Music Picks – DEATH BY SALT
By Bill Frost
Coinciding with SLUG’s 15th anniversary, the local rock rag’s ambitious triple-disc compilation of local music, Death By Salt, hits SLC’s squeaky-clean streets tonight. Who’s on it? Super secret! Even the 59 painstakingly chosen bands (out of 200 submissions-yes, really) don’t yet know if their song passed SLUG muster. Hint: Bob Moss, Numbs, Purr Bats, Starmy (Thursday), Mental Midgets, Coyote Hoods, Hudson River School, New Transit Direction (Friday), Nihm, Gerald Music, The Switch and Red Bennies (Saturday) probably aren’t performing for Death By Salt’s three-night release party for naught, kids. THURSDAY, Feb. 19 & SATURDAY, Feb. 21 @ The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, 9 p.m. Also: FRIDAY, Feb. 20 @ Kilby Court, 741 S. 330 West, 8 p.m. All-ages.