Tonight at the ever-inspiring 826LA East in Echo Park, directly behind the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, a bunch of music writers will be discussing their, er, craft, no doubt addressing hot button issues in the ever-exciting world of music journalism, a profession that is growing by leaps and bounds these days, supplanting financial planners and investment bankers as the Must-Have-Job in the new American economy. (That's obviously a joke.) We'll be discussing the battle between print and web, the struggle to create good writing when in the new per-click journalism economy.
Joshuah Bearman (moderator), a former editor and writer at the LA Weekly who has written for Harpers, McSweeney's, Wired, Rolling Stone, and contributes to This American Life.
Kevin Bronson, who, from 2002 until mid-2008, wrote the weekly Buzz Bands column and blog for the Los Angeles Times. He also live-blogged from the Coachella and Detour festivals, and the Warped Tour. He now blogs at Buzzbands.la
Justin Gage, the founder/editor of the Los Angeles based music website AquariumDrunkard.com.
Jessica Hundley, who's written for Spin, Mojo, BlackBook, Salon.com and many others, and who is the author of a biography of country rock icon Gram Parsons entitled Grievous Angel.
Josh Kun, who has written about music for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, SPIN, and many other publications. He's the author of two books: Audiotopia: Music, Race, and America and And You Shall Know Us By The Trail Of Our Vinyl, a history of Jews in America told through 500 album covers.
Pat McGuire, the Editor-in-Chief of Filter, and .a member of L.A. “art gang” Bagavagabonds.
Randall Roberts, who is the dude writing the words you're reading right now.
Jeff Weiss, writer for Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Idolator, Village Voice, New York Magazine's Vulture Blog, Stylus, The Arizona Republic, The State, & Rap-Up. He also maintains a blog, The Passion of the Weiss.