Jes Skolnik is an activist, musician, and writer who lives primarily in Chicago, but was raised in and around Washington, DC by two hippie parents and the local punk scene. Jes advocates for the working class, LGBTQ+ movements, and sexual assault survivors, and against state violence and prisons. They’ve written for zines, broadsheets, and alt-weeklies throughout their career, as well as for large outlets like Pitchfork, Buzzfeed, and the New York Times.
Jes is currently the senior editor of Bandcamp Daily, Bandcamp’s in-house music magazine. Their work marries systemic analyses of political power with pop culture criticism, intimate narrative, and a deep love for music, always with an eye toward the innovations and shortcomings of subcultures. They currently yell in the band Daddy’s Boy.