This week, SLUG senior staff writer Bryer Wharton sits down with the Heavy Metal Shop’s founder and owner, Kevin Kirk, about their 25th anniversary, while we play your voicemails about your favorite memories from the shop’s history; SLUG senior staff writer Mariah Mellus chats with dancer Liberty Valentine about “Of Meat & Marrow” from SB Dance; and SLUG writer Amanda Nurre gets the details about the SLC Arts Hub and the Urban Arts Festival with Utah Arts Alliance Executive Director Derek Dyer. Plus, new music from two of June’s Localized performers, Puddle Mountain Ramblers and Ugly Valley Boys. Are you attending this year’s Crucial Fest? What bands are you most looking forward to seeing? Call our automated voicemail line at 858-233-9324 and tell us your thoughts on the upcoming two-week rock fest. 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: Bryer Wharton, Mariah Mellus, Amanda Nurre
Music This Episode: Motorhead, Puddle Mountain Ramblers, Theta Naught, Ugly Valley Boys, Fisch Loops

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Episode #345 – Sunhills

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Episode #344 – Pillars

Episode #344 – Pillars

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Episode #343 – Martian Textilez

Episode #343 – Martian Textilez

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Episode #342 – PETR Chubak

Episode #342 – PETR Chubak

After years spent in his last project angrily expressing his relationship to depression, bipolar, anxiety and suicide, Teague Chubak realized he was only reinforcing the feelings he was trying to recover from. PETR Chubak became Chubak’s new avenue for tackling these topics, now through a lens of positivity and a desire to be understood rather than merely heard.   … read more

Episode #341 – World’s Worst

Episode #341 – World’s Worst

World’s Worst released their eponymous EP in April, and the album’s themes of feeling stuck and rudderless hit different in the time of quarantine.  … read more