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

  • Ice Cube and Major Lazer will headline Hard Summer 2016, following Fairplex deaths

    Ice Cube and Major Lazer will headline Hard Summer 2016, following Fairplex deaths

    After one of the most trying years in its history, Hard Summer has set new dates at a new location for 2016's festival. The two-day electronic music fest has moved from the Pomona Fairplex to the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana for this year's event, on July 30-31. Headliners will include recent...

  • Iggy Pop to release new Stooges memoir

    Iggy Pop to release new Stooges memoir

    Iggy Pop may be a lion in winter, but he's got plenty of tales to tell. A searing new album, "Post Pop Depression," written with Josh Homme, re-asserted his relevance and potency. Now he's got a new memoir recounting his wild days with the Stooges. "Total Chaos: The Story of the Stooges / As Told...

  • Prince album sales skyrocket after death

    Prince album sales skyrocket after death

    After Prince's death Thursday, it was all but assured that we'd be listening to the singer's vast catalog all weekend. Initial sales figures prove that Prince's influence still reigns -- sales spiked a reported 42,000%, according to Nielsen Music. A sales spike is not surprising news - Prince's...

  • Drake and Future team for new tour, playing Staples Center in September

    Drake and Future team for new tour, playing Staples Center in September

    The world is waking up to "Lemonade," but Drake has a major announcement of his own.  The singer has announced a run of "Summer Sixteen" tour dates tied to the impending release of "Views From the 6," his new album out Friday. The tour kicks off in July and lands in L.A. at Staples Center on Sept....

  • What today's artists learned from Prince's approach to the industry

    What today's artists learned from Prince's approach to the industry

    Prince’s relationship with the music industry can be summed up in a quote he gave to Rolling Stone in 1996: “If you don’t own your masters, your master owns you.” It’s a volatile remark about self-determination in the music business (though not Prince’s most barbed -- he once protested his contract...

  • Prince, master of rock, soul, pop and funk, dies at 57

    Prince, master of rock, soul, pop and funk, dies at 57

    At the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2004, Prince walked on stage with fellow rock legends Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and others to pay tribute to the late George Harrison with a cover of the Beatles' “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”Dressed in a red hat and matching shirt unbuttoned...

  • Coachella releases Weekend 2 set times

    Coachella releases Weekend 2 set times

    Coachella has released the schedule for the event's second weekend, and festival-goers won't have too many changes. All the main headline sets will stay the same — so dare we say to expect an on-time Guns N' Roses twice in a week?FULL COVERAGE: COACHELLA 2016 The main shifts are in the dance tents,...

  • Coachella 2016: Sia changed the whole concept of star power on the main stage

    Coachella 2016: Sia changed the whole concept of star power on the main stage

    At a festival dominated by guest appearances, Sia's Sunday Coachella set had plenty of them. But as the dust between festival weekends, it's worth noting the transgression behind Sia's set. It inverted the whole concept of a main-stage star turn while proving that she is as good a pop star as she...

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