Localized: Nova

Localized: Nova
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For Localized in the month of August, SLUG brings you four-letter word bands who go by their first names only. I have a tendency not to trust people who won’t

Spanky Van Dyke: Whipping it back to the SLC scene for primo project action

Spanky Van Dyke: Whipping it back to the SLC scene...
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After four years of the New York thing, J.Majesty front man Spanky Van Dyke is back in Salt Lake. He decided to come back on a whim. “I was here

Old Mexico

Old Mexico
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A Mexican bandito by the name of Juaquin Murrieta came to America in the mid-19th century for the California Gold Rush. His family was raped and pillaged by a group

Review: Carcass – Choice Cuts

Review: Carcass – Choice Cuts

Carcass Choice Cuts Earache Records The “best of” Carcass, Choice Cuts, is being released nine years after they put out their last album, Swansong—now that’s timing for you! Of the

Review: Crisis – Like Sheep Led To Slaughter

Review: Crisis – Like Sheep Led To Slaughter
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Crisis Like Sheep Led To Slaughter The End Records It’s been seven years since the last album from Crisis. They’ve just released their latest, Like Sheep Led To Slaughter, and

Review: Frost – Raise Your Fist To Metal

Review: Frost – Raise Your Fist To Metal
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Frost* Raise Your Fist To Metal Noise Records   As if it’s not bad enough Jack Frost named his solo album Raise Your Fist To Metal, he’s also pictured on

Le Tigre Tear Up Their Prey

Le Tigre Tear Up Their Prey
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Just after Le Tigre finished recording their new album, and days before hearing news that their upcoming tour dates with Lollapalooza and Sonic Youth had been cancelled, I called lead

Local Reviews: The Fantazmic Four

Local Reviews: The Fantazmic Four
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The Fantazmic Four Self-titled Ha Style Records The Fantazmic Four = Run DMC + Fu-Schnickens If one is specific enough to label some DJs turntablists, then The Fantazmic Four (Ben

Local Review: November Tide – Jargon Sunset

Local Review: November Tide – Jargon Sunset
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November Tide Jargon Sunset Nova One Productions November Tide = Ron L. Hubbard + Roses & Exile It’s amazing the variety of projects Chris Alvarado takes on, from the black

Local Review: Gerald Music – Take Part of Group Activities

Local Review: Gerald Music – Take Part of Group Activities
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GERALD MUSIC TAKE PART IN GROUP ACTIVITIES Gerald Music = Temporary Residence Records + William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition + yin-yang My favorite part of Gerald Music is the silver, fawn-soft