God Module: Delightfully Deranged

God Module: Delightfully Deranged
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On Sunday, Aug. 20, God Module will be kicking off their Does This Stuff Freak You Out? Tour at Area 51, during this year’s Dark Arts Festival. … read more

The Eloquence of Ego Likeness

The Eloquence of Ego Likeness
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Ego Likeness have drawn crowds to their shows here in Salt Lake City with their mythical lyrics and driving industrial sound, and their Crossroads Tour will make a stop at Area 51 on Thursday, Nov. 10. … read more

Goth Prom: A Retro Escape Before the Holidays

Goth Prom: A Retro Escape Before the Holidays
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It is time to dust off that tuxedo, break out those cummerbunds, stretch out those fishnets and apply some heavy eyeliner. This may seem like an odd combination—however, come Nov.

Assemblage 23: Tapping into Tom Shear

Assemblage 23: Tapping into Tom Shear
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With powerful lyrics and great harmonies, Assemblage 23 have been one of the top acts of the EBM and synth-pop genres. Be sure to catch Assemblage 23’s performance at Area 51 on Wednesday, Oct. 12. … read more

Temple: Thriving Communities and Industrial Safe Havens

Temple: Thriving Communities and Industrial Safe Havens
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Salt Lake City’s industrial community is alive and well. For more than a decade, Area 51 has been the lifeblood of Utah’s goth, industrial, synthpop and EBM community. On Jan. 20 at Area 51, DJ Mistress Nancy and Reverend 23 will host the two-year anniversary of Temple, a community-based get-together for the fans of industrial, electronic, goth and all that dwells in between. … read more

Contributor Limelight: Mistress Nancy

Contributor Limelight: Mistress Nancy

Senior Staff Writer, Distro Leading SLUG Mag’s readership through the gothic dystopias of EBM and industrial music, Mistress Nancy has been SLUG’s trusted guide for all things dark and electronic

DJ Evil K: Once Upon A Midnight Dreary

DJ Evil K: Once Upon A Midnight Dreary
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We get older. The exterior shows the wear, but inside, if you’re lucky, a bit of the old magic that fueled blind, optimistic dreams of a handful of black-clad shadows remains. … read more

Dark Arts Festival @ Area 51 06.20-22

Dark Arts Festival @ Area 51 06.20-22
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When I stepped foot through the doors of Area 51 during the Summer Solstice, I realized that I was in store for a not so ordinary weekend at my frequent haunt. The bar was decorated like an enchanted forest and I felt as if I had fallen through the looking glass into a world of faeries, Red Queens, vampires and all creatures of the dark. It was time for the Dark Arts Festival Of Utah. … read more

Mushroomhead @ Area 51 04.02 with Doyle, The Family Ruin, Natas Lived

Mushroomhead @ Area 51 04.02 with Doyle, The Family Ruin,...
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The punk and metal faithful were out in droves Thursday night at Area 51 to see the spectacle that is Mushroomhead, and I can say that the only way you could have walked away from that show without being completely pumped full of adrenaline was if you were dead. … read more

Covenant: Keeping the Vow with The Labyrinth, Voicecoil, Tragic Black

Covenant: Keeping the Vow with The Labyrinth, Voicecoil, Tragic Black
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On April 6, Swedish band Covenant headlined the evening and, as always, kept their vow and blessed us with an amazing performance at Area 51. Locals Tragic Black, Denver-based Voicecoil and Seattle’s The Labrynth were the supporting groups for the evening. … read more