Localized: Civil Lust

Localized: Civil Lust
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Inspired by bands such as The Cure and Morrissey, Civil Lust are part of the new rise of goth in Salt Lake City, and they’ve become quite a hit in the local scene. Check them out at SLUG Localized at Urban Lounge on June 29, along with Primitive Programme. … read more

Localized: Primitive Programme

Localized: Primitive Programme
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Local band Primitive Programme take listeners back to late-’70s punk music while mixing in their own futurist, minimal-pop sounds. Become a “programmer” and check out their new wave stylings at SLUG Localized on June 29 at Urban Lounge, along with new-wave locals, Civil Lust. … read more

Localized: Rhyme Time

Localized: Rhyme Time
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Rhyme Time inhabits a unique area of rap, like Lil Dicky or Missy Elliott—being cool for being unapologetically nerdy and different from his contemporaries. Check out Rhyme Time at SLUG’s Localized on May 17 at Urban Lounge. … read more

Localized: Show Me Island

Localized: Show Me Island
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Show Me Island schooled me on the history of ska and gave me some insight into what inspires them to make music and perform. Check them out at SLUG Localized on May 17 at Urban Lounge. … read more

Localized: Brain Bagz

Localized: Brain Bagz
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Out of the ashes of Swamp Ravens are a force to be reckoned with: Brain Bagz. The members of Brain Bagz bring a wide range of influences to the band, most notably Midwest and Southern punk, black rock n’ roll and the blues. Catch them at SLUG Localized on April 20. … read more

Localized: Hot Vodka

Localized: Hot Vodka
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With a name like Hot Vodka, the group knows that they are hard to ignore. Their EP, “Prisoner of Paradise,” is distorted, heavy and dripping with heroin-psych vibes that go far beyond Hot Vodka’s skater style. Check them out at SLUG Localized, April 20. … read more

Localized: Scary Uncle Steve

Localized: Scary Uncle Steve
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Scary Uncle Steve are a band that exists on its own plane, not just in sound, but in personality. What they’ve created is straightforward punk rock—with an accordion wound up in the mix. Check them out at SLUG Localized, Mar. 16 at Urban Lounge. … read more

Localized: Wicked Bears

Localized: Wicked Bears
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Wicked Bears have mustered up a sound all their own, drawing inspiration from new-school pop punk greats like Direct Hit! and The Menzingers as well as ’90s classics like Green Day and Blink-182. With one EP locked in the catalog, Wicked Bears will continue on with new material well into 2017. Check out their music Mar. 16 at Urban Lounge for SLUG Localized. … read more

Localized: Zigga

Localized: Zigga
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Zigga describes his new sound as “commercial” or “sonically acceptable” in an attempt to reach and retain a wider audience by adding new techniques into his toolbox. … read more

Localized: Shanghaii

Localized: Shanghaii
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The Beehive State’s newest buzzworthy rap artist, Alexander Bell Crocker, aka Shanghaii, is still in the early stages of his career—and his life. You can tell how new he is to the scene when you watch him pose for SLUG photographer Jo Savage’s photoshoot. … read more