On this week’s episode we get our roller derby game on, first with SLUG writer Kendall Gillett who interviews Dee Wrex and Slayer Cake from Ogden’s own Junction City Roller Dolls; then Jeffrey Steadman from Yelp drops by the Soundwaves studio to talk about the best places to get ice cream treats in the valley; and SLUG writer Blake Lyszczynski visits with Cookie and Madeye Molly of Spanish Fork’s own Happy Valley Derby Darlins. Plus, we preview this month’s Localized showcase with music from The Pentagraham Crackers and The New Electric Sound. Yelp’s Jeffrey Steadman will be back in a few weeks to talk about BBQ in the valley and we’d like to hear about your favorite places around the valley. Call our automated voicemail line at 858-233-9324 and tell us your thoughts. You may get played on the show!

Host: Dan Nailen
Executive Producer: Angela H. Brown
Lead Producer: Gavin Sheehan
Associate Producers: Ricky Vigil, Esther Meroño, Alexander Ortega, Dan Nailen
Theme Song by Birthquake
Theme Producer: Jesse Ellis
Art Design & Logo: Thy Doan
Technical Designer: Kate Colgan

Interviewers: Kendall Gillett, Dan Nailen, Blake Lyszczynski
Music This Episode: Linus Stubbs, The Pentagraham Crackers, Mammoth, The New Electric Sound, Skellum

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Episode #330 – Purr Bats

Episode #330 – Purr Bats

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Episode #329 – Telepanther

Episode #329 – Telepanther

In anticipation of SLUG’s February Localized Reunion show, Brice Obuko of Telepanther recounts his memories of various Salt Lake venues as they once were 20 years ago. … read more

Episode #328 – Spirit Prison

Episode #328 – Spirit Prison

Once he got clean, Jade Whitlock’s old band, Prozac, seemed to him like a childish portrayal of drugs and alcohol. His life wasn’t like that anymore, and so the band dissolved, he took a break, and, eventually, found the means to start making music as Spirit Prison about his newfound stability. … read more

Episode #327 – Horrible Penny

Episode #327 – Horrible Penny

Horrible Penny’s first album, Shades of Green, channels lead vocalist Alllyson Katana’s romantic voice—young and thoughtful, worthy of being spoken and heard.  … read more

Episode #326 – Acacia Ridge

Episode #326 – Acacia Ridge

With a new single and currently over half a million streams on Spotify, Acacia Ridge’s lead vocalist Christian Mayfield talks about what went into their debut album and the way they’ve managed to successfully navigate the opaque waters of Spotify’s algorithmic promotion. … read more

Episode #325 – Ben Ra

Episode #325 – Ben Ra

Ben Ra’s journey—from making his own beats in 2012 to entering the Salt Lake scene, from releasing a popular single to, eventually, falling into burnout—has all become a sturdy foundation for the talented artist, one whose creative aspirations lie outside of just music. … read more