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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.
Producer and DJ known as Avicii dies at 28

Tim Bergling, the Swedish DJ and producer who performed as Avicii and who helped kick start the EDM (electronic dance music) explosion of the 2010’s, died Friday in Muscat, Oman. He was 28.

Gary Richards steps into the unknown with All My Friends concert

The former Hard Summer promoter has a new - and much smaller - downtown L.A. festival.

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