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.


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TEL 801.487.9221

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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
Alexander Ortega

Alexander Ortega

Associate Editor
Bianca Velasquez

Bianca Velasquez

Managing Editor
Audrey Lockie

Audrey Lockie

Junior Editor
Joshua Joye

Joshua Joye

Lead Designer
John Ford

John Ford

Community Development Manager
Morgan Keller

Morgan Keller

Events Coordinator
Dylan Bueche

Dylan Bueche

Circulation Coordinator
Parker Mortensen

Parker Mortensen

Soundwaves Producer
Katelyn Williamson

Katelyn Williamson

Front-end Developer

Eighteen Percent Gray

Executive Editor:
Angela H. Brown

Associate Editor:
Alexander Ortega

Managing Editor
Bianca Velasquez

Junior Editor:
Audrey Lockie

Copy Editors:
Austin Beck-Doss, Alexis Perno,
Avrey Evans, Beca Casteneda,
Jamie Christensen,Kaitlin Smith,
Marina McTee, Rachel Matunas
Zane Hirschi-Neckel

Editorial Interns:
Aidan Croft, Alexis Perno, Lois Brady

Cover Artist:
Mariella Mendoza

Lead Graphic Designer:
Joshua Joye

Graphic Design Team:
Nick Ketterer, Paul Mason, Sarah Nagel

Ad Designers:
Christian Broadbent,
Dianna Totland, KJ Jackett,
Nick Ketterer, Ryan Peck

Front-end Developer:
Katelyn Williamson

Andrew Beck,
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

Bob Plumb, CJ Anderson,
Chris Gariety, Colton Marsala,
Dominic Jordon, Gilbert Cisneros,
Jack Dawe, Jayson Ross,
Jessica Bundy, John Barkiple,
Jon Tinsley, Kelly Williams,
Kevin Edwards, Logan Sorenson,
Maralee Nielson, Matt Nelson,
Nathan Gentry, Niels Jensen,
Randy Roberts, Roberto Valdez,
Scott Frederick, Talyn Sherer, ThatGuyGil,
Tyson Call, Weston Colton

Eudonerio Quiroz, Maeve Reiss,
Marina McTee, Nate Schwartz,
Roberto Valdez

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

Events Assistant: Morgan Keller

Marketing Intern: Erin Sleater

Brand Ambassadors:
Alex Topolewski, Alyssa Hendry,
Amberleigh Marshall, Brennen Durka,
Dave Crespo, Hillary Packham,
Joelle Bleiman, Lark Smith,
Mason McFarland, Nikki Allen,
Tim Kronenberg

Circulation Coordinator:
Dylan Bueche

Distro Drivers: Now Hiring!
Dave Crespo, Gethin Coomans,
Halley Bruno, Hayley Lind,
Kali Sutherland, Natalie Corey,
River Rose Haggerty,
Thayne Ekness, Tommy Dolph,
Tony Bassett

Senior Staff Writers:
Alex Blackburn, Ali Shimkus,
Audrey Lockie, Ben Tilton,
Ben Trentelman, Bianca Velasquez,
Bill Frost, Brian Kubarycz,
Chris Hollands, Connor Brady,
Dean O Hillis, Eric U. Norris,
James Bennett, James Orme,
Kamryn Feigel, 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, Russ Holsten,
Sean Zimmerman-Wall,
Steve Goemaat, Sylvia Hollands,
Taylor Hartman, Tyson Call,
William Swartzfager, Zaina Price

Contributing Writers:
Aidan Croft, Alexander Coulombe,
Alexis Perno, Andrew Christiansen,
Arcadio Rodriguez, Austin Beck-Doss,
Austin Doty, Avrey Evans,
Brandon Ermer, Brittnie Gallegos,
Brooke Hannel, Corinne Bauer,
Danielle Susi, Dillon Ely,
Emilee Atkinson, Hannah McBeth,
Jamie Christensen, Jeanine Carmichael,
Jeremy Cardenas, Jesse Hawlish,
Kaitlynn Hatzidakis, Kassidy Waddell,
Kenz Waldon, Lois Brady, Marina McTee,
Mary Culbertson, Mekenna Malan,
McCall Mash, Nia Shaunce Morton,
Nic Renshaw, Palak Jayswal,
Patrick Gibbs, Sam D’Antuono,
Tobias Berggruen, Theadora Soter,
Tim Kronenberg, Tim Schoof,
Westin Porter, Zach Lambros, Zoe Zorka

SLUG Magazine’s Official Podcast:
SLUG Soundwaves

Executive Producer:
Angela H. Brown

Soundwaves Producer:
Parker Scott Mortensen

Contributor Limelight: Binx Olsen

Binx Olsen began illustrating for SLUG in October 2017, and we’ve loved their lively, cute style ever since! From anthropomorphized local-beer ingredients parading in our 2018 Beer Issue to their recent SLUG Picnic posters—especially the September 2020 raccoon illustration, a favorite of theirs—Olsen charms with their work. This month, Olsen offers up a colorful, interpretive piece for our feature about Flourish Therapy on pg. 22, to which they felt a timely and meaningful connection. To boot, we’re lucky to have on Team SLUG someone whose art has appeared in three books, murals in two different countries and tattooed on people’s skin! You can find more of Olsen’s work @binxolsen on Instagram.