SLUG Magazine’s collection of reviews covering the latest and greatest of Utah-based music, covering all varieties of genre, style and type.

Local Music Singles Roundup: December 2023

Local Music Singles Roundup: December 2023
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This month’s hand-picked blend of dream pop, shoegaze and psychedelic rock from local artists pairs perfectly with the changing seasons. … read more

Local Review: No Such Animal – The Entertainer

Local Review: No Such Animal – The Entertainer
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No Such Animal moves like a wrecking ball into the future with hints of late ’80s hard-rock reinvention, ’90s aggressive progressiveness and early ’00s power-pop walls of sound. … read more

Local Review: Reverend Morley – The Kirby Project

Local Review: Reverend Morley – The Kirby Project
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The Kirby Project executes an unsettling vision with defiant rock. Reverend Morley’s aggressive instrumentation and vocals blend a raucous brio with experimental flair.  … read more

Local Review: Herring – Who Affects the Sun

Local Review: Herring – Who Affects the Sun
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If you crave post-punk-adjacent instrumentals in the fall, consider adding Who Affects The Sun into your leaf-crunching, moon-gazing, hot, black coffee-drinking music rotation.  … read more

Local Music and Spirits Roundup: November 2023

Local Music and Spirits Roundup: November 2023
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This month, SLUG is shaking things up by pairing craft local spirits with the best new music from the Salt Lake Valley and beyond! … read more

Local Review: Casio Ghost – Postmodern Blues

Local Review: Casio Ghost – Postmodern Blues
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Postmodern Blues is all the vocal reverb and twangy guitar of modern surf rock combined with the lo-fi vocal distortion and barely intelligible lyrics of Julian Casablancas. … read more

Local Review: Media Queen – Horror

Local Review: Media Queen – Horror
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The lyrics on “Nightmare” sound like words from the twisted mouth of Freddy Krueger. Media Queen later channels a swarm of vampires on “Blood Moon.” … read more

Local Review: fezmaster – unfezed

Local Review: fezmaster – unfezed
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The combination of organic and inorganic noise is whimsical and nostalgic; each sketch flows into the next so well that it truly feels like one long composition.  … read more

Local Review: Silver Cup – Songs From A Broken Laptop

Local Review: Silver Cup – Songs From A Broken Laptop
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Viral-bound sound bytes woven through a higher-order thematic conceit amplifies Silver Cup’s mixtape. … read more

Local Music Singles Roundup: October 2023

Local Music Singles Roundup: October 2023
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All Hollow’s Eve is creeping in on us foolish mortals once again. SLUG is ditching the tricks and dishing out some raving treats in the October edition of our Local Music Singles Roundup! … read more