Local Reviews: David Williams

Local Reviews: David Williams
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Initially released as a limited-edition, hand painted cardboard-box CD package, Summer is now available for mass consumption, courtesy of local label/booking company, BearTalk.  … read more

Local Reviews: Accidente

Local Reviews: Accidente

Exotic Payday sounds like a moon-shined Paul Bunyan careening around the lumberyard with a hatchet recently sharpened on the ol’ whetstone�in other words, heavy, ungainly and dangerous. Is it wrong for me to think Mr. Peter Makowski is just cuter than ever as he gargles, spits, retches, spews rabies-laden saliva and shreds his throat into Austin pork barbecue to get across his tongue-in-cheek, sarcastic, red-hot-burning angst? … read more

Local Reviews: Aye Aye

Local Reviews: Aye Aye
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Salt Lake has been overrun lately by blues-influenced, mostly acoustic musicians�a visit to any coffee shop on gallery stroll will confirm this. It makes it that much more refreshing to find someone who experiments with the genre and successfully turns it on its ear. Aye Aye does just exactly this. … read more

Local Reviews: The Black Hens

Local Reviews: The Black Hens
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The Black Hens started as a fluke; a thrown together project birthed from a one-off jam session with SLC folk powerhouses: Glade, David Williams, Band of Annuals members jeremi Hanson and Brent Dreiling while in … you guessed it, Albuquerque. … read more

 
 
Local Reviews: Knifeshow

Local Reviews: Knifeshow
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I was pleasantly surprised when I popped in Knifeshow’s blue sounding album Here Until It’s Gone. The first thing that caught my attention was Brent Anderson’s falsetto vocals. His voice sounds like a cross between Jeff Buckley and Muse front man Matthew Bellamy. Maybe those two are secretly his parents and he just doesn’t know yet. … read more

Local Reviews: Loom/Prize Country

Local Reviews: Loom/Prize Country
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Loom and Prize Country pair up for this split EP from Exigent. Like kissing cousins at a family reunion, Loom is the agonized genius hanging out in the back room gnawing on beakers and discovering the secrets of the universe while Prize Country is the Pabst-guzzling uncle with a two-foot beard and a long and lively prison record.  … read more

Local Reviews: The Rubes

Local Reviews: The Rubes
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Greg Midgley is one of SLC’s geniucians (genius + musician), which sounds a lot like “magician.” Not a coincidence. Boy can play piano, climb pillars and strut with more heat than a mating tomcat. And now he can croon.  … read more

Dear Dickheads – March 2008

Dear Dickheads – March 2008

The dickheads, take time from being dickheads, to answer your stupid, dickhead questions. … read more

Localized: SLUG Mag’s monthly local music festival – March 2008

Localized: SLUG Mag’s monthly local music festival – March 2008

The second Friday of every month, SLUG Magazine hosts Localized, a showcase of Utah’s local music that deserves to be heard. On March 14th, Ogden punks JÜSE and Animus Grin will headline Localized with opening band Spearit! at Urban Lounge, a private club for members—which will prove to be unforgettable. … read more

National CD Reviews

National CD Reviews

Ancestors, Antietem and more are chalked up and reviewed this month. … read more