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
Jeans Wilder's Hazy Beach Bummery + 'Totally' Album Preview
Jeans Wilder's Hazy Beach Bummery + 'Totally' Album Preview
Jeans Wilder makes hazy, swaying rock, soaked in shadows and sunshine. Listen to his warped "Wall of Sound" style on his new album "Totally," streaming in its entirety on Artbound.
Fishbone Bassist Norwood on Being South L.A.'s Only Funk-Punk-Ska Band
Fishbone Bassist Norwood on Being South L.A.'s Only Funk-Punk-Ska Band
Fishbone was the South L.A.'s, and quite possibly the world's, only ska-punk-metal-funk freakazoids. Bassist John "Norwood" Fisher tells the story behind the spazzy band.
The Innerspace Music of Anenon
The Innerspace Music of Anenon
The ethereal beats of Artbound's drone art video were made by Anenon, the cerebral music project by Brian Simon.
An Aural History of Krautrock
An Aural History of Krautrock
This Friday, L.A.'s music collective Dublab and the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles will present "Krautrock Classics, An Evening of Cosmic German Music." The first showcase of the minimalist electronic music of Germany will offer some original sounds alongside well-regarded musicians covering...
From Mexico City to Manchester: Alexandra Grant's Personal SASSAS Playlist
From Mexico City to Manchester: Alexandra Grant's Personal SASSAS Playlist
Artist Alexandra Grant shares her personal playlist from her SASSAS performance at the house of Pae White and Tom Marble.
Robert Francis Talks Ry Cooder and Guitar Lessons with a Red Hot Chili Pepper
Robert Francis Talks Ry Cooder and Guitar Lessons with a Red Hot Chili Pepper
Americana musician Robert Francis makes heart-clutching, uplifting anthems. Artbound has your first listen of his new album "Strangers in the First Place." Check it out!
Video Head-to-Head: Tio's Tacos vs. Goth Rock
Video Head-to-Head: Tio's Tacos vs. Goth Rock
Your votes will help determine which Artbound article from last week will become a video.
Cemetarian Tyler Cassity Finds Beauty in the Boneyard
Cemetarian Tyler Cassity Finds Beauty in the Boneyard
For Tyler Cassity, death is his business. As a cemetarian for the historic Hollywood Forever cemetery -- and other sites -- Cassity has redefined death and dying in Los Angeles.
MURS Brings LACMA into the Hip Hop Age
MURS Brings LACMA into the Hip Hop Age
LACMA chose L.A. rapper MURS to curate the first ever hip hop series at the museum. Now he heads up the Through the Mic series at the museum that he used to visit while ditching high school.
Javelin and the Fine Art of Sonic Collage
Javelin and the Fine Art of Sonic Collage
Javelin is the crate-digging electro duo of Thomas Van Buskirk and his cousin/collaborator, George Langford. Live, they are known for frenetic shows that sometimes use 20 boomboxes to get the party started.
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Architecture/ Design

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

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Community Arts

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

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Cultural Politics

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

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Film & Media Arts

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

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Literature

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

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Multi-Disciplinary

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

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Music

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

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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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