Wallowing with PIG: Raymond Watts

Wallowing with PIG: Raymond Watts
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The Lord of Lard, Raymond Watts, took time out of his birthday, of all days, to have a conversation with SLUG Magazine about ’s upcoming album and tour. Watts was working on gathering the troops for the little war they are going to wage on the smaller venues of North America, and SLC could not be happier about ’s stop on Sept. 28 at Area 51 for the Dark Arts Festival. … read more

Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival 2016

Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival 2016
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Photos courtesy of Tyson Heder If one were to choose to walk through the layered depths of the punk rock community, they should strive to find themselves wallowing in the

Are you ready to Bonanza?

Are you ready to Bonanza?
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There are so many things to do in the great outdoors nowadays. You can camp in it, frolic through it, practice woodland creature speak (squeak squeakin’) and earn some kind of merit badge … but I bet you didn’t know you could meet a rock star. Yes, Utahns, it’s summer festival season. Bonanza takes place June 10–11 in Heber City. … read more

Riot Fest 2015

Riot Fest 2015
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Arriving at Riot Fest 2015 in Denver, I can’t appreciate the certain irony of the “death before shorts” mantra that I live by. It’s hot as hell, and living by that code may, in fact, be the end of me. … read more

SLUG x FYF Fest 2015: Day Two

SLUG x FYF Fest 2015: Day Two
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FYF Day Two was hotter and more crowded than ever, but the highly anticipated and top-notch Sunday lineup kept the momentum going. … read more

SLUG x FYF Fest 2015: Day One

SLUG x FYF Fest 2015: Day One
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After smoothly making our way into LA’s Exposition Park for Day One of FYF Fest (aside from getting my perfume confiscated), we set about exploring the massive festival space, which

Fuck Yeah Grrl Idols: Must-See Acts of FYF Fest 2015

Fuck Yeah Grrl Idols: Must-See Acts of FYF Fest 2015
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As soon as the FYF Fest lineup was announced back in May, I began eagerly planning my trip to the heart of downtown LA for the two-day-long festival (formerly known as Fuck Yeah Fest). … read more

Grumpy Dad and Happy Daughter Take on Warped Tour 2015

Grumpy Dad and Happy Daughter Take on Warped Tour 2015
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With this adventure to Warped Tour 2015 with my now 16-year-old daughter, I got to see the tour through her eyes and, in a lot of ways, understand the music and bands a bit through her ears. … read more

Mystic Hot Springs Music Festival: A Bubbling Affair

Mystic Hot Springs Music Festival: A Bubbling Affair
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Photo courtesy of Mike Ginsburg “Mystic” Mike Ginsburg steadily prepares the main stage for his upcoming Mystic Hot Springs Music Festival, which takes place July 23 through 26 at Mystic