INTERVIEW: Future Thieves Connect The Dots Between Expansion & Minimization

When it comes to Future Thieves, one thing is certain: That Elliot Collett – Future Thieves’ frontman – is soft spoken, gracious, and nothing short of a Southern gentleman. Another thing is certain: With their most recent release, new single “Sucker,” Future Thieves are anything but another quaint Nashville-based country band. Future Thieves call Nashville home … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Future Thieves Connect The Dots Between Expansion & Minimization

TODAY’S SONG: TWIN PEAKS REACH NEW HEIGHTS WITH “TOSSING TEARS”

As summer sets in the days become longer, the air becomes warmer, and the breeze becomes sweeter. Summer can often feel like falling in love. Summer, like love, is hypnotizing, but ever fleeting. Twin Peaks’ newest release, “Tossing Tears” (June 2017 via Grand Jury Music) is just as sweet and just as quickly ends as … Continue reading TODAY’S SONG: TWIN PEAKS REACH NEW HEIGHTS WITH “TOSSING TEARS”

Castle Face Records Drop Dream Machine After a Particularly Ugly Interview – Good Riddance

Underground, independent rock and roll has sort of always been assumed to be this space where counter-culture, artists, and liberal humans alike can come together and share their craft. We assume that we aren't going to be subjected to conservative, racist, sexist undertones in the music or interviews because rock and roll isn't country music, … Continue reading Castle Face Records Drop Dream Machine After a Particularly Ugly Interview – Good Riddance

QUIET OAKS : PRETTY ALRIGHT

Utah locals Quiet Oaks have released their first-ever full-length album after a lengthy, highly anticipated wait. Their EP, Put Your Dreams Where They Belong, debuted back in September of 2015. After refining each individual, creative detail, Quiet Oaks decided it was the opportune time to release a full-length a year and half later. The local … Continue reading QUIET OAKS : PRETTY ALRIGHT

Brain Bagz: Reviving Rockabilly in SLC

Salt Lake City isn't best known for it's music and arts scene. The truth is, people recognize Salt Lake for the massive mormon temple billowing over the bleak, small downtown; not so much for it's bubbling underground sub-culture. There is no denying that Utah is heavily governed by strict, religiously driven legislation and conservative, overbearing … Continue reading Brain Bagz: Reviving Rockabilly in SLC

THE BLACK ANGELS – DEATH SONG

“The Black Angel’s Death Song” was released by The Velvet Underground in 1967. The cryptic song teeters on the edge of hysteria with the piercing screeches of John Cale‘s electric viola throughout the track. Austin psych rock band The Black Angels are releasing their first full-length album in four years, aptly titled Death Song. The … Continue reading THE BLACK ANGELS – DEATH SONG

Foxygen @ The State Room 04.05

Foxygen rose to fame in part due to their incredibly witty and raucous album, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, and in part because of their explosive, theatrical, at times completely fucked-up, dramatic live performances. Thus, I was somewhat anxious and feverishly excited to have the opportunity to see them live … Continue reading Foxygen @ The State Room 04.05

Colliding Spaghetti Western and Surf Rock With The Kinky Fingers

The Kinky Fingers might not reside anywhere near the coast, but their beachy album, Worst Of, leads us to believe otherwise. The Denver locals infuse numerous genres into their Tarantino inspired sound. Tayler Doyle, The Kinky Finger's frontman, has a unique voice that lends to the group's authenticity. The band's ability to draw from multiple … Continue reading Colliding Spaghetti Western and Surf Rock With The Kinky Fingers

Localized: Hot Vodka

On April 20, SLUG Localized will showcase some of Salt Lake City’s finest: the black-and-blue rock n’ roll of Brain Bagz, the high-energy heroin-psych of Hot Vodka and the pagan, psychedelic stylings of The Season of the Witch. Sponsored by High West Distillery, Uinta Brewing, KRCL 90.9FM and Spilt Ink SLC, this show is 21-plus … Continue reading Localized: Hot Vodka

Refusing Genres with Methyl Ethel

“We weren’t listening to anything—I can’t believe it,” laughs Jake Webb when asked about what he was listening to on a 16-hour drive from Copenhagen to London. He’s the creative mastermind behind Methyl Ethel, who will be making their first journey to Salt Lake City come April 8. They drove in silence, listening to nothing … Continue reading Refusing Genres with Methyl Ethel