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

  • Acid Camp puts a (slightly) wholesome spin on the after-party

    Acid Camp puts a (slightly) wholesome spin on the after-party

    On a Sunday afternoon in May, Aaron Davis patrolled the grounds of his Acid Camp party dressed in a grown-up-sized Boy Scout uniform. All around him, fans of underground house and techno — many still fresh off the night’s after-hours reveries — were happily dancing in the magic-hour sunshine. A...

  • The audience yells along with Jenny Lewis' impassioned NAF at the Troubadour

    The audience yells along with Jenny Lewis' impassioned NAF at the Troubadour

    The setup at the Troubadour Monday looked like a post-prom house party. Columns of balloons were tied to the rafters, and the stage was full of young people bopping to a DJ’s disco tracks. A homemade peace sign lighted up a little drum-bass-synthesizer rig in the middle of the floor, where the...

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