On this week’s episode, SLUG’s Contributing Editor Ricky Vigil chats with local zine creator and artist Jess Smart Smiley about his new book; SLUG writer Johnny Logan sits down with Jared Greenhouse from The Hive Theatre to talk about their new production, Who Are You?; SLUG writer Ben Trentelman discusses Autism and insurance issues with Derrick & Amanda Gainsforth behind the film “Autie.” Plus, brand new music from Americana rock artist Joshua James and folk band Book On Tape Worm. 
What are some of your favorite places to get pizza in town? Jeffrey Steadman from Yelp will be in the studio to talk pizza and we’d like to hear your thoughts on the best spots in town. Call our automated voicemail line at 858-233-9324 and tell us your thoughts. You may get played on the show!

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

Interviewers: Ricky Vigil, Johnny Logan, Ben Trentleman
Music This Episode: OK Ikumi, Joshua James, Palace of Buddies, Book On Tape Worm, Levi James Lebo

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Episode #338 – MSKING

Episode #338 – MSKING

The ability for two ideas to simultaneously contradict each other and still be true—this is at the heart of MSKING’s music. … read more

Episode #337 – Dad Bod

Episode #337 – Dad Bod

After releasing an EP and an album last year, Dad Bod is still finding their sound—with their most recent release of single “For Real,” they’re closer than ever. … read more

Episode #336 – Eichlers

Episode #336 – Eichlers

Eichler’s SCENE KIDS is an experimental, collaborative mixtape featuring artists from Salt Lake’s DIY music space, and it’s a testament to the talent teeming in the scene.  … read more

Episode #335 – Choice Coin

Episode #335 – Choice Coin

Choice Coin was the name Jared Montgomery had for a coin he relied on while traveling and living out of his car. When he came to a fork in the road, he’d flip it, follow it, and never look back. Now Montgomery leads the Choice Coin with Derek Wetenkamp on bass and Nate Harer on drums, and the group has just released its debut EP titled Too Tired to Eat; Too Hungry to Sleep.  … read more

Episode #334 – SoundMass

Episode #334 – SoundMass

The improvisational space rock band SoundMass planned to release their newest album this spring after playing another year of SXSW—until COVID-19 changed everything. … read more

Episode #333 – Milk Money

Episode #333 – Milk Money

This setting of Reckon, and the metaphors within, have presented a new method for the members of Milk Money to craft vulnerable songs. … read more