SLUG asked CrucialFest Head Festival Organizer Jarom Bischoff: What were your objectives for getting bands for this year’s CrucialFest 4? 

There are four types of bands that I will always seek to include in CrucialFest. First, big-name, national touring bands like Red Fang, Big Business, Kowloon Walled City, Helms Alee, and Call Of The Void. These bands help the festival grow and gain recognition, and they’re enlivening. Second, up-and-coming touring bands. These are bands that you may or may not have heard of, but when you see them, you won’t likely forget who they are again. Third, local reunions! I always want CrucialFest’s main focus to be on celebrating Salt Lake City’s music culture, past and present. We’ve had a number of reunions or pseudo-reunions each year. This year we have Parallax, Iceburn, Borasca, and Rail Spike (I think that’s it). So yeah, if you know who those bands are, [I] guarantee you’re pumped! And lastly, but most importantly, solid locals, the bread and butter of CrucialFest!
Check out the rest of the interview with Bischoff here, and get pumped for CF4, and check out our interviews of three incoming acts sure to help make it one to remember! [Next Page!]