Drew Tewksbury
Drew Tewksbury

Drew Tewksbury is Managing Editor and Producer of Artbound. He has come from a diverse media background, having worked as a producer for NPR show News and Notes, a regular music columnist for L.A. Weekly’s West Coast Sound, and Senior Writer/ Contributing Editor for Flaunt Magazine.

He has produced bi-weekly, on-air music review pieces for KPCC’s Madeleine Brand Show, and he has curated Los Angeles Magazine’s Guide section. As a freelance arts and culture journalist/critic, he has written and produced pieces for NPR’s ‘All Things Considered,’ Los Angeles Times, BoxOffice Magazine, NME, Art News, Hollywood Reporter, Back Stage Magazine, Swindle Magazine, Style in Progress (Austria), People Magazine, and more.

Drew is a graduate from USC’s Annenberg School for Journalism Graduate program and in his free time, he runs Echo Park Jazz, a non-profit performance series housed at Lot 1 Café in Los Angeles.

Q&A

LOCATION: Los Angeles

WHAT INSPIRES ME: Art and music that breaks convention, haunts my memory, or clutches onto my heart.

FAVORITE PLACE TO GET AWAY IN MY AREA: Sunday picnics in Topanga Canyon

FAVORITE WRITERS: Mike Sager, Chuck Klosterman, Jorge Luis Borges

ARTIST/CREATIVE YOU’D WANT TO HAVE LUNCH WITH: Prince

MOST OVER-HYPED ARTIST: Tracy Emin

PERFECT SOUNDTRACK FOR WRITING: Slow, super sludgey rock, maybe Om, the Melvins, or Sunn o))). Krautrock works too, maybe Neu! or Can, and perhaps pulsating jazz or electro, like Steve Reich or Konono No.1.

WHY I LOVE WHERE I LIVE: After spending over a decade in Los Angeles, I’m still discovering new things about this city. Whether I’m watching movies at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, catching an opera in a warehouse, or eating a bacon wrapped hotdog from vendors outside Dodger stadium, L.A. provides an unending cavalcade of stimulus.

Recent Articles
Tidal Waves and Quiet: The Heavy Dynamics of Sleep Lady
Tidal Waves and Quiet: The Heavy Dynamics of Sleep Lady
Sleep Lady guitarist Michael Hayden exlains how the musical environment of San Diego cultivates his band and why instrumental can often say more than music with words.
Artbound Earns Webby Award 'Official Honoree'
Artbound Earns Webby Award 'Official Honoree'
It's official! Artbound has been named an Official Honoree in the arts category for the 17th Annual Webby Awards.
In Memory of Patrick McGrew, 1941-2013
In Memory of Patrick McGrew, 1941-2013
Artbound contributor Patrick McGrew passed away last week.
Dancing About Architecture: Heidi Duckler Goes to Boyle Heights
Dancing About Architecture: Heidi Duckler Goes to Boyle Heights
Heidi Duckler's latest performance, "Expulsion," positions her dancers throughout scaffolding in Boyle Heights.
The Indelible Grooves of Sahy Uhns
The Indelible Grooves of Sahy Uhns
Artbound sat down with L.A. producer Madison Burgin, aka Sahy Uhns, to discuss how California and technology made him the musician he is today.
The World, Considered: Sharon Lockhart's Watchful Eye
The World, Considered: Sharon Lockhart's Watchful Eye
Filmmaker Sharon Lockhart intently interprets the world under her watchful lens.
Llyn Foulkes: The 'Torment' of Painting and the Joy of Music
Llyn Foulkes: The 'Torment' of Painting and the Joy of Music
Artbound sat down with artist/musician Llyn Foulkes to discuss the psychology behind his works, how music soothes his soul, and what he really thinks about the art establishment.
'Prison Landscapes' and the Interior World of the Incarcerated
'Prison Landscapes' and the Interior World of the Incarcerated
Alyse Emdur explores the hand-crafted murals produced by prison inmates, which show whimsical worlds conjured from the inmates' imaginations.
KCET Sessions: Chicano/Son
KCET Sessions: Chicano/Son
Polyglot rockers Chicano/Son visited the KCET Studios for a lively session of their son jarocho flavored songs from East L.A.
Sacred Bones Brings Brooklyn to the Desert
Sacred Bones Brings Brooklyn to the Desert
Artbound caught up with Taylor Brode of Brooklyn label Sacred Bones to discuss their five year anniversary show in Pioneertown and what role Joshua Tree plays in their imaginations.
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Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

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