Qui (Who)? Kristyn or “KP”

I started Left Bank Magazine in March of 2014, after spending 40+ hours a week working for a division of Sony Music, where I put my Journalism undergraduate degree and Masters of Media Communication to work. I was creating email blasts and social media posts and every other form of digital marketing to help big-name artists make more money than I will ever have. Around the same time as this, I was submitting a crapload of short stories and novels to magazines and contests, and getting rejection after rejection; I was also seeing my best friends in bands strive to make ends meet and working 2+ jobs just so they could do what they love. All of these things hit a climax as I was crossing the Brooklyn Bridge one evening after work, and I decided to create a magazine // safe space for artists to share their work and form a community of love//support//commiseration.

Since then I’ve been getting very little sleep, but am proud to say that I’ve launched Left Bank Buzz (our creative agency), Left Bank College (the college spinoff of Left Bank Magazine), and MAWS (an eCommerce agency that sells music, art, books, and apparel from indie artists).

When I’m not writing about a bad date or the BEST NEW BAND EVER, I’m hanging out in my flat in Brooklyn, playing records on vinyl and throwing toys around the house with my dog Yoshi, the most adorable Shiba Inu you will ever meet.

Où? NYC // online at @kristynnotharry

For partnerships and advertising inquiries, editor@leftbankmag.com.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qui? Andy Reed is a professional drummer and music journalist, the author of the column “Before They’re Famous” and host of “On/off the Record with Andy Reed.” Hailing from Littleton, Colorado, Reed has recorded more than five EPs while in high school and cut his teeth at local venues and bars outside of Washington D.C., From 2013 to 2017 he attended Franklin University Switzerland, meeting musicians around the world and playing shows both solo and with bands in Italy, Germany, France, Thailand, Morocco and more. After returning stateside in 2017, Reed found himself playing drums across genres for three to four bands at a time on top of teaching drums at two School of Rock locations in Northern Virginia and some bar gigs on the weekends. When he isn’t recording, gigging or teaching, Andy is most likely reading a book with his beagle, listening to jazz on vinyl, adventuring with his girlfriend or jamming with his roommates.

Où? Washington D.C. // online at @andy.reed15