MUSIC REPORTING

In 2009, I started my career as a music journalist at now defunct indie music publication FILTER Magazine based in Los Angeles. I started as an intern tasked with a special project to help innovate their digital product. I started writing for the publication (print and digital) and its sister publications throughout and after completion of my internship.

When I took editor roles at Inland Empire Weekly, CityBeat Long Beach and CULTURE Magazine, I owned the music sections as both a beat reporter and editor tasked wiuth planning calendars for print and digital and managing in-house and freelance teams.

When I joined the editorial team at The Desert Sun, I continued my music coverage completing high-profile interviews, investigative editorials and live concert coverage including Coachella and Stagecoach festivals as one of the main music reporters for live blogging and print articles.

ROLE: Creator/Executive Producer, Editor, Reporter, Photographer
DATE: Oct. 2007 – Jan. 2017

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“KID SISTER: JUST ONE OF THE GIRLS,” RAGGED MAGAZINE, ISSUE 8  | ENTIRE STORY
Kid Sister sits down to discuss music, fashion trends and why men shouldn’t wear flip flops to bars.
“COLD WAR KIDS SHOW ‘HEART’,” DESERT POST WEEKLY, FEBRUARY 2013  | ENTIRE STORY
Catching up with the band before the release of their LP and Coachella Music and Arts Festival performance.
“A WISH CALLED WANDA: AT 75, ‘QUEEN OF ROCKABILLY’ SINGER GETS A CAREER SURGE,” OC WEEKLY, JULY 16, 2015  | PAGE 1, PAGE 2
Wanda Jackson talks how she got the title “Queen of Rockabilly, her brief relationship with Elvis Presley and her renewed career.
“GIRL TALK TO ROCK BELLS WITH HIP HOP,” THE DESERT SUN, SEPTEMBER 2013  | ENTIRE STORY
Interview with Gregg Gillis to talk about his love of hip hop.
“A GRAM OF FAME,” THE DESERT SUN, SEPT. 5, 2013  | ENTIRE STORY
An investigative look at the life and death of Gram Parsons, his influence on the Joshua Tree music scene and the town’s influence on him. ‘
“INDEPENDENT SPIRIT: MEAT PUPPETS PLAY PAPPY & HARRIET’S,” THE DESERT SUN, Oct. 31, 2013  | ENTIRE STORY
De facto frontman Curt Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets talks about building a genre, breaking the norm and what it means to be indie.
“MR. MOONLIGHT: FORMER BAUHAUS FRONTMAN PETER MURPHY PERFORMS AT PAPPY & HARRIET’S,” DESERT POST WEEKLY, Oct. 12, 2013  | COVER, PAGE 1
Celebrated alongside Joy Division, Siouxie and the Banshees and TheCure, Bauhaus set the stage for a new music movement with Peter Murphy at the helm. Following the band’s success, Murphy moved on to his own successful career. Sitting down, Murphy discusses playing an all-Bauhaus show in memory of the band that put him on the map.
“CANADIAN CLUB: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE NEW PRONOGRAPHERS,” THE DESERT SUN, Oct. 12, 2013  | PAGE 1, PAGE 2
After 15 years together, the New Pornographers’ Carl Newman sits down for a chat about the band’s lasting powers.
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