[Local Music] As my drunk associate Ryan Bradford already noted, Saturday night's SLAMMys punk showcase was great fun. Andale! Monorchist, and Fuck the Informer are all wonderful bands, but I will say that I wish there was more punk music in Utah. I love loud, unruly punk rock in all of it's manifestations.
Most of the time, I fill the homegrown void with imported music. My current out-of-state favorites are California-based Mika Miko and No Age (who are incidentally coming to town Jan. 31st with the Liars), and Memphis-based Jay Reatard.
There's got to be a gaggle of angry teenagers SOMEWHERE in the state of Utah who are ready to buy some cheap gear and start making some noise.
Speaking of noise, I would highly suggest next Saturday's SLAMMY's noise showcase at Red Light Books. Sampling Utah's incredible experimental music scene will leave you feeling a bit dazed and disoriented. But it's an aural trip worth taking, trust me on this. (Jenny Poplar)