Los Angeles Times

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

  • Coachella 2016: Your survival guide

    Coachella 2016: Your survival guide

    Though the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has become a spring tradition, there are still many questions for those preparing to attend the desert festival for the first time. The festival’s website has its list of tips as well as some do’s and don’ts, but here are a few of ours. There’s...

  • Bruce Springsteen cancels North Carolina concert over state's anti-LGBT bill

    Bruce Springsteen cancels North Carolina concert over state's anti-LGBT bill

    Bruce Springsteen has canceled a planned North Carolina concert in protest of that state's recent anti-LGBT bill.  Springsteen and the E Street band were booked to perform in Greensboro on Sunday. But after the state Legislature passed House Bill 2 (the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act),...

  • Insomniac is launching a new 'warehouse' series in downtown L.A.

    Insomniac is launching a new 'warehouse' series in downtown L.A.

    As the EDM wave appears to be slowing, much of the momentum in dance music is shifting to underground styles and venues. This is true for the mass of roving parties across downtown Los Angeles, and for mid-tier festivals such as CRSSD that have sprung up in the wake of interest in deeper house...

  • Psychic TV, Destruction Unit headline this year's Berserktown Festival

    Psychic TV, Destruction Unit headline this year's Berserktown Festival

    L .A.'s most brutal mini-music festival has a new home — and a notably scabrous lineup. Berserktown, the annual compendium of noise, experimental and uncategorizable heavy music created by L.A. promoter Graeme Flegenheimer, has moved to Westlake's Teragram ballroom for its 2016 edition Aug. 12...

  • AEG planning new music festival at Rose Bowl

    AEG planning new music festival at Rose Bowl

    Forget the sweaty drive down the 10 to Coachella: Soon you may not need to go much farther than the Gold Line to attend a major music festival. The Pasadena City Council voted on Monday to approve plans for the Arroyo Seco Music and Arts Festival, a new festival promoted by Coachella's parent company,...

  • Watch the posthumously released video for David Bowie's 'I Can't Give Everything Away'

    Watch the posthumously released video for David Bowie's 'I Can't Give Everything Away'

    It's more than fitting that the first posthumous video for a David Bowie song would depict a psychedelic shot through the cosmos. "I Can't Give Everything Away," a standout track from his final album, "Blackstar," gets a gentle lyric video that recalls vintage animation and science fiction, and...

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