Princess Kennedy: Let’s Go Eat Me

Princess Kennedy: Let’s Go Eat Me
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For our issue of all things podcast, I searched high and low to find one that actually appealed to me. It came from one-third of the Radio From Hell trio on X96, Bill Allred. He hosts The Let’s Go Eat Show, a weekly podcast that features interviews with people from the community that you likely know, or have at least heard of. Bill uses an intimate restaurant setting to sit and chat with his date, getting his subject relaxed, comfortable and even a little liquored. … read more

K-Phresh Shreds the Utah Gnar

K-Phresh Shreds the Utah Gnar
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The last thing I expected when I started working at SLUG was to write anything about snowboarding, let alone to actually learn how to snowboard. I am a desert rat from a Polynesian family—I wasn’t exactly bred for the cold. One thing I discovered upon moving to Salt Lake was that winter ultimately sucks and I hate it. But after noticing how excited my friends get when it snows each winter, I decided that learning to snowboard might give me a reason to want to “pray for snow” right along with them. … read more

Russian Circles: Louder Than Words

Russian Circles: Louder Than Words
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Sprawling. Swirling. Ominous. Auspicious. Any number of multisyllabic words can be used to describe the music of Russian Circles, who have been creating dynamic instrumental music since 2004. In anticipation of their performance at The Great Saltair on Feb. 15, SLUG spoke with bassist Brian Cook about the upcoming tour and what Russian Circles have in store for 2013. … read more

SLUG Holiday Comix

SLUG Holiday Comix
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Steve Thueson takes us on a romantic journey through February’s most popular holiday in this month’s installment of SLUG Holiday Comix. … read more

 
 
Photo Feature: Chris Grenier

Photo Feature: Chris Grenier
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Chris Grenier is a talented snowboarder, and, as such, has been rewarded with lucrative endorsement deals with top-shelf brands. Of all of his beloved sponsors, I would venture to say there is none he holds more dear than his place on the Monster Energy team. Monster is stocked full of riders, but Grenier is unique because he’s the only snowboarder on this team that I know of who actually drinks their toxic product. … read more

Unified Psalms: OM

Unified Psalms: OM
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In a simple sense, OM is a band that makes and plays music. A straight dissection of the band’s musical elements may mislead the interpreter. The subject matter isn’t direct and the music fits into realms from traditional rock to experimental, drone and world music. “Things in my life are incredibly inspiring. They’re a hundred times more powerful than some shitty album from some shitty band,” says Al Cisneros. … read more

Simon April 8, 1974 – Jan. 9, 2013

Simon April 8, 1974 – Jan. 9, 2013

Simon had an enthusiasm toward life that inspired me. I looked up to her, and I always will for her ability to look beyond the obvious value of something. She appreciated the intricacies in people that make them imperfect, and make them who they are. Nobody has ever had me feeling as cool, as smart or as interesting as Simon made me feel. I was flattered to be her friend. … read more

National Music Reviews 2/13

National Music Reviews 2/13

New and recent releases from Chelsea Wolfe, The Evens, Foxygen, Frontier Ruckus, Shai Hulud, Wayne Hancock and many more reviewed.
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Localized

Localized
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February’s Localized highlights two of Salt Lake’s most punishing punk bands—Chainwhip and Filth Lords. While the bands vary stylistically—with Filth Lords incorporating pop- and street-punk elements, and Chainwhip crushing skulls with hints of black and death metal brushed over the top of D-beat crust—this show promises to be an all-around ornery affair, with Year of the Wolf kicking things off at The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 E., on Friday, Feb. 8. As always, $5 gets you in, 21+. … read more

Queens of the Geek Age: The Hello, Sweetie! Podcast

Queens of the Geek Age: The Hello, Sweetie! Podcast
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Geekdom has undergone some massive transitions over the last decade, moving from the Cheeto-scented shadows of pop culture into the limelight. Like any good cultural renaissance, geekdom is busting down gender barriers as well. Enter our story’s heroines: Cherri Vasquez, Kristal Starr, Rebecca Frost and Danielle Über Alles. The panel of the Hello, Sweetie! Podcast is four ladies committed to bringing geekery from a female perspective to the world. … read more