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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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
John Ford

John Ford

Community Development Manager
Morgan Keller

Morgan Keller

Events Assistant
Joshua Joye

Joshua Joye

Lead Designer
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, Avrey Evans
Jamie Christensen,
Kaitlin Smith,
Marina McTee, Rachel Matunas
Zane Hirschi-Neckel

Editorial Interns:
Alexis Perno, Austin Beck-Doss,
Kimberly Portillo, Lois Brady

Content Consultants:
Natalie Day, River Jude August

Cover Art:

Lead Graphic Designer:
Joshua Joye

Graphic Design Team:
Nick Ketterer, Paul Mason, Ryan Peck 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, Jon Tinsley,
John Barkiple, Kelly Williams,
Logan Sorenson,
Maralee Nielson,
Matt Nelson, Nathan Gentry,
Niels Jensen, Randy Roberts,
Roberto Valdez,
Scott Frederick, Talyn Sherer,
ThatGuyGil, Tyson Call,
Weston Colton

Maeve Reiss, Marina McTee, Nate Schwartz

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, Kimberly Portillo,
Lark Smith, Mason McFarland,
Tim Kronenberg, Zahra Alnasser

Circulation Coordinator:
Dylan Bueche

Distro Drivers: Now Hiring!
Ali Shimkus, Austin Beck-Doss,
Austin Doty, Dave Crespo,
Gethin Coomans, Halley Bruno,
Heather Holladay,
Kimberly Portillo,
Parker Scott Mortensen,
Paul Zuniga, 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, Sean Zimmerman-Wall,
Steve Goemaat, Sylvia Hollands,
Taylor Hartman, Tyson Call,
William Swartzfager, Zaina Price

Contributing Writers:
Alexander Coulombe,
Arcadio Rodriguez,
Austin Beck-Doss, Austin Doty,
Avrey Evans, Brittnie Gallegos,
Corinne Bauer, Danielle Susi, Dillon Ely,
Emilee Atkinson, Hannah McBeth,
Jamie Christensen, Jeanine Carmichael,
Jeremy Cardenas, Jesse Hawlish,
Kassidy Waddell, Kenz Waldon,
Kimberly Portillo, Lois Brady,
Marina McTee, Mary Culbertson,
Mekenna Malan, Nia Shaunce Morton,
Palak Jayswal, Patrick Gibbs,
Paul Zuniga, Russ Holsten,
Sam D’Antuono, Tobias Berggruen,
Theadora Soter, 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

Contributor Limelight: Patrick Gibbs

For just over a year, Contributing Writer Patrick Gibbs has been the driving force behind SLUG’s film coverage through his almost-daily film reviews and periodic filmmaker interview features. With a deep knowledge of the medium’s history, an incisive critical eye and a sly sense of humor, Gibbs’ writing exudes—more than anything—a love and respect for the art of cinema. For his unshakable tenacity and colorful voice, SLUG is honored to count Gibbs among our ranks. Head to to find an archive of Gibbs’ reviews and to keep up with new articles. Particularly this month, watch out out for his upcoming coverage of the Sundance Film Festival.