DODGING STEREOTYPES AND AMERICAN DREAMING: A CONVERSATION WITH CANSHAKER PI

Pavement defined a generation of lo-fi, underground, indie rock in the early 90’s with nothing short of cult status. They created an entire genre of rock and roll, aptly titled slacker rock, that has made a resurgence on the scene in more recent years. Creator and Pavement’s frontman, Stephen Malkmus, hasn’t let up on his … Continue reading DODGING STEREOTYPES AND AMERICAN DREAMING: A CONVERSATION WITH CANSHAKER PI

Album Premiere: Champagne Superchillin’ “Destino!”

A week ago, on September 20, a friend and I confusedly stumbled into what may have been a dry cleaners, brightly lit with white neon lighting overhead and a solitary dark-haired girl sitting at a white table in the back next to a freezer door. She asked us for our I.D.’s. Once she made sure … Continue reading Album Premiere: Champagne Superchillin’ “Destino!”

A MUSICAL JOURNEY FILLED WITH COMPASSION AND A NON-PASSIVE ATTITUDE: A CONVERSATION WITH SONDORBLUE

Sondor means that every passerby that you see, every person, has a story just as complex as your own. It means to approach those people with compassion and understanding, knowing that I’m happy and you’re happy or I’m sad and you’re sad but the moments and experiences that it took to get us there are … Continue reading A MUSICAL JOURNEY FILLED WITH COMPASSION AND A NON-PASSIVE ATTITUDE: A CONVERSATION WITH SONDORBLUE

Introducing The Entire Universe – Yes, That’s The Band Name

Imagine a scene in LA, not an uncommon scene, where a party is happening. Everyone is beautiful, everyone is tall, everyone is slowly sipping their craft cocktails and promiscuously dragging their American Spirits. This is a storyline we are all familiar with, even if we’ve never stepped foot in Los Angeles ourselves. LA has been … Continue reading Introducing The Entire Universe – Yes, That’s The Band Name

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

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