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
Bianca Velasquez

Bianca Velasquez

Managing Editor
Connor Lockie

Connor Lockie

Junior Editor
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

Managing Editor
Bianca Velasquez

Junior Editor:
Connor Lockie

Copy Editors:
Alexander Ortega,
Austin Beck-Doss
Benjamin Bigelow,
Bianca Velasquez, Connor Lockie,
John Ford, Kaitlin Smith,
Marina McTee,
Zane Hirschi-Neckel

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

Content Consultant:
Billy Palmer

Cover Artist:
Chris Owens

Lead Graphic Designer:
Joshua Joye

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

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

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

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, Luca Khosrova,
Maralee Nielson,
Matt Nelson, Nathan Gentry,
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!

Events Assistant: Morgan Keller

Marketing Intern:
Joelle Bleiman

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

Distro Drivers: Now Hiring!
Ali Shimkus, Austin Beck-Doss,
Austin Doty, Connor Lockie,
Dave Crespo, Eric U. Norris,
Heather Holladay,
Kimberly Portillo,
Parker Scott Mortensen,
River Rose Haggerty,
Tommy Dolph, Tony Bassett,
Zak Elsea


Senior Staff Writers:
Alex Blackburn,
Alexander Ortega, Ali Shimkus,
Ben Tilton, Ben Trentelman,
Bill Frost, Brian Kubarycz,
Bryer Wharton, Chris Hollands,
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, Sylvia Hollands,
Taylor Hartman, Tyson Call,
William Swartzfager,
Zaina Abujebarah

Contributing Writers:
Alexander Coulombe,
Arcadio Rodriguez,
Austin Beck-Doss, Austin Doty,
Avrey Evans, Bianca Velasquez,
Brian Udall, Brittnie Gallegos,
Caroline Jackson, Corinne Bauer
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, Marina McTee,
Mary Culbertson, Mekenna Malan,
Nia Shaunce Morton,
Patrick Gibbs, Paul Zuniga,
Russ Holsten, Sam D’Antuono
Seeth McGavien, 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: Chris Owens

Chris Owens is a local artist, designer, dancer and this month’s cover artist. With a style self-described as “fresh to death,” Owens’ art balances immediate impact with a sleek, elegant finish. In addition to his solo art, Owens has been the Creative Director for two other organizations for the last eight years: the boutique design studio Canvas Creative and hip-hop arts nonprofit 1520 Arts. Of the intersection between these two art forms, Owens says that “both traits feed off each other. The dancing helps me detox from the work and the work gains exposure from the dancing.” After seeing a number of talented artists from across disciplines featured in SLUG over the years, Owens is excited to join their ranks through his cover art and a feature spread (pg. 6–7). You can find more of Owens’ work via Instagram @monkee1895.