Jonathan Bautts has done freelance writing for the last 11 years, both online and in print, at publications like Chorus.fm (formerly Absolute Punk), Campus Circle and the Orange County Register. He’s conducted over 200 interviews during that time, an area he specializes in, and has talked with everyone from Fall Out Boy and fun. to Vince Staples and Vampire Weekend. In 2017, sensing a gap in online longform music journalism and personal storytelling, he co-founded the platform Behind the Setlist with childhood friend Kevin Carr.
Although to this point his published work primarily revolves around music, he graduated from Biola University with a film degree and loves to discuss all things cinema. Sources say he also partakes in an abundance of peak TV and is quite knowledgeable about the ins and outs of pop culture. In addition, he has been known to converse on topics ranging from politics and religion to tech and sports, and has been described as being nitpicky over small details.