Slug #225

Slug #225 / Free / 66M / http://www.slugmag.com /
It’s been a few reviews since I told anyone what Slug is about.. Essentially, Slug Magazine is focused on the Salt Lake City, Utah area. It is not just a regional magazine, but has a number of pieces that will keep individuals interested. The only thing that I ever can find to be a major problem in Slug is the heavy reliance on advertisements. The heavy use of these advertisements is due to the fact that there are so many issues of the zine going out, and all of the issues have to be free. Strong pieces in this issue include the band features on Bob Log III and Pink Lightnin’, along with the cover article concerning the life and times of Aesop Rock.

As with previous issues of Slug, there is a focus on arts (this time, tattoo art) and skating (the skating section in this issue is perhaps the largest section that has been dedicated to a sport in the issues I’ve read).This issue is another one that will keep individuals interested for a good hour, but the amount of “must read” pieces seems to be a little bit lower than in previous issues. Give Slug a go if you can find it in any store in the state of Utah. There are some strong layouts, impressive articles, and there are pieces that are incredibly catchy. This zine comes out monthly and it should just be another 4 or so weeks before another issue tries to make its’ impression on all.
Rating: 6.5/10

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University. I have been the editor at NeuFutur / neufutur.com since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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