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Randall Roberts

Randall Roberts is a staff writer covering music, and pens the weekly California Sounds column for the Los Angeles Times. His recent Times series on the geography of L.A. music has explored Sunset Boulevard and Rosecrans Avenue. In his career with The Times, Roberts has been music editor and pop music critic. A St. Louis native, he was schooled in the power of sound as a radio and club DJ, and schooled in supply and demand as an indie, punk and electronic buyer at a major Midwest record store.
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