An Acronym for Salt Lake UnderGround, SLUG Magazine’s mission is to amplify Salt Lake City’s thriving alternative and underrepresented music, arts, lifestyle and events subcultures with thoughtful media coverage and exclusive event curation.

SLUG Mag is one of Utah’s longest-running and most experienced independent magazines. Since 1989, SLUG has given a voice to Utah’s community and continues to expand its coverage in both print and digital media. 

SLUG’s print issue streets the first Friday of each month, available anyplace cool throughout the state of Utah. Here on, find daily online-exclusives, the biweekly SLUG Soundwaves podcast, the Daily Calendar and SLUG’s complete archives. Spot the SLUG crew throughout Salt Lake City at various community events, ranging from local festivals to SLUG’s monthly Localized music showcase and much more.


351 W. Pierpont Ave. 4B
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
TEL 801.487.9221

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SLUG Soundwaves Podcast (Utah-based bands only)
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Internship Opportunities
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Content Disclaimer: SLUG Magazine does not necessarily maintain the same opinions as those found in our content. Content is property of SLUG Magazine—please do not use without written permission.
Angela H. Brown

Angela H. Brown

Executive Editor
Bianca Velasquez

Bianca Velasquez

Editorial Assistant
Connor Lockie

Connor Lockie

Digital Coordinator
John Ford

John Ford

Community Development Manager
Joshua Joye

Joshua Joye

Lead Designer
Katelyn Williamson

Katelyn Williamson

Front-end Developer

Eighteen Percent Gray

Executive Editor:
Angela H. Brown

Alexander Ortega

Editorial Assistant:
Bianca Velasquez

Digital Coordinator:
Connor Lockie

Copy Editors:
Alexander Ortega,
Benjamin Bigelow,
Bianca Velasquez, Connor Lockie, Jasmine Pittman, John Ford,
Kaitlin Smith, Lauralee Solimeno,
Quinci Staker,
Parker Scott Mortensen,
Zane Hirschi-Neckel

Editorial Interns:
Austin BeckDoss, Avrey Evans,
Jamie Christensen, Lois Brady

Content Consultants:
Kevin Hanson,
Miriam Albert-Sobrino,
Sonia Albert-Sobrino, Tori Baker

Cover Artist:

Lead Graphic Designer:
Joshua Joye

Graphic Design Team:
Jennifer Terry, Joseph Kiffney,
Nick Ketterer, Paul Mason

Ad Designers:
Brad Barker, Christian Broadbent,
Dianna Totland, KJ Jackett,
Nick Ketterer, Ryan Pec

Front-end Developer:
Katelyn Williamson

Andrew Beck, Ashley Fairbourne, Brett Ferrin, Brighton Metz,
Chris Bodily, David Sadler,
Diana Garcia, Garrick Dean,
James Bible, Jenn Olsen,
Jordan Peterson, Karly Tingey,
Lawrence Magana, Ricky Vigil,
Robin Namini, Ryan Perkins,
Samuel Sherrill, Sarah Donnelly,
Spencer Holt

Andy Fitzgerrell, Bob Plumb,
CJ Anderson, Chris Gariety,
Chris Kiernan, Colton Marsala, Dominic Jordon, Gilbert Cisneros, Jack Dawe, Jayson Ross,
Jessica Bundy, Jon Tinsley,
John Barkiple, Kaden Prado,
Kelly Williams, Logan Sorenson, Luca Khosrova, Maralee Nielson,
Matt Nelson, Niels Jensen, Randy Roberts, Roberto Valdez,
Sam Milianta, Scott Frederick, Talyn Sherer, ThatGuyGil,
Tyson Call, Weston Colton, William Cannon

Mason McFarland

Community Development & Advertising Sales:
John Ford, Community Development Manager:
Angela H. Brown:
SLUG HQ: 801.487.9221

Advertising Sales Reps: Now Hiring!

Community Development Assistant:
Marykate Garland

Events Coordinator: Now Hiring!

Marketing Intern:
Joelle Bleiman

Brand Ambassadors:
Alex Topolewski, Brennen Durka,
Dave Crespo, Erica Marley,
Hillary Packham, Joelle Bleiman,
Lark Smith, Parker Schlaf

Distro Drivers: Now Hiring!
Ali Shimkus, Connor Lockie,
Dave Crespo, Eric U. Norris,
Georgia Peterson, Jeremy Ashby,
Kimberly Portillo, Laz Martin,
Parker Scott Mortensen, River Rose Haggerty,
Taylor Maguire, Tommy Dolph,
Tony Bassett, Zak Elsea


Senior Staff Writers:
Alexander Ortega, Ali Shimkus,
Ben Tilton, Ben Trentelman,
Bill Frost, Brian Kubarycz,
Bryer Wharton, Connor Brady,
Connor Lockie, Dean O Hillis,
Eric U. Norris, James Bennett,
James Orme, John Ford,
Kamryn Feigel, Kathy Rong Zhou,
Kia McGinnis, Lauren Ashley,
Mike Brown, Mistress Nancy,
Nick Kuzmack, Paige Zuckerman,
Parker Scott Mortensen, Peter Fryer,
Rachel Jensen, Ryan Michael Painter,
Ricky Vigil, Rio Connelly,
Sean Zimmerman-Wall, Steve Goemaat,
Taylor Hartman, Tyson Call,
William Swartzfager, Zaina Abujebarah

Contributing Writers:
Alex Blackburn, Alexander Coulombe,
Austin BeckDoss, Austin Doty,
Avrey Evans, Bianca Velasquez,
Brian Udall, Brittnie Gallegos,
Caroline Jackson, Chris Hollands,
Danielle Susi, Emilee Atkinson,
Evan Welsh, Hannah McBeth, Jamie Christensen,
Jeanine Carmichael, Jeremy Cardenas,
Jesse Hawlish, Kassidy Waddell,
Keith McDonald, Kenz Waldon,
Kimberly Portillo, Lois Brady,
Mandy Murry, Mary Culbertson, Nia Shaunce Morton,
Patrick Gibbs, Paul Zuniga,
Russ Holsten, Seeth McGavien,
Sylvia Hollands, Tim Kronenberg,
Tim Schoof, Westin Porter,
Zach Lambros

SLUG Magazine’s Official Podcast:
SLUG Soundwaves

Executive Producer:
Angela H. Brown

Soundwaves Producer:
Parker Scott Mortensen

Associate Producers:
Alexander Ortega, Bianca Velasquez,
Connor Lockie, John Ford,
Joshua Joye

Contributor Limelight: John Ford

At SLUG, Community Development Manager John Ford puts in the hours day in and out. Not only does he help put our lovely advertisers in front of our dear readers, but he also assists and orchestrates countless operations so that we may perform the full breadth of our events programming and distribution throughout Northern Utah. The dude is even the Production Manager for our sister nonprofit, Craft Lake City! Ford helps keep the lights on around here in both our physical office space and in spirit with his dogged positivity and commitment to SLUG. He loves to hit each Disney amusement park he can during his brief in-between moments, sure as the wind blows to bring back a tasty treat to share. Anyone with a relationship with John Ford is lucky to have such a present friend committed to supporting them however he can—we sure are.