Beyond the Valley of the Dolls: Dropping Acid with K.R. Starrs

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls: Dropping Acid with K.R....
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My first experience with Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats was with their second album, 2011’s Blood Lust. A tribute to the vile psychedelia initiated by the likes of Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, what really caught me was how close they could come to heavy metal roots without sounding derivative.  … read more

Mestizaje en Microcosmos

Mestizaje en Microcosmos
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A December 2013 graduate from the University of Utah in Art History and Latin American Studies, Olmedo-González gravitates toward self-portraiture in fine art. He acknowledges, furthermore, that more pedestrian (nonart) forms of self-portraiture permeate our psyches as digital simulacra via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. … read more

Kick-Ass Cosplay in 6 Easy Steps

Kick-Ass Cosplay in 6 Easy Steps
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So, you want to cosplay at Comic Con this year. Awesome! I appreciate anyone who takes the time and effort to go beyond putting on a geek T-shirt and calling it good. I’ve got a couple of tips to help get you started. … read more

SLUG Comix

SLUG Comix
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Manuel Aguilar illustrates Gavin Sheehan’s adventures at this year’s Salt Lake Comic Con. … read more

 
 
Localized: Deathblow

Localized: Deathblow
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On September 12, at 9 p.m. sharp, Urban Lounge will host a night of metal might where hot-rockin’ thrashers Deathblow and symphonic steel forgers Sonic Prophecy will be inducted into the SLUG Localized hall of fame, and Mister Richter will open. The show is made possible by sponsors Fat Tire, Spilt Ink SLC and KRCL 90.9FM, and by readers not unlike yourself. … read more

Dear Dickheads

Dear Dickheads

I respect your decision to identify as and call yourself a tranny … but … it is not O.K. to lambast other people who take issue with the word as it’s used against them, and it is especially offensive that any person would define someone else’s identity against their own repeated public insistence otherwise. … read more

Contributor Limelight: Russel Daniels

Contributor Limelight: Russel Daniels

Russel Daniels has long been a SLUG staple. An incredible, versatile photographer, Daniels got his journalism degree from the University of Montana before working with the AP in Chicago and San Francisco. … read more

September 2014 Local Music Reviews

September 2014 Local Music Reviews

Local reviews for Baby Ghosts, The Circulars, Color Animal, Hectic Hobo, Jay William Henderson, Juana Ghani, Larusso, Mechant Royal, Monkey Rum, P.K. Workman, Pillow Dragon, Sights, Tupelo Moan and Twilight Transmissions. … read more

September 2014 National Music Reviews

September 2014 National Music Reviews

National reviews for Bulbul, Cex, Father Murphy, The Goddamn Gallows, Kodomo, King Tuff, Low Leaf, Old Man Markley, Pallbearer, Terrestrials, Wo Fat, Young Widows and more! … read more