In this week’s episode, SLUG writer Thomas Winkley chats with Sandswept Studios’ founder and design director Geoff Keene about their Kickstarter financed game “The Dead Linger,” Jeffrey Steadman from Yelp drops by to discuss your favorite brew pubs around the valley with JP, and SLUG’s Editorial Assistant Esther Meroño takes her bike on The 999 Ride to interview riders and document the evening’s adventurous route through SLC. Plus, we have new music from SLC country/rock band Triggers & Slips and Provo-based indie folk band The Mighty Sequoyah. The Heavy Metal Shop turns 25 years old this year and we’d like to hear some of your favorite memories from the shop! Call our voicemail line and tell us your Heavy Metal Shop stories for us to play on a future episode. Our automated voicemail line is 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: Thomas Winkley, JP, Esther Meroño
Music This Episode: The Dhoon, Triggers & Slips, Mammoth, The Mighty Sequoyah, The Lazy Waves

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Episode #344 – Pillars

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Episode #342 – PETR Chubak

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Episode #341 – World’s Worst

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