27 Club Performer: Klaus

27 Club Performer: Klaus
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My best friend’s parents were a couple of hippies and were always playing music in their home. Janis was someone I frequently heard playing while I spent time there. The power and grief in her voice continues to be a source of inspiration. … read more

27 Club Performer: Luna Slipstream

27 Club Performer: Luna Slipstream
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Jim Morrison was a bad boy in tight leather pants. He WAS shock value. He set the bar higher for all rock stars. … read more

27 Club Performer: Aaron Ray aka Sissy Riot

27 Club Performer: Aaron Ray aka Sissy Riot
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The first time that Nirvana resonated with me would have been some time in middle school when I was reading a back issue of Guitar World magazine of my oldest brothers. The person interviewing Kurt Cobain was hassling him a little about the couple of times he had worn dresses on and off stage, Kurt was having none of that and simply said “I’m not gay, but I wish I were gay, so I could tell all the homophobes to go to hell.” … read more

27 Club Performer: Scotty Ray

27 Club Performer: Scotty Ray
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Amy wasn’t a typical beauty … Messy beehive hair, smeary cat eye eyeliner, imperfect teeth and a sailor mouth accompany the voice you’d easily mistake for a Billie Holiday–era hit. Everything was such an enigma about her in the beginning and that honesty was incredibly charming. … read more

27 Club Performer: Loke

27 Club Performer: Loke
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I find it interesting that so many iconic artists are so powerful onstage and then off stage, shy and semi insecure. I love that some people communicate better through an instrument or paint, or whatever medium. I think that in regards to Jimi, this aspect made him so humble. … read more

27 Club Performer: Lindsay Heath

27 Club Performer: Lindsay Heath
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It was 1991, and I was 10 years old. I so vividly recall one night head-banging while balancing on my skateboard, facing the television in the middle of my childhood living room as I pretended to be Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl simultaneously, singing and air-drumming along with “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” hoping to impress my babysitter. … read more

The No-Nation Orchestra: An Interview with Stephen Chai

The No-Nation Orchestra: An Interview with Stephen Chai
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A staple of the local music scene, Stephen Chai has been involved in a wide range of influential musical projects, from Laserfang to Mammoth and Night Sweats. His latest project brings together a slew of talented local musicians and a handful of upbeat genres to create The No-Nation Orchestra. … read more

The Best of 2004 and Some Dirty Little Secrets

The Best of 2004 and Some Dirty Little Secrets
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Top Ten Albums of 2004 brought to you by the amazingly informed and taste-conscious SLUG staff.   Angela Brown (is the biggest slacker at SLUG) 1. The Fall- The Real

National Music Reviews – July 2009

National Music Reviews – July 2009
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Reviews of national albums, including Abstract Rude, Bob Mould, Gallows, Mad Sin, Spindrift, Tortoise and many more! … read more

Utah Record Store Day Event Listing

Utah Record Store Day Event Listing
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April 16 marks the fourth annual Record Store Day—a day when independent record stores come together to celebrate good music with exclusive releases from artists and live performances. To help you plan your record store day festivities, SLUG Magazine has organized an itinerary for every independent store in our area. To see a full list of exclusive releases visit recordstoreday.com. … read more