I am an independent event producer based in Minneapolis, MN. I'm also a planner for SRCCON and cofounder of Contents magazineI was formerly the director of media and events at Brain Traffic, executive producer of Confab Events, and editor-in-chief of the now-defunct print magazine Ladies & Gentlemen, a collaboration with the esteemed designhaus, Aesthetic Apparatus.

In a previous life as a music-industry lackey I was head of promotion and publicity at two legendary venues: the Empty Bottle in Chicago and First Avenue in Minneapolis.

Additionally, I collect vinyl, old musical devices, and curious maladies. I enjoy reading, occasionally writing, and spending as much time as humanly possible with my wife and daughter.

I spend a fair amount of time on Rdio and can also be found on Twitter as @erikwestra.