LowCityRain is the solo project of Markus Siegenhort, member of German post-metal band Lantlôs. On the album, Siegenhort’s post-punk baritone shifts through such brooding sonic pathways—cold synths, heavy bass, melancholic guitars—through similar thematic territory: urban nights and modern indecisions. SLUG spoke with Siegenhort about the album and some of his favorite coldwave tracks. … read more
Golden Sun is a three-piece based in Cottonwood Heights. Weston (drums), Chase (vocals), and Jantzen Meier (guitar) are the minds and brothers behind the music. Their recent video for the song “Always Talking” is a slick example of how technology can empower just about anyone to make a great looking do-it-yourself video at home. … read more
Despite the themes of disassociation and anxiety that she explores on her recent album The Future’s Void, Erika M. Anderson—otherwise known as EMA—is looking forward to connecting with her fans in Salt Lake. Before kicking off her tour, Anderson took some time during a rainy Portland afternoon to chat with us about virtual reality, H.P. Lovecraft, and the all-seeing eye of social media. … read more
The cult-like following behind James Merendino’s film SLC Punk! is somewhat legendary among those who participate or are even aware of the subculture. Even during my travels, whenever I mention that I live in Salt Lake City, two things are always asked. One—Am I Mormon, and two—is SLC like the movie? Needless to say it has become a classic. … read more
Charles Halford, an actor who grew up in Salt Lake City, has been cast as the role of Chas Chandler, Constantine’s cab driver/drinking buddy/demon hunter. Halford, whose TV work includes HBO’s True Detective and ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., took some time to chat with us about NBC’s new show Constantine, as well as the simple pleasures of taking a punch in the name of the performing arts. … read more
Chuck Palahniuk is an American Novelist and freelance journalist who is best known for the film adaptations of his books Choke and Fight Club. On the heels of the release of his 14th novel, Beautiful You, Palahniuk sat down with SLUG to chat about James Franco, Comic Cons and becoming a graphic novelist for his next project Fight Club 2. Palahniuk will be in town at the Union Ballroom on Oct. 29, for anyone who would like to witness his crazy antics in person and wear pajamas as an adult. … read more
Deep in the bowels of the SLUG dungeon, I had the bizarre pleasure of a tête-à-tête with no-wave pythoness Lydia Lunch, detailing her newest music ventures and volatile impressions of 21st Century society.
Karl Jørgensen, a local electronic artist who has performed under the moniker OK Ikumi for over a decade, wanted to create a platform for electronic producers both locally and around the world to share a brand within a similar niche aesthetic. Thus, his record label Hel Audio was born as a way to connect with other local talents and compile those with a similar sound into one, shared artistic vision.
After getting a taste of his passion at the ripe age of 3, young Shearon is no stranger to these mountains and the potential they hold. Now 17, the really crazy and almost scary, thing about Shearon is how smart and well-spoken he is, and how much drive and desire he possesses to learn more.
At The Gates released At War With Reality on Oct. 28 of last year, their first album since the legendary Slaughter Of The Soul hit shelves in 1995. “It felt absolutely brilliant to be back in the studio together,” Lindberg says.