Local Reviews: Reveeler

Local Reviews: Reveeler
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Reeveler doesn’t play your dad’s prog rock or hard rock, although their influences may come from the sort. The sound on the Ogden band’s six-song demo is a curious audible entity—quite honestly, it’s like nothing I’ve really heard. Forget the usual plethora of bands that try to emulate their favorite classic bands. Reeveler change up their tempos constantly while the drumming and guitar work leave listeners catching every note and variance in the music. … read more

Local Reviews: RuRu

Local Reviews: RuRu
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An open, starry night and a brilliant fire would do nicely while listening to Isaac Russell’s soothing voice. With powerful lyrics (similar to those of Joshua James) and strong vocals used in “Bark at Ghosts,” Russell seemed to have something new and grand to add to the growing folk scene. … read more

Local Reviews: Vile Blue Shades

Local Reviews: Vile Blue Shades
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John Thursday California Adventure is the perfect record. It’s raunchy, fun and ridiculously danceable. A unique brand of sexuality oozes from every track. Songs like “Black Pussy,” “Purple Rain” and “Banana Hammock” are all instantly infectious and I couldn’t help but lose myself in the music. … read more

Dear Dickheads – January 2009

Dear Dickheads – January 2009

I hate new years resolutions … they are the stupidest thing ever. … read more

 
 
Books Aloud – January 2009

Books Aloud – January 2009

Reviews of The B-List, Three Wishes: An Intimate Look at Jazz Greats and Handmade Nation … read more

Movie Reviews – January 2009

Movie Reviews – January 2009

Reviews of a wide variety of recently released films in theatres and on DVD including Death Race, Doubt, Gonzo, Hamlet 2 and Redneck Zombies. … read more

Game Reviews – January 2009

Game Reviews – January 2009

Reviews of Fable II, Gears of War 2, Left 4 Dead and Prince of Persia. Get nerdy. … read more

Localized: Xkot Toxsik’s Art Faux Variety Show, Digital Lov and DJ Justin Strange – January 2009

Localized: Xkot Toxsik’s Art Faux Variety Show, Digital Lov and...
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The first Localized of 2009 brings three groups whose visual aesthetics are as important as their music. Strap on your dancing shoes, leave your inhibitions at the door and get ready to be entertained by Xkot Toxsik’s Art Faux Variety Show, Digital Lov and opener DJ Justin Strange. As always, Localized is held the second Friday of the month (Jan. 9) at the Urban Lounge and $5 gets you in. … read more

SLUG Mag’s Top 5 of 2008

SLUG Mag’s Top 5 of 2008

The SLUG Staff shares their favorite music, movies and more from 2008 … read more

If Not Now, When?

If Not Now, When?
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Eric Tanner expected 30 or 40 people to show up to his poetry book pre-release party at nobrow coffee and tea on Dec. 15, but over 150 people ended up attending. He tells me this happily, his sentences choppy, peppered with a strange cadence, the meaning blunt. You could say his poetry follows suit, gets straight to the heart of a matter, imbued with a simplicity that knows the most important question in poetry is, “How much can I cut and get away with?” … read more