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

Local Review: Gina French – Of Rapture

Local Review: Gina French – Of Rapture
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Gina French Of Rapture Gina French = Emmylou Harris + Robert Johnson + Dead Can Dance Gina French has more soul than Al Green french-kissing Tina Turner. She is the

Local Review: Dreno – Self-Titled

Local Review: Dreno – Self-Titled
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Dreno Self-Titled Dreno = God Forbid + Downset   When Dreno’s got it, they got it. Unfortunately, they become confused every now and then and, apparently, due to a longing

Local Review: Discourse – Self-Titled

Local Review: Discourse – Self-Titled
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Discourse Self-Titled Discourse = Every Time I Die + My Morning Jacket + whatever A band named Discourse and scenes of urban pandemonium on a jacket cover generally sway me

Local Review: Deliccato – Everyone Loves the Sun

Local Review: Deliccato – Everyone Loves the Sun
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Deliccato Everyone Loves the Sun Kitefishing Family Deliccato = (My Bloody Valentine + Broken Social Scene) x synthpop Creating a brand new sound in music is both difficult for artists

Local Review: De La Vega – Innovation

Local Review: De La Vega – Innovation
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De la Vega Innovation Funk Factory Music De la Vega = MTV cover band   A letter accompanying this album alerts those unaware in SLC that straight outta Idaho, De

Local Review: Drew Danburry – An Introduction to Sex Rock

Local Review: Drew Danburry – An Introduction to Sex Rock
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Drew Danburry An Introduction to Sex Rock Mother Clucker Drew Danburry = Catcher in the Rye + Parker Sisters   One could swear that Drew Danburry’s been having tea with

Local Review: Deadvolt – Self-titled

Local Review: Deadvolt – Self-titled
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Deadvolt Self-titled As Dark As Light Deadvolt = Maynard + (early) Korn   Deadvolt takes early, aggressive Flea bass, Tool moodiness, A Perfect Circle melodicism and just a tiny smudge

Local Review: All Systems Fail – Self-titled 7″ vinyl EP

Local Review: All Systems Fail – Self-titled 7″ vinyl EP
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All Systems Fail Self-titled 7″ vinyl EP Loderback Records All Systems Fail = Discharge + Nausea + Chaos UK Remember the good old days of punk, before the intervention of

Local Review: Le Force – Le Fortress

Local Review: Le Force – Le Fortress
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Le Force Le Fortress Wäntage USA It’s finally here, Le Force’s first record label release. The deflowering honor goes to Wäntage USA, out of Missoula, Mon., which also hosts Federation

Local Review: The New Transit Direction – Wonderful Defense Mechanisms

Local Review: The New Transit Direction – Wonderful Defense Mechanisms
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The New Transit Direction Wonderful Defense Mechanisms Some Records Even though Some Records’ press release for The New Transit Direction mistakenly says that “Salt Lake City is known more for