SLUG Does SXSW

SLUG Does SXSW
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For five days in mid-March, SLUG Magazine invaded Austin, Texas for the 26th annual SXSW music festival. Throughout our week, excessive Lonestar beer and delicious street cart food were consumed and our minds and eardrums will never be the same again after witnessing the array of musical acts. Here are some of our favorites. … read more

Localized – Chainwhip, Handicapitalist and Stark Raving Mad

Localized – Chainwhip, Handicapitalist and Stark Raving Mad
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Saturday, April 14, come get your face electrocuted with wide-ranging, pumping punk from Stark Raving Mad and irreverent ’80s hardcore from Handicapitalist at Urban Lounge. Chainwhip will melt the skin off of your face as they open the show with their screechy hardcore crust. Five bucks, punk as fuck, 21-plus for blood n’ pus. … read more

The SLUG Games: Shred the Park After Dark

The SLUG Games: Shred the Park After Dark
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On Saturday, March 10, Park City Mountain Resort played host to Shred the Park After Dark, the second and final contest of the SLUG Games series. With the sun shining bright, deep into the late afternoon, the snow kids turned up in droves to compete for bragging rights. With nearly 50 competitors, the table was set for another installment of SLUG-style madness. … read more

RSD Comics: Randy’s Records

RSD Comics: Randy’s Records
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To celebrate the fifth annual Record Store Day, which takes place on April 21, 2012,  we asked four Salt Lake record stores about the special relationships they’ve forged with some of their favorite customers. The employees at Randy’s chose to profile their favorite regular, Ringo Starr—yes, that’s really his name. … read more

 
 
RSD Comics: Graywhale

RSD Comics: Graywhale
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To celebrate the fifth annual Record Store Day, which takes place on April 21, 2012,  we asked four Salt Lake record stores about the special relationships they’ve forged with some of their favorite customers. The U of U Graywhale’s store manager Kyle England profiled Clay Bloomquist. … read more

RSD Comics: Raunch

RSD Comics: Raunch
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To celebrate the fifth annual Record Store Day, which takes place on April 21, 2012,  we asked four Salt Lake record stores about the special relationships they’ve forged with some of their favorite customers. Brad Collins of Raunch profiled his favorite customer, Neb. … read more

The Tin Angel Café

The Tin Angel Café
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Now starting their fifth year, The Tin Angel began with the ambition of Kestrel Liedke and her best friend Robin Fairchild, who dreamed about the project for years.  The dream  became a reality when Kestrel married chef Jerry Liedtke. Jerry, having set up more than a few restaurants and having worked in fine kitchens in Europe and at resorts had a firm idea about what makes a kitchen succeed. Thus was born one of Salt Lake’s culinary no-brainers. … read more

Demigods: Alas, Behemoth is Upon Me

Demigods: Alas, Behemoth is Upon Me
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Calling it his “most precious child,” Behemoth’s guitarist and vocalist Nergal doesn’t feel like reducing his music to a simple catchphrase. “I just grab my guitar, and pour all my emotions into new riffs and new songs, and the last thing I care about is whether it’s in the ‘blackened death metal’ box,” he says. “Behemoth is Behemoth.” Though recent years have posed a slew of trials for the band—especially Nergal’s leukemia diagnosis in 2010— he emphasizes that Behemoth is a “tight, solid unit again.” … read more

More Than Just A Party: 128 Beats Per Minute

More Than Just A Party: 128 Beats Per Minute
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For photographer Shane McCauley, 128 Beats Per Minute is a book based on what he describes as his three-year vacation—a time where he toured across the world with DJ and music producer Diplo, and his only responsibility was doing what he loved: taking photos. “I wanted to make this book about dance culture. I didn’t just want it to be a book about Diplo; I wanted it be about this music culture and this music movement,” he says. … read more

Coachella Packing Checklist

Coachella Packing Checklist
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This April, I’ll make my maiden voyage to the land of Indio, Calif. for the first weekend of Coachella. Although 2012 marks my first time, a number of my friends have been making the trek for years now. Considering how quickly both weekends sold out, I’m guessing many will be on the verge of losing their Coachella virginity. To make the first time a little less painful, I consulted some friends to create a handy Coachella packing guide. Enjoy! … read more