Today our spotlight falls on panelist Kevin Bronson who will be joining OvertureCon on Sunday, May 19 for New Music Discovery.
Kevin Bronson is a veteran editor and writer who founded the website BUZZBANDS.LA in 2008. Bronson’s BUZZ BANDS column and blog ran from 2002 to ’08 in the Los Angeles Times, where he worked for 18 years. There, he gained a reputation for tipping readers to myriad unsigned artists, and the new BUZZBANDS.LA continues that tradition, scouting L.A. and environs for the most promising emerging artists.
Bronson has also written for SPIN.com, LA Weekly and New Zealand’s Rip It Up magazine, and his collection of press badges includes the Coachella, Lollapalooza, SXSW, FYF and Detour festivals, as well as the Warped Tour.
In 2010, BUZZBANDS.LA was chosen to curate the KCRW-sponsored Also I Like to Rock series at the Hammer Museum. He hosts radio programs on Los Angeles’ KCSN (88.5 FM) and the Internet outlet Moheak.com.
Bronson, a native of Peoria, Ill., and graduate of Bradley University, is a former sports and news journalist and graphic designer who worked in the newspaper business for 34 years.