Beer Reviews

Beer Reviews
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Sometimes it feels like I am beginning to drink earlier and earlier in the day. It’s not a bad thing—it’s just with this arid wasteland of desert we live in and those summer months creeping up on me, I have a problem trying to meet the needs of my drinking regimen—equalizing the demands for light and dark beer in my diet. Luckily, local brewers have cured my woes by creating artistic renditions of the breakfast drink. Here is a divine lineup of brews to enjoy before that bastard sun rises. … read more

Video Game Reviews

Video Game Reviews

Beyond Good & Evil HD and Homefront are reviewed. … read more

Book Reviews

Book Reviews

The 2010 Zine from the Homeless Youth Resource Center, the second edition of American Hardcore, and Weed-o-pedia are reviewed. … read more

Dear Dickheads

Dear Dickheads

Out with the hate, in with the love. Then we bring some more hate. … read more

 
 
Contributor Limelight: Paige Snow

Contributor Limelight: Paige Snow

Fishnets, roller skates and mouth guards, oh my! SLUG Mag’s very own derby correspondent, Paige Snow, knows the ins and outs of this brutal sport like no other. … read more

Local Reviews: Deny Your Faith

Local Reviews: Deny Your Faith
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The first track from Deny Your Faith’s Taste the Infection, “Pierce the Vein,” happens to be the worst cut of the release. The rest of Taste of Infection is populated by thrashy riffing, some punchy breakdowns and more than enough guitar soloing. Add some great jam-rocking moments and it’s all a damn fine release. … read more

Local Reviews: The Toros

Local Reviews: The Toros
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It’s rare these days to get a punk band with a genuine political statement, let alone one tied to localized references, but The Toros have given it one hell of a shot. Reading Is Important takes aim at the Utah establishment with songs like the grinding trucker tune “Gay Agenda,” the singalong diddy “Molly Mormon,” and the hypocritical anthem “Cheerleading Is Not For Gay Boys Anymore.”  … read more

Local Reviews: Virgin Sophia/VCR5

Local Reviews: Virgin Sophia/VCR5
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I couldn’t find much press on either of these guys, and when I did, others were just as baffled as I was. It might just be that the local scene for these two electro-beat art-noise makers is so underground it makes them seem more enigmatic then they are.   … read more

Local Reviews: Ferocious Oaks

Local Reviews: Ferocious Oaks
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Things have never quite been the same after Arcade Fire’s Funeral. The Montreal collective’s quiet-and-restrained-to-ramshackle-and-blisteringly-loud dynamic has imprinted itself all over this ambitious yet frustrating EP by Orem’s Ferocious Oaks. … read more

Local Reviews: Muscle Hawk

Local Reviews: Muscle Hawk
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I like to dance, and Muscle Hawk clearly like to make my booty shake.  Their music is relatively straightforward techno in the vein of European greats like Justice or Daft Punk:  The bass is heavy, the beat throbbing and the samples dramatic and super-polished.  … read more