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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.
Times may be tough, but this past weekend in L.A. was a great one for life-affirming punk rock

Touche Amore turned loss into catharsis at the Regent and Jeff Rosenstock whipped up an escapist fury at Teragram.

EDC Las Vegas sets male-heavy 2018 lineup with Kygo, Zedd and more

In recent years, EDC Las Vegas made some small but meaningful moves to finally put some women on the main stage of its flagship event. In 2016. Anna Lunoe was the first female solo act to play to its biggest crowds (Alison Wonderland and Krewella have also appeared there as part of mixed ensemble...

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