[Posted March 10, 2014]
We can’t rage all the time, so this week we’re going for some easy listening. We speak with local folk musician Joshua James and co-founder of Northplatte Records, McKay Stevens. We hear music from James’ newest studio album and fellow label-mates, Desert Noises.
– Since his first release in 2006, Joshua James has been swooning people all over the country with his take on Americana. With five full-length albums under his belt, this juggernaut of folk doesn’t show any signs of retiring his voice or instruments anytime soon. SLUG recently spoke with James to pick his brain and find out what he has in the works.
– Subtle, soft and quiet only scratch the surface when describing the musical stylings of American Fork-based artist Joshua James. Check out the track “Styrofoam Boots” from his newest release, Well, Then, I’ll Go To Hell.
– Hailing from Provo, Desert Noises are an indie rock band who have been very busy since releasing their full-length album, Mountain Sea, back in 2011. Most recently, the group finished up a tour promoting their newest album which is due to be out this March. Listen to the song “Out Of My Head” from their upcoming release, 27 Ways.
– Northplatte Records has become a staple of Utah County musicians, with groups and artists like The Vibrant Sound, Sayde Price, Isaac Russell and Desert Noises calling the label home. SLUG sat down with co-founder McKay Stevens to find out more about this local record label.
[Posted November 18, 2013]
With Ischa B. filling in for Dan Nailen this week, this is what’s in store for episode 124 of Soundwaves From The Underground.
– Sketch Sunday brings local artists and the community together in a social setting to watch the creative process take place and celebrate different forms of art and techniques found in Salt Lake City.
– La Verkin formed back in late 2012 and since then have been making noise and not giving a fuck. Earlier this year the band released their debut EP, Judge The Judger.
– You can take your Veggie Delite and shove it. Jeff from Yelp gives us the mouthwatering lowdown on just about every deli that’s worth a damn in the valley.
– Joshua James is a master of slow-paced folk jams, releasing music every year since 2006. His dreamy voice and beautiful music can be all you need to carry you somewhere else for a little while.
– Adopt A Native Elder provides food, clothing, medicine, fabrics and other materials to aging Native Americans in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona, so that they may comfortably live out the rest of their days in ways that are still considered to be traditional by their people.
[Posted October 1, 2012]
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. â€¨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 weâ€™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! … read more