March 1, 2018

Contributor Limelight: Kamryn Feigel

Since October 2013, Kamryn Feigel has delved deep into SLC’s intricate web of artists and creatives. A perceptive interviewer with a sharp writing style, she’s covered Jesse Walker’s wonderful annual Bunny Hop, as well as the many other figures, like DJ CHOiCE, who continue amping up the local electronic scene—don’t miss her Localized features this month with UTA Trax and Nate Holland (pgs. 7–8). As of 2016, Kamryn notably has written SLUG’s popular Creature Feature column, which showcases local queer performance artists like Obsidian (Feb. 2018) and Kay Bye (Sept. 2017). “I love … watching all my Creatures flourish into beautiful artists and performers through the years,” says Feigel. “It honestly makes me so proud, and I’ve loved every Queen, Weirdo and Bad Kid I’ve interviewed.” We feel the same. Here’s to you, Kamryn—and your Scorpio mind powers.

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Bold & Beautiful: Tara Lipsyncki

Bold & Beautiful: Tara Lipsyncki
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If anyone is the epitome of being both bold and gorgeous AF, it’s Tara Lipsyncki, a drag performer, activist, comedian and all-around amazing individual. … read more

Bold & Beautiful: Trey Rayne

Bold & Beautiful: Trey Rayne
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Trey Rayne has been moving through the ranks as a community icon, dancer and dreamer, sharing their ideas and movements. … read more

Bold & Beautiful: Tamara Knight

Bold & Beautiful: Tamara Knight
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Experienced “science nerd” James Banks is also known as a lip-syncing, pop-star queen by the name of Tamara Knight. … read more

Bold & Beautiful: Sofia Scott – SLC Rock Queen Making Space for Local Trans Musicians

Bold & Beautiful: Sofia Scott – SLC Rock Queen Making...
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An advocate, performer, musician and bad ass friend, Sofia Scott has been working within the LGBTQIA+ community for many years now. … read more

Bold & Beautiful: Mik Jager

Bold & Beautiful: Mik Jager
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Mik Jager, aka Kim, is an interdisciplinary artist and Drag King whose Polynesian identity informs their gleeful drag. … read more

Bold & Beautiful: One Million Moths

Bold & Beautiful: One Million Moths
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One Million Moths has the light of a thousand fires in their soul, and when they perform you can see them shine brighter than any stage light. … read more

Bold & Beautiful – SLUG LGBTQ+: Jazzmine Pike

Bold & Beautiful – SLUG LGBTQ+: Jazzmine Pike
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Dance is a main part of Jazzmine Pike’s life—it’s been a way to tell her own personal story—but what Pike does isn’t just dance. … read more

Bold & Beautiful – SLUG LGBTQ+: Marrlo Suzzanne

Bold & Beautiful – SLUG LGBTQ+: Marrlo Suzzanne
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This month’s “Bold & Beautiful” features Marrlo Suzzanne, a wonderfully creative artist, bearded queen and an incredible musician. … read more

Bold & Beautiful: JordiRoc

Bold & Beautiful: JordiRoc
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JordiRoc is a full mood of living one’s truths, honoring one’s body, mind and spirit, and a full 2021 vibe. … read more

Bold & Beautiful – SLUG LGBTQ+: Lux Saint Diamond

Bold & Beautiful – SLUG LGBTQ+: Lux Saint Diamond
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For Lux Saint Diamond, who has been performing since they were 19, drag is healing, strength and individuality. … read more

Bold & Beautiful – SLUG LGBTQ+: Ya-Ya Fairley

Bold & Beautiful – SLUG LGBTQ+: Ya-Ya Fairley
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Ya-Ya Fairley uses dance to highlight the dark and the light. As a Black trans-femme person, she’s connected to hyper-marginalized bodies. … read more

Bold & Beautiful – SLUG LGBTQ+: Rose Nylon, A 24-Karat Queen

Bold & Beautiful – SLUG LGBTQ+: Rose Nylon, A 24-Karat...
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Rose Nylon is a beautiful queen, a well-spoken and confident individual, a talented artist and a true, gilded goddess of Salt Lake City. … read more

Review: Wilsen – Magnolia

Review: Wilsen – Magnolia
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Wilsen Magnolia Self-Released Street: 04.14 Wilsen = Nick Drake + London Grammar Ethereal and otherworldly, Wilsen’s remix EP is a 4-track compilation of some of the sweetest melodies and most ghostly vocals that just might break your damn heart. It’s gentle and sweet while maintaining a consistent strength. Sun Glitter’s interpretation of “Magnolia” was slightly

Review: Various Artists – Persuasive Experimentations Vol. 1 – Roach Clip Records Comp.

Review: Various Artists – Persuasive Experimentations Vol. 1 – Roach...
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Mick Harris’ Raptor D7 mix of Little Sap Dungeon’s “A Dinner Guest” was one such slimy track that really sucked me in, as was Durandal’s “Mothers Nightmare.” There’s definitely some freaky shit on this album, and I really appreciate that.  … read more

Review: Various Artists – Boats – Transgressive North Comp.

Review: Various Artists – Boats – Transgressive North Comp.
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The tracks themselves are all completely diverse and seemingly reflect a sense of community and love. With outstanding musicians such as Four Tet, Deerhoof, Jamie Stewart and Rustie, you can’t help but fall in love with the dynamic, symphonic vibrations of this project. … read more

Review: TOBACCO – Ultima II Massage

Review: TOBACCO – Ultima II Massage
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Bless this godforsaken heap of digital diarrhea. The most anticipated release of summer is here with TOBACCO’s latest and vilest album to date. I couldn’t be more ecstatic.  … read more

Review: Synkro – Lost Here EP

Review: Synkro – Lost Here EP
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This EP reflects the softer, more experimental side of dubstep that got its start in the UK. Dreamy vocalist Robert Manos graces half of the EP and makes the album easy to listen to.  … read more

Review: Teengirl Fantasy – Nun EP

Review: Teengirl Fantasy – Nun EP
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This duo, comprised of Logan Takahashi and Nicholas Weiss, make quite a cohesive pair. “Eric” stands out to me as the strongest track on this EP, launching into a heavy drum and bass breakdown. Nun EP is fairly mellow and more downbeat, which ends up working as either a perfect warm-up or cool-down to an evening. … read more

Review: Sleepers Work – No Turn Before the Shoreline

Review: Sleepers Work – No Turn Before the Shoreline
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William Flynn’s bold, new ambient EP contains an array of eclectic trinkets that create an incredible collective of sounds. This album is what I think might be good for ambient beginners, thanks to Flynn’s steadily incorporated rhythm. … read more

Review: Prinzhorn Dance School – Home Economics

Review: Prinzhorn Dance School – Home Economics
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Prinzhorn Dance School = The xx + Big Audio Dynamite / Joy Division … read more

Review: Poliça – Shulamith

Review: Poliça – Shulamith
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The album is murky and reverb-heavy and the band really immerses itself into the ’80s new wave synth pop genre without seeming too blatantly retro. “Tiff,” featuring Justin Vernon, is the trailblazing single for Shulamith.  … read more

Review: Larytta – Jura

Review: Larytta – Jura
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Larytta = LCD Soundsystem + Hot Chip – Panda Bear … read more

Review: Leyland Kirby – Breaks My Heart Each Time

Review: Leyland Kirby – Breaks My Heart Each Time
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James Leyland Kirby’s kaleidoscopic soundscape shines brilliantly in his newest four-part EP. Breaks My Heart Each Time employs style mashed with some epic crescendos. … read more

Review: Kodomo – Patterns & Light

Review: Kodomo – Patterns & Light
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True to his name, Kodomo (meaning “child” in Japanese) has birthed something new and pure with his latest release, Patterns & Light. … read more

Review: I Break Horses – Chiaroscuro

Review: I Break Horses – Chiaroscuro
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Although it feels like I’ve heard this album a hundred times before, performed by different artists throughout the years, I Break Horses deliver a skillful synth-pop performance of epic proportions. … read more

Review: HURTR – Self-Titled EP

Review: HURTR – Self-Titled EP
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Portland-based duo HURTR consists of vocalist Heidi Hull and Derek Stilwell. These two are pretty elusive characters. … read more

Send in the Clowns: A Creature Feature with Madazon Can-Can

Send in the Clowns: A Creature Feature with Madazon Can-Can
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This month’s “Creature Feature” stars Madazon Can-Can, or Maddy, a performance clown, drag artist, educator and also—not surprisingly—a Gemini. … read more

Review: Haim – Days Are Gone

Review: Haim – Days Are Gone
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The simple kick drum and offsetting claps will keep this track stuck in your head for days. But “My Song 5” is a bit darker and slower. Choppy and squelchy, this track possesses aspects of a grimy club track, which made it my favorite Haim piece to date. … read more

Review: Green Velvet – Unshakable

Review: Green Velvet – Unshakable
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This album is ahead of its time, and I’ve got a feeling that these tracks are going to be snaking their way into the club for at least the next decade, which, to be honest, is close to 100 years in the EDM culture. It is pure, unapologetic insanity—it’s THAT fucking good. … read more

Review: GreenHouse – The Last Shred of Night

Review: GreenHouse – The Last Shred of Night
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This musical concoction is a tapestry of up-tempo indie anthems melded with downbeats of darker electro. Ryan Torres and Rex Hudson are the creators of this project that started back when the two met in college. … read more

Local Review: Ok Ikumi – 10/13

Local Review: Ok Ikumi – 10/13
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Karl Jørgensen, you rat bastard, what have you done with my brain? I have fallen in love with this album and refuse to take it off repeat. … read more

Local Review: OK Ikumi – Outside

Local Review: OK Ikumi – Outside
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OK Ikumi Outside Hel Audio Street: 04.30 OK Ikumi = Corduroi + Ethernet Once again, Karl Jørgensen has won over my heart with the ambient sounds of his latest synthesized magnum opus. This time, Outside translated into a more themed, cohesive work than its predecessor 10/13. The collection of sounds weaves an intricate tapestry of

Local Review: Matt Nida – Explorer

Local Review: Matt Nida – Explorer
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Immaculately produced and incredibly sharp, Matt Nida’s latest release, Explorer, pays homage to the cosmic gods with sounds and themes that reflect the deep, dark reaches of outer space. … read more

Local Review: Dekai – Era EP

Local Review: Dekai – Era EP
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The indigenous sounds of Dekai’s latest work are not to be taken lightly. This young rogue, Derek Page, has welded his love of percussion and industrial sounds with the ever-evolving technology of the EDM scene—creating a real beast of an EP. … read more

Local Review: Christopher Alvarado – Creation By Inertia

Local Review: Christopher Alvarado – Creation By Inertia
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A well-crafted soundscape album, Creation by Inertia showcases a serene expedition through space and time. It’s droney, ambient and true to the experimental genre. … read more

Local Review: AudioTreats – Vol. 2

Local Review: AudioTreats – Vol. 2
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I’m stunned by the quality of music that has come out of Utah’s EDM scene as of late. AudioTreats’ Vol. 2 is no exception. This album is a hypnotic tapestry of hip-hop and electronica. Each track is incredibly fluid, and they each fit together in perfect harmony. … read more

Creature Feature: Sammee St. James

Creature Feature: Sammee St. James
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This month’s Creature Feature highlights Sammee St. James, a magnificent bisexual, non-binary member of the Salt Lake City drag community. … read more

Review: Gacha – When The Watchman Saw The Light

Review: Gacha – When The Watchman Saw The Light
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This six-part album is a compendium of percussion, gentle guitars and ethereal vocals provided by the lovely Natalie “TBA” Beridze. Gacha’s album seems, to me, like the Georgian’s take on the progression from light into darkness. … read more

Review: Deejay Deer – Natur

Review: Deejay Deer – Natur
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Deejay Deer = (Jamie xx + Pearson Sound) / Joy Orbison … read more

Review: Color War – It Could Only Be This Way

Review: Color War – It Could Only Be This Way
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The beats, crafted by band member Billy J, are clean and resounding, and Lindsay Mound’s layered and dreamy vocals nicely complement the album. But to me, nothing about the album screamed innovation, and it wasn’t all that memorable. … read more

Review: Cex – Shamaneater

Review: Cex – Shamaneater
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Rjyan Kidwell has created the ultimate antiquated soundtrack. Not that the music itself is outdated, but the project’s concept embodies the modernization fad that our generation suffers from. … read more

Review: Anoraak – Chronotropic

Review: Anoraak – Chronotropic
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The three-piece band possesses the stereotypical French nu-disco sound that seems to be rising in popularity these days. This album makes a valiant effort to encapsulate those final moments of summer but I didn’t really fall for it, in spite of the electroshock therapy I felt Anoraak was subliminally conducting. … read more

Review: Ancient Ocean – Blood Moon

Review: Ancient Ocean – Blood Moon
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Ancient Ocean  Blood Moon  Beyond Beyond is Beyond Street: 06.30 Ancient Ocean = Sigur Rós + Deuter Ancient Ocean’s latest release is a meditative album that takes you on a journey through space and sound. It’s an impressive collection, to say the least. I loved listening to this album in the midst of a spring

Review: Alex Smoke – RS 1403

Review: Alex Smoke – RS 1403
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Alex Smoke does it again with a follow-up release to his 2013 Dust EP. This four-track EP is packed with minimal tech-house beats and industrial-influenced synths. … read more

Creature Feature: Chris Tall

Creature Feature: Chris Tall
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This edition of Creature Feature stars, Chris Tall, a handsome Drag King who’s been a forerunner of the male drag scene in Utah the past several years. … read more

Creature Feature: Ursula Major

Creature Feature: Ursula Major
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Salt Lake has been blessed with the essence and aura of an incredible performer and body-positive member of the local drag community: Ursula Major. … read more

Major’s Flavors and Drag—The Queer Spice of Life

Major’s Flavors and Drag—The Queer Spice of Life
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SLUG had the great displeasure of attending the Major’s Flavors event which showcased some of the most grossly beautiful creatures we’ve ever featured. … read more

Creature Feature: Bring it to the Ball

Creature Feature: Bring it to the Ball
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The most recent cast of characters participating in and judging the Anime Ball were a vivacious group of talented entertainers. … read more

Creature Feature: Brigitte Kiss

Creature Feature: Brigitte Kiss
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Brigitte Kiss, aka John Taylor Adams, aka Taylor, aka Tay, is one of the reigning queens of Utah Valley and holds the title “Miss Provo Pride 2017.” … read more

Creature Feature: Mona Diet

Creature Feature: Mona Diet
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Recognizing the privilege one possesses is a powerful tool that Mona Diet possesses, which is a much-needed attribute for anyone in today’s society. … read more

Tease! SLC: Provoking Sensuality and Love

Tease! SLC: Provoking Sensuality and Love
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Tease! SLC was an incredible event, particularly for a first-time experience. It felt as if it had always been a part of the Salt Lake’s Pride celebrations. … read more

Tiana Birrell: Sleeping by the Provo River

Tiana Birrell: Sleeping by the Provo River
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Attempting to bring the unseen to light, artist and environmental humanities master Tiana Birrell is striving to accomplish a challenging goal. … read more

Creature Feature: Michael Elliott is a Diamond in the Rough

Creature Feature: Michael Elliott is a Diamond in the Rough
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Over the last year, Elliott has been coordinating the SLC SLAY event—an east coast ball-inspired dance competition. … read more

Creature Feature: Brook Neilson (Is Garbage)

Creature Feature: Brook Neilson (Is Garbage)
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Brook has spent years working to understand herself and has continually pushed herself to connect with others through her art, the unique way in which she experiences the world. … read more

Transgiving 2018: Celebrating Community And A ‘Buffet of Queer’

Transgiving 2018: Celebrating Community And A ‘Buffet of Queer’
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Salt Lake’s LGBTQ+ community  is trying to reignite the communal flame that once existed somewhere on this earth, with events such as Transgiving. This event is currently in its second year, and caters primarily toward the trans youth who need support and love. … read more

New City Movement: 20 Years of Groove

New City Movement: 20 Years of Groove
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Jesse Walker of New City Movement has been one of the founding fathers of electronic music in Salt Lake City for nearly three decades now. … read more

Creature Feature: Gemma Nigh

Creature Feature: Gemma Nigh
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Born and raised in Sandy, Utah, Gemma Nigh got into the realm of performance art while attending Cyprus High School. “Growing up in Utah was definitely interesting. I lived in a super-Mormon neighborhood but never really played with any of the other kids,” she says. … read more

Alethia Lunares: Reina De Los Feels

Alethia Lunares: Reina De Los Feels
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Alethia Rodriguez has been using art to help process her emotions for years. She produces art under the moniker Alethia Lunares and has been honing her stunning and provocative digital work for several years. … read more

Creature Feature: Lucy Fur

Creature Feature: Lucy Fur
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To Lucy, drag has been an extremely important means of expression. “I’ve been dying my hair and getting wild piercings for years, and it’s always been a big part of me—to not feel scared to do what I want to do or to be who I am,” he says. … read more

SLAY SLC: Celebrating Ball Culture in the Beehive State

SLAY SLC: Celebrating Ball Culture in the Beehive State
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Co-hosting the event will be Tia Aiono, waacking and dance Millennium Dance Complex instructor, along with nightlife enthusiast and manager/bartender of Metro, Michael Elliott. The two friends have combined their love for dance, SLC’s queer community and entertainment to bring a unique experience to the local scene. … read more

Localized: UTA Trax

Localized: UTA Trax
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Preferring to stay anonymous, interviewing UTA Trax for this month’s showcase of local talents was an interesting endeavor. With what information we were able to obtain, and after sifting through the layers of secrecy and mystery, we’ve pieced together enough information to provide insights into the brooding enigma known as UTA Trax. … read more

Localized: Nate Holland

Localized: Nate Holland
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Nate Holland has been a staple of SLC’s electronic scene since the glory days of our beloved W Lounge. Since then, he has continued mastering his craft. Over the past year, you could find Holland at local favorites Tinwell Bar, Urban Lounge and Club Elevate, or making a tent of festival-goers trip out at Lunar Transit. … read more

Creature Feature: Obsidian

Creature Feature: Obsidian
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When they walk into a room, you know they’re there. With bleached dreadlocks cascading down from their head, an energy that can’t be contained and a smile that lights up a room, Obsidian, otherwise known as Benjamin Stone, is hard to miss and even harder to ignore. … read more

Creature Feature: Aphrodeity

Creature Feature: Aphrodeity
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Aphrodeity (or Ryan Flowers) is a sweet, sensual, seductive siren who lures unsuspecting victims in with her charm, wit and sex appeal. … read more

Supernature: Celebrating Individuality, Gender and House Music

Supernature: Celebrating Individuality, Gender and House Music
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With his event Supernature quickly approaching on Saturday, Oct. 14, Jesse Walker/New City Movement will feature some of the major players in deep house and one of the founders of the gay techno scene in America. … read more

Creature Feature: Kay Bye

Creature Feature: Kay Bye
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Originally from sunny Southern California, Samuel Mckitty, aka Kay Bye, like her name might imply, is a sassy queen full of attitude and cartoon glamour. … read more

Creature Feature: M*SC

Creature Feature: M*SC
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Carley’s recent performances as the reidentified M*SC have been fun, music-oriented performances where he’s even begun producing and DJing his own sets. … read more

Creature Feature: Bridging the Gaps with Jude Wanders

Creature Feature: Bridging the Gaps with Jude Wanders
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One of the latest additions to the Salt Lake drag scene, Jude Wanders considers themselves a drag king or a drag thing and uses their background in theater in their performances. Their connection to masculinity in and out of drag makes what they do both unique and powerful. … read more

save your own skin

save your own skin
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German native Tanja London utilizes her body as a way to make her voice heard through dance. With her upcoming local installation and live dance and music performance entitled save your own skin, London turns herself into a visual representation of the advancements of modern militant technology, mainly “bulletproof skin,” and encourages audiences to question when progress ceases being beneficial and becomes problematic. … read more

Creature Feature: The Harlot

Creature Feature: The Harlot
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Outspoken and unapologetic, Wade Leavitt, aka The Harlot, is making waves in the Salt Lake drag community with her big personality and even bigger brows. This beautiful and bearded, Las Vegas–grown queen gives us a glimpse into her fabulous life of inclusivity and self-love. … read more

Cakes da Killa: Spitting Truth and Fire

Cakes da Killa: Spitting Truth and Fire
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Since making his debut, Cakes da Killa has proven to be much more than just a rapper, but a true queer performer advocating for equality and body positivity with his provocative lyrics, sexual candor and impeccable style. … read more

Creature Feature: Opal Ascension

Creature Feature: Opal Ascension
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This quirky little daddy has brought some serious East Coast flair and space magic to the Salt Lake scene, which is just what our growing community needs during tumultuous times. … read more

Localized: CHOiCE

Localized: CHOiCE
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Whether it’s house, downtempo vibes of reggae, or an affinity for hip-hop, CHOiCE incorporates a broad selection of electronic in her music. CHOiCE will headline with Le Voir at SLUG Localized, Dec. 8. … read more

Localized: Le Voir

Localized: Le Voir
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Le Voir started as a solo acoustic project and has since transformed into something much more complex and unique. … read more

Sugar House Distillery: Still Life in Motion

Sugar House Distillery: Still Life in Motion
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Sugar House Distillery has been expanding in size and pride, working hard to create some of the most exciting and true craft spirits that Utah has to offer. With another year coming to a close, Sugar House Distillery Owner James Fowler and Head Distiller Eric Robinson are setting roots into the community deeper than ever. … read more

Creature Feature: Eden Flesh

Creature Feature: Eden Flesh
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“[Eden Flesh is] something different. She’s the most powerful aspect of my feminine and masculine sides and it comes together in this thing that’s not really human anymore. She has definitely given me strength that I didn’t realize I had. I can stomp when I’m in fucking heels and feel really good about it.” … read more

Creature Feature: King of Drag Loke

Creature Feature: King of Drag Loke
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Tori Loke is a bi-structured creature who flawlessly represents both ends of the gender spectrum of drag. She’s beautiful—long and strong, boasting a smile and a gentle aura. I’m instantly intrigued by how captivating her look is. It almost perfectly reflects the blend of femininity and masculinity that exudes from her as she opens up about herself and her art. … read more

Creature Feature: Chelsea Siren, Enchantress of the Stage

Creature Feature: Chelsea Siren, Enchantress of the Stage
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Miss Siren is known for her ideas on body positivity and women empowerment, and her performances are real-life advertisements for those personal values. … read more

Localized: Valerie Rose Sterrett

Localized: Valerie Rose Sterrett
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Art is created in a myriad of ways. Some create from a place of joy and others from a place of darkness. Such is the way with musician Valerie Rose Sterrett. SLUG sat down with Sterrett and her husband/bandmate/artist B.C. over coffee one rainy evening. Immediately upon introducing myself to the two, I could sense the same intense emotions that were portrayed in the album Monsteria permeated from Sterret’s being. Calm, collected and seemingly reserved, Sterrett is a woman with some pretty forward ideas.
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Localized: RS2090

Localized: RS2090
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Shrouded in layers of intricate mystery, Sean Ivins (RS2090) is unquestionably an enigma. I had the pleasure of sitting down with him one evening, but the more I focused on him, the harder he deflected my questioning and turned everything back to focus on the music. … read more

Creature Feature: Living Plastic with Kenneth Leon

Creature Feature: Living Plastic with Kenneth Leon
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Kenneth Leon is a multi-faceted artist best known for his imaginative visual photography and performance art. His Barbie photography has immersed him in a community of doll lovers and, in that world, he is in total control. … read more

Creature Feature: Lex Miller

Creature Feature: Lex Miller
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Once introduced to The Bad Kids, Lex couldn’t help but identify with their teachings that encourage people to embrace their personal preferences regardless of gender. ““I feel like [they] are one of the things going on right now that’s teaching people to mess with gender a bit more,” he says. … read more

Untitled: Red Spectral, Jesse Walker, Mi5terE @ Salt Haus 10.11

Untitled: Red Spectral, Jesse Walker, Mi5terE @ Salt Haus 10.11
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Untitled’s debut, six-hour event, produced by Canvas and Unified Chaos, was a night filled with some of the hardest minimal house and techno sounds provided by some local talent you need to keep on your radar. … read more

Riding the nuWave: Ballyhoo! On Crossing Through Genres and Decades

Riding the nuWave: Ballyhoo! On Crossing Through Genres and Decades
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Slinging soulful reggae punk jams since the nineties, Ballyhoo! have become pioneers in the alt rock scene. With their upbeat ‘tudes and tunes, the guys of Ballyhoo! make their jobs seem easy and fun when in reality, they deal with tough shit from fans and the music industry on a daily basis. … read more

Reading Through the Refraction: Black Lips Talk Touring and New Releases

Reading Through the Refraction: Black Lips Talk Touring and New...
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Raising hell since the late ’90s, the foursome of the Black Lips has always made music-making look effortless. They’ve pushed the boundaries of production and sound with their seventh studio album release, Underneath the Rainbow—a melodic mixture of gritty rock n’ roll, tangy lyrical wit and a dash of sticky-sweet Southern soul that drips off the tongue like molasses. SLUG was able to hash things out with bassist Jared Swilley to discuss life on the road, battle plans and bucket lists. … read more

Jesse Walker: On Beats, Booze and Bunny Ears

Jesse Walker: On Beats, Booze and Bunny Ears
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One of Salt Lake’s quintessential members of the music scene, Jesse Walker, has been throwing parties for decades. Five years ago, after being introduced to Bob McCarthy and Marsha Merrill, owners of Garage on Beck, he realized that their glorious patio was the perfect place to party and listen to some groovy, crackling vinyl with his buds. … read more

Self Defense Family @ Kilby 03.31 with Makthaverskan and Solids

Self Defense Family @ Kilby 03.31 with Makthaverskan and Solids
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It’s a strange night. It feels like there should be a moody drizzle coming down but really it’s just cold and the streets are empty and everyone is probably home watching Netflix on the couch. But not me. No, I dragged myself here and here I am standing outside Kilby Court. … read more

Localized: Bellrave and Valerie Rose Sterrett

Localized: Bellrave and Valerie Rose Sterrett
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This month’s Localized will leave you swooning under Cupid’s spell with some seriously magical ladies. Opening the night will be Officer Jenny. Valerie Rose Sterrett and Bellrave will both be gracing the stage with their beauty and some goth/pop glamour. Bring your babe down to Urban Lounge this Valentine’s Day at 9 p.m., help support Uinta Brewing Co., KRCL 90.9FM and Spilt Ink SLC, and share in the love fest for just $5.

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Localized: Mooninite

Localized: Mooninite
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This month’s Localized is going to be an auditory treat. Starting off the night, Blade will open with some killer ambient improv soundscapes. Expect to get groovy with the chiptune, foot-working sounds of RS2090. The night will end in a crescendo of intricate loops and craftily selected samples by master of sound Mooninite. Stop by Urban Lounge March 13 at 10 p.m. for just $5, sponsored by Uinta Brewing Co., KRCL 90.9FM and Spilt Ink SLC.

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