August Brown

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.
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Review: Paramore has grown up, but it has never stopped reflecting the current moment

The pop-punk act has grown into one of the most inventive ’80s-inspired rock acts of the current scene. Paramore’s never been especially political on record, but the act does give fans a sense that everyone is indeed growing up together, feeling all the same joys and worries.

Ending a year-long classic arena tour, Harry Styles proves he is the future of rock 'n' roll

"We're all a little bit gay": Harry Styles concludes his tour with Kacey Musgraves with a weekend at the Forum with a night of inclusion and old fashioned rock 'n' roll.