Video Game Reviews

Video Game Reviews
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The good folks at Nintendo rolled their Mario-branded airstream through Salt Lake in September, giving SLUG a chance to preview their tasty offerings for the upcoming holiday season. The trailer was packed with a message of values and love. With a slew of new titles releasing for the Wii, 3DS, DSi and DSi XL, hardcore and casual gamers alike can find a great pile of items to spend their hard-earned cash on. … read more

National CD Reviews

National CD Reviews

New and recent releases from Coliseum, David Lynch, Dum Dum Girls, Hella, John Doe, Mike Patton, Owen, Russian Circles, Skinny Puppy, This is Hell, Tori Amos, Tycho, Zola Jesus, and many more are reviewed. … read more

Contributor Limelight: Karamea Puriri

Contributor Limelight: Karamea Puriri

Karamea [pronounced car-a-me-uh] Puriri is the newest member of the SLUG staff, but has been a part of the SLUG office team since 2010. … read more

Local Reviews: Baby Ghosts

Local Reviews: Baby Ghosts
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When I saw Baby Ghosts, the singer was wearing a Yoshi backpack and standing next to a three-foot tall Crayola crayon. This juvenile attitude carries into their lyrics about Stephen Hawking not being able to walk: “Maybe you should just try a little bit harder; I mean, it’s pretty easy to walk.”  … read more

 
 
Local Reviews: CastleAxe

Local Reviews: CastleAxe
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Hark! CastleAxe (formerly Speitre) hath returned with their brand of classic heavy metal, melded with bludgeoning blows of thrash. As the hilt supports the blade, so does Grög’s rhythm guitar with Hölger’s steel-soldered leads in euphonious synchrony … read more

Local Reviews: David Williams

Local Reviews: David Williams
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This is the soundtrack that finally completed the film Parade, written in 2005 and shown in festivals in 2008. Writer and director Brandon Cahoon had been looking for just the right music to go with his film, and having heard David Williams’ music at Slowtrain, commissioned him to write the score.  … read more

Local Reviews: Dirty Blonde

Local Reviews: Dirty Blonde
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Dirty Blonde is an all-out fist fight, and someone just got cut with a bottle of Bud. I can’t hear this band without thinking of the movie Road House. This EP is a piece of straightforward, bar rock n’ roll. On track one, “See You Next Tuesday,” singer Spencer Flowers belts out the following little love note: “Cool heartbreaker, there’s a special place in hell for you!” followed by a rippin’ guitar solo. The band does a good job of keeping the energy up. … read more

Local Reviews: Erin Barra

Local Reviews: Erin Barra
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An SLC-native musician we can all be proud to call one of our own, Erin Barra has it—that “je ne sais quois,” as the French say. Star-fucking-quality, just to be clear. Illusions, her sophomore release, is top-notch shit.  … read more

Local Reviews: Eyes Lips Eyes

Local Reviews: Eyes Lips Eyes
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Eyes Lips Eyes album is composed of the 12 singles that Eyes Lips Eyes released each month for an entire year.  … read more

Local Reviews: The Future of The Ghost

Local Reviews: The Future of The Ghost
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Every member of the band The Future of the Ghost has been making music and friends in Utah for many years. That’s why it is not with a blessed heart, but with a heavy one, that I have to admit that I’m personally not a fan of the band’s new sound. … read more