August Brown

Writer

August Brown has covered pop music and nightlife at the Los Angeles Times since 2005. He has written extensively on electronic dance music, hip-hop, K-Pop, noise music and many other genres, and can reliably locate the best dive bar within a one-mile radius of any point in L.A. County. Once, as a wiseacre adolescent, he was almost cast opposite Burt Reynolds in an early '90s buddy-cop comedy, and really wishes that had panned out. 

Recent Articles

  • Primavera Sound: Can Europe's Coachella help Spain's economy recover?

    Primavera Sound: Can Europe's Coachella help Spain's economy recover?

    For years, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts festival has been the international vanguard of successful music festivals. Taking into account the quality of its acts, the idyll of its setting and the relatively recent transition from dusty free-for-all into an efficient and high-end vacation spot,...

  • 'Touch Down 2 Cause Hell' by Boosie Badazz goes deep

    'Touch Down 2 Cause Hell' by Boosie Badazz goes deep

    In just three years, Boosie Badazz has gone from facing the death penalty at Louisiana's notorious Angola State Penitentiary (he was found not guilty on murder charges) to releasing a major-label LP with Young Thug, T.I. and Rick Ross. In the interim, his music became an ad hoc soundtrack to the...

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