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

  • Common and the National to play inauguration-week benefit for Planned Parenthood

    Common and the National to play inauguration-week benefit for Planned Parenthood

    While the music lineup at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration looks pretty thin, a whole festival’s worth of counterprogramming will happen across America and outside the National Mall. The latest edition to the protest roster? Common and the National, who will headline a benefit and awareness...

  • U2 will bring 'Joshua Tree' to the Rose Bowl in May

    U2 will bring 'Joshua Tree' to the Rose Bowl in May

    Fans may not appreciate U2 sneaking onto their phones, but they adore the Irish rockers when they come to town on stadium tours. And the band’s new one should have plenty to say about American life at the moment. The group has announced a full tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of “The Joshua...

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