Sam Sumpter (Bands do BK, USA)

Sam Sumpter is a writer, radio host and the founder of Bands do BK—a guide to Brooklyn by bands, for everyone. Launched as a blog in 2019, BdBK has since expanded into other forms of media, including, most recently, a book of the same name. Equal parts Brooklyn guide, ode and oral history, with a dash of music-fan memoir, Bands do BK was published and released by Lit Riot Press in September 2022.

In addition to this work, Sam is the manager of punk band Mary Shelley. She also books, produces and promotes live shows and fundraisers on stages (and in living rooms) across Brooklyn and Manhattan, including at the legendary Arlene’s Grocery, where she works as a talent buyer.

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