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

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

CELEBRATING ONE YEAR OF FREAKING OUT AT THE FREAK OUT WITH DJ NIX BEAT

One year ago, DJ Nix Beat, (aka Nick Kuzmack) began spinning records in honor of holding an authentic, unique event consumed by punk, mod and glam rock that continues to be the inspiration for his everyday life today. The Freak Out was Kuzmack’s brainchild. Having traveled within and outside of the U.S. and getting to … Continue reading CELEBRATING ONE YEAR OF FREAKING OUT AT THE FREAK OUT WITH DJ NIX BEAT

APOCALIPSTICK & CHERRY GLAZERR’S ARRIVAL TO SLC

On a scorching mid-October Saturday in the desert of Joshua Tree, California, Cherry Glazerr performed outdoors at a dusty, sun-stricken music festival. Clementine Creevy, Cherry Glazerr’s frontwoman, writhed onstage, expressing her raw presence as a lead singer and guitarist. Her energy seeped through her pores as she bounced confidently on stage howling the lyrics to … Continue reading APOCALIPSTICK & CHERRY GLAZERR’S ARRIVAL TO SLC

MAX PAIN AND THE GROOVIES : The Grease Moving East

Max Pain and the Groovies have used Salt Lake City as a platform to catapult themselves into a realm of success that they had never envisioned for the band. The band met through skateboarding back in junior high and have been friends ever since. They bonded over their love of pushing wood, drinking cheap beer … Continue reading MAX PAIN AND THE GROOVIES : The Grease Moving East

QUILT : Plaza

http://www.slugmag.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/May-329-Quilt-Plaza.jpg Quilt members Anna Fox Rochinski and Shane Butler met at the School of Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. In both Allston and Jamaica Plain, where Quilt are from, the music scene that bubbles underground in college students’ basements is very DIY. The ambitious hipster and scene kids that create this bustling, vivacious … Continue reading QUILT : Plaza