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

  • 2015 CMAs: Little Big Town's 'Girl Crush' leaves the competition envious

    2015 CMAs: Little Big Town's 'Girl Crush' leaves the competition envious

    The 2015 CMA Awards have a serious “Girl Crush” on Little Big Town. The heartsick single — a sleeper success on country radio this year —- was the big winner out of the gate at this year’s telecast. In the first half of the show, the tune picked up the awards for single of the year and song of...

  • Jonesy's Jukebox returns to L.A. radio

    Jonesy's Jukebox returns to L.A. radio

    For fans of smooth and topically coherent music programming on the radio, take warning. Steve Jones, the Sex Pistols guitarist and beloved antihero of the L.A. airwaves, is finally back. KLOS 95.5 announced that it has signed a new deal with Jones to bring his trademark program Jonesy's Jukebox...

  • Hard Day of the Dead reverses policy, will give media credentials

    Hard Day of the Dead reverses policy, will give media credentials

    Reversing an earlier decision, the organizers behind the Hard Day of the Dead festival will now give members of the media credentials to cover the event.  In a statement, organizers said: “Due to interest and demand from media to cover the artists and performers at Hard, the organizers have revised...

  • After drug-related deaths, Hard organizers block media from covering event

    After drug-related deaths, Hard organizers block media from covering event

    After two young fans died of drug-related causes at this year's Hard Summer festival in Pomona, Hard's organizers Live Nation took a number of steps to change course for the fall festival. One unexpected new change: a total blackout on media credentials for the next event.   Representatives for...

  • Cityfox brings high standards (and high prices) to downtown L.A.'s techno scene

    Cityfox brings high standards (and high prices) to downtown L.A.'s techno scene

    At one end of downtown L.A. on Saturday night, well-wishers said goodbye to the 6th Street bridge, whose fetching metal arches and dystopic views are beloved by music video directors and after-hours partygoers alike. At the other end, a different kind of party introduced itself to Los Angeles....

  • Around the Clubs: Cityfox, Lotic and more this weekend

    Around the Clubs: Cityfox, Lotic and more this weekend

    Cityfox has become that rare thing in New York -- a large-scale new club music institution that brings underground music to the surface. The day-and-night party makes its inaugural L.A. stop on Saturday, and features a noteworthy cast of challenging but still crowd-minded DJ's: Berlin's Dixon,...

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