July 2014 National Music Reviews

July 2014 National Music Reviews

Reviews for Austra, Blood And Sun, The Clean, Comeback Kid, Dub Thompson, Emperors Of Wyoming, The Ghost Wolves. Harmjoy, Lust For Youth, Mayhem, Nunslaughter, Papercuts, Plague Vendor, S.O.A., Sharon Van Etten, Thee Oh Sees, White Fence, White Reaper, Wovenhand, Yesway and more.  … read more

July 2014 Local Music Reviews

July 2014 Local Music Reviews

Local music reviews for Breaux, Genre Zero, Giraffula, Henry Wade, Honey Pine, Lindsay heath, OK Ikumi, Oxcross, Sam PAge, Vistaas and Visitors.   … read more

Dear Dickheads

Dear Dickheads
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Dear Dickheads,
How long does it take before Karma completely fucks over someone’s life?  … read more

Localized: Chalk

Localized: Chalk
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On July 11, emo noise-rockers Lydians will open a show at Urban Lounge featuring a few flavors of ‘90s alternative and punk. Rockers (and loafers) Chalk will be there, sharing some nod-worthy grooves before MoneyPenny (hopefully) gets naked and plays some punk songs. This show is 21+ and sponsored by the beer peddlers at New Belgium, the artists at Spilt Ink and the masters of radio at KRCL 90.9 FM. … read more

Bastard Feast: Kicking You While You’re Down

Bastard Feast: Kicking You While You’re Down
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Portland’s Bastard Feast, formerly Elitist, have opened a lot of doors for themselves in the year and a half of their existence. Their debut record as Bastard Feast, Osculum Infame, drops on July 22, and if you’re into heavy, aggressive, hateful metal, you should not only pick up the album when it’s released, but trudge down to The Shred Shed on Monday, July 7, to be sonically abused in the best possible way.  … read more

Sage’s Cafe and the Jade Room: Vegan Reinvented

Sage’s Cafe and the Jade Room: Vegan Reinvented
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When the Jade Cafe, a Chinese-American restaurant built in 1956, became available, Brandt saw the opportunity to reinvent Sage’s Cafe and become an important part of an up-and-coming area of Salt Lake. Reopening in early 2014 with a fantastic menu update, Brandt has certainly increased the restaurant’s appeal. The new location has plenty of parking (and is just a short walk from Trax), lots of kitchen space and ample seating. And here are the best parts: an updated menu boasting delectable small plates, an impressive vegan wine list and a full bar. A vegan restaurant with a full bar? Yes, please.  … read more

Natural Causes: An Interview with Wolvserpent

Natural Causes: An Interview with Wolvserpent
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When I think of Idaho, I am reminded of giddy little trips to the nearest state border from Logan, Utah, to buy Mickey’s 40 ounces and clove cigarettes, marveling at the porn selection available only minutes away. Little did I know that, as I was stocking up on forbidden fruit for bacchanal weekends, a serpent was tempting two talented musicians with visions of doom and drone. Wolvserpent, a two-piece based out of Boise, consists of Blake Green (vocals and guitars) and Brittany McConnell (drums and violin). They return to SLC on July 24 to play at Urban Lounge.   … read more

The Kids Are All Right: The 801 Sessions

The Kids Are All Right: The 801 Sessions
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801 Sessions is an entirely youth-run music production company, formerly known as Spy Hop Records. 801 Sessions consists of a group of students attending Spy Hop Productions—a nonprofit youth media organization who puts on their own shows every third Wednesday at The Shred Shed. The students find the bands, do all of the promotion, run the sound, the cameras and the lights, and then edit and mix the live footage into one well-composed video that they share online.  … read more

The Hunter: UZALA Track Down Aficionados Across the Globe

The Hunter: UZALA Track Down Aficionados Across the Globe
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I had been listening to UZALA’s recordings online for three days by the time I was speaking on the phone with guitarist and vocalist Chad Remains to get the resolute details of his experience with this band, a proxy for doom. While traversing a sunny community garden, I could feel the weight of introspection speaking to me. Not unlike the physical scene I was part of, Remains was warm but with a shroud of gloom. In preparation for their upcoming Bar Deluxe show on July 14, I grilled him with some questions about his perspective on the last five years as a band. … read more

Massive Nights: An Interview with Tad Kubler of the Hold Steady

Massive Nights: An Interview with Tad Kubler of the Hold...
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This past March, The Hold Steady released their sixth studio album, a 10-track scorcher titled Teeth Dreams. Since then, they’ve embarked on a globe-spanning tour that will make a stop at our own Urban Lounge in mid-July. SLUG Magazine caught up with lead guitarist and founding member Tad Kubler to talk about the new record, recent lineup changes and to ask about what’s influencing them these days.  … read more