[Posted April 7, 2014]
Things get a little weird when Brian Staker stops by the Soundwaves studio, and Jeffrey Steadman from Yelp checks in to give us the scoop on “awkward” restaurants in the Salt Lake area. We also listen to music from Staker’s band, Get Stakerized! and new local, solo artist Magic Mint.
– SLUG writer and host of podcast The Awkward Hour, Brian Staker, speaks with host Dan Nailen about the upcoming Awkward Fest. A celebration of the Awkward Hour’s 6th anniversary and all things socially inept, the event will bring together a collection of Salt Lake City’s art, performance and entertainment personalities.
– Brian Staker is not only a master of the ungainly he also performs bluesy, 1990s rock under the moniker, Get Stakerized! Listen in as we check out “Dying By Degrees.”
– Local musician Andrew Shaw, who you may know from such local groups as The Platte and Color Animal, has most recently pursued a solo music project as Magic Mint. His debut release, Grand America, is a lackadaisical trip through slow, and sometimes dark, indie rock. On this episode we listen to the track “Sheep” off the six-track EP.
– Jeffrey from Yelp stops in for a chat with our host, Dan, to give us a heads up on the delicious restaurants around SLC that have an interesting dynamic. Whether it be a strange layout or an interesting theme, Jeffrey has the knowledge and we are eager to get in the know about these local eateries.
[Posted January 20, 2014]
When dealing with a climate which can only be described as bi-polar there are two things that are essential: food and liquor. Our local food and drink gurus grace us with their presence and share the best places to drink and eat away your seasonal depression on episode 133 of SLUG Soundwaves.
– With 85+ sushi joints in the valley, tracking down the best can be a daunting task but thankfully, we have Jeffery from Yelp to do all the hard work for us. Jeffery knows where to find the tastiest and freshest raw fish dishes here in Salt Lake and we were lucky enough to have him stop by the studio to impart his food-wisdom upon us.
– Tolchock Trio, contradictory to their name, were a local four piece who in their 13 years saw a lot of line up changes but managed to break the “Salt Lake Curse” and remain together after gaining popularity. Each member continues to please the Salt Lake masses through a different medium these days as they are all working in the local food industry at fine establishments such as Eva and Takashi. Check out the track, “Hornets” from their 2005 release, Ghosts Don’t Have Bones on this episode of Soundwaves.
– Need some feel good tunes? Wildcat Strike are a group of dudes who pour their time and souls into music and it’s hard not to notice the passion they have when it comes to life through their work. Their self-titled debut is marked with pleasant piano and dreamy guitar, but don’t forget that these guys still know how to rock and roll when you listen to their song, “Beer Pressure.”
– Here at SLUG we’re thankful to have Mike Riedel to tell us what to drink. Golden ales, stouts and IPAs, whatever the beverage he has had it and is ready to tell us what he thinks. With local breweries ramping up production to keep us happy during the dreary winter days Mike shares some of his favorites, such as The Hive Winery’s raspberry hard cider and Bohemian’s Smoked Helles.
[Posted December 16, 2013]
The winter is only getting colder as the season stretches on. So while you’re retreating indoors, why not cozy up with our cuddly host Dan Nailen and Episode 128 of Soundwaves From The Underground?
– David Fetzer was an actor, writer and musician whose passing away left not only a void in the hearts of his family and friends but also in the Salt Lake community. David’s mother, Betsey Ross, speaks about David and The Davey Foundation, which helps make artistic grants possible for aspiring artists under the age of 35.
– Created in the dust and desert of Moab, Cornered By Zombies are a local two-piece that found a new home in Salt Lake City. These two will thrash their way into your hearts and make it pump the life-blood that is epic, on-point instrumental metal on this week of Soundwaves.
– Cookies, cakes and pies, oh shit! Jeffrey from Yelp is back to tell us where you can find the most decadent and delicious snacks, breads and other baked goods to satisfy your holiday treat needs and expand your waistline in Salt Lake City.
– Salt Lake’s reach doesn’t stop at the state line. Roach Clip Records, enlisted the fine gentlemen of Canadian band Insufferable Noise Machine to represent the local label with their crazy blend of heavy, teeth shattering noise metal.
– Dungeon Recordings was Kevin Cazier’s label for about the last ten years, but he scrapped it when he realized that he wasn’t content with collaborating and performing only a couple genres of music. Kevin speaks about the birth of Roach Clip Records earlier this year and how this project is his way of reaching out to punks, rockers, poets, rhymers, and experimenters and bringing them all under one roof.
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[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 21, 2013]
On this week’s episode, SLUG writer John Ford sits down with Jerry Rapier of Plan-B Theatre and playwright Eric Samuelsen to talk about the “Season of Eric” and their first production, Nothing Personal. And Jeffry Steadman from Yelp drops by the Soundwaves studio to talk about the best Halloween-related treats you can find around the valley to get you into the seasonal spirit. Plus, brand new music from local bands Formal and The Circulars. The Vile Blue Shades are reuniting for a one-night only Halloween show at The Urban Lounge and we’d love to hear your thoughts on the band and what you’re most looking forward to at the show. Call our automated voicemail line at 858-233-9324 and tell us your thoughts. You may get played on the show! … read more
[Posted September 16, 2013]
On this week’s episode we revisit The River District and what’s happening in the area. First up, SLUG writer Ben Trentleman sits down with Maria Garciaz of NeighborWorks to talk about the work they’re doing for the area. Next, Jeffrey Steadman from Yelp drops by the Soundwaves studio to talk about restaurants inside the River District. Finally, SLUG Senior Staff Writer Mariah Mellus chats with Brittany Reese of The Sugar Space to talk about their new venue on 800 West. Plus, we have brand new music from L’anarchiste and Lake Island. In a few weeks, Jeffrey Steadman will return for another Yelp segment talking about the best Halloween-related treats and goodies to find around town, and we’d like to hear what some of your favorites are. Call our automated voicemail line at 858-233-9324 and tell us your thoughts. You may get played on the show! … read more
Episode #113 – Beer News with Mike Riedel, Parlor Hawk, Yelp, Coral Bones, Fall films with Jimmy Martin
[Posted September 2, 2013]
On this week’s episode, our fearless host Dan Nailen takes the reigns for all three interviews. First up, SLUG’s own been columnist Mike Riedel drops by to talk about the latest beer combinations hitting late summer; Jeffery Steadman from Yelp will pop in to talk about the best BBQ in the valley; and SLUG’s film critic Jimmy Martin visits the Soundwaves studio to talk about the movies coming out this Fall. Plus, hear brand new music from local bands Parlor Hawk and Coral Bones. Jeffrey Steadman from Yelp will be returning to the podcast in a few weeks to talk about the best spots in the River District, and we want to hear your thoughts on the subject. Call our automated voicemail line at 858-233-9324 and tell us your thoughts. You may get played on the show! … read more
Episode #110 – Junction City Roller Dolls, The Pentagraham Crackers, Yelp, The New Electric Sound, Happy Valley Derby Darlins
[Posted August 12, 2013]
On this week's episode we get our roller derby game on, first with SLUG writer Kendall Gillett who interviews Dee Wrex and Slayer Cake from Ogden's own Junction City Roller Dolls; then Jeffrey Steadman from Yelp drops by the Soundwaves studio to talk about the best places to get ice cream treats in the valley; and SLUG writer Blake Lyszczynski visits with Cookie and Madeye Molly of Spanish Fork's own Happy Valley Derby Darlins. Plus, we preview this month's Localized showcase with music from The Pentagraham Crackers and The New Electric Sound. Yelp's Jeffrey Steadman will be back in a few weeks to talk about BBQ in the valley and we'd like to hear about your favorite places around the valley. Call our automated voicemail line at 858-233-9324 and tell us your thoughts. You may get played on the show! … read more
[Posted July 1, 2013]
On this week's episode, Tommy Brunson from Holy Water Buffalo drops by to chat about the band's new single and what they're doing lately; Jeffrey Steadman from Yelp pops in to discuss Tibetan food from around the city with Dan; and SLUG writer LeAundra Jeffs chats with the founders of Farm Forward about their organization and their work against factory farming. Plus, brand new music off the latest EP from Lady Murasaki! The Red Bennies are calling it quits! Weâ€™d like to hear your fondest memories of the band for an upcoming episode of the podcast. Call our automated voicemail line at 858-233-9324 and tell us your thoughts. You may get played on the show! … read more