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: 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

Local Reviews: OK Ikumi

Local Reviews: OK Ikumi
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Orem’s Karl Jorgensen has been perfecting this blend of playful chiptune melodies, elegant Komsiche synth lines, and glitched-out beat palate for five years now. While relatively new to Jorgensen’s output, I can’t help but feel like I have stumbled on to something that has taken years to make.  … read more

Local Reviews: Pablo Blaqk

Local Reviews: Pablo Blaqk
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Born to Cuban parents, Pablo Blaqk picked up the guitar at 18 after his father declined his request for a gun. On his debut album, Sons & Daughters, he proves he made the right choice. Co-produced by Utah favorite Joshua James, each track reveals raw emotion and beautifully composed tracks.  … read more