Hi, I'm Andy

I've been a professional writer and editor for over 20 years, starting with credits in The Boston Phoenix and PopMatters and including steady gigs at ARTISTdirect.com (managing editor 2004-2007), Metromix.com (national music editor, 2007-2012) and L.A. Weekly (music editor, 2014-2017, where I won the 2016 AAN Award for best music writing). I specialize in writing about music and also write occasionally about cycling, wine, cocktails, art, science, and Muppets (not all at once, but if anyone wants to combine those things, you will be my hero).

The outlets and brands I've written for include Billboard, DJ Mag, Downbeat, Easyriders, FLOOD, Gigwise, Insomniac, The L.A. Times, Los Angeles magazine, Los Angeleno, Mixmag, Native Instruments, NPR Music, Rolling Stone, Vice, and WeTransfer's WePresent. I also write regularly for Wondery Media and their various non-fiction podcast series, including American Innovations, American Scandal, Business Wars, and Imagined Life.

If you have a story you'd like to discuss, hit me up at andyLAeditor@gmail.com.