and openers To the Death to the stage of the Urban Lounge. Five bucks gets you in. Read on for interviews from I Am The and Neon Trees, who canceled their performance prior to the show. … read more