SLUG Mag’s Localized is the monthly, local music showcase founded in 2001 as a way for local musicians to receive recognition for their work. The monthly showcase provides bands playing with free posters to promote the show, a write-up in SLUG Magazine for the two headliners, payouts and digital promotion.

Localized: Muzzle Tung

Localized: Muzzle Tung
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With a close-knit, nearly familial atmosphere between them, Muzzle Tung craft a singular brand of pop music that’s both strange and inviting. … read more

Localized: Durian Durian

Localized: Durian Durian
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Durian Durian’s trajectory has been only upward. As the dance element has strengthened in cohesion, so has the music become more succinct and focused. … read more

Localized: Jazz Jags

Localized: Jazz Jags
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Jazz Jags are mostly interested in discussing their ideas and hopes concerning the local music scene and their commitment to support the underground. … read more

Localized: Marqueza

Localized: Marqueza
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Marqueza has used music as a way both to explore their own vulnerability, struggles and successes as a queer artist of color. … read more

Localized: June Pastel

Localized: June Pastel
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This new phase of music-writing for Anthony Peña’s June Pastel project is easily summed up in four words: “Being honest is easier.” … read more

Localized: Doctor Barber

Localized: Doctor Barber
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Doctor Barber describe themselves as “story-telling rock n roll.” The lyrics and instrumentation are integral and technical. … read more

Localized: The Ugly Boys

Localized: The Ugly Boys
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Pride is a common theme for the Ugly Boys—taking pride in what they create and putting the sweat into their music are their driving forces. … read more

Localized: Liar’s Tongue

Localized: Liar’s Tongue
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With Liar’s Tongue, there’s something for all heavy-music fans, as they grow and diversify the local hardcore landscape with their developing sound. … read more

Localized: Absent

Localized: Absent
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The goal with Absent is changing the mold. Because each member has different musical tastes, the band comes together and thrives off of the variety. … read more

Localized: Martian Cult

Localized: Martian Cult
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Vocalist Jared Asplund and bassist Elowyn LaPointe were led down a path of synth-heavy music and dystopian storytelling to form Martian Cult. … read more