On this week’s episode, our fearless host JP sits down with Brinton Jones of The Devil Whale to talk about their last US tour and being invited back to SXSW for 2012. We also play a track off their last album, SLUG writer Ischa B. sits down with Soundcheck Series founder Russ Dixon to talk about the program, and we listen to a brand new track from SLC gut rock band Dwellers before they go to SXSW. Plus SLUG’s Editorial Assistant Esther Meroño talks with Cathedral Tattoo artist CJ Fishburn about his tattoo history collection. Have you been to SXSW? Do you have any memories from the festival that you’d like to share with us? Give us a ring on out our automated voicemail line at 858-233-9324. You may get played on the show!

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

Interviewers: JP, Ischa B., Esther Meroño
Music This Episode: The Devil Whale, I’m Designer, Dwellers, SubRosa

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