loading
.

menu
shuffle

White Mystery

White Mystery

Galaxy Express

Galaxy Express

Rivers of Nihil

Rivers of Nihil

Triangulo de Amor Bizarro

Triangulo de Amor Bizarro

Sundara Karma

Sundara Karma

Jay Som

Jay Som

Shame

Shame

Oscar Key Sung

Oscar Key Sung

Noga Erez

Noga Erez

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

0/109

Artists Discovered

Shuffle & start over See who you missed

Tell your friends about
The Music Bloggers Guide to SXSW 2017

Artist sort
Genre sort
Author sort
Viewed sort
Sort by Random select
Artist
Genre
Author
Viewed
White Mystery
Rock
Tamim Alnuweiri, Alt Citizen
unseen
Galaxy Express
Rock
Chris Park, Korean Indie
unseen
Rivers of Nihil
Metal
Ben Umanov, MetalSucks
unseen
Triangulo de Amor Bizarro
Latin Rock
Sopitas, Sopitas
unseen
Sundara Karma
Rock
Lisa Wright, DIY Mag
unseen
Jay Som
Rock
Morgan Enos, Talkhouse Music
unseen
Shame
Punk
Nick Gerts, Soundfriend
unseen
Oscar Key Sung
Electronic
Nastassia Baroni, Music Feeds
unseen
Noga Erez
Electronic
Jarri Van der Haegen, Disco Naïveté
unseen
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Rock
Nathan Lankford, Austin Town Hall
unseen
Yung Gordon
Hip-Hop / Rap
Brendan Hanson, Rap Nation
unseen
CHINAH
R & B
Paul Bridgewater, The Line of Best Fit
unseen
Japanese Wallpaper
Electronic
Nastassia Baroni, Music Feeds
unseen
Running Touch
Electronic
Nastassia Baroni, Music Feeds
unseen
XXX
Hip-Hop / Rap
Chris Park, Korean Indie
unseen
Hiccup
Punk
Brenna Ehrlich, Talkhouse Music
unseen
PAWS
Punk
Tim Dickinson, The Blue Walrus
unseen
kakkmaddafakka
Pop
Tim Dickinson, The Blue Walrus
unseen
Bridgit Mendler
Pop
Kirsten Spruch, Baeble Music
unseen
Tkay Maidza
Hip-Hop / Rap
Nastassia Baroni, Music Feeds
unseen
Eric Slick
Folk
Brenna Ehrlich, Talkhouse Music
unseen
Chain Wallet
Rock
Brandon Bogajewicz, The Burning Ear
unseen
Mt. Wolf
Pop
Tim Dickinson, The Blue Walrus
unseen
Middle Kids
Rock
Joshua Chiang, Control + Alt + Delight
unseen
Ecstatic Vision
World
Ben Umanov, MetalSucks
unseen
morgxn
Rock
Kirsten Spruch, Baeble Music
unseen
SWEAT
Rock
Paul Bridgewater, The Line of Best Fit
unseen
Let's Eat Grandma
Pop
Morgan Enos, Talkhouse Music
unseen
Hippo Campus
Rock
Ben Kaye, Consequence of Sound
unseen
Lisa Prank
Rock
Nathan Lankford, Austin Town Hall
unseen
RF Shannon
Americana
Gillian Driscoll, Sound Dessert
unseen
Kweku Collins
Hip-Hop / Rap
Nathan Headden, Operation Every Band
unseen
Ian Sweet
Rock
James Rettig, Stereogum
unseen
Vagabon
Singer-Songwriter
Andrew Sacher, Brooklyn Vegan
unseen
Drunken Tiger & Yoonmirae
Hip-Hop / Rap
Chris Park, Korean Indie
unseen
Tasha the Amazon
Hip-Hop / Rap
Colin Gallant, BeatRoute
unseen
Mondo Cozmo
Rock
Brandon Bogajewicz, The Burning Ear
unseen
Sofi Tukker
Dance
Troy Meyer, B3SCI
unseen
Hoops
Rock
Peter Bowman, All Things Go
unseen
The Big Moon
Rock
El Hunt, DIY Mag
unseen
Michigan Rattlers
Americana
Mike Clemenza, B3SCI
unseen
Salt Cathedral
Pop
Brandon Bogajewicz, The Burning Ear
unseen
Weaves
Pop
Justin Bieggar, All Things Go
unseen
Walker Lukens
Pop
Cassie Morien, Indie Shuffle
unseen
Quin Galavis
Rock
Nathan Lankford, Austin Town Hall
unseen
White Reaper
Rock
Will Collins, Alt Citizen
unseen
Yoke Lore
Pop
Peter Bowman, All Things Go
unseen
RYAN Playground
Electronic
Amy Huang, We Found New Music
unseen
Khruangbin
Funk
Cassie Morien, Indie Shuffle
unseen
Mozart's Sister
Electronic
Morgan Davis, Ovrld
unseen
Co/ntry
Rock
Colin Gallant, BeatRoute
unseen
Holly Macve
Folk
Will Collins, Alt Citizen
unseen
Moving Panoramas
Rock
Nathan Lankford, Austin Town Hall
unseen
Forth Wanderers
Rock
James Rettig, Stereogum
unseen
Oum Shatt
Rock
Gillian Driscoll, Sound Dessert
unseen
Jamie Isaac
Electronic
Reese Hayward, Control + Alt + Delight
unseen
Cherry Glazerr
Rock
Nathan Lankford, Austin Town Hall
unseen
Open Mike Eagle
Hip-Hop / Rap
Julian Bridges, MXDWN
unseen
Happy Meals
Electronic
Derek Robertson, Drowned in Sound
unseen
Porter Ray
Hip-Hop / Rap
Brendan Hanson, Rap Nation
unseen
BIRTHH
Pop
Derek Robertson, Drowned in Sound
unseen
Maggie Rogers
Pop
Jarri Van der Haegen, Disco Naïveté
unseen
Sad13
Pop
El Hunt, DIY Mag
unseen
Warbly Jets
Rock
Tamim Alnuweiri, Alt Citizen
unseen
Snail Mail
Singer-Songwriter
Amy Huang, We Found New Music
unseen
Skott
Pop
Jarri Van der Haegen, Disco Naïveté
unseen
Alex Lahey
Rock
Andrew Sacher, Brooklyn Vegan
unseen
The Lemon Twigs
Rock
Bill Pearis, Brooklyn Vegan
unseen
Gabriel Garzón-Montano
Soul
Marcos Hassan, Remezcla
unseen
Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Rock
Cassie Morien, Indie Shuffle
unseen
Anna Meredith
Electronic
Paul Bridgewater, The Line of Best Fit
unseen
Elle Exxe
Pop
Derek Robertson, Drowned in Sound
unseen
Lizzo
Hip-Hop / Rap
Ben Kaye, Consequence of Sound
unseen
Red Velvet
K-Pop
Hannah Waitt, moonROK
unseen
S U R V I V E
Electronic
Morgan Davis, Ovrld
unseen
Charlotte Cardin
Pop
Hannah Angst, The Wild Honey Pie
unseen
The Regrettes
Rock
Steve Bonitatibus, MXDWN
unseen
AJ Tracey
Hip-Hop / Rap
Sopitas, Sopitas
unseen
Blaenavon
Rock
Lisa Wright, DIY Mag
unseen
Big Thief
Rock
Bill Pearis, Brooklyn Vegan
unseen
Eureka California
Rock
Nathan Lankford, Austin Town Hall
unseen
Tunde Olaniran
R & B
Nathan Headden, Operation Every Band
unseen
Savoy Motel
Rock
Nate Rogers, FLOOD Magazine
unseen
Boogarins
Rock
Marty Sartini Garner, FLOOD Magazine
unseen
The Outfit, TX
Hip-Hop / Rap
Brendan Hanson, Rap Nation
unseen
The Japanese House
Electronic
Justin Bieggar, All Things Go
unseen
Mint Field
Rock
Marcos Hassan, Remezcla
unseen
Necropanther
Metal
Robert Williams, Metal-Rules
unseen
Mirror Travel
Rock
Morgan Enos, Talkhouse Music
unseen
Sarathy Korwar
Jazz
Marco Gandolfi, Music-News.com
unseen
Yussef Kamaal
Jazz
Marty Sartini Garner, FLOOD Magazine
unseen
Babewatch
Rock
Nate Rogers, FLOOD Magazine
unseen
Las Kellies
Rock
Marcos Hassan, Remezcla
unseen
Agnes Obel
Singer-Songwriter
Kevin McStravick, Operation Every Band
unseen
Jain
Pop
Kevin McStravick, Operation Every Band
unseen
Supermoon
Pop
Colin Gallant, BeatRoute
unseen
Ovlov
Rock
Rachel Brodsky, Paste Magazine
unseen
Trill Sammy
Hip-Hop / Rap
Austin Boykins, HYPEBEAST
unseen
Pile (Rick Maguire solo)
Rock
Rachel Brodsky, Paste Magazine
unseen
Adam Torres
Folk
Nathan Lankford, Austin Town Hall
unseen
High Waisted
Rock
Will Oliver, We All Want Someone To Shout For
unseen
DYAN
Rock
Brandon Bogajewicz, The Burning Ear
unseen
Sui Zhen
Electronic
Nastassia Baroni, Music Feeds
unseen
Priests
Rock
Chris DeVille, Stereogum
unseen
Cameron Avery
Rock
Will Oliver, We All Want Someone To Shout For
unseen
CAPYAC
Electronic
Reese Hayward, Control + Alt + Delight
unseen
Call of the Void
Metal
Ben Umanov, MetalSucks
unseen
Chain of Flowers
Rock
Tamim Alnuweiri, Alt Citizen
unseen
LVL UP
Rock
Chris DeVille, Stereogum
unseen

Different people listen to music for different reasons. Our connection to music is personal, albeit in varying degrees from person to person—we can’t always relate to each other, but we can all relate to a good song.

With this in mind, The Music Bloggers Guide To SXSW is something that’s here for everyone. I’d like to give a huge thanks to all of our contributing bloggers for sharing their favorite up-and-coming artists from this year’s festival to give us all a little direction in connecting with this year’s amazing lineup—each of us in our own way.

James Minor

Head of SXSW Music Festival

close
Artists About
Tamim Alnuweiri

Tamim Alnuweiri

Alt Citizen

Tamim Alnuweiri is a New York City based music, film and culture writer. She loves poutine, (the idea of) CBGB and Richard Hell.

close
Chris Park

Chris Park

Korean Indie

Chris Park started writing about Korean and Japanese music in 2009 covering all genres of music. Co-founded KoreanIndie.com as a joint project in 2011 until 2013 when Chris became the sole owner. Focusing on introducing independent music from South Korea across all genres. With the help of volunteer writers and Korean musicians, new artists are presented for international audiences to listen and buy the music. KoreanIndie.com supplies news, reviews, editorials, and interviews for the English language international audience.

close
Ben Umanov

Ben Umanov

MetalSucks

Ben Umanov started MetalSucks in 2006 with his childhood friend Matt. He is also a partner in Blast Beat Network, an advertising and content network for heavy metal sites, an artist manager, and has worked at record labels, management and booking agencies in the past.

close
Sopitas

Sopitas

Sopitas

We are Almendra Hernández, Aaron Cortés and Abraham Huitrón from Mexico City. The really peculiar and young music team at Sopitas.com. Our thing is to write a little bit of everything. We try to be very selective and careful with the content, videos, releases, concerts and band proposals. We support national talent #HechoEnMexico.

close
Lisa Wright

Lisa Wright

DIY Mag

Lisa Wright is a London-based music journalist and gig promoter. Having written for NME between the years of 2009-2015, she now works as a staff writer for UK indie magazine DIY with additional bylines in the likes of Time Out, Noisey, The Guardian, The Independent and more. She also works for UK live promoter Rockfeedback who look after the London shows for artists including Father John Misty, Flume and Foxygen, and runs independent club night Antidotes – which has put on early shows from the likes of Wolf Alice, Slaves and more. She could do with a nap, tbh.

close
Morgan Enos

Morgan Enos

Talkhouse Music

Morgan Enos is a songwriter, publicist, and music journalist. He makes many records as part of Medium Mystic, Other Houses, and Hollow Sunshine, has written for Talkhouse Music  Nine Bullets and Glide Magazine, and is one half of Five Roses Press. His Sun Kil Moon parody EP went viral in 2016, and was featured on NPR – All Songs Considered, The A.V. Club, Stereogum and more. He resides in Brooklyn, NY.

close
Nick Gerts

Nick Gerts

Soundfriend

Nick Gerts is a Soundfriend contributor. By day, he works as a sports page designer and editor. By night, his works with music include Dissension Records, RedRacer and Queen Kwong.

close
Nastassia Baroni

Nastassia Baroni

Music Feeds

Nastassia Baroni is a Sydney-based music journalist and the Managing Editor of Australian music website Music Feeds. She’s passionate about homegrown Australian music, The West Wing and defending the merits of the Eurovision Song Contest. She finds writing in the third person deeply uncomfortable.

close
Jarri Van der Haegen

Jarri Van der Haegen

Disco Naïveté

Disco Naïveté rides the buzz with its knees pulled in. Established in 2009, the music blog was first to cover some of today’s stars like Lana Del Rey, Hozier and Haim. It branched out with a management and consultancy leg early 2016 to put its passive expertise to work.

close
Nathan Lankford

Nathan Lankford

Austin Town Hall

Nathan Lankford is a rare breed. A native Austinite with a dedication to covering local music, as well as that of the acts coming into town. He’s the editor-in-chief for Austintownhall.com, as well as the owner of ATH Records; his work with both will always have an Austin-centric focus. His tastes focus on jangle pop, indie rock, folk and obscure reggae, but he’ll listen to anything and everything that comes his way. When he’s not covering music, he spends his days teaching middle school English and coaching soccer, but only when it doesn’t interfere with his music passions.

close
Brendan Hanson

Brendan Hanson

Rap Nation

Hailing from Wisconsin, Brendan came to LA to attend the University of Southern California. It was here that he discovered his knack for music and the business that surrounds it. He currently heads the Public Relations of The Nations and Lowly Palace. Additionally, he manages an up-and-coming artist, HVNNIBVL who is poised for a breakout 2017.

close
Paul Bridgewater

Paul Bridgewater

The Line of Best Fit

Paul Bridgewater has been the editor of award-winning music website The Line of Best Fit for the last five years, helping to grow it from a small bedroom blog to one of the biggest wholly independent voices on new music anywhere on the web. As an advocate for emerging talent from across the globe, he’s worked to keep the site true to its original ethos – “celebrate or ignore” – throughout its first ten years of life.

close
Nastassia Baroni

Nastassia Baroni

Music Feeds

Nastassia Baroni is a Sydney-based music journalist and the Managing Editor of Australian music website Music Feeds. She’s passionate about homegrown Australian music, The West Wing and defending the merits of the Eurovision Song Contest. She finds writing in the third person deeply uncomfortable.

close
Nastassia Baroni

Nastassia Baroni

Music Feeds

Nastassia Baroni is a Sydney-based music journalist and the Managing Editor of Australian music website Music Feeds. She’s passionate about homegrown Australian music, The West Wing and defending the merits of the Eurovision Song Contest. She finds writing in the third person deeply uncomfortable.

close
Chris Park

Chris Park

Korean Indie

Chris Park started writing about Korean and Japanese music in 2009 covering all genres of music. Co-founded KoreanIndie.com as a joint project in 2011 until 2013 when Chris became the sole owner. Focusing on introducing independent music from South Korea across all genres. With the help of volunteer writers and Korean musicians, new artists are presented for international audiences to listen and buy the music. KoreanIndie.com supplies news, reviews, editorials, and interviews for the English language international audience.

close
Brenna Ehrlich

Brenna Ehrlich

Talkhouse Music

Brenna Ehrlich is the Editor-in-Chief of the Talkhouse Music. She previously served as the Senior Pop Editor at MTV News, Senior Editor at the O Music Awards, and Associate Editor of Media and Entertainment at Mashable — and has contributed to Rolling Stone, CNN, Nylon, Bandcamp and several other publications. She’s also the author of humor blog and book Stuff Hipsters Hate: A Field Guide to the Passionate Opinions of the Indifferent and YA book Placid Girl — plus she plays drums and sings in the band Medium Mystic.

close
Tim Dickinson

Tim Dickinson

The Blue Walrus

Tim is the editor of London-based new music blog pioneer The Blue Walrus, where he has spent more than a decade unearthing new and exciting bands from the UK and beyond. He currently co-hosts the monthly Hopscotch live shows at London’s The Social and can be found propping up the bar at various gigs across the capital.

close
Tim Dickinson

Tim Dickinson

The Blue Walrus

Tim is the editor of London-based new music blog pioneer The Blue Walrus, where he has spent more than a decade unearthing new and exciting bands from the UK and beyond. He currently co-hosts the monthly Hopscotch live shows at London’s The Social and can be found propping up the bar at various gigs across the capital.

close
Kirsten Spruch

Kirsten Spruch

Baeble Music

Kirsten Spruch is the current Managing Editor at music media site Baeble Music. After graduating from high school, she knew exactly what field she wanted to work in: music. On a whim, she decided to apply for an internship at Baeble, where she was hired as the social media coordinator after only one month. One year later and she is still at Baeble, but now as Managing Editor, where she manages a team of writers, interviews artists, reviews music, handles their social media, and hosts several on-camera segments such as The Writer’s Block, The Dive, and more. When she’s not at the office, she’s at her apartment in Greenpoint, Brooklyn working on her own music, which she writes and self produces. 

close
Nastassia Baroni

Nastassia Baroni

Music Feeds

Nastassia Baroni is a Sydney-based music journalist and the Managing Editor of Australian music website Music Feeds. She’s passionate about homegrown Australian music, The West Wing and defending the merits of the Eurovision Song Contest. She finds writing in the third person deeply uncomfortable.

close
Brenna Ehrlich

Brenna Ehrlich

Talkhouse Music

Brenna Ehrlich is the Editor-in-Chief of the Talkhouse Music. She previously served as the Senior Pop Editor at MTV News, Senior Editor at the O Music Awards, and Associate Editor of Media and Entertainment at Mashable — and has contributed to Rolling Stone, CNN, Nylon, Bandcamp and several other publications. She’s also the author of humor blog and book Stuff Hipsters Hate: A Field Guide to the Passionate Opinions of the Indifferent and YA book Placid Girl — plus she plays drums and sings in the band Medium Mystic.

close
Brandon Bogajewicz

Brandon Bogajewicz

The Burning Ear

Brandon Bogajewicz has been “writing” about new music since 2009 when he started The Burning Ear. While still posting daily, he expanded to the monthly new music and original artwork vinyl club Vinyl Moon. This year he teamed both of those endeavors up with Fancy PR for an official showcase where you can find him rubber-necking between the two stages. When not eating breakfast tacos in Austin he can be found eating lesser tacos in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, or somewhere on the road.

close
Tim Dickinson

Tim Dickinson

The Blue Walrus

Tim is the editor of London-based new music blog pioneer The Blue Walrus, where he has spent more than a decade unearthing new and exciting bands from the UK and beyond. He currently co-hosts the monthly Hopscotch live shows at London’s The Social and can be found propping up the bar at various gigs across the capital.

close
Joshua Chiang

Joshua Chiang

Control + Alt + Delight

Joshua Chiang’s music appreciation runs the gamut. The uniqueness of any and all sounds finds a place within his ears. He is, however, more inclined to the gloomier, moodier, and darker corners of music. As a writer, photographer, and underground promoter, he spends much of his time keeping his eyes and ears on the next big thing as well as what has been under everyone’s noses the whole time.

close
Ben Umanov

Ben Umanov

MetalSucks

Ben Umanov started MetalSucks in 2006 with his childhood friend Matt. He is also a partner in Blast Beat Network, an advertising and content network for heavy metal sites, an artist manager, and has worked at record labels, management and booking agencies in the past.

close
Kirsten Spruch

Kirsten Spruch

Baeble Music

Kirsten Spruch is the current Managing Editor at music media site Baeble Music. After graduating from high school, she knew exactly what field she wanted to work in: music. On a whim, she decided to apply for an internship at Baeble, where she was hired as the social media coordinator after only one month. One year later and she is still at Baeble, but now as Managing Editor, where she manages a team of writers, interviews artists, reviews music, handles their social media, and hosts several on-camera segments such as The Writer’s Block, The Dive, and more. When she’s not at the office, she’s at her apartment in Greenpoint, Brooklyn working on her own music, which she writes and self produces. 

close
Paul Bridgewater

Paul Bridgewater

The Line of Best Fit

Paul Bridgewater has been the editor of award-winning music website The Line of Best Fit for the last five years, helping to grow it from a small bedroom blog to one of the biggest wholly independent voices on new music anywhere on the web. As an advocate for emerging talent from across the globe, he’s worked to keep the site true to its original ethos – “celebrate or ignore” – throughout its first ten years of life.

close
Morgan Enos

Morgan Enos

Talkhouse Music

Morgan Enos is a songwriter, publicist, and music journalist. He makes many records as part of Medium Mystic, Other Houses, and Hollow Sunshine, has written for Talkhouse Music  Nine Bullets and Glide Magazine, and is one half of Five Roses Press. His Sun Kil Moon parody EP went viral in 2016, and was featured on NPR – All Songs Considered, The A.V. Club, Stereogum and more. He resides in Brooklyn, NY.

close
Ben Kaye

Ben Kaye

Consequence of Sound

Ben Kaye is News Editor for Consequence of Sound, a leading online magazine covering the latest in music, film, and television. Raised just outside Boston, educated on Long Island (Hofstra University), and living in Brooklyn, Ben has been covering music for some seven years now. In addition to helping run CoS’ daily news section, he contributes heavily to live coverage and features with both his pen and his camera. He has also worked in comic book journalism and owns what some would call an obscene amount of comics and memorabilia.

close
Nathan Lankford

Nathan Lankford

Austin Town Hall

Nathan Lankford is a rare breed. A native Austinite with a dedication to covering local music, as well as that of the acts coming into town. He’s the editor-in-chief for Austintownhall.com, as well as the owner of ATH Records; his work with both will always have an Austin-centric focus. His tastes focus on jangle pop, indie rock, folk and obscure reggae, but he’ll listen to anything and everything that comes his way. When he’s not covering music, he spends his days teaching middle school English and coaching soccer, but only when it doesn’t interfere with his music passions.

close
Gillian Driscoll

Gillian Driscoll

Sound Dessert

Gillian Driscoll is a music tastemaker with a penchant for pop colors, pop music, and Prince. You’ll find Gillian sharing her flavors of the week on her music blog Sound Dessert, which features the best emerging artists that deserve to be heard. When she’s not writing about bands, she’s working with them via her artist development company, Sound Dessert Consulting. Gillian moved to Austin, by way of NYC, in early 2013 after having the time of her life at SXSW. She looks forward to discovering new music at the festival each year.

close
Nathan Headden

Nathan Headden

Operation Every Band

Nathan Headden is a freelance photographer and music writer; having written for a number of online and print publications over the past decade. In 2010, he and Kevin McStravick started Operation Every Band, a Tumblr-based music blog that focuses on reviewing music festival lineups, most notably every artist that officially plays SXSW each year. During SXSW 2015, using a borrowed camera in the photo pit at Chance the Rapper’s “Free the People” Showcase, he caught the music photography bug, and has been photographing musicians at shows and festivals in his hometown of Dallas ever since.

close
James Rettig

James Rettig

Stereogum

James Rettig is a staff writer at Stereogum, and has been contributing there in some capacity or another since 2013. Before that, he interned at Billboard and worked at WTSR, the radio station at The College Of New Jersey. Since he doesn’t know what else to write for this 100 word count bio, he’s encouraging you to donate to Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Sacred Stone Legal Defense Fund, or any local organizations that need help in our fight against fascism. Resist!

close
Andrew Sacher

Andrew Sacher

Brooklyn Vegan

Andrew Sacher has been writing about music at BrooklynVegan since 2010, but he’s been obsessing over it since hearing The Beach Boys at age 6. In addition to writing, he’s helped curate events and playlists. He has represented BrooklynVegan at SXSW for the past five years, as well as at music festivals like Firefly and Lockn’, and on BBC Radio 1. He is currently a senior editor at BV and living in New York City.

close
Chris Park

Chris Park

Korean Indie

Chris Park started writing about Korean and Japanese music in 2009 covering all genres of music. Co-founded KoreanIndie.com as a joint project in 2011 until 2013 when Chris became the sole owner. Focusing on introducing independent music from South Korea across all genres. With the help of volunteer writers and Korean musicians, new artists are presented for international audiences to listen and buy the music. KoreanIndie.com supplies news, reviews, editorials, and interviews for the English language international audience.

close
Colin Gallant

Colin Gallant

BeatRoute

Colin is a writer, editor and photographer in Calgary, AB. As the Music Editor of BeatRoute Magazine, he stays abreast of international and Western Canadian music for dissemination to both a print and online readership. Colin is also on a number of programming committees in Calgary and organizes a monthly party series for each BeatRoute issue release.

close
Brandon Bogajewicz

Brandon Bogajewicz

The Burning Ear

Brandon Bogajewicz has been “writing” about new music since 2009 when he started The Burning Ear. While still posting daily, he expanded to the monthly new music and original artwork vinyl club Vinyl Moon. This year he teamed both of those endeavors up with Fancy PR for an official showcase where you can find him rubber-necking between the two stages. When not eating breakfast tacos in Austin he can be found eating lesser tacos in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, or somewhere on the road.

close
Troy Meyer

Troy Meyer

B3SCI

Troy Meyer is the co-founder of B3SCI, a California-based music blog (blahblahblahscience.com), record label (B3SCI Records), and concert promoter (B3SCI Presents) featuring the best new talent worldwide. B3SCI Records has released music from Jungle, Moses Sumney, Zella Day, Marian Hill, SKOTT, and POWERS amongst others; and B3SCI Presents has curated and promoted early performances from The 1975, Tove Lo, Gallant, and many more. His ten years of industry experience includes label management and development and blog management and editing.

close
Peter Bowman

Peter Bowman

All Things Go

A recent graduate of Davidson College, Peter Bowman is a filmmaker and writer based in Charlotte, NC, working on everything from shorts to music videos to commercials. He’s also a contributing writer for All Things Go and curates playlists for Let Me Get Music. He loves mopey French films, hates biopics, and wishes more people would listen to Jóhann Jóhannsson’s recent LP Orphée.

close
El Hunt

El Hunt

DIY Mag

El Hunt is Features Editor and resident pop enthusiast at DIY. She’s also been published in The Observer and London’s Evening Standard. El’s career highlight remains her small yet pivotal role in #didowatch – DIY’s definitely-not accidental forecasting of Dido’s surprise Reading appearance a few years ago. When she’s not jotting words about music, El enjoys listening to Whitney Houston’s debut album on repeat, supporting her local football heroes Dulwich Hamlet, and trying to replicate Christine and The Queens’ wardrobe.

close
Mike Clemenza

Mike Clemenza

B3SCI

Mike Clemenza is the co-founder of B3SCI, a California-based music blog (blahblahblahscience.com), record label (B3SCI Records), and concert promoter (B3SCI Presents) featuring the best new talent worldwide. B3SCI Records has released music from Jungle, Moses Sumney, Zella Day, Marian Hill, SKOTT, and POWERS amongst others; and B3SCI Presents has curated and promoted early performances from The 1975, Tove Lo, Gallant, and many more. His ten years of industry experience includes label management and development and blog managment and editing.

close
Brandon Bogajewicz

Brandon Bogajewicz

The Burning Ear

Brandon Bogajewicz has been “writing” about new music since 2009 when he started The Burning Ear. While still posting daily, he expanded to the monthly new music and original artwork vinyl club Vinyl Moon. This year he teamed both of those endeavors up with Fancy PR for an official showcase where you can find him rubber-necking between the two stages. When not eating breakfast tacos in Austin he can be found eating lesser tacos in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, or somewhere on the road.

close
Justin Bieggar

Justin Bieggar

All Things Go

Justin is a photographer and music journalist from Rancho Cucamonga, CA. As a photographer, he splits his time between Guatemala and the U.S., documenting music scenes in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Antigua. As an editor at All Things Go, he curates innovative and unexpected new music. He loves travel, music and documenting that untold local history.

close
Cassie Morien

Cassie Morien

Indie Shuffle

Austin-based journalist Cassie Morien has been covering music since 2002. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Central Florida, Morien served as an editor for Boca Raton magazine until she couldn’t stand one more second of Florida’s swamps and sunburns. She finally escaped to Texas in 2013. Morien is a staff writer for Indie Shuffle and contributes to Teeth magazine. She also serves as the official blogger for SunFest Music Festival. When she’s not damaging her eardrums, Morien can be found tweeting for tech giants at INK Public Relations. She is madly in love with hashtags, music festivals, milkshakes, synth-pop, and the human race.

close
Nathan Lankford

Nathan Lankford

Austin Town Hall

Nathan Lankford is a rare breed. A native Austinite with a dedication to covering local music, as well as that of the acts coming into town. He’s the editor-in-chief for Austintownhall.com, as well as the owner of ATH Records; his work with both will always have an Austin-centric focus. His tastes focus on jangle pop, indie rock, folk and obscure reggae, but he’ll listen to anything and everything that comes his way. When he’s not covering music, he spends his days teaching middle school English and coaching soccer, but only when it doesn’t interfere with his music passions.

close
Will Collins

Will Collins

Alt Citizen

Will Collins spends his time thinking about food but writes about music and movies. He’s a firm believer that North Carolina pulled pork is the reigning king of BBQ.

close
Peter Bowman

Peter Bowman

All Things Go

A recent graduate of Davidson College, Peter Bowman is a filmmaker and writer based in Charlotte, NC, working on everything from shorts to music videos to commercials. He’s also a contributing writer for All Things Go and curates playlists for Let Me Get Music. He loves mopey French films, hates biopics, and wishes more people would listen to Jóhann Jóhannsson’s recent LP Orphée.

close
Amy Huang

Amy Huang

We Found New Music

WE FOUND NEW MUSIC is an artist discovery platform dedicated to introducing exceptional artists to music industry leaders and organizations. In the past 4 years, we have helped introduce over 300 artists through performance & interview sessions, blogs, radio shows, Concerts & DJ sets with today’s most relevant artists, including FRENSHIP, The Aces, Bishop Briggs, and Billie Eilish. This will be WFNM’s third time presenting an official showcase at SXSW. Learn more at WEFOUNDNEWMUSIC.COM.

close
Cassie Morien

Cassie Morien

Indie Shuffle

Austin-based journalist Cassie Morien has been covering music since 2002. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Central Florida, Morien served as an editor for Boca Raton magazine until she couldn’t stand one more second of Florida’s swamps and sunburns. She finally escaped to Texas in 2013. Morien is a staff writer for Indie Shuffle and contributes to Teeth magazine. She also serves as the official blogger for SunFest Music Festival. When she’s not damaging her eardrums, Morien can be found tweeting for tech giants at INK Public Relations. She is madly in love with hashtags, music festivals, milkshakes, synth-pop, and the human race.

close
Morgan Davis

Morgan Davis

Ovrld

Morgan Davis sells bootleg queso on the streets of Austin in order to fund Loser City, the multimedia collective he co-runs. When he isn’t doing that, he gets complimented and/or threatened by Austin’s musical community for stuff he writes at Ovrld, which he is the Managing Editor of.

close
Colin Gallant

Colin Gallant

BeatRoute

Colin is a writer, editor and photographer in Calgary, AB. As the Music Editor of BeatRoute Magazine, he stays abreast of international and Western Canadian music for dissemination to both a print and online readership. Colin is also on a number of programming committees in Calgary and organizes a monthly party series for each BeatRoute issue release.

close
Will Collins

Will Collins

Alt Citizen

Will Collins spends his time thinking about food but writes about music and movies. He’s a firm believer that North Carolina pulled pork is the reigning king of BBQ.

close
Nathan Lankford

Nathan Lankford

Austin Town Hall

Nathan Lankford is a rare breed. A native Austinite with a dedication to covering local music, as well as that of the acts coming into town. He’s the editor-in-chief for Austintownhall.com, as well as the owner of ATH Records; his work with both will always have an Austin-centric focus. His tastes focus on jangle pop, indie rock, folk and obscure reggae, but he’ll listen to anything and everything that comes his way. When he’s not covering music, he spends his days teaching middle school English and coaching soccer, but only when it doesn’t interfere with his music passions.

close
James Rettig

James Rettig

Stereogum

James Rettig is a staff writer at Stereogum, and has been contributing there in some capacity or another since 2013. Before that, he interned at Billboard and worked at WTSR, the radio station at The College Of New Jersey. Since he doesn’t know what else to write for this 100 word count bio, he’s encouraging you to donate to Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Sacred Stone Legal Defense Fund, or any local organizations that need help in our fight against fascism. Resist!

close
Gillian Driscoll

Gillian Driscoll

Sound Dessert

Gillian Driscoll is a music tastemaker with a penchant for pop colors, pop music, and Prince. You’ll find Gillian sharing her flavors of the week on her music blog Sound Dessert, which features the best emerging artists that deserve to be heard. When she’s not writing about bands, she’s working with them via her artist development company, Sound Dessert Consulting. Gillian moved to Austin, by way of NYC, in early 2013 after having the time of her life at SXSW. She looks forward to discovering new music at the festival each year.

close
Reese Hayward

Reese Hayward

Control + Alt + Delight

Reese Hayward is a LA-based, happy-go-lucky writer with an appreciation for both the underground and the more topical music realms. When writing Reese tries to set the scene for the reader to make them feel as though they are right there with him at the event. Hip-hop and electronic music are his main focuses but he also has a strong affinity for classics like Queen and CCR. On weekends you can find him at one of the many great Los Angeles speakeasies or causing permanent damage to his eardrums at a litany of fine music venues across Tinseltown.

close
Nathan Lankford

Nathan Lankford

Austin Town Hall

Nathan Lankford is a rare breed. A native Austinite with a dedication to covering local music, as well as that of the acts coming into town. He’s the editor-in-chief for Austintownhall.com, as well as the owner of ATH Records; his work with both will always have an Austin-centric focus. His tastes focus on jangle pop, indie rock, folk and obscure reggae, but he’ll listen to anything and everything that comes his way. When he’s not covering music, he spends his days teaching middle school English and coaching soccer, but only when it doesn’t interfere with his music passions.

close
Julian Bridges

Julian Bridges

MXDWN

Julian Bridges is a writer, filmmaker and musician living in New York City. He graduated from the University of Michigan with Highest Honors in May, where he received degrees in Jazz and Classical Performance and was named the Presser Foundation Undergraduate Scholar. Bridges has performed at venues including The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, The Detroit Jazz Festival and Lincoln Center, has studied at the National Conservatory of Paris, and is currently a contributor at mxdwn.com.

close
Derek Robertson

Derek Robertson

Drowned in Sound

Derek Robertson is a freelance music writer and digital journalist with over eight years’ experience contributing to a variety of publications, both in print and online. Having written for the likes of the Quietus, Dummy, Loud & Quiet, The 405, and Le Cool, as well as a three-year stint as the English Editor of PERDIZ magazine, he is now Senior Associate Editor at Drowned In Sound, where he oversees editorial direction and is involved in digital strategy. Currently based in Amsterdam, he also contributes to Subbacultcha, an independent music and art platform devoted to emerging artists, Europavox.com, and provides content for several internationally renowned Dutch festivals.

close
Brendan Hanson

Brendan Hanson

Rap Nation

Hailing from Wisconsin, Brendan came to LA to attend the University of Southern California. It was here that he discovered his knack for music and the business that surrounds it. He currently heads the Public Relations of The Nations and Lowly Palace. Additionally, he manages an up-and-coming artist, HVNNIBVL who is poised for a breakout 2017.

close
Derek Robertson

Derek Robertson

Drowned in Sound

Derek Robertson is a freelance music writer and digital journalist with over eight years’ experience contributing to a variety of publications, both in print and online. Having written for the likes of the Quietus, Dummy, Loud & Quiet, The 405, and Le Cool, as well as a three-year stint as the English Editor of PERDIZ magazine, he is now Senior Associate Editor at Drowned In Sound, where he oversees editorial direction and is involved in digital strategy. Currently based in Amsterdam, he also contributes to Subbacultcha, an independent music and art platform devoted to emerging artists, Europavox.com, and provides content for several internationally renowned Dutch festivals.

close
Jarri Van der Haegen

Jarri Van der Haegen

Disco Naïveté

Disco Naïveté rides the buzz with its knees pulled in. Established in 2009, the music blog was first to cover some of today’s stars like Lana Del Rey, Hozier and Haim. It branched out with a management and consultancy leg early 2016 to put its passive expertise to work.

close
El Hunt

El Hunt

DIY Mag

El Hunt is Features Editor and resident pop enthusiast at DIY. She’s also been published in The Observer and London’s Evening Standard. El’s career highlight remains her small yet pivotal role in #didowatch – DIY’s definitely-not accidental forecasting of Dido’s surprise Reading appearance a few years ago. When she’s not jotting words about music, El enjoys listening to Whitney Houston’s debut album on repeat, supporting her local football heroes Dulwich Hamlet, and trying to replicate Christine and The Queens’ wardrobe.

close
Tamim Alnuweiri

Tamim Alnuweiri

Alt Citizen

Tamim Alnuweiri is a New York City based music, film and culture writer. She loves poutine, (the idea of) CBGB and Richard Hell.

close
Amy Huang

Amy Huang

We Found New Music

WE FOUND NEW MUSIC is an artist discovery platform dedicated to introducing exceptional artists to music industry leaders and organizations. In the past 4 years, we have helped introduce over 300 artists through performance & interview sessions, blogs, radio shows, Concerts & DJ sets with today’s most relevant artists, including FRENSHIP, The Aces, Bishop Briggs, and Billie Eilish. This will be WFNM’s third time presenting an official showcase at SXSW. Learn more at WEFOUNDNEWMUSIC.COM.

close
Jarri Van der Haegen

Jarri Van der Haegen

Disco Naïveté

Disco Naïveté rides the buzz with its knees pulled in. Established in 2009, the music blog was first to cover some of today’s stars like Lana Del Rey, Hozier and Haim. It branched out with a management and consultancy leg early 2016 to put its passive expertise to work.

close
Andrew Sacher

Andrew Sacher

Brooklyn Vegan

Andrew Sacher has been writing about music at BrooklynVegan since 2010, but he’s been obsessing over it since hearing The Beach Boys at age 6. In addition to writing, he’s helped curate events and playlists. He has represented BrooklynVegan at SXSW for the past five years, as well as at music festivals like Firefly and Lockn’, and on BBC Radio 1. He is currently a senior editor at BV and living in New York City.

close
Bill Pearis

Bill Pearis

Brooklyn Vegan

A lifelong music geek, Bill has been writing for BrooklynVegan for nearly 10 years, having lived through shitgaze, chillwave, seapunk and and other scenes he only sort of remembers. He is currently a Senior Editor at BrooklynVegan.

close
Marcos Hassan

Marcos Hassan

Remezcla

Marcos Hassan is a staff writer at Remezcla, a noise maker/lover, and a writer since 2005. His work has also appeared in Noisey MX, Tiny Mixtapes, and more.

close
Cassie Morien

Cassie Morien

Indie Shuffle

Austin-based journalist Cassie Morien has been covering music since 2002. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Central Florida, Morien served as an editor for Boca Raton magazine until she couldn’t stand one more second of Florida’s swamps and sunburns. She finally escaped to Texas in 2013. Morien is a staff writer for Indie Shuffle and contributes to Teeth magazine. She also serves as the official blogger for SunFest Music Festival. When she’s not damaging her eardrums, Morien can be found tweeting for tech giants at INK Public Relations. She is madly in love with hashtags, music festivals, milkshakes, synth-pop, and the human race.

close
Paul Bridgewater

Paul Bridgewater

The Line of Best Fit

Paul Bridgewater has been the editor of award-winning music website The Line of Best Fit for the last five years, helping to grow it from a small bedroom blog to one of the biggest wholly independent voices on new music anywhere on the web. As an advocate for emerging talent from across the globe, he’s worked to keep the site true to its original ethos – “celebrate or ignore” – throughout its first ten years of life.

close
Derek Robertson

Derek Robertson

Drowned in Sound

Derek Robertson is a freelance music writer and digital journalist with over eight years’ experience contributing to a variety of publications, both in print and online. Having written for the likes of the Quietus, Dummy, Loud & Quiet, The 405, and Le Cool, as well as a three-year stint as the English Editor of PERDIZ magazine, he is now Senior Associate Editor at Drowned In Sound, where he oversees editorial direction and is involved in digital strategy. Currently based in Amsterdam, he also contributes to Subbacultcha, an independent music and art platform devoted to emerging artists, Europavox.com, and provides content for several internationally renowned Dutch festivals.

close
Ben Kaye

Ben Kaye

Consequence of Sound

Ben Kaye is News Editor for Consequence of Sound, a leading online magazine covering the latest in music, film, and television. Raised just outside Boston, educated on Long Island (Hofstra University), and living in Brooklyn, Ben has been covering music for some seven years now. In addition to helping run CoS’ daily news section, he contributes heavily to live coverage and features with both his pen and his camera. He has also worked in comic book journalism and owns what some would call an obscene amount of comics and memorabilia.

close
Hannah Waitt

Hannah Waitt

moonROK

Hannah was born in Austin and raised on live music, later attending the University of Texas where she wrote an award-winning thesis on the rise of Kpop. After graduation, Hannah wrote for Billboard Korea before continuing her studies of Music Business at NYU in New York City. There, Hannah achieved her Master’s degree by publishing another Kpop dissertation, this time on the power of super fans in Korea. While at NYU, Hannah founded moonROK Media, Inc., the world’s premier English source of Kpop news and entertainment. She now works full-time as Editor-in-Chief at moonROK, and recently moved to Seoul to open up the company’s offices there.

close
Morgan Davis

Morgan Davis

Ovrld

Morgan Davis sells bootleg queso on the streets of Austin in order to fund Loser City, the multimedia collective he co-runs. When he isn’t doing that, he gets complimented and/or threatened by Austin’s musical community for stuff he writes at Ovrld, which he is the Managing Editor of.

close
Hannah Angst

Hannah Angst

The Wild Honey Pie

Hannah Angst is a former record store clerk turned editor of The Wild Honey Pie. In addition, she runs digital marketing for the label and management services division of Girlie Action. She enjoys talking about John Wick, learning the dances in K Pop music videos and struggling to finish crossword puzzles.

close
Steve Bonitatibus

Steve Bonitatibus

MXDWN

Fell in love with music as a freshman back in high school and never looked back once since that day. Pursued an arts degree for four years at the University of Virginia before graduating and pursuing a life as a starving artist. Avid music listener, journalist and teacher who performs and composes his own work under the moniker of Sundaug. Currently serving as Managing Editor and Experimental Reviewer with mxdwn.com.

close
Sopitas

Sopitas

Sopitas

We are Almendra Hernández, Aaron Cortés and Abraham Huitrón from Mexico City. The really peculiar and young music team at Sopitas.com. Our thing is to write a little bit of everything. We try to be very selective and careful with the content, videos, releases, concerts and band proposals. We support national talent #HechoEnMexico.

close
Lisa Wright

Lisa Wright

DIY Mag

Lisa Wright is a London-based music journalist and gig promoter. Having written for NME between the years of 2009-2015, she now works as a staff writer for UK indie magazine DIY with additional bylines in the likes of Time Out, Noisey, The Guardian, The Independent and more. She also works for UK live promoter Rockfeedback who look after the London shows for artists including Father John Misty, Flume and Foxygen, and runs independent club night Antidotes – which has put on early shows from the likes of Wolf Alice, Slaves and more. She could do with a nap, tbh.

close
Bill Pearis

Bill Pearis

Brooklyn Vegan

A lifelong music geek, Bill has been writing for BrooklynVegan for nearly 10 years, having lived through shitgaze, chillwave, seapunk and and other scenes he only sort of remembers. He is currently a Senior Editor at BrooklynVegan.

close
Nathan Lankford

Nathan Lankford

Austin Town Hall

Nathan Lankford is a rare breed. A native Austinite with a dedication to covering local music, as well as that of the acts coming into town. He’s the editor-in-chief for Austintownhall.com, as well as the owner of ATH Records; his work with both will always have an Austin-centric focus. His tastes focus on jangle pop, indie rock, folk and obscure reggae, but he’ll listen to anything and everything that comes his way. When he’s not covering music, he spends his days teaching middle school English and coaching soccer, but only when it doesn’t interfere with his music passions.

close
Nathan Headden

Nathan Headden

Operation Every Band

Nathan Headden is a freelance photographer and music writer; having written for a number of online and print publications over the past decade. In 2010, he and Kevin McStravick started Operation Every Band, a Tumblr-based music blog that focuses on reviewing music festival lineups, most notably every artist that officially plays SXSW each year. During SXSW 2015, using a borrowed camera in the photo pit at Chance the Rapper’s “Free the People” Showcase, he caught the music photography bug, and has been photographing musicians at shows and festivals in his hometown of Dallas ever since.

close
Nate Rogers

Nate Rogers

FLOOD Magazine

Nate Rogers is an associate editor at FLOOD Magazine. He lives in Los Angeles, where he was born and raised—and will truthfully likely die. He is the magazine’s foremost expert on Nicolas Cage and Guided by Voices, as well as the frequent, understated intersection of the two. He is skeptical of any celebrity Twitter account that is actually funny. He still hasn’t seen Joan Didion in person but he looks for her everyday.

close
Marty Sartini Garner

Marty Sartini Garner

FLOOD Magazine

Marty Sartini Garner is editor in chief of FLOOD Magazine. He lives in Los Angeles, where he pretends like he’s not impressed by celebrity culture and is doing his best to become a Dodgers fan. He’s also contributed to Aquarium Drunkard, Pitchfork, Grantland, and FILTER. He’s interviewed Thom Yorke, Randy Newman, and Jonathan Lethem, but he’s certain that the only subject who would leave him starstruck would be Verne Lundquist. He is an ardent follower of LSU football and the Montreal Canadiens, as anyone who has ever sat next to him at a party knows all too well.

close
Brendan Hanson

Brendan Hanson

Rap Nation

Hailing from Wisconsin, Brendan came to LA to attend the University of Southern California. It was here that he discovered his knack for music and the business that surrounds it. He currently heads the Public Relations of The Nations and Lowly Palace. Additionally, he manages an up-and-coming artist, HVNNIBVL who is poised for a breakout 2017.

close
Justin Bieggar

Justin Bieggar

All Things Go

Justin is a photographer and music journalist from Rancho Cucamonga, CA. As a photographer, he splits his time between Guatemala and the U.S., documenting music scenes in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Antigua. As an editor at All Things Go, he curates innovative and unexpected new music. He loves travel, music and documenting that untold local history.

close
Marcos Hassan

Marcos Hassan

Remezcla

Marcos Hassan is a staff writer at Remezcla, a noise maker/lover, and a writer since 2005. His work has also appeared in Noisey MX, Tiny Mixtapes, and more.

close
Robert Williams

Robert Williams

Metal-Rules

Robert Williams is a Senior Staff Writer for Metal-Rules and Bulldozer Magazine. In addition to heavy metal journalism, you might catch Robert playing lead guitar for WITCHES MARK or as the rhythm guitarist in IGNITOR. He eats, breaths and sleeps Heavy Metal. One could argue that Heavy Metal is his whole world, well… besides fast girls and fast cars, anyway. His favorite metal bands include Accept, Angel Witch, Destruction, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Kreator, Manowar, Yngwie Malmsteen, RIOT, Twisted Tower Dire & Venom. Robert enjoys consuming copious amounts of cheap beer & malt liquor, worshiping his meticulously alphabetically organized CD collection & petting dogs.

close
Morgan Enos

Morgan Enos

Talkhouse Music

Morgan Enos is a songwriter, publicist, and music journalist. He makes many records as part of Medium Mystic, Other Houses, and Hollow Sunshine, has written for Talkhouse Music  Nine Bullets and Glide Magazine, and is one half of Five Roses Press. His Sun Kil Moon parody EP went viral in 2016, and was featured on NPR – All Songs Considered, The A.V. Club, Stereogum and more. He resides in Brooklyn, NY.

close
Marco Gandolfi

Marco Gandolfi

Music-News.com

Marco Gandolfi is the longstanding editor of Music-News.com and a voting panel member of BRITS and BBC Music Awards, and a BBC News contributor. Music-News.com is a leading independent publisher featuring news, reviews, interviews, competitions, the latest releases and all the gossip from the worldwide music scene.Launched in October 2003 Music-News.com has a dedicated team of over 250 contributors providing breaking news 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

close
Marty Sartini Garner

Marty Sartini Garner

FLOOD Magazine

Marty Sartini Garner is editor in chief of FLOOD Magazine. He lives in Los Angeles, where he pretends like he’s not impressed by celebrity culture and is doing his best to become a Dodgers fan. He’s also contributed to Aquarium Drunkard, Pitchfork, Grantland, and FILTER. He’s interviewed Thom Yorke, Randy Newman, and Jonathan Lethem, but he’s certain that the only subject who would leave him starstruck would be Verne Lundquist. He is an ardent follower of LSU football and the Montreal Canadiens, as anyone who has ever sat next to him at a party knows all too well.

close
Nate Rogers

Nate Rogers

FLOOD Magazine

Nate Rogers is an associate editor at FLOOD Magazine. He lives in Los Angeles, where he was born and raised—and will truthfully likely die. He is the magazine’s foremost expert on Nicolas Cage and Guided by Voices, as well as the frequent, understated intersection of the two. He is skeptical of any celebrity Twitter account that is actually funny. He still hasn’t seen Joan Didion in person but he looks for her everyday.

close
Marcos Hassan

Marcos Hassan

Remezcla

Marcos Hassan is a staff writer at Remezcla, a noise maker/lover, and a writer since 2005. His work has also appeared in Noisey MX, Tiny Mixtapes, and more.

close
Kevin McStravick

Kevin McStravick

Operation Every Band

Kevin McStravick started Operation Every Band in 2010 with a blank spreadsheet and a mission: to listen to, rate and review every band playing the 2,000+ artists on the SXSW lineup.The opportunity allows discovery in all genres and to share recommendations for attendees, both in Austin and in spirit, every March. Kevin has participated in SXSW as a panelist, writer and lover of music every year and hopes to continue to do so until his legs finally give out from shimmying and shaking for a week straight. Kevin lives outside of Denton, Texas with his wife, two dogs and a new baby ready to take on her first SXSW in 2017.

close
Kevin McStravick

Kevin McStravick

Operation Every Band

Kevin McStravick started Operation Every Band in 2010 with a blank spreadsheet and a mission: to listen to, rate and review every band playing the 2,000+ artists on the SXSW lineup.The opportunity allows discovery in all genres and to share recommendations for attendees, both in Austin and in spirit, every March. Kevin has participated in SXSW as a panelist, writer and lover of music every year and hopes to continue to do so until his legs finally give out from shimmying and shaking for a week straight. Kevin lives outside of Denton, Texas with his wife, two dogs and a new baby ready to take on her first SXSW in 2017.

close
Colin Gallant

Colin Gallant

BeatRoute

Colin is a writer, editor and photographer in Calgary, AB. As the Music Editor of BeatRoute Magazine, he stays abreast of international and Western Canadian music for dissemination to both a print and online readership. Colin is also on a number of programming committees in Calgary and organizes a monthly party series for each BeatRoute issue release.

close
Rachel Brodsky

Rachel Brodsky

Paste Magazine

Rachel Brodsky is a music and culture writer and editor. Her writing has been featured in SPIN, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Paste, CLRVYNT, MTV, the New York Observer, LA Weekly and others. She’s been on staff as a Staff Music Writer with Paste Magazine since October 2016. Prior to that, she was an editor at SPIN.com for two years. She lives in Queens with her fiancee and two cats, one of whom is named Jones for Sigourney Weaver’s tabby in Alien. Despite writing about music for a living, she generally prefers to be in bed before 11 p.m. with her laptop and a bowl of snacks.

close
Austin Boykins

Austin Boykins

HYPEBEAST

Originally from The Bronx, my name is Austin but most people call me Aus for short and my fianceé calls me papí (insert smirk emoji here). Allen Iverson is the greatest player to player basketball and don’t argue with me, I won’t listen anyway. I’m pretty confident I can out shoot J.R. Smith when it comes to Hennessey but hey, who knows. I hold a ton of influences such as Stone Cold Steve Austin, Swaggy P and others, but I won’t list all of them. I have a small obsession with sneakers, which makes my role as an Associate Editor at HYPEBEAST a match made in heaven. When I have time I make music on my couch and imagine what it would be like to perform on a grand stage one day. Other than that, I just might be the most laid back person you’ve met.

close
Rachel Brodsky

Rachel Brodsky

Paste Magazine

Rachel Brodsky is a music and culture writer and editor. Her writing has been featured in SPIN, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Paste, CLRVYNT, MTV, the New York Observer, LA Weekly and others. She’s been on staff as a Staff Music Writer with Paste Magazine since October 2016. Prior to that, she was an editor at SPIN.com for two years. She lives in Queens with her fiancee and two cats, one of whom is named Jones for Sigourney Weaver’s tabby in Alien. Despite writing about music for a living, she generally prefers to be in bed before 11 p.m. with her laptop and a bowl of snacks.

close
Nathan Lankford

Nathan Lankford

Austin Town Hall

Nathan Lankford is a rare breed. A native Austinite with a dedication to covering local music, as well as that of the acts coming into town. He’s the editor-in-chief for Austintownhall.com, as well as the owner of ATH Records; his work with both will always have an Austin-centric focus. His tastes focus on jangle pop, indie rock, folk and obscure reggae, but he’ll listen to anything and everything that comes his way. When he’s not covering music, he spends his days teaching middle school English and coaching soccer, but only when it doesn’t interfere with his music passions.

close
Will Oliver

Will Oliver

We All Want Someone To Shout For

Will Oliver started We All Want Someone To Shout For​ in the summer of 2008 as a way to keep showing his friends what new music he was listening to before leaving for college. It turned into something much more than he could ever imagine. What started as a mp3 blog whose job it was to find the freshest new sounds, it’s now turned its eye to the live music scene. Will has since found a passion for concert photography, photographing acts at the smallest DIY rooms in Brooklyn, to the big time stages such as MSG. He keeps hoping to find new ways to keep his passion going.

close
Brandon Bogajewicz

Brandon Bogajewicz

The Burning Ear

Brandon Bogajewicz has been “writing” about new music since 2009 when he started The Burning Ear. While still posting daily, he expanded to the monthly new music and original artwork vinyl club Vinyl Moon. This year he teamed both of those endeavors up with Fancy PR for an official showcase where you can find him rubber-necking between the two stages. When not eating breakfast tacos in Austin he can be found eating lesser tacos in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, or somewhere on the road.

close
Nastassia Baroni

Nastassia Baroni

Music Feeds

Nastassia Baroni is a Sydney-based music journalist and the Managing Editor of Australian music website Music Feeds. She’s passionate about homegrown Australian music, The West Wing and defending the merits of the Eurovision Song Contest. She finds writing in the third person deeply uncomfortable.

close
Chris DeVille

Chris DeVille

Stereogum

Chris DeVille is Senior News Editor at Stereogum, where he writes a weekly column called The Week In Pop and has penned cover stories on Run The Jewels, Tame Impala, DIIV, Future, Spoon, and the emo revival. He has written for a number of other publications including The Ringer, Deadspin, The Verge, Spin, The A.V. Club, Rolling Stone, and Columbus Monthly. He lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and daughter.

close
Will Oliver

Will Oliver

We All Want Someone To Shout For

Will Oliver started We All Want Someone To Shout For​ in the summer of 2008 as a way to keep showing his friends what new music he was listening to before leaving for college. It turned into something much more than he could ever imagine. What started as a mp3 blog whose job it was to find the freshest new sounds, it’s now turned its eye to the live music scene. Will has since found a passion for concert photography, photographing acts at the smallest DIY rooms in Brooklyn, to the big time stages such as MSG. He keeps hoping to find new ways to keep his passion going.

close
Reese Hayward

Reese Hayward

Control + Alt + Delight

Reese Hayward is a LA-based, happy-go-lucky writer with an appreciation for both the underground and the more topical music realms. When writing Reese tries to set the scene for the reader to make them feel as though they are right there with him at the event. Hip-hop and electronic music are his main focuses but he also has a strong affinity for classics like Queen and CCR. On weekends you can find him at one of the many great Los Angeles speakeasies or causing permanent damage to his eardrums at a litany of fine music venues across Tinseltown.

close
Ben Umanov

Ben Umanov

MetalSucks

Ben Umanov started MetalSucks in 2006 with his childhood friend Matt. He is also a partner in Blast Beat Network, an advertising and content network for heavy metal sites, an artist manager, and has worked at record labels, management and booking agencies in the past.

close
Tamim Alnuweiri

Tamim Alnuweiri

Alt Citizen

Tamim Alnuweiri is a New York City based music, film and culture writer. She loves poutine, (the idea of) CBGB and Richard Hell.

close
Chris DeVille

Chris DeVille

Stereogum

Chris DeVille is Senior News Editor at Stereogum, where he writes a weekly column called The Week In Pop and has penned cover stories on Run The Jewels, Tame Impala, DIIV, Future, Spoon, and the emo revival. He has written for a number of other publications including The Ringer, Deadspin, The Verge, Spin, The A.V. Club, Rolling Stone, and Columbus Monthly. He lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and daughter.

close