In a certain sense, Bill Frost is the longest-standing SLUG Magazine contributor of us all. Bill Frost
January 31, 2019

Contributor Limelight – Bill Frost

In a certain sense, Bill Frost is the longest-standing SLUG Magazine contributor of us all. He first wrote for SLUG from 1993 to ‘96, under the pen name Helen Wolf. Frost rejoined SLUG’s ranks in January 2018, this time for our SLUGMag.com-exclusive (“because writing for print is so ’90s,” he says) streaming-series column, “Content Shifter.” Each month, Frost picks a theme and breaks down his lists of series that readers can stream for free. He is a wiz when it comes to writing for web, and we guarantee that you’ll reach the end of “Content Shifter” wanting more each time. Frost is also the guitarist for local rock outfit Magda-Vega, with whom he played last July’s SLUG’s Localized, adding to a long list of other Localized appearances. His passion for writing and music may only be paralleled by that for our community, which SLUG communes with. For these reasons and more, we salute Bill Frost!

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There are too many shows to stream. Here are nine series from this fall alone you might have missed—tune out the family and catch up. … read more

Content Shifter: 8 Shows to Stream on Disney+ and Apple TV+

Content Shifter: 8 Shows to Stream on Disney+ and Apple...
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Disney+ costs $6.99 a month, while Apple TV+ goes for $4.99—are they worth it? Here are eight original series that may or may not sway you. … read more

Content Shifter: 13 ’80s Slasher Flicks

Content Shifter: 13 ’80s Slasher Flicks
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Since the entire month of October has been swallowed up by Halloween, Inc.™, “Content Shifter” is digging up some lesser-known ’80s slasher flicks. … read more

Content Shifter: 9 Best Series of Summer 2019

Content Shifter: 9 Best Series of Summer 2019
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Here are nine killer series you missed this summer. Since they’re new and mostly only available on pay platforms, you might want to pick up a part-time gig. … read more

Here are Three Ways to Get Your Jiggle On: Jell-O-Based Desserts in Salt Lake

Here are Three Ways to Get Your Jiggle On: Jell-O-Based...
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With these three vignettes, you can find out who’s carrying the torch of Jell-O traditions and who’s experimenting in the field. … read more

Content Shifter: Get Free with Pluto TV

Content Shifter: Get Free with Pluto TV
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Enter Pluto TV. It’s free and it’s fantastic—but beware: There are commercials (sorry, Frank). It’s a “live” streaming service with hundreds of “channels.” … read more

Content Shifter: 7 Best Streaming Series of 2019 (So Far)

Content Shifter: 7 Best Streaming Series of 2019 (So Far)
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Surprise: 2019 is halfway over. Another six months of your life have slipped by, so here are seven of the best streaming series you’ve missed so far. … read more

Jimmy Martin Memorial

Jimmy Martin Memorial
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A set of rememberance for Jimmy Martin, SLUG’s longtime film critic and film festival coverage specialist who passed away on June 18 of 2019. … read more

Content Shifter: Nine ’90s Action Series to Stream

Content Shifter: Nine ’90s Action Series to Stream
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There was a time when nothing was available “on-demand” unless you dragged your JNCO-ed ass to Blockbuster Video—and then you had to settle for what wasn’t already rented out. I’m talking about the ’90s, the glorious age of grunge, G-funk and godawful TV action series. “New content” rolled out over rabbit-ears TV in the summer.

Content Shifter: 7 Streaming Series for Mother’s Day

Content Shifter: 7 Streaming Series for Mother’s Day
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Here are seven streaming TV series that showcase wildly different mothers at their best, worst and straight-up weirdest. … read more

Content Shifter: 8 Hulu (Sorta) Hits to Stream

Content Shifter: 8 Hulu (Sorta) Hits to Stream
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Here are eight more lesser-hyped, original Hulu series that you may or may not be aware of. … read more

Content Shifter: 10 Comics-Based Streaming TV Series

Content Shifter: 10 Comics-Based Streaming TV Series
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Here are 10 comics-based TV series to stream while you’re waiting for Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, and Aquaman v. Magic Mike: Dawn of Thrust-Us. … read more

Content Shifter: 8 Sober TV Series to Stream

Content Shifter: 8 Sober TV Series to Stream
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Here are eight series that deal with the concept of sobriety to stream in February while sucking down shaky tumblers of club soda. … read more

Content Shifter: 9 Streaming Series from 2009

Content Shifter: 9 Streaming Series from 2009
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TV had a pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good 2009, as well. Here are nine iconic-to-obscure shows that debuted 10 years ago to stream while pondering what the hell you’ve done with your life. … read more

Content Shifter: 8 Xmas Excursions

Content Shifter: 8 Xmas Excursions
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Who doesn’t like Christmas? OK, let me rephrase that: Who doesn’t like Christmas as experienced with a steady, carefully—and in some states, legally—maintained buzz throughout the final weeks of the year? Your mumbled approval is noted. … read more

Content Shifter: 7 Hitman Hits

Content Shifter: 7 Hitman Hits
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Admit it: You’re dreading the same-old home-for-the-holidays, family Thanksgiving dinner with the same old question, “How’s your job going?” … read more

Content Shifter: Rocktober Goes to 11!

Content Shifter: Rocktober Goes to 11!
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After Zeptember comes Rocktober—not, repeat, not, Trucktober or any other “-tober” extrapolation. Those are consume/market-mind-control operations perpetuated by the Deep State government (aka the alien lizard people who run the planet). If you listened to my short-wave radio show, you’d know this already. … read more

Content Shifter: Nine Back-to-School TV Series

Content Shifter: Nine Back-to-School TV Series
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The back-to-school time of year is special to people—not me but, you know, other people. The kind of people who still have high-school graduation tassels hanging from their rearview mirrors, or still refer to their college ball teams as “we” and “us,” or whine incessantly about still-not-paid-off student loans. … read more

Four Courses of Dessert in SLC: City Cakes

Four Courses of Dessert in SLC: City Cakes
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“Cake-decorating is an art, and I love to be creative. City Cakes has very talented decorators that can create exactly what the customer is asking for out of buttercream.” … read more

Four Courses of Dessert in SLC: Normal Ice Cream

Four Courses of Dessert in SLC: Normal Ice Cream
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“Normal Ice Cream cares about every single step, how it tastes, what the textures are and how it looks because we live in a visual world, after all.” … read more

Four Courses of Dessert in SLC: Doki Doki

Four Courses of Dessert in SLC: Doki Doki
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At Doki Doki, we commit ourselves to make teas without any powder or artificial flavorings. We only use real loose-leaf teas, either imported or sold by our suppliers in the States. We brew our teas fresh at the store and use all real cream if customers want to order milk teas. … read more

Four Courses of Dessert in SLC: Fillings and Emulsions

Four Courses of Dessert in SLC: Fillings and Emulsions
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“Fillings and Emulsions is a destination patisserie—most people already have an idea when they come for the first time. Macarons for sure, the Cuban meat pies and our breakfast and savory pastries are actually some of the items that are taking over our sales.” … read more

Content Shifter: 8 TV Series from Oh! Canada

Content Shifter: 8 TV Series from Oh! Canada
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We all have friends—mostly on Facebook, the whiniest of all social-media platforms—who have been threatening to “move to Canada!” for almost two years now. They haven’t, they won’t, and they’re certainly not going to shut up aboot it. Too bad, because Canada has far more to offer than brutal hockey, legal weed and free healthcare:

Content Shifter: 9 Apocalyptic TV Series

Content Shifter: 9 Apocalyptic TV Series
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Are we living in the end times? Yeah, probably—what are you going to do about it? Better to just binge some apocalypse-centric TV shows while waiting for the end of civilization—and there are plenty to choose from. … read more

Local Tattooers: Jake Miller

Local Tattooers: Jake Miller
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Jake Miller, a seasoned artist with 15 years of experienced, is currently working at the Mercy tattoo shop. located at 180 S 200 E. … read more

Content Shifter: 11 Adult Swim Shows You (Probably) Don’t Know

Content Shifter: 11 Adult Swim Shows You (Probably) Don’t Know
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Adult Swim, the overnight alter-ego of the Cartoon Network, has been derided as an outlet of stupid and borderline-satanic TV content for stoners and insomniacs since it launched in 2001 … at around 11 p.m. and nine days before 9/11, conspiracy theorists. … read more

Content Shifter: 13 One-Season-and-Done TV Series

Content Shifter: 13 One-Season-and-Done TV Series
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Beware the Ides of May! For those of you not hip to the inner workings of the TV biz, May marks the end of the traditional television season, when networks start cancelling underperforming series. In other words, they’re gonna fucking kill your favorite show! … read more

Content Shifter: 14 Fixes for Friends Fans

Content Shifter: 14 Fixes for Friends Fans
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But where to go once you’ve binge-watched all 236 Friends episodes? Here are 14(-ish) shows starring The Artists Formerly Known as Monica, Joey, Phoebe, Chandler, Ross and Rachel outside of Central Perk (sorry, no Gunther) … read more

Content Shifter: 8 Series to Scratch Your Buffy the Vampire Itch

Content Shifter: 8 Series to Scratch Your Buffy the Vampire...
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Even though it premiered 21 years ago this month on The WB—it was The CW of ancient days, kids—the influence of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on TV is nearly as inescapable as that of Black Sabbath on stoner metal. … read more

Content Shifter: Get a Heart-On With These 8 Rom-Comedies

Content Shifter: Get a Heart-On With These 8 Rom-Comedies
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Love is in the air—unless that’s something else slowly choking the life out of you. February is the month of Valentine’s Day, so what else to recommend but some series in the rom-com category? I mean, we all know how fucking touchy Presidents’ Day is anymore. … read more

Content Shifter: 8 (Serial) Killer TV Series

Content Shifter: 8 (Serial) Killer TV Series
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People can’t get enough of serial killers—books, podcasts, and, of course, TV series. Here are eight of the best currently available in the streamverse. … read more

27 Club: SLUG Celebrates 27 Years With Six SLC Performers

27 Club: SLUG Celebrates 27 Years With Six SLC Performers
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For SLUG’s 27th birthday, we’ve enlisted six local performers to breathe new life into songs from members of the 27 Club, famous musicians who passed before their time at the age of 27. Be sure to catch SLUG’s 27 Club Anniversary Party at Metro Bar on March 11—doors at 9 p.m., show at 10:30 p.m., $5 at the door. … read more

27 Club Performer: Klaus

27 Club Performer: Klaus
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My best friend’s parents were a couple of hippies and were always playing music in their home. Janis was someone I frequently heard playing while I spent time there. The power and grief in her voice continues to be a source of inspiration. … read more

27 Club Performer: Luna Slipstream

27 Club Performer: Luna Slipstream
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Jim Morrison was a bad boy in tight leather pants. He WAS shock value. He set the bar higher for all rock stars. … read more

27 Club Performer: Aaron Ray aka Sissy Riot

27 Club Performer: Aaron Ray aka Sissy Riot
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The first time that Nirvana resonated with me would have been some time in middle school when I was reading a back issue of Guitar World magazine of my oldest brothers. The person interviewing Kurt Cobain was hassling him a little about the couple of times he had worn dresses on and off stage, Kurt was having none of that and simply said “I’m not gay, but I wish I were gay, so I could tell all the homophobes to go to hell.” … read more

27 Club Performer: Scotty Ray

27 Club Performer: Scotty Ray
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Amy wasn’t a typical beauty … Messy beehive hair, smeary cat eye eyeliner, imperfect teeth and a sailor mouth accompany the voice you’d easily mistake for a Billie Holiday–era hit. Everything was such an enigma about her in the beginning and that honesty was incredibly charming. … read more

27 Club Performer: Loke

27 Club Performer: Loke
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I find it interesting that so many iconic artists are so powerful onstage and then off stage, shy and semi insecure. I love that some people communicate better through an instrument or paint, or whatever medium. I think that in regards to Jimi, this aspect made him so humble. … read more

27 Club Performer: Lindsay Heath

27 Club Performer: Lindsay Heath
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It was 1991, and I was 10 years old. I so vividly recall one night head-banging while balancing on my skateboard, facing the television in the middle of my childhood living room as I pretended to be Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl simultaneously, singing and air-drumming along with “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” hoping to impress my babysitter. … read more

The No-Nation Orchestra: An Interview with Stephen Chai

The No-Nation Orchestra: An Interview with Stephen Chai
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A staple of the local music scene, Stephen Chai has been involved in a wide range of influential musical projects, from Laserfang to Mammoth and Night Sweats. His latest project brings together a slew of talented local musicians and a handful of upbeat genres to create The No-Nation Orchestra. … read more

The Best of 2004 and Some Dirty Little Secrets

The Best of 2004 and Some Dirty Little Secrets
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Top Ten Albums of 2004 brought to you by the amazingly informed and taste-conscious SLUG staff.   Angela Brown (is the biggest slacker at SLUG) 1. The Fall- The Real New Fall LP (Narnack) 2. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus (Anti) 3. Blonde Redhead Misery Is a Butterfly (Beggar’s

No Booze, No Freaking and No Fun At All:  Studio 600 the Scariest Club in Town

No Booze, No Freaking and No Fun At All: Studio...
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Dance clubs and bars are all the same, no matter what town you’re in. The same characters reside there; the loud drunk girl that just broke up with her boyfriend and is aching for a rebound; the regular patrons that sit at the bar for hours after they got off work and the just 21+

National CD Reviews – July 2008

National CD Reviews – July 2008
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Abiku Left & Right Automation Records Street Date: 05.27& 06.24, respectively Abiku = Genghis Tron + Get Hustle + X + Berserk + Coughs Having enjoyed Abiku’s previous release, Location, I was a bit intimidated by the 96 track Left & Right collection of songs. However, this release shows an artistic advancement that places Abiku

National CD Reviews – March 2009

National CD Reviews – March 2009
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Review of national music albums including Animal Collective, Broken Spindles, Cattle Decapitation, POS, Roxy Epoxy, Thursday and Wino. … read more

National Music Reviews – July 2009

National Music Reviews – July 2009
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Reviews of national albums, including Abstract Rude, Bob Mould, Gallows, Mad Sin, Spindrift, Tortoise and many more! … read more

Book Reviews

Book Reviews
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Reviews of The Beatles by Hunter Davies, Meat is For Pussies by John Joseph, and White Planet: A Mad Dash Through Modern Global Ski Culture by Leslie Anthony. … read more

Utah Record Store Day Event Listing

Utah Record Store Day Event Listing
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April 16 marks the fourth annual Record Store Day—a day when independent record stores come together to celebrate good music with exclusive releases from artists and live performances. To help you plan your record store day festivities, SLUG Magazine has organized an itinerary for every independent store in our area. To see a full list of exclusive releases visit recordstoreday.com. … read more

CD Reviews

CD Reviews
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New and recent releases from Akron/Family, Buck 65, Burzum, Defeater, Dropkick Murphys, Grails, Obscura, O’Death, Ringo Deathstarr, The Sounds, Thursday and many more are reviewed. … read more

Cult Leader – Nothing For Us Here

Cult Leader – Nothing For Us Here
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Salt Lake City’s own Cult Leader have been signed to Deathwish Inc. Nothing For Us Here is their debut EP, and it’s streaming from SLUGMag.com exclusively, until Friday, April 4! Tell all your friends that if they want Cult Leader, SLUG Mag is the place to look, and check out our April cover story on Cult Leader. Physical copies of the magazine can by found anyplace cool in Utah on Friday, April 4, and be sure to catch Cult Leader’s EP-release show at The Shred Shed on the same day. … read more

National Music Reviews – March 2012

National Music Reviews – March 2012
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This month we have reviews of new and recent releases from A Place to Bury Strangers, Andre Williams, Anti-Flag, Cate le Bon, Classics of Love, Every Time I Die, Hunx, Lindstrom, Meshuggah, Nada Surf, Pontiak, Spielgusher and many, many more. … read more

Top 5 Movies of 2012

Top 5 Movies of 2012
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Another year down and another Top 5 List for the film aficionados! Since we only have a small amount of time left before the volcanoes start erupting across the planet, here’s the list of 2012’s best and worst movie offerings … thus far! … read more

National Music Reviews – October 2012

National Music Reviews – October 2012
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New and recent releases from Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Between The Buried & Me, Cat Power, Deerhoof, Dinosaur Jr., Enslaved, Lavatory, NOFX, Sea Wolf, Slug Guts and many more are reviewed. … read more

Movie Reviews – November 2012

Movie Reviews – November 2012
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Argo, Bring on The Mountain, Frankenweenie, Looper and The Raconteurs Live At Montreux 2008 are reviewed. … read more

5 Exciting Movie Reviews

5 Exciting Movie Reviews
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Reviews for the films Black Rock, Dirty Wars, Last Shop Standing, Star Trek: Into Darkness and Stories We Tell. … read more

A Damn Movie Podcast Faceoff: Adam vs. Adam

A Damn Movie Podcast Faceoff: Adam vs. Adam
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For the past five years, Adam Palcher and Adam Sherlock have been transmitting reviews and Top 5 lists on movies that range from Fritz Lang’s Metropolis to Forgetting Sarah Marshall—with more film industry gossip than you can find in a WalMart check-out line (Tom Cruise is gay?!). … read more

February 2015 Television Reviews

February 2015 Television Reviews
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Television reviews for Banshee: The Complete Second Season, Broad City, Girls: Season 3, Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special, Kroll Show: Seasons One & Two, and Santa’s Magic Toy Bag.

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Burt’s Tiki Lounge – In Memoriam

Burt’s Tiki Lounge – In Memoriam
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Burt’s Tiki Lounge was a place where one checked their “scene cred” at the door and let the bar’s flier-ridden walls tell the venue’s story—and a damn-good chunk of Utah’s underground music tale at that. … read more

21 Video Game Reviews

21 Video Game Reviews
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Video game reviews for Anomaly Defenders, Battle Princess of Arcadias, Blue Estate, Drakengard 3, Mario Kart 8, Monochroma, Nutjitsu,, Secret Ponchos, Space Run, War Face, Watch Dogs, The Wolf Among Us, Wolfenstein: New Order and Zombie Driver Ultimate Edition and more. … read more

DVD Reviews

DVD Reviews
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Reviews for This American Journey, Austenland, Dallas: The Complete Second Season, DEVO: The Complete Truth About De-Evolution, Fratello, Regular Show: Mordecai and Margaret Pack, Sherlock: Season Three and Treme: The Complete Series. … read more