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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

  • The Stone Roses release 'All For One,' their first single in 22 years

    The Stone Roses release 'All For One,' their first single in 22 years

    The last time L.A. heard from The Stone Roses, they co-headlined Coachella to divided opinions. But now the group has its first new single in 22 years, and it’s likely to revive some of that old Madchester magic. Fans suspected a new flurry of Roses material when posters depicting the band’s lemon...

  • Drake's 'Views' is now available on Apple Music, iTunes

    Drake's 'Views' is now available on Apple Music, iTunes

    Just a week after the total pop music system meltdown of "Lemonade," Drake has rolled out a major album of his own. The rapper's new album, "Views" (a title truncated from its old, more Toronto-centric "Views From The 6"), was made available on iTunes and Apple Music on Thursday night. The record...

  • Zedd releases new version of 'True Colors' featuring Kesha

    Zedd releases new version of 'True Colors' featuring Kesha

    On the first weekend of Coachella, Kesha took the stage with the EDM producer Zedd, for her most high-profile performance since accusing her former producer Dr. Luke of sexual assault. Now Kesha and Zedd have recorded a new version of the song "True Colors," which they performed together that night....

  • Blink-182 releases first post-Tom DeLonge single

    Blink-182 releases first post-Tom DeLonge single

    The news that Tom DeLonge was departing from Blink-182 sent a blade of sadness through the hearts of TRL-era teenagers everywhere. Now the group has released its first single without the band's co-founder. The single, "Bored to Death," is off the forthcoming album "California," out July 1. The...

  • Paul Simon releases new single 'Cool Papa Bell'

    Paul Simon releases new single 'Cool Papa Bell'

    Paul Simon has a bevy of new projects in the works, including a new biography from former Times music critic Robert Hilburn, and a new album, "Stranger to Stranger," due out June 3. Now he's released another single from that record. "Cool Papa Bell" follows the previously released "Wristband,"...

  • Beyonce live in Miami: Prince tributes, 'Boycott Beyonce' T-shirts and so much more

    Beyonce live in Miami: Prince tributes, 'Boycott Beyonce' T-shirts and so much more

    Beyonce kicked off her "Formation" tour in Miami on Wednesday night, and by all reports it was more fun than smashing a street full of car windows.  For starters, there were several Prince tributes -- a stadium-sized singalong of "Purple Rain," but also a great cover of Vanity 6's tawdry hit "Nasty...

  • Prince backing band the Revolution will reunite

    Prince backing band the Revolution will reunite

    Even in death, Prince's revolution is far from over. Five members of the singer's onetime backing band the Revolution have announced that they'll be reforming in the wake of their leader's unexpected death. Guitarist Wendy Melvoin said in a video statement that, after seeing the outpouring of affection...

  • Tegan and Sara release new video for 'Boyfriend'

    Tegan and Sara release new video for 'Boyfriend'

    There's nothing like a few giant, fluffy puppies to really bring a music video home.  The twin-sister synth-pop duo Tegan and Sara have a new video out for their single "Boyfriend," and it's got fuzzy charm to spare. Directed by the band's frequent collaborator Clea DuVall, in the video the Quinn...

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