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Slug Bug: Tiny Desert Concert

By Lauren Gilger, Amber Victoria Singer
Published: Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 11:17am
Updated: Saturday, March 25, 2023 - 8:29am

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Meet an Arizona band with a distinct name and a penchant for rocking out: Slug Bug. 

The young group has only been playing shows for about a year, but they have the chemistry of a band that’s been together for much longer — and it’s paying off. They have become a fixture at local clubs and recently got the chance to play the local stage at the McDowell Mountain Music Festival. 

With brothers Wyatt and Waylon Hjerpe on vocals and drums, alongside bassist Ellie Willard and Alex Zahn on lead guitar, the group is just getting started.

The Show sat down with Wyatt recently at the Soleri Amphitheater at Glendale Community College to talk about their inspirations and trajectory.

Slug Bug Ellie Willard and Waylon Hjerpe
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Slug Bug bassist Ellie Willard and drummer Waylon Hjerpe

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