Drew Tewksbury
Drew Tewksbury

Drew Tewksbury is Managing Editor and Producer of Artbound. He comes 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 also has taught Entertainment Journalism at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and at Loyola Marymount University.

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
A Conversation On Sound With Isis' Aaron Turner, William Fowler Collins, Artist Steve Roden, and Curator Robert Crouch
A Conversation On Sound With Isis' Aaron Turner, William Fowler Collins, Artist Steve Roden, and Curator Robert Crouch
At the recent performance of A Slow Unraveling, the nature of sound and music was given a stress test as musicians and artists pushed the artform to its limits, and beyond.
Moments of Beauty, Stolen: Dirty Lights Photography
Moments of Beauty, Stolen: Dirty Lights Photography
An image doesn't always tell the whole story. To find out what really happens in front of -- and behind -- the lens, Artbound asked a few of the Dirty Lights Exhibit photographers to select one of their photos from the exhibit, and give us a story to go with it.
Sean Carlson: The Man Behind FYF Fest
Sean Carlson: The Man Behind FYF Fest
Artbound caught up with Sean Carlson, the festival's founder to learn about where FYF came from and where it's going.
Orchestra of Decay: William Basinski's Sonic Ruins and Vanishing Tape
Orchestra of Decay: William Basinski's Sonic Ruins and Vanishing Tape
As the World Trade Center burned, William Basinski scored the soundtrack to Armageddon and rebirth. Ten years later, his Disintegration Loops strike a haunting and beautiful chord.
Groundislava: Synth Symphonies and Digital Dreamscapes
Groundislava: Synth Symphonies and Digital Dreamscapes
The airy, minimalist sounds of Venice Beach-raised Groundislava, aka Jasper Patterson are laptop jams at their best.
Hear and Now: Cut Chemist
Hear and Now: Cut Chemist
Artbound's music series Hear and Now, where we explore songs with a sense of place. The idea is simple: put Southern California musicians in the locations that inspired a song, and document a performance of the song in that place. For this session, DJ Cut Chemist makes a mix for Los Angeles, performing five songs in five locations from downtown to the beach. All in one day.
Art Threat: Alex Schaefer's Plein Air Protests
Art Threat: Alex Schaefer's Plein Air Protests
Artist Alex Schaefer paints banks on fire and gets arrested for chalk drawings. He's a multimedia artist whose medium is the media; confronting representation in the age of surveillance.
Womyn Power: Catherine Opie's Personal SASSAS Playlist
Womyn Power: Catherine Opie's Personal SASSAS Playlist
Artbound and photographer Catherine Opie discuss how photography and music interface with nostalgia and rundown the list of songs on her mixtape for the SASSAS listening party.
Chasing 'The Yellow Line:' Simon Rouby's Highway Art
Chasing 'The Yellow Line:' Simon Rouby's Highway Art
For his new project "YELLOW LINE," French filmmaker Simon Rouby tagged along with hulking freeway striping machines, placing canvases underneath these snail-paced trucks, creating art from the yellow paint meant for the road.
Hear and Now: Quetzal
Hear and Now: Quetzal
Artbound's music series Hear and Now, where we explore songs with a sense of place. The idea is simple: put Southern California musicians in the locations that inspired a song, and document a performance of the song in that place. In this installment, the multicultural Angeleno band Quetzal performs in a downtown bus station where migrant workers and international travelers first experience the sprawling city.
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icon, Architecture/ Design discipline

Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

icon, Film & Media Arts discipline

Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

icon, Literature discipline

Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline

Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

icon, Music discipline

Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

icon, Performance discipline

Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

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Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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