AM/PM: Max Pain and the Groovies

Grease is more than a word to the members of Max Pain and the Groovies, it’s a lifestyle. Living greasy started for the quintet back in their old stomping grounds of Salt Lake City, Utah. The band would get together as teens to skate, chase girls, and stumble their way through learning instruments in the … Continue reading AM/PM: Max Pain and the Groovies


MIEN SELF-TITLED Rocket Recordings Street: 04.06 MIEN = The Black Angels + Moon Duo + The Velvet Underground “Mien” is defined as a person’s look or manner, especially one of a particular kind indicating their character or mood. MIEN the band can be defined as a specific unit of characters that supplements a creative outlet … Continue reading REVIEW: MIEN – SELF-TITLED

L.A. Witch Releases Hazy Single “Baby in Blue Jeans”

The last city I called home, prior to moving to Brooklyn, was Salt Lake City. While there I learned that a majority of my new friends had a total obsession with Los Angeles band L.A. Witch, so naturally I wanted to see what all the hype was about. L.A. Witch frequented the SLC music scene … Continue reading L.A. Witch Releases Hazy Single “Baby in Blue Jeans”

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

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

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

Your Guide To Live Music In SLC

  Salt Lake City is known for expansive mountain ranges, powdery white snow, and an ominous, billowing temple toppling over the minuscule downtown. It's no secret that people don't flock to Salt Lake for the bewitching art and music scene. Although, Salt Lake City is one of the few major metropolis' boasting a noteworthy local … Continue reading Your Guide To Live Music In SLC

SUPER 78 – Unknown Paintings of Space

Super 78’s debut release, Unknown Paintings of Space, exemplifies how passion can manifest in an ever-growing music community. The group calls Salt Lake City home and are embedded in the local music scene beyond solely playing shows. Super 78’s singer, synth and guitar player, Cesar Reyes, is well-known not only for playing dreamy psych rock, … Continue reading SUPER 78 – Unknown Paintings of Space

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