This week’s episode features SLUG writer Megan Kennedy interviewing artist Shalee Cooper about the “Heel To Toe” Project, Jeffery Steadman from YELP drops in to chat about Pho, we dive into the archives with Contributing Editor Ricky Vigil as he chats with Touche Amore, and JP sits down with designer Thy Doan to talk about Salt Lake Design Week. Plus we check out new music from the electronica duo Bellrave and preview this month’s Localized showcase with The Rose Phantom. Let us know what you think by calling our automated voicemail line at 858-233-9324.

Host: JP
Executive Producer: Angela Brown
Lead Producer: Gavin Sheehan
Associate Producers: Jeanette D. Moses, Ricky Vigil, Esther Meroño, Jonathan Paxton
Theme Song by Birthquake
Theme Producer: Jesse Ellis
Audio Mastering: Andrew Glassett (andrewglassett.com)
Art Design & Logo: Thy Doan
Technical Designer: Kate O’Connor

Interviewers: Megan Kennedy, Ricky Vigil, JP
Music This Episode: The Annuals, Bellrave, Mammoth, Touche Amore, The Rose Phantom, Cavedoll

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Episode #331 – Wounded Knee

Episode #331 – Wounded Knee

When Mason Runs Through of Wounded Knee moved to Montana to work on a reservation, he was starved of the opportunity to share his music in live performance—but not for lack of trying. After two bad experiences trying to play his brand of socially conscious, Americana folk, he considered calling it quits and selling his gear. Thankfully, through collaboration with drummer Nick Hansen, Runs Through has found a rejuvenated energy for telling his stories.  … read more

Episode #330 – Purr Bats

Episode #330 – Purr Bats

For Kyrbir Is-p-, front man of Purr Bats, growing up gay in mid ’80s Utah Valley meant living with an ever-present sense of doom. … read more

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