DZ Deathrays: Return to the U.S.

DZ Deathrays: Return to the U.S.
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After three years, DZ Deathrays have returned to the United States. For the last eight years, the Australian duo of Shane Parsons and Simon Ridley have showcased their dance-punk anthems around the world. Their shows have a wild and loud reputation, and their music attracts all kinds of listeners from hardcore enthusiasts to EDM artists. … read more

SLUG Swings SXSW

SLUG Swings SXSW
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Being handed a press pass for SXSW made me feel like a 12-year-old in a candy store with an unlimited credit card. Believe me, whatever you’ve heard about Austin being the place to see music is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. … read more

SLUG Swings SXSW Day Two

SLUG Swings SXSW Day Two
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Attending a festival such as SXSW requires a level of patience and strategy not intended for the weak of heart. For my second day, I dedicated the majority of my time to an event put on by The House of Vans at the local indoor/outdoor venue The Mohawk. … read more

SLUG Swings SXSW Day Three

SLUG Swings SXSW Day Three
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Let me start off with a sincere wish—that Salt Lake City can grow into its still budding music scene and take some serious lessons from Austin. The 801 has got the community-oriented mindset that it takes to foster musicians, and our venues are only getting better, but something we are severely lacking is concert etiquette.  … read more

SLUG Swings SXSW Day Four

SLUG Swings SXSW Day Four
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As the exhaustion of walking around town, non-stop eating and non-stop shows began to hit me, I felt mighty fine about spending my time at the same establishment as the night before.  … read more

SLUG Swings SXSW: Weekend

SLUG Swings SXSW: Weekend
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The last of my time in Austin called for a hefty dose of local love. Traveling solo is far superior to traveling in a group in many ways, but I didn’t mind coming across the company of some familiar faces to wrap up a week of talking to myself.  … read more