Patrick Kennedy is an American music and travel writer, author, and musician from Baltimore.
A contributor to Alternative Press, CMJ, Details, Baltimore City Paper, Baltimore Magazine, Bizarre, Punk Planet, Big Brother (magazine), the Allmusic, and other publications, Kennedy is noted as a champion of often unfashionable music, from hard rock to punk to extreme metal. His critical point of view is influenced by Joe Carducci and by his experience of touring dive clubs all over America and Europe with his bands Ironboss and Taipan (who also includes Steve Austin of Today Is the Day). As a musician, he has performed with (in addition to Ironboss and Taipan) Squatweiler, the Candysnatchers, the Glenmont Popes. He is currently at work on his first two novels.