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

  • Lukas Graham grows up and finds Grammy acclaim with '7 Years'

    Lukas Graham grows up and finds Grammy acclaim with '7 Years'

    The biggest songs at the Grammys this year are about breakups, black womanhood and taking pills in Ibiza. All very up-to-the-minute topics for our era in pop music. But then there’s the little piano ballad about slowly growing older and finding comfort in your family as some friends get left behind....

  • Will Flume or the Chainsmokers define dance music this year?

    Will Flume or the Chainsmokers define dance music this year?

    2017 Grammy nominations: The nominees, reactions and how Beyoncé and Chance the Rapper made history Dec. 7, 2016, 11:45 a.m. The Grammy nominations are here and Beyoncé leads the pack with nine nominations, followed by Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West with eight apiece and Chance the Rapper with...

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