Buzz Bands LA was founded in September 2008 as a vehicle for the continuing adventures in music of Kevin Bronson, who the previous six years had authored the Buzz Bands column and blog for the Los Angeles Times.
Bronson has a history of tipping readers to myriad unsigned artists such as Silversun Pickups, Cold War Kids, the 88, the Little Ones and the Airborne Toxic Event, and the new Buzz Bands LA continues that tradition, scouting L.A. and environs for the most promising emerging artists, providing crisp interviews and perspective, offering capsulized album and show reviews and touting the best new videos and upcoming shows. His collection of press badges includes the Coachella, Detour, Lollapalooza and SXSW festivals, as well as the Warped Tour. In 2010, Buzz Bands LA was chosen to curate the KCRW-sponsored Also I Like to Rock series at the Hammer Museum.
Bronson, a graduate of Bradley University, is a former sports writer and editor and graphic designer who worked in the newspaper business for 35 years.