Journalist & Author

Lior Phillips is a South African-born, Chicago-based music and culture journalist, and the author of South African Popular Music (from Bloomsbury Academic’s Genre: A 33 1/3 Series). She has written for a variety of international publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, Dazed and Confused Magazine, The Recording Academy, The Creative Independent, Variety, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, The Quietus, NPR, Consequence of Sound, and GQ South Africa. She also recently released South African Popular Music, a book in Bloomsbury Academic's Genre: A 33 1/3 Series. In addition, she also created produced, and hosted This Must Be the Gig, a podcast dedicated to artists’ vital memories of their first gigs and passion for live music and performance.