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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.
Joe Cardamone of the Icarus Line finds faith in music after a string of tragedies

Joe Cardamone, founder of the volatile and influential L.A. rock band the Icarus Line, has seen more tragedy than most in his music career. Now he's made a semi-fictional feature film about his own rise, fall and recovery.

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A farewell concert for 03 Greedo? While the courts decide, fans turn out for a big night of L.A. rap

L.A. hip-hop hero 03 Greedo faces a potential 20-year prison term, so this showcase for producer Ron-Ron served as a way to keep fans' spirits up, with a bill that included Greedo and Shoreline Mafia.

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