Sam Lefebvre, b. 1991                            | @Lefebvre_Sam

Writer, musician and artist in Oakland, CA


2022-2022  Writer in residence, The Lab

2020-2021  Writer in residence, Pro Arts Gallery & COMMONS

2018-2020  Arts reporter, KQED Arts

2018-2018  Columnist in residence, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Open Space

2016-2018  Music columnist, East Bay Express 

2015-2016  Features editor, Impose Magazine

2014-2015  Music editor, East Bay Express

2011-2014  Music columnist, San Francisco Weekly

2011-2015  Columnist & reviewer, Maximum Rocknroll

2012-          Freelance writer, New York Times, the Guardian, The Believer, The Wire, Pitchfork

                   SPIN, Fader, Village Voice, San Francisco Chronicle, Mission Local, Bandcamp,

                   Consequence of Sound, Wondering Sound, ARTNews, Hyperallergic, the Outline


2022  A Generous Grift: Museums, Finance Capital, and the Clash of Culture Workers and    

          Collector-Trustees, white paper, The Lab

2021  Suburban Lawns, Suburban Lawns, liner notes, Superior Viaduct

2021  Terrain: Art & Crisis in Downtown Oakland, editor & contributor, Pro Arts Press

2020  Phillip Greenlief, Bellingham for David Ireland, liner notes, 500 Capp Street Foundation

2020  Some Poems, pamphlet, More Poems

2019  Dogtown Top Ranking, words & artwork, Self-published

2019  Peter Ivers, Becoming Peter Ivers, liner notes, RVNG

2017  Justin Clifford Rhody, Married to America, introduction, Hidden Eye  

2016- Degenerate Digest, words & artwork, 16 issues, Self-published

2016  Vernacular Visions: Collected Flyers 2013-2016, introduction, Degenerate

2016  Various artists, Thank You San Francisco, liner notes, Smartguy

2013  Maurice Deebank, Inner Thought Zone, liner notes, 1972

2013  Radio Birdman, Radios Appear, liner notes, 1972

2009- Degenerate Fanzine, words & artwork, 20 issues, Self-published


2022  Non Plus Temps, Desire Choir, percussion & artwork, Post-Present Medium

2021  Solano F. Roth, Self-smoothes, percussion & artwork, Music for People

2021  Preening, Dragged Through the Garden, percussion & artwork, Ever/Never

2019  Dolphin, Dolphin 2, percussion, Self

2019  Dolphin, Dolphin, percussion, Self

2019  Preening, Gang Laughter, percussion & artwork, Digital Regress

2018  Preening, Nice Dice, percussion & artwork, Fine Concepts

2018  Preening, Greasetrap Frisbee, percussion & artwork, Ever/Never

2017  Preening, Beeters, percussion & artwork, Digital Regress

2017  Flesh World, Into the Shroud, percussion, Dark Entries

2015  Andy Human & the Reptoids, Andy Human & the Reptoids, percussion, S-S

2015  Cold Beat, Into the Air, percussion, Crime on the Moon

2015  Uffizi, Nous Sommes Riches, percussion, Self

2014  Cold Circuits, Out of Hat Yai, percussion & artwork, Erste Theke Tontrager

2014  Penny Machine, Penny Machine, percussion, Self


2022- Drum instructor, Three O’Clock Rock, School of Rock

2020  “The Forum // ‘Terrain’ Contributors: Art & Crisis in Downtown Oakland,” moderator &          

           panelist, the Lab, San Francisco

2017  “Jim Jocoy: In Order of Appearance,” interviewer, Casemore Kirkeby, San Francisco

2017  “Arts Advocacy After Ghost Ship,” moderator, Oakland Book Festival, Oakland

2017  Curatorial Practice, guest lecturer, California College of the Arts, San Francisco

2017  “Writings About Music,” speaker & organizer, Lit Crawl, San Francisco

2016  “Oakland United: A Benefit Supporting Oakland Fire Relief,” speaker, Fox Theater, Oakland


2020  Rabkin Prize for Arts Writers: Winner  

2019  Society of Professional Journalists, Excellence in Journalism Awards: Arts & Culture

2016  Association of Alternative Newsmedia Awards: First Place, Arts Feature

2014  Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards: First Place, Entertainment

2014  Association of Alternative Newsmedia Awards: Finalist, Music Criticism  

2012  East Bay Express Best of the East Bay: Best East Bay-Produced Fanzine