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: 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

Local Review: Ichor – Metal Bigotry

Local Review: Ichor – Metal Bigotry
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Ichor Metal Bigotry The lo-fi sound recording and instrument playing of Ichor’s unrefined, jugular-choking death metal is about at Mayhem-and-Burzum level (sometimes the guitars and drums need to make friends

Local Reviews: The Fantazmic Four

Local Reviews: The Fantazmic Four
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The Fantazmic Four Self-titled Ha Style Records The Fantazmic Four = Run DMC + Fu-Schnickens If one is specific enough to label some DJs turntablists, then The Fantazmic Four (Ben

Local Review: November Tide – Jargon Sunset

Local Review: November Tide – Jargon Sunset
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November Tide Jargon Sunset Nova One Productions November Tide = Ron L. Hubbard + Roses & Exile It’s amazing the variety of projects Chris Alvarado takes on, from the black