Coldwaves and City Rain: Interview with LowCityRain’s Markus Siegenhort

Coldwaves and City Rain: Interview with LowCityRain’s Markus Siegenhort
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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

Always Talking: An Interview with Golden Sun

Always Talking: An Interview with Golden Sun
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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

EMA opens the Satellites for SLC: An Interview with Erika M. Anderson

EMA opens the Satellites for SLC: An Interview with Erika...
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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

Punk’s Dead? An interview with Director James Merendino and a Behind the Scenes preview of SLC Punk 2

Punk’s Dead? An interview with Director James Merendino and a...
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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: Local Boy Turned Demon Hunter

Charles Halford: Local Boy Turned Demon Hunter
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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

Telling Funny Stories with Chuck Palahniuk

Telling Funny Stories with Chuck Palahniuk
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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

Get Your Game On! An Interview with Alf Seegert and Ryan Laukat

Get Your Game On! An Interview with Alf Seegert and...
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Tabletop gaming has an ever-growing community here in Salt Lake City. You might be surprised by what it has to offer—from weekly Dungeons & Dragons groups to board game designers and even conventions.  … read more

Geeking out with Alex Rosamilia of The Gaslight Anthem

Geeking out with Alex Rosamilia of The Gaslight Anthem
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Alex Rosamilia is an extremely accomplished guitarist and works on everything from the music with The Gaslight Anthem to metal happenings of Something About Death or Dying.  … read more

The Sweet Life: Sweetgrass Productions Interview

The Sweet Life: Sweetgrass Productions Interview
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Testing the limits of skiing-meets-Hollywood, Sweetgrass Productions hails from beautiful Salt Lake City and dwells near to the hearts of so many ski enthusiasts. Afterglow, a short film released last fall, is Sweetgrass’ latest and the follow up to the award-winning film Valhalla.  … read more

A Melody – A Chord – A Lyric: A Conversation with Suzanne Vega

A Melody – A Chord – A Lyric: A Conversation...
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When I think of the music of Suzanne Vega, my brain conjures up vivid images of characters, time both past and present, destinations traveled, dreams dreamt and sometimes, those yet to be experienced.  … read more