SLUG Mag’s 34th Anniversary Party
For 34 years, SLUG Magazine has been amplifying Salt Lake City’s thriving alternative and underrepresented music, arts, events and community subcultures with thoughtful media coverage and exclusive event curation. In celebration of the anniversary, we’re holding a one-of-a-kind night of live music where 34 local artists will perform one song each on Saturday, February 11, at Urban Lounge and Blue Gene’s, with doors at 7 p.m. and music starting at 8 p.m.
SLUG Magazine would like to thank our sponsors for this event:
- New World Distillery
- Shades Brewing
- Sugar House Distillery
- Kiitos Brewing
- Riso-Geist Print Studio
Angel Magic | @angelmagicband | 11:36 p.m. @ Urban Lounge
Angel Magic, an experimental electronic duo comprising of Lauren Smith and Andrew Aguilera, pieces together elements from their individual music projects to create texturally blissful songs.
Ben Ra | @fakebenra | 11:12 p.m. @ Blue Gene’s
An important part of the local hip-hop scene for the majority of the last decade, Ben Ra provides reliable high-energy rap with engaging lyrics that always keep it real.
Cera Gibson | @ceragibson 10:54 p.m. @ Blue Gene’s
Cera Gibson writes authentic, dark pop songs with musical influences ranging from ’80s synths to electronic hip-hop beats about her lived experience—heartbreak, frustration and feelings of empowerment.
CLUB MUNGO | @clubmungo | 11:45 p.m. @ Urban Lounge
This five-person collective boasts confidence in their accessible and dynamic rap and R&B sound that embraces their chemistry, with lyrics exploring the struggles of navigating life as a young adult.
Doom Cupcake | @doomcupcakeuwu | 9:45 p.m. @ Urban Lounge
DoomCupcake has exciting potential in the local scene with an alluring, alternative metal sound that is as calculated as it is a display of raw, fresh energy.
Doumie | @_doumie | 10:18 p.m. @ Blue Gene’s
Through to-the-point lyrics and smooth, soulful melodies, Doumie’s music showcases her talent as a vocalist as she speaks to relatable experiences that evoke both sorrow and happiness.
Duncan Clawson | @duncy_poo | 8 p.m. @ Blue Gene’s
Consisting of mostly slower-paced instrumental guitar and piano compositions, listening to Duncan Clawson’s music is relaxing, but it also manages to tell a story through the rhythms and strumming patterns.
Ferrari$moke | @ferrarisport_______ | 10:09 p.m. @ Blue Gene’s
Originally from North Carolina, FERRARI$SMOKE makes hard-hitting, modern trap tracks that also incorporate pop and hip-hop that display his talent as a rapper with impressive varying flows.
FËRN | @fern.slc | 9:27 p.m. @ Urban Lounge
FËRN’s music is beautifully chaotic and rough around the edges, with a sound that blends punk, psych and surf-rock with doom and shoegaze to explore dark corners of depression and alienation.
Fight the Future | @fight.the.future | 9:36 p.m. @ Urban Lounge
The Salt Lake punk band’s music combines heavy, hardcore guitar, melodic bass lines, driving drums and yelled vocals that discuss subjects including trans rights, feminism and The X-Files.
Filth Lords | @filthlords | 10:03 p.m. @ Urban Lounge
Filth Lords’ music can best be described as aggressive street punk that shines in its raw, intense energy and catchy guitar riffs that should make all listeners bang their heads along.
Freemind Movement | @freemindmvmt |
Freemind Movement, which consists of 3 MCs and one DJ, brings a combination of piano, classic snares, traditional beat breaks and engaging, substantive lyrics.
Fuck The Informer | 9:54 p.m. @ Urban Lounge
Legendary Utah punk group Fuck the Informer has been making waves in the scene since the mid 2000s, blending equal parts politics and partying into their unique music.
Gavanni | @gavanni.exe | 10:45 p.m. @ Blue Gene’s
Gavanni, who immigrated to the U.S. from Nigeria when he was 17, has crafted a unique sound that blends a mix of traditional R&B, Western pop and afrobeats.
Icky Rogers | @ickyrogers | 11:03 p.m. @ Blue Gene’s
Icky’s music can best be described as cosmic hip-hop with witty lyrics that are lighthearted and introspective as he explores mysticism, nightlife and underground street culture.
it foot, it ears | 9:09 p.m. @ Urban Lounge
The avant-garde duo’s music displays impressive technical ability and compositional intricacy with unconventional percussion and frantic vocals, as well as lyrics that embrace the duo’s unique personality and wit.
Jon Bean & The Eyerollers | @jonbeanandtheeyerollers | 9 p.m. @ Urban Lounge
Jon Bean and The Eyerollers are a relatively new band on the SLC music scene, but the members have all been a part of various punk and rock groups for decades.
Josaleigh Pollett (solo performance) | @brosaleigh | 8:54 p.m. @ Blue Gene’s
A mainstay in the local scene, Josaleigh Pollett wields an intimate, indie sing-songwriter sound when they perform solo with personal lyrics that are cautiously vulnerable.
Lindsay Heath Orchestra | @lindsay_heath_orchestra | 11:27 p.m. @ Urban Lounge
Lindsay Heath Orchestra’s music displays incredible talent in its varied, orchestral instrumentation and Heath’s versatile and full voice, resulting in what could be summarized as cinematic doom metal.
maximradar | @maximradar | 10:51 p.m. @ Urban Lounge
maximradar makes synth-forward, new wave–inspired music that simultaneously makes you want to dance your heart out and feel your emotions through angsty, poetic lyrics about love and grief.
Milne | @milne_official | 11 p.m. @ Urban Lounge
Milne’s music pulls inspiration from dream pop and post-punk with reverb-infused synth arpeggios and beautifully tender, falsetto vocals that create an easy-listening experience.
MOD | @onetruemod | 8:45 p.m. @ Blue Gene’s
It’s difficult to categorize MOD’s unique musical style because it reaches beyond the borders of genre, welcoming a collage of different sounds and musical approaches including alternative pop, R&B, rap and rock.
MYKAH | @mykahmusic | 11:18 p.m. @ Urban Lounge
Originally from Portland, Oregon, MYKAH’s dance-pop sound is filled with catchy hooks and raw lyricism that invites listeners to resonate with the message while grooving along.
PFuzz | @pfuzzofficial | 8:36 p.m. @ Blue Gene’s
PFuzz makes music that combines her background as a classically trained violinist with a psychedelic, bass-heavy sound that incorporates detailed sound design and melodies interspersed with welcomed ear candy.
Petr Chubak | @petr_chubak | 8:18 p.m. @ Blue Gene’s
Petr Chubak’s music can best be described as emotional folk that features a unique, raw voice that sings about his struggles with mental health and communicating with others.
Rachael Jenkins | @rachiichachii | 9:03 p.m. @ Blue Gene’s
Rachael Jenkins’ music invites the listener to a melancholic, acoustic landscape that features her beautifully tender voice and vulnerable lyrics that speak her truths on emotional wounds and religious trauma.
Red Bennies | @red.bennies | 10:12 p.m. @ Urban Lounge
David Payne’s ever-rotating experimental punk ensemble, Red Bennies, describe themselves as a “techsoteric theist worship music group” and delivers on the esoteric promises of this description.
Ryan Jensen & Friends | 9:18 p.m. @ Urban Lounge
Ryan Jensen, who previously played in Vile Blue Shades and The Corleones, brings raw energy to his music that incorporates infectious electric guitar rock with raunchy lyricism.
Scott Lippitt | @scott_lippitt_music | 8:27 p.m. @ Blue Gene’s
For the past decade, Scott Lippitt has made gloomy, thoughtful and engaging indie pop with narrative lyricism that explores self-examination while remaining hopeful.
Stella Standingbear | @stellastandingbear | 10:27 p.m. @ Blue Gene’s
Originally from the Lakota Nation, Stella Standingbear embraces a melodic rap sound that is affecting in its uplifting lyrics about persevering through her struggles to succeed.
Stephan and the Pachyderm | 8:09 p.m. @ Blue Gene’s
One half of the band Fur Foxen, Stephan and the Pachyderm provides an independent, folk sound that features keys, guitar, occasional drums and Stephan Darland’s intimate vocals.
Tomper | @tomperband | 11:09 p.m. @ Urban Lounge
Tomper, a new band in the local scene, make romantic contemporary pop that embraces ’70s nostalgia, danceable grooves and harmonious vocals that come from the heart.
VVNroyel | @xo.vvnroyel | 10:36 p.m. @ Blue Gene’s
With a melodic electronic, hip-hop sound, VVNroyel’s music is irresistibly catchy with bass-boosted beats, autotuned-soaked vocals and personal lyrics that explore topics like self-expression, understanding and relatability.
Zigga | @ziggabiz | 10 p.m. @ Blue Gene’s
Zigga makes energetic and aggressive hip-hop songs with sincere lyrics about love and the values he holds over a mix of hard-hitting beats and more recently, rock instrumentation.
Read about prior SLUG Anniversary Parties:
SLUG’s 33rd Anniversary and Death By Salt Release Party
SLUG Mag’s 31st Anniversary Localized Show w/ Beachmen, Dream Slut, Purr Bats and Telepanther