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

  • FYF Fest's diverse lineup reflects music’s many faces

    FYF Fest's diverse lineup reflects music’s many faces

    At the head of the bill, FYF Fest’s lineup is plainly its most diverse yet. Out of the four acts at the top, there are two women, two African Americans and, in Frank Ocean, one romantically ambiguous singer who makes a refusal to define himself a part of his art. Just beneath the main headliners,...

  • Will Classic West become L.A.'s new boomer rock festival?

    Will Classic West become L.A.'s new boomer rock festival?

    When Live Nation’s Classic West lineup was announced in March, the obvious comparison was to Goldenvoice’s Desert Trip, held last October in Indio. It was yet another weekend-long bill of classic-rock titans, geared toward moneyed boomers (and their offspring) who would clearly pony up to relive...

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