Local Reviews: Vena Cava

Local Reviews: Vena Cava
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Easily my favorite new local band, Vena Cava have given us a recorded taste of their jarring, experimental punk. The band has captured the ethos of their live performance—a rickety and staggering simulation of monsters that snarl against the straight-laced disposition of normal society.  … read more

Palace of Buddies

Palace of Buddies
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Nick Foster and Tim Myers have made music in Salt Lake in many incarnations over the last 12 years. Palace of Buddies, the current musical incarnation of Foster and Myers, plays an infectious assembly of electro-pop and dance-rock. Make sure to put on your blue dress and join Palace of Buddies as they get the party poppin’ at SLUG’s Blue Dress Birthday Bash on Feb. 17 at The Woodshed. … read more

God’s Revolver

God’s Revolver
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The weather has been bleak this winter, without much snowfall—just lonely little tumbleweeds bouncing and rolling through the bars and venues that God’s Revolver used to play so frequently. Luckily, God’s Revolver will brandish their six-shooters again, as they will play SLUG’s Blue Dress Birthday Bash on Feb. 17 in full force, with only one little qualm: Singer Reid Rouse says, “I don’t know how this one’s going to go. I hear we’re going to be in dresses.” … read more

SLUG Games: Dawn of the Shred

SLUG Games: Dawn of the Shred
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On January 14, the 12th Annual SLUG Games went undead with Dawn of the Shred, presented by Budweiser, at Brighton Resort. No skier, snowboarder or snowblader was safe from the fury as hoards of local talent ran rampant through the course built by Brighton’s superior Zombie Response and Terrain Park crew. … read more

 
 
Princess Kennedy: Got Any Sexy Pics?

Princess Kennedy: Got Any Sexy Pics?
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I got a message from a really hot guy asking me out. Turns out he’s 19, follows my writing and mustered up the courage to ask me out. “Holy shit,” I thought to myself, “Can I do that?” Why the fuck not, I decided. He’s only a couple of years younger than me and I look great for a 33-year-old (fuck you), and who doesn’t jump at a chance to get it on with a horny 19-year-old? So I did. … read more

Local Reviews: Jimmy Hack Up

Local Reviews: Jimmy Hack Up
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100% Illegal is the new sound collage project by local art-faux leader, Xkot Toxsix, AKA Jimmy Hack Up. The most recognizable selections sampled: The Cure’s “10:15 Saturday Night,” Depeche Mode’s “Dreaming Of Me,” Angry Samoans’ “Lights Out” and Nitzer Ebb’s “Murderous.” The skill of layering these samples, and mixing and mashing them together is spot-on.  … read more

Localized – Nevertanezra, Huldra and Visigoth

Localized – Nevertanezra, Huldra and Visigoth
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On February 10, heavy metal gods Visigoth and the mighty post-metal Huldra play SLUG Magazine’s Localized at the Urban Lounge. Nevertanezra’s death doom majesty opens the show. Localized starts at 10 p.m. and, as always, only costs five bucks. … read more

Mike Brown: Skyrim – The Elder Scrolls Have Got Me By the Balls

Mike Brown: Skyrim – The Elder Scrolls Have Got Me...
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I don’t fuck with my Xbox very often. Our relationship is like that of a Mormon married couple—we go months and months without touching each other. And I’m very particular about what games I want to play. To most people’s surprise, I don’t play NBA 2K12. No, I play those shitty RPG games that nerds who never get laid made famous. The game that currently has me by the balls? Skyrim. … read more

David Henry Amador  1975-2012

David Henry Amador 1975-2012

Everyone always had their own nickname for Dave Amador. At SLUG, Amador made up his own when he chose to write under the pseudonym of Peter Panhandler back in 2005. He’d handwrite a rough draft on yellow lined paper, bring it in and read it to me aloud. I always loved these readings—he’d stop and laugh at his own jokes or ask “Is it okay if I write that?” … read more

One Model Nation Under Courtney Taylor-Taylor

One Model Nation Under Courtney Taylor-Taylor
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The last three years have kept the members of the Dandy Warhols busy on various projects, but the most interesting project has been frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor’s graphic novel, One Model Nation. The book was originally released in 2009 and is now being reissued as a special hardcover edition. A companion album, One Model Nation TotalWerks Vol. 1 (1969-1977), is also being released. … read more